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PeopleCentre Senior Pensions Specialist


Portsmouth, GB, PO6 3EN

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:               Senior Pensions Specialist
Location:               Flexible, UK + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:     Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:             Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                 SF58280


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Pensions Specialist.


The role
As a Senior Pensions Specialist, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will provide an effective and efficient pension administration service across all Babcock Group Pension Schemes.


Day-to-day, you’ll support the Pensions Administrator in the administration of monthly auto-enrolment activities, including earning assessments. The generation of accurate and timely auto-enrolment communications such as auto enrolment letters, postponement letters, age 22 letters to staff and the reporting of auto-enrolled staff to pension providers. You’ll be responsible for the efficient and accurate processing of documentation relating to new starters and leavers for BRSS and any other schemes required and for the production of data / analytics for the annual pension report and ad hoc reporting. 

  • To act as first point of contact for pension scheme administrators and for all staff pension queries
  • To provide highly detailed information on procedures as and when required, providing informative advice and guidance
  • Ensure accurate calculate and report on Assumed Pensionable Pay in cases of reduced pay Maternity and sickness
  • To contribute to the design, co-ordination and production of a number of regular statutory pension reports including pension scheme monthly and annual returns and internal management reports in collaboration with the Pensions Manager
  • Process all requests effectively, accurately and efficiently and in accordance with relevant processes and procedures


This role is full time, 37.5 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements. Ideally you would be located near to a Babcock Hub (Rosyth, Devonport, Leicester, Bristol or London). 


Essential experience of the Senior Pensions Specialist:

  • Experienced Pension Specialist, who has demonstrable pensions knowledge
  • Extensive customer service, being able to deal with query management
  • Attention to detail is key as your team will be involved in processing a wide variety of documents with the various Scheme’s rules
  • Proficient in using MS Excel


Qualifications for the Senior Pensions Specialist:

  • GCSE’s – Maths and English
  • Pension PMI  is desirable


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Standard (BPSS) / Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met
  • Flexible locations
  • Growth opportunities
  • Potential to develop skills
  • Opportunities to develop your career


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 31/07/2024

Job Segment: CSR, Management

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