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Funding and Investment Director - Pensions – Ref: KC15008

This purpose driven responsible investor are currently seeking a Funding and Investment Director to join their team. This dynamic position requires the ability to think critically, anticipate needs, and offer solutions to problems with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. The role would suit a qualified accountant with a strong funding strategy, employer covenant and audit background. Strong relationship, consulting skills and pensions knowledge will also be highly beneficial.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Determine the funding principles for inclusion in the Funding Strategy Statement, including the covenant-related discount rate margins, subject to approval by the Board.

  • Work with the external Fund Actuary to oversee all aspects of the actuarial valuation

  • Determine the principles for inclusion in the Funding Risk Management Framework, subject to approval by the Board.

  • Support the Investment Committee in all aspects of its remit, including developing investment objectives, policies and strategy.

  • Work with the delegated investment manager to ensure that the implementation of the investment strategy is effective and well managed, including control of costs.

  • Oversee the activity of the Responsible Investment Manager on all aspects of the Company’s Responsible Investment policy, Climate Change policy, and net zero commitment.

  • Work with the delegated investment manager to represent the Company’s interests as a client and commission investment advice for the Investment Committee and Board as appropriate.

  • Review performance, risk levels and costs of the investment strategy on behalf of the Investment Committee and Board and ensure all investment reporting is timely and clear.

  • Determine the strategic priorities of the Employer Management Services team in the areas of operations, engagement, and employer risk.

  • Represent the Company’s best interests in negotiations and engagements with employers as necessary.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Excellent stakeholder relationship experience working with outsourced providers.

  • Application of problem solving and lateral thinking skills essential.

  • Effective communication skills including the ability to influence and build good working relationships at all levels both internally and externally.

  • A proactive, self-motivated team player with the ability to manage a high personal workload with multiple deadlines and continually strive for improvements in quality, efficiency and presentation.

  • Understand and support the Company’s public sector commitment to combat discrimination and promote equality of opportunity.

To hear more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Karen Consalvi on 020 7847 8874 or email your CV to

Please note: that due to the high volume of applicants responding to our adverts we are regrettably not able to feed back on all applications; only successful candidates will be contacted.

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