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HR Advisor (Pensions and Benefits)

London | £35-37K/Year | Ref. VAC22558

Job descriptions

  • Ensure auto-enrol and re-enrolment duties are fulfilled
  • Timely declarations to The Pension Regulator to ensure compliance and avoid fines
  • Reports and record keeping to show auto enrolments, out-outs, contributions etc
  • Arranging re-enrolment every three years and ensure all legislation is followed and relevance declaration is made by the due date
  • Checking pension reports from Dayforce with own spreadsheets
  • Processing pension payments on line
  • Ensuring accurate data is uploaded each month
  • Monitoring SmartEnrol (email verification for new starters, opt-outs etc)
  • Bulk upload with starters since last payroll run, that will be processed in next payroll run
  • Meeting with new staff to explain pension and postponement and remind staff when necessary
  • Diarise for joiners at end of deferral period and at end of ‘withhold’ period
  • Arranging annual pension clinic for staff with financial advisor
  • Liaison with pension providers and relevant parties if they have queries, problems with joiners or any other ongoing issue
  • Managing other benefits such as company mobile matters, Private medical, Dental plan, health assessments and so on
  • Arrangements for new starters & annual review in line with WTR Assist with internal restructures, redundancies, mergers, integration
  • Review & update the Staff Handbook in line with legislation changes and internal policy and procedure changes
  • Annual assessment of earnings and prepare annual salary sacrifice letters (March/April)
  • Reconcile monthly invoice with payroll and our internal spreadsheet
  • Maintaining online updates for starter, leavers and changes; Manage annual scheme renewal
  • Payroll support for checking of input and assist with more complex queries
  • Managing appraisals (deadline reminders, collating, logging, advice to staff/managers, chasing Performance review meetings, attend as note-taker;
  • Remind Line managers to review Job Descriptions Complete details requested by Office of Nat Stats (ONS) in a timely manner
  • Other ad-hoc duties when necessary



  • Previous HR experience essential. Necessary: proven pension and payroll experience (systems: Ceridian & Aegon). Experience in analysing and evaluating HR & payroll issues
  • Researching and reading data and reports
  • Confidence in using specific systems and programmes, including Excel, PowerPoint and database management
  • Ability to make judgements on confidential matters, plan and manage complex administrative systems and practices
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capable of communicating with individuals at all levels and from various backgrounds
  • Good understanding of HR policies & legislation



  • Salary – £37,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • Starting date – ASAP
  • Location – City
  • Other benefits are available