This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We're less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
The Surrey Pension Team are starting a new chapter with a refreshed vision and mission and ambitious plans for the future.
- Our vision: To provide our customers with a better tomorrow
- Our mission: To responsibly deliver a first-class customer experience
Our newly redesigned workforce is integral to achieving our aims and ambitions for the future and we are looking for experienced leaders to complete our Senior Leadership Team. Your ability to drive our Vision and Mission through a “one pensions team” culture is crucial to our success and applicants who demonstrate this ability will be considered, irrespective of whether they have a background in pensions. If you have these leadership capabilities you will be supported to gain the technical expertise required for these roles.
Head of Investment & Stewardship: You will head up the Investment & Stewardship team managing in excess of £5billion of assets.
Head of Accounting & Governance: You will head up the Accounting & Governance team managing all aspects of financial, risk and governance functions for the Fund.
Head of Service Delivery: You will head up the Service Delivery team managing excellence in outcomes for over 110,000 customers.
Head of Change Management: You will head up the Change Management team managing the delivery of improvement programmes across the service.
As a leadership team you will work collaboratively with your peers focussing on holistic and integrated priorities agreed through challenge, continuous improvement and collaborative consensus. We are therefore looking for people who are able to:
Provide proactive & professional leadership – the ability to anticipate areas of challenge and risk and use prior learning to plan for the future by taking a calm and organised approach and utilising team strengths.
Improve Performance by strengthening skills and competence – we’re looking for people who are able to inspire and motivate the team, capitalise on areas of strength and successfully manage areas of development.
Foster a strong culture of standards and accountability – the newly designed Pension Team has been designed to break down existing silos and operate as an integrated flexible team who take ownership. We therefore require leaders who are able to drive the culture needed to support this new approach
Responsibly deliver a first-class customer experience – the customer is front and centre of everything we do and we need a leadership team who are able to bring that concept to life across the whole of the Pension Team.
Taking a holistic whole Pensions Team approach will drive opportunities for all staff to increase their career opportunities by broadening experience across the whole of the Pension service.
To find out more about our journey to date and find out whether the role is right for you, register for our free webinar on Tuesday 19th October at 10:00am https://bit.ly/3AiyCCx
For more information or an informal conversation about the role please contact Neil Mason, Assistant Director (LGPS Senior Officer) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The job advert closes at 23:59pm on Monday 25th October 2021
Interviews will take place over the weeks commencing 1st and 8th November 2021.
The base for this role is Weybridge, Surrey. You will need to go there for some meetings however remote/agile working when not required is strongly encouraged.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 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.
Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy.