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Pensions Technical Manager

  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary: c. £50,000 + Benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 3 months ago

  • Sector: Compliance
  • Contact: Paul Clayton
  • Contact Email: pclayton@merje.com
  • Expiry Date: 03 June 2021
  • Job Ref: PC/17451

The purpose of the job is to undertake a wide range of retirement planning duties in relation to the development of the Firm’s proposition as well as being engaged in operational matters.

Key responsibilities include:

 

  • Providing Pensions Technical support to the Financial Consultants within the business ensuring that advice is suitable and compliant with FCA rules.
  • Comprehensive understanding of pension providers across the UK marketplace.
  • Co-ordination with Compliance Department on best practice and risk management.
  • Providing support in relation to Transfer Value Analysis Reporting.
  • Managing the research and analysis of financial products and services to meet Client requirements.
  • Managing the preparation of pension Suitability Reports.
  • Incorporating changes as notified by the regulator into the Pension dept and ensuring that all relevant team members adhere to ongoing and revised requirements.
  • Manage the performance of the team to ensure all work is completed within a timely fashion, in a compliant fashion and to a high standard.
  • Complete advisory due diligence with use of appropriate systems and controls.
  • Contribute to staff development. Building the knowledge of the team on an ongoing basis.
  • Contribute to staff training. Identifying and managing ongoing training needs.
  • Support the team with complex queries and ensure they have all relevant information needed to conduct their roles effectively.

The Person:

  • Excellent pensions product knowledge is required along with good research and report writing experience and a strong understanding of pension compliance issues and FCA regulation in respect of pension advice including COBS 9 & COBS 19.
  • The post-holder should be qualified to Level 4 Diploma status as a minimum. The post-holder should also have relevant Pension Transfer qualifications, such as AF3, AWPETR, CII Certificate in Pensions Transfers
  • The post-holder should have a minimum 3 years’ experience in a financial services environment preferably an IFA environment and a minimum of 2 years managerial experience supervising a team

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