Head of Pensions Administration - South Yorkshire Pensions Authority
Posted 5 months ago - Expired 4 months ago

Regent Street, Barnsley,
Permanent Full Time
£76500 to £81600

We are a committed equal opportunities employer and are dedicated to the principles of efficiency and value for money. We monitor, measure and publish our performance against Best Practice Industry Standards and our own Customer Charters. We are proud holders of the Customer Service Excellence award.
Our Head Office in Regent Street, Barnsley is home to both our Administration Unit and our Investments Division. We also have satellite offices in each of the four districts providing local administration services to both employers and members. In total we have just over a hundred staff.

Predominant amongst the contributing employers are the district councils of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and the civilian arms of the Fire and Police Services.

We were set up in 1988, after the abolition of the Metropolitan County Councils in 1986. We maintain, invest and administer the South Yorkshire Pension Fund on behalf of over 500 contributing employers and some 154,000 members.

Authority meetings are serviced by the Joint Authorities governance unit.

Their priorities are to maximise pension fund investments, focus on the service we provide to fund members and to have a close relationship with the fund employers.

We are responsible for administering the Local Government Pension Scheme in South Yorkshire. The Authority formally consists of 12 Elected Members nominated by the four South Yorkshire district councils. They act as quasi-trustees and have ultimate legal responsibility for the Fund and the services that we provide.

Closing Date: Midnight, on 4 January 2018



Final interviews planned for w/c 29th January 2018.


For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact the Interim Fund Director: Steve Barrett, email: SBarrett@sypa.org.uk phone: 01226 772887.

If you have the qualities we are looking for then you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and of course an excellent pension scheme.

This is a professional role needing an experienced and capable leader, manager and communicator. You will have strong pension administration experience and be used to managing continuous performance improvement. You will lead working relationships with key stakeholders to deliver positive outcomes for the Fund and the LGPS.

The LGPS world is undergoing significant change and you will have primary responsibility for South Yorkshire Pension Fund’s administration, leading a committed team of 83 staff handling all aspects of LGPS administration. The Authority has built its excellent reputation on first class governance, customer service, consistent high service standards and innovation in the use of Information Technology.

An exceptional opportunity has arisen to lead the Pensions Administration Team at South Yorkshire Pension Authority (SYPA). Proud of our performance over many years, we are a single purpose authority responsible for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for over 500 employer organisations, 154,000+ members and investments of nearly £8bn.