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Graduate Opportunities (fixed term)

Opportunities for Graduates (Administration posts) 

We would like to invite graduates to apply for some fixed term administration posts. This is a great opportunity for someone wishing to build up some administrative experience in a financial services environment and work with a team that provides excellent customer service for Northern Ireland’s largest funded public sector pension scheme. No previous experience will be necessary as full in-house training will be provided. 

We are NILGOSC, the local government pension scheme for Northern Ireland. We provide a range of pension services to over 120,000 scheme members and pensioners. As a public sector organisation we can offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary, training opportunities, access to the NILGOSC pension scheme as well as 21 days annual leave plus 12 statutory/public holidays.

Examples of the type of roles potentially available are detailed below and salaries will typically range from £16,781 to £20,661 per annum but will depend on the vacancy within the team. Successful applicants will be offered positions depending on performance during the recruitment process. We also hope to create a reserve list from which other successful applicants will be offered positions as they arise over the next 12 months.

Administrators, £20,661 pa – 3 positions currently available to 31 March 2019
This team provides a service to all our active and deferred pension scheme members. The duties associated with this particular role will focus on calculating and processing quotations, death grants, retirement and redundancy payments; dealing with enquires and providing pension scheme information to members and employers; and dealing with the transfer of pensions to and from the NILGOSC scheme.

Admin Assistants, £16,781 pa
This role will sit in the team responsible for ensuring NILGOSC pension scheme member records are kept up to date from the moment a new member joins the scheme up until the point of their leaving or retirement. Duties will include the calculation of routine payments; ensuring new members receive all relevant information about the NILGOSC scheme; updating records; acting as the first point of contact for enquiries from members; and providing administrative support for NILGOSC’s ill-health retirement process.

Other Admin roles, £7.83 per hour 
We may also use this recruitment exercise to fill some other short-term administrative roles. Post holders will assist with a data cleansing exercise on the member and pensioner records held on our pensions software system. This will include: date changes, moving data to new fields, ensuring out of date information is deleted as well as any other record maintenance updates.


Candidates for any of the above posts must have:
Qualifications: a degree (2:2 or above). Preference may be given to those with a degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. with a mathematical focus).

Numeracy skills: excellent numeracy skills including the ability to process and extract data, perform calculations quickly and accurately and the ability to identify and correct arithmetical errors. 

Literacy & communication skills: excellent literacy skills, including the ability to communicate effectively at all levels with a high standard of written and verbal English.

Organisational skills: the ability to manage high volumes and competing priorities in a busy office environment, including attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and deliver allocated workload, within agreed timeframes. 

Team-working and interpersonal skills: the ability to work as part of a team with minimum supervision and to work effectively on own initiative.  

Analytical and decision making skills: the ability to gather, analyse and interpret complex financial information and exercise logic and judgement in arriving at practical decisions. 

Information technology skills: Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Professionalism: the ability to establish good working relationships with senior managers, Committee Members and other stakeholders, including the ability to deal appropriately with information in confidential and sensitive manner.

To Apply

To apply, please forward your CV (no more than two pages) by 10.00 am on Friday 20 July 2018. You must also complete and submit a Personal Data and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (two versions of the form are available – PDF or Microsoft Word). Full details, including some additional information for applicants can be obtained through clicking the relevant opposite link.

You can submit your CV by:

Post: NILGOSC, Templeton House, 411 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 2LP

For further information, please refer to our website
We do not normally acknowledge receipt of CVs however you will be contacted once shortlisting has been completed. 

We do not require any assistance or CVs from agencies at this stage.

NILGOSC is committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy and to appointing the best person for the job irrespective of religion, political opinion, gender, disability, racial group, age, marital status, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants. However, as employees with a disability and males are currently underrepresented in our workforce we would particularly welcome applicants from these groupings. All appointments will be made on merit.