RMPP De-Risking Pensions Benefits Specialist - Hybrid Working

Date: 25 Jun 2024

Location: Sheffield, GB, S98 6HR

Company: Royal Mail Group

Job reference number 306950

RMPP De-Risking Pensions Benefits Specialist - Hybrid Working
£36,000 to £42,000 (DOE). Welcome bonus of £1,500, Annual bonus potential, Company pension scheme with highly competitive contribution rates, Generous annual leave offering of 25 days, plus bank holidays, increasing with years of service
Full time, Permanent

Your nearest office - Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester or Sheffield 



Royal Mail Pensions is looking to add De-Risking Pensions Benefits Specialists to it’s team. This is a new team within the Pensions Service Centre (PSC), focusing on delivering the Benefits Specification for the Royal Mail Pension Plan. Working closely with the Trustee and its professional advisers, along with other teams within PSC, the team will complete this work and then use it to complete compliance audits against current administration processes.  These are exciting opportunities for experienced Pensions Administrators, with a background in DB and CARE pension schemes.


About the role


As a pensions specialist you will be working to deliver the Benefits Specification for the Royal Mail Pension Plan and execute subsequent compliance tests against administration processes to provide assurance to stakeholders and potential insurance providers.


You will also:


•    Be responsible for the execution of compliance tests against PSC business processes to ensure conformity with the Benefit Specifications, once signed-off
•    Work collaboratively across PSC to close any gaps identified through the execution of compliance testing 
•    Work collaboratively across the De-Risking team and wider Pensions Service Centre to define solutions for any remaining pension benefits, record keeping and administration processes to enable post-migration calculation and payment of any residual benefits in RMPP
•    Deliver any rectification of benefits should the need arise
•    Draft Member communications, including any under the Plan IDR process, for Trustee review and sign-off arising out of any rectification of benefits 
•    Ensure that the Pensions Helpline is fully briefed and able to answer member queries arising out the Programme
To be eligible for the top end of the salary banding you will need to hold PMI qualification (APE, QPA, CPSMG etc) or other role relevant qualification (e.g. payroll, finance) with relevant DB Pensions experience.


About you


To be successful in this role you will need to be able to demonstrate an expert level of understanding of a UK DB Pension scheme and CARE benefits. You should also have knowledge of working with data typically provided to pension schemes by participating employers.


You also:


•    Plan your own work and operate without day-to-day detailed supervision
•    Have experience of working with ambiguity and evidence of solution generation within the pensions workspace
•    Have highly developed communication and influencing skills, with experience of working with senior internal and external stakeholders, and professional Advisors        
•    Focus on attention to detail and are able to understand wider picture 
•    Have demonstrably strong written and verbal communication skills long with highly developed numeracy skills


Extra Benefits

•    Generous holiday entitlement of 25 days (plus bank holidays), increasing with years completed service
•    Company pension scheme with competitive contribution rates 
•    RMG Share Schemes - partnership and matching share offer
•    Family friendly support - enhanced maternity pay, paternity leave, adoption leave and shared parental leave
•    Discounts and offers - there are more than 800 offers to help you save on things like groceries, days out, holidays and your household bills*.
•    Supportive and generous company sick pay
•    Access to our Help@hand service, providing both mental and physical wellbeing support
•    Lifestyle benefits - You can purchase a car, bike, home technology or mobile phone, or choose from a range of health benefits and insurance products. You make regular payments from your salary, and so could save on tax*.  
•    Financial support - information and services to help you manage debt and grow your financial knowledge, with debt consolidation & savings plans*
•    Your peace of mind with - Healthcare CashPlan, Dental Cover, Additional Life (life insurance) & Additional Life Partner, Hospital & Death Benefit Plans; Voluntary Critical illness & Voluntary Critical illness Partner
•    Free & discounted RMG products - free keep safe & redirection, partner discounts 
•    Free stamps at Christmas
*Available only to perm employees


Your career in safe hands


At Royal Mail we value our people and we want our people to be proud to work for our businesses. 

We have the assets, the infrastructure and the scale that others don’t, yet we are a big part of the communities we operate in, making billions of precious deliveries each year. We are responsible for the largest B2B customer database in the UK and are one of the largest employers in the UK, providing one in every 194 jobs.


An operation of this size needs a strong support network, and the HR, Legal, Finance, IT, Risk & Governance, Customer Experience, Sales & Marketing departments are all integral to helping us to utilise the latest technology and business approaches to optimise, automate and digitise our operations. 


Royal Mail is a forward thinking, innovative organisation, that is also committed to reducing emissions and improving air quality in our communities. This includes investing in technologies such as electric vehicles, drones, alternative fuel trucks and energy improvements to our estate. 

For more information on Royal Mail Group and our values please click here: https://www.internationaldistributionsservices.com/en/about-us/


Next Steps


The next stage of the selection process will be a face to face/virtual interview consisting of competency based and role specific questions. 


Trust forms the foundation of everything we do in Royal Mail. We want to be transparent about what kind of qualities we are looking for and build trust from the very beginning of your journey with us. The first step is your interview, and we mean ‘your’ interview. We want to give you the opportunity to shine. To enable you to do this, we will provide you with your interview questions ahead of the interview taking place. This will allow you time to prepare, and ensure you have your best examples in mind. Royal Mail Group values both trust, and our people. 

We don’t expect every candidate to meet the full criteria for the role. If your experience looks a little different from the job requirements, but you feel you have the relevant skills to bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you.


Royal Mail are proud of our diverse employee network groups and the active role they play to support belonging and encourage a positive work environment. We are firmly committed to inclusion and passionate about our people representing the communities we serve. 


We are happy to support your need for any adjustments during the application and hiring process. Please share the details within your application if required.



For more information on Royal Mail Group and our values please click here: https://www.internationaldistributionsservices.com/en/about-us/


Closing Date: 30th July. Please note, this advert may close early if the appropriate number of applications has been reached.


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