Project Officer

37 hours

12 month secondment

The West Midlands Pensions Fund works with over 500 employers across the region to deliver information and benefits to over 290,000 members.

Working at the Fund, a substantial regional fund within the Local Government Pensions Scheme, one of the largest defined benefit pension schemes in the world, employees have a wealth of opportunities to develop and shape service delivery. Be part of a team striving for top performance and evolving to meet the challenges of scale and increasing complexity whilst continuing to deliver value to our members and stakeholders.

The Fund is part of a group of 8 Midlands based local authorities looking to pool their investment assets by April 2018. An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Project Officer to support the Programme Manager with the implementation of investment pooling, in particular the implementation of the asset servicer for LGPS Central (depository and custodian).

The post is required to work at a strategic and operational level to support the Programme Manager to manage projects and to co-ordinate the day-to-day activities to a high standard within budget and delivered within agreed timescales.

Duties will include;

  • To support the Programme Manager to manage projects ensuring they are scoped, documented and have deliverables that are defined and delivered within agreed timescales and within budget
  • To co-ordinate the day-to-day activities of project delivery, monitor activities against the plan and notify the Programme Manager of corrective actions as appropriate.
  • To report to the appropriate contact, progress, highlights issues and risks across the pool and ensuring the Programme Manager is kept up to date with current projects.

They must demonstrate good customer focus and skills to engage with the business to obtain an understanding and direction from both internal customers and external partners with good business acumen to understand business issues with a drive to initiate and deliver change.

The ideal candidate will have experience and qualified of working in an investment or finance environment and project management experience, ideally Prince 2 qualified or can demonstrate a strong awareness of project management methodologies. They must have substantial experience of working in an investments function, are highly organised, able to prioritise effectively working under own initiative and to work accurately to deadlines.

Please get in touch to find out more – this is an exciting time for the Fund and we’re looking for the best people to join our team