The role

The Southwark Pension Fund is part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (the scheme) and is the largest pension fund in London in terms of scheme membership, with net assets of £1.53 billion.

As part of an ongoing commitment in digital technology and business transformation, Pension Services is at the start of an exciting new journey around future pension provision, service excellence and engagement with scheme members and other stakeholders.   

The Pension Services team manages the administration of the Southwark Pensions Fund and following a restructure we are looking for an exceptional officer for this new role.

The data/systems section within Pension Services will be responsible for managing data flow within Southwark Council and external employers/schools within the council, ensuring that pension data is accurate and complete.

Key responsibilities of the Senior Data Officer include:

  • ensuring the effective administration of the pension scheme, devising and maintaining computerised and manual records and information systems;

  • deputising in the absence of the Data Systems Manager, ensuring targets and deadlines are met;

  • managing all data and information within quality assurance systems and procedures, ensuring compliance with pension regulations and legislation;

  • identifying data gaps and ensuring procedures are in place to then populate missing data fields on member records;

  • running regular housekeeping reports testing data integrity; and

  • dealing with more complex data queries and offering support and guidance to less experienced members of the data team.

As a key part of the Pension Services team, you will be able to liaise with staff and colleagues at all levels of the council, and also provide excellent customer service to end users and other stakeholders.

We’re looking for someone with drive and determination and the skills and abilities to make the Pension Services team perform at the highest level.

Recruitment timetable


Closing date for applications - Sunday 18 August 2019.

Interviews - week commencing 9 September 2019.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Barry Berkengoff on 020 7525 4915 or Peter Hughes on 020 7525 4927.