University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Pensions Assistant

Pensions Assistant

Finance Division, Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford

This is a readvertisment, previous applicants need not apply.

A vacancy has arisen for a Pensions Assistant to provide administrative support in the Pensions Office. The Pensions Assistant will also ensure all relevant pension transactions are recorded and processed accurately in line with agreed procedures.

The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.

The Finance Division supports the academic, research and administrative community at the University providing sound financial advice and timely information with a range of support services including financial operations, financial reporting, financial support and professional services.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days annual leave

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• Cycle loan scheme

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

• Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

• A welcoming and diverse community

About the Role

The work will include responding to straightforward enquiries, reconciliation of monthly scheme contributions, processing invoices on Oracle and maintaining database records. The post holder may be called upon to undertake other tasks or projects as commensurate with the grading and nature of the post; and to support and provide cover for colleagues as required.

The Pensions Office is part of the Finance Division and is responsible for the administration of pension schemes offered to University employees and many of the colleges. More information is available on https: // finance.admin.ox.ac.uk/pensions

This is a 0.8 FTE permanent role. You will be based in Hythe Bridge Street but you may be able to agree a pattern of regular remote working with your line manager. Typically, the pensions team work at least one day a week in the Oxford office.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

About You

You should have experience of financial administration systems and be competent in Microsoft Office.

You should be able to organise your own work and work to deadlines with high attention to detail.

You should be willing to learn about pensions administration.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 11 April 2024.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person : Ffion Fry Vacancy ID : 171768 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 11-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 4 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 25138 - 28759

Job details

Title

Pensions Assistant

Employer

University of Oxford

Location

United Kingdom

Published

March 28, 2024

Application deadline

April 11, 2024

Job type

Administration/Managerment

Field

Business and Economics

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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