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Corporate- Human Resources- Pension & Benefits-Governance and Projects- Associate/Vice President

Req #: 160082805
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Human Resources
Potential Referral Amount: 3500 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Role Title:      Associate, Pensions & Benefits Team
HR Department Background:
The UK Pensions & Benefits Team has management and operational responsibility for the firms UK benefit programs including a comprehensive flexible benefits program and 7 UK pension schemes (both defined and defined contribution), the largest of which has approximately 42,000 members. This role reports to the Pensions Manager and will be involved in a variety of aspects of running the UK pension plans and providing support to senior team members and trustee boards of the various plans.
Core responsibilities:
  • Acting as secretary to the trustee for one or more of the plans managed by the team, including:
    • Preparation of meeting papers, attendance at trustee meetings, preparation of minutes and resolution of actions.
    • Ensuring plan governance material is up to date and in compliance with the Firmwide minimum standards, including maintenance of risk registers.
    • Ensuring the Trustee Board is fully supported in fulfilling their responsibilities.
  • Working as part of the team to oversee and coordinate ongoing plan activities such as plan accounts, member newsletters, benefit statements and actuarial valuations.
  • Acting as a point of contact for scheme administrators and advisers in relation to on-going projects, correspondence and member queries including formal complaints.
  • Assisting with managing the administration supplier services on an ongoing basis, ensuring delivery against SLAs and compliant administration.
  • Assisting with supervising the day to day provision of services by external providers, including actuaries, lawyers, investment consultants, investment managers.
  • Providing support to the Pensions Manager and other team members in the operation and management of the larger schemes and broader team projects as required.
Skills & experience required:
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience gained either as part of an in-house pensions team or consultancy, providing secretarial and support services to trustee boards;
  • Strong technical skills and able to demonstrate a current knowledge of UK pensions legislation and best governance practice;
  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels including senior management;
  • Strong team player with excellent organizational skills, used to managing varied and sometimes challenging priorities, with ability to take ownership of projects, be proactive and flexible;
  • Competent in the use of MS Office including Excel to intermediary level.
About J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank
J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.  Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at
JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The hiring manager for this job opening would be willing to have a conversation about flexibility.  This could range from ad hoc flexibility in a full time position, to a more formal Flexible Work Arrangement.
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