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Pensions Administrator - Level 1
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1589/8679
  • Published: Wed 20/05/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/05/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £18,242 - £19, 604 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Lewes

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Pensions Administrator - Level 1

Subject to the ongoing, national situation it is essential that we continue recruiting safely and fairly. As such, it may be the case that this advert’s closing date and interview date may change at short notice. If this is the case and you have started but not completed an application, we will email you the new closing date so that you do not miss the opportunity to submit your application.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Pensions Administrator to join our Pension Service based at East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1UE.

About the role

Orbis is a public sector organisation like no other, it’s a partnership between Surrey, East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council, with expertise, innovation, and customer-focus at the heart of what we do. 

Although we’re part of the public sector, we bring a unique commercial focus to our pensions administration work, ensuring we provide best value for all our local authority partners. Right now, we administer schemes with 250,000 members across East Sussex and Surrey. We’re also making history by working in partnership with four London boroughs. We are developing new member and employer portals and actively pursuing innovative ways of using technology to provide the best possible service to our scheme members.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our growing team. The Pensions team is based in Lewes, East Sussex and run the administration of the Local Government Pension Scheme for East Sussex and Westminster Pension Funds.

This is a truly unique opportunity to join a ground-breaking organisation that can offer you the chance to grow and develop your career within a forward thinking team.

You will be responsible for a varied workload, providing information to new employees ensuring they are fully aware of their pension rights, liaising with other scheme employers and calculating the range of benefits available to members of the scheme.

We don’t expect you to have any experience in pensions – what’s more important to us is that you enjoy working with figures and have a strong commitment to customer service.

You will enjoy the challenge of working in a busy team, the ability to work flexibly and be able to prioritise workloads to meet challenging deadlines. 

If you wish, you will be provided with support to study towards a dedicated professional qualification. Home study would be required for this.

For our part we will provide staff with an open environment where they feel confident about raising ideas and taking part in shaping our culture and celebrating our success.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working within a customer focused environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • IT skills
  • 5 GCSE's including maths and English or equivalent

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

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Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Julie Pelham or Jennie Shuttleworth by e-mail at or We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31st May 2020.

Interview dates are to be confirmed and may be required to happen virtually using MS Teams, Zoom etc.

Please note that we may conduct telephone screening if your application is successfully shortlisted.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.


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