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Headquarters Glenurquhart Road Inverness, IV3 5NX
£26,335 - £28,956 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Post Title: Pensions Assistant
Location: Highland Council Headquarters, Inverness
Hours: 35 Hours Per Week
Duration: Permanent
Salary: £26,335 - £28,956 per annum

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

Contact Details: Natasha Oram Tel: 01463 702488 / Lindsay Junor Tel: 01463 702975

Job Purpose: As a Pensions Assistant you will be responsible for creating and maintaining the scheme members’ pension records and, calculating a variety of scheme benefits, including transfers into and out of the scheme and the aggregation of scheme membership; ensuring these calculations are processed accurately, on time, and in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements. 

You will respond to queries and provide support and guidance to pension scheme members on various aspects of LGPS scheme benefits, including transfers and aggregations, ensuring compliance with pension legislation at all times.  

You will have the opportunity to contribute your ideas for improvement and to help shape service delivery. 


The Highland Council understands that diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, and being fair and inclusive. We welcome applicants from people from all backgrounds, representative of the communities we serve and particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be under-represented in our workforce.

As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria requirements for the post.

Short listed applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


  • Experience in Pension Administration preferred but not essential as full training will be provided. 
  • Proficient in the use of ICT. 
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Be proficient in the recording, processing and transfer of data electronically.
  • Excellent numeracy skills.
  • Understand the principles of data protection and data management. 
  • Disability Confident Employer - Leader
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  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working
  • Equally Safe at Work - Development
  • Scottish Living Wage