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Senior Manager - (Pension Fund Governance & Secretariat)

Senior Manager - (Pension Fund Governance & Secretariat)

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Up to £88,000
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00AOR01933
  • Closing Date: 14 August 2022
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

Responsible for the delivery of governance, compliance and secretarial services to the Trustee board of Nationwide Pension Fund (the Fund), including acting as Secretary to the Fund.

At Nationwide we openly put our 15 million members at the centre of every decision we make as a business. Every role, no matter what it’s doing, is member focused.

Your success isn’t based on how long you spend at your desk. You’ll have contracted hours, but we’re always happy to support flexible working wherever we can. That might mean working from home or different Nationwide offices or agreeing a working pattern to help you balance work and life. We will always strive to find a way that works for everyone.

If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

What you’ll be doing


  • Act as Secretary to the Nationwide Pension Fund through its Trustee board, committees and sub-committees, ensuring the effective governance and operation including the oversight of Trustee papers and meeting packs.
  • Interpreting pension matters and provide updates and advice to the Board and ensuring, where relevant, their implementation. Ensure all the Trustee Directors are aware or their duties and responsibilities, are kept up to date with legislative developments and relevant training. Overseeing the timely appointment and retirement of all the member nominated Trustee directors in accordance with the Regulatory and Fund regulations. Compare both internal and external best practice with that of competitors to seek improvements.
  • Responsible for the effective governance of the Fund and its risk management framework, including the documentation and implementation of control processes. Oversight of all statutory records and returns, monitoring for accuracy and timely submission, including payment of levies. The safekeeping and maintenance of all scheme documents and records and the update of all the Trustee registers and the Trustee online governance system.
  • Supporting and influencing the development of the Fund’s business and strategics plans and policies and monitoring their implementation.
  • Act as the lead contact with all the advisers appointed by the NPF Trustee board, facilitating regular reviews of all advisers, as well as maintaining strong and positive relationships.

Oversight of the production of the annual report & accounts and the popular report for members; and the delivery of the triennial actuarial valuation within statutory deadlines.

About you


  • Graduate with further relevant business qualification, e.g. Pensions Management Institute (APMI)
  • Significant pensions experience gained in a similar role, including a strong understanding of current pensions legislation and the regulatory regime
  • Extensive knowledge of occupational pensions and best practice relating to the running of pension schemes

Personal qualities and attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal skill set and ability to influence at all levels.
  • Clear thinker and communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent organisational skills

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 30 days holiday, pro rata
  • London allowance - £4,687 per annum, pro rata
  • Car allowance - £4,656 per annum
  • Individual healthcare cover 

Why work at Nationwide

We’re different from other financial service providers. We’re a building society, owned by our members. And for over 130 years, we’ve supported those members to make the most of their money and achieve what they want from life.

That’s reflected in the way we work here at Nationwide. We come together to make sure we’re doing things in the best way possible, both for each other and for our members. If you join us, you’ll be part of that. You’ll be able to help us build something really quite special. And you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference.

On top of that, we always want you to be yourself. To use your skills and experience to make our Society stronger. To feel valued for who you are, not just what you do. Because here at Nationwide, we understand that we can do more together than we ever could alone.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button.  You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us. 

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application. 


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