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Pensions Investment Officer

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Lewes
  • Salary
  • £42,333 - £46,082 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 26/02/2023
  • Department
  • Business Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Finance
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/93347/29212
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/93347/29212
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Lewes
  • Salary
  • £42,333 - £46,082 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 26/02/2023
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Business Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Finance

For an informal discussion, please contact Russell Wood – Pension Manager: Investments and Accounting on 07701 394 673.

Do you have an interest in the world of investments? Then this unique opportunity to join the nationally acclaimed East Sussex Pension Fund (the Fund) team is for you. The Fund has an exceptional ability to develop and nurture your skills and abilities and is constantly striving to improve the service to its pension members. 

This role will facilitate the implementation and ongoing monitoring of the Fund’s Investment strategy, currently valued at £4.5bn, and enhancing its Responsible Investment strategy. This will include ensuring all commitments that have been undertaken by the Fund are fulfilled, such as

  • quarterly performance and investment reporting,
  • on boarding new investment managers and transition management
  • quarterly engagement reporting,
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • Stewardship Code
  • carbon measurement
  • PRI returns.

The post holder will be required to work with the Fund’s Investment Implementation Working Group which consists of industry experts, senior management and elected members, to discuss economic and geopolitical implications on the investments, discuss potential strategic changes and to progress and implement investment strategy decisions.

We are looking for candidates who have a passion for investments and serving the members of the Fund and can demonstrate the following key criteria:

  • Knowledge of investment management principles.
  • The ability to analyse, understand and interpret written guidance, policies and procedures and make sound judgement on pensions related issues.
  • The capacity for the analysis of complex information.
  • The ability to develop practical and creative solutions to manage emerging issues.

Along with the other essential criteria set out within the job description for this position the successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate all these capabilities.

For this position we will be accepting CVs and cover letters that can show the appropriate level of ability meeting all the essential criteria for this role set out in the Job Description. The cover letter should be no more than 1000 words and any words over this limit will not be considered as part of the application.

The interviews will last 45 minutes along with a 10-minute presentation on the Subject: Investment issues facing the LGPS. The remainder of the time the candidate will be asked a predetermined set of questions with the ability for the candidate to ask their own questions of the Fund.

This job gives a unique opportunity within East Sussex to work directly with senior management, specialist advisors, investment managers and other LGPS Funds. Your efforts will impact on the 140 employers within the Fund and its 80,000 members.

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.

 

For valuing your expertise

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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