Careers At Smart Pension

Smart Pension is disrupting and revolutionising the workplace pensions industry, in order to make it much easier for companies to comply with their regulatory responsibilities. In order for us to improve our industry leading auto enrolment service, we must recruit the very best talent. If you believe that you fall into this category, please browse the jobs below. If you don't quite suit our vacancies, but still believe you can contribute to Smart Pension to take us to the next level, please get in touch at careers@smartpension.co.uk.

Strategic Partnership Manager

We're looking for someone to join our operations team based in West London.

About Smart Pension

Smart Pension (SP) is an online auto enrolment provider. Our platform is built specifically to help thousands of small British businesses sign up their employees to a workplace pension scheme, as required by law. Smart Pension is the fastest auto enrolment platform on the market to sign up with, and advisers and employers can use it for free - there are no upfront or ongoing charges for companies or their advisers. In July 2016, Legal & General Investment Management announced an investment in, and partnership with SP.

The Position

We are looking for a person with a history of successfully influencing & dealing with stakeholders to build and grow key partnerships. You will have a great knowledge of setting up commercial agreements, negotiations, and developing partnerships to help push fast growing businesses forward.

Required skills:

1. Demonstrated ability designing and executing analysis to identify, prioritize, and solve complex business issues creatively, leading to thoughtful recommendations and optimisation of programs.

2. Outstanding relationship and interpersonal skills.

3. Excellent written and spoken communications; can develop and deliver impactful presentations.

4. Strong detail and process orientation.

5. Passion for working with a fledgling company and eager help build a business.

6. BA/BS degree.

7. This position will be based in West London.

What you will do:

  • Responsible for revenue and growth targets for Smart Pension's largest partners and deliver against them
  • Will contribute to our product and partner strategy.
  • Can understand partners’ strategic needs and ensure they are met in a timely fashion.
  • Will look for opportunities to increase the number of relationships from initial implementation.
  • Takes a data-driven approach to decision making through tracking, analysing and communicating key quantitative metrics as they relate to partner relationships.
  • Has experience leading multiple teams from a range of departments to operationalise growth plans and key initiatives.
  • Has a passion for shaping product strategy based on market requirements and opportunities.

This would suit someone already in a similar role, or looking to push forward their partnership development career. Knowledge of the fintech or pensions industries would be useful, but is not strictly essential. Above all we are looking for the right person to join the team.

To Apply For This Job

Please send a C.V. and a cover letter to careers@smartpension.co.uk.

Data Analyst

We are looking for a Data Analyst to join our team based in West London. This exciting role is with Smart Pension a very fast growing fintech startup that provides employers with a free and easy to use auto enrolment platform to help them stay on top of their regulatory responsibilities. Employers can create and administer their workplace pension scheme all from within the Smart Pension platform. Smart Pension has also recently secured more than £3 million of funding from finance giant Legal & General Investment Management.

The Position

We are looking for an enthusiastic data analyst to help streamline Smart Pension's growing sets of business data. The role's key responsibility will be working with and defining systems to analyse:

  • Marketing data, including all channels across digital & direct marketing.
  • Sales data, from our growing business development teams.
  • Financial data, related to the business and our clients.

You will need to be able to confidently deal with department heads and clearly state where cuts or increases need to be made. You will be confident working with data systems, and working with others to specify data needs and put systems in place.

Required skills:

1. High level knowledge of SQL, relational databases, Business Objects or other analysis tools Data Architecture and Design experience.

2. Google Analytics experience.

3. SSRS & SSIS experience desirable but not essential.

4. Excel (PowerBI desirable but not essential).

5. Statistical, Data, and Trend Analysis.

6. Translate data findings into business insight and intelligence.

7. Relaying insights to team heads.

8. Modelling and analysis.

9. Knowledge of Tableau or Google Data Studio useful.

10. Client and Stakeholder management.

Above all we are looking for the right person - someone who is very numerate, likes to help businesses to improve performance, enjoys working with fast-moving teams, and wants to learn and push their own career forward.

To Apply For This Job

Please send a C.V. and a cover letter to careers@smartpension.co.uk.

Manager - London Operations

We're looking for someone to join our operations team based in West London.

About Smart Pension

Smart Pension (SP) is a MAF-accredited online auto enrolment provider. Its platform was built specifically to help thousands of small British businesses sign up their employees to a workplace pension scheme, as required by law. SP was co-founded in 2014 and launched in May 2015. Its Master Trust is overseen by professional, independent trustees with decades of experience supervising large pension schemes. Smart Pension is the fastest auto enrolment platform on the market to sign up with and advisers and employers can use it for free - there are no upfront or ongoing charges for companies or their advisers. In July 2016, Legal & General Investment Management announced an investment in, and partnership with SP.

The Position

We are seeking a Manager for the London Operations team. This is a group of 6-7 employees, based in Hammersmith. Team responsibilities include:

1. Employee Experience: the team provides telephone and email support to employees who are provided with a workplace pension via SP, seeking to understand, improve and simplify all aspects of their experience with SP;

2. Risk and Compliance: the team is responsible for designing and managing key parts of SP's control framework (e.g. monitoring service delivery vs. SLAs, complaint handling and operational risk). It performs risk oversight of procedures contracted out to third parties (i.e. pension administration) as well as ensuring compliance with all reporting responsibilities to The Pensions Regulator;

3. Operational Support: London Operations Team works with other parts of the SP business (e.g. IT Dev, Business Development and two customer support teams based in Poole and Spain) to design and implement solutions to problems and inefficiencies typical to a new company in the early stages of rapid growth – such activities might include writing policy, procedures and using technology to automate manual tasks.

Below are the key skills that we are looking for:

Essential:

  • Previous experience (5 years min) in a financial services organisation.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, both written and oral.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to analyse and articulate key solutions.
  • Self-motivated, the ability to work without close supervision and deliver to tight deadlines.

Desirable:

  • Understanding and/or experience of the pensions industry and auto-enrolment requirements.
  • Customer service experience (or management of) in low value, high volume businesses.
  • Knowledge and experience of operational risk and/or compliance in a financial industry context.

To Apply For This Job

Please send a C.V. and a cover letter to andrew.medhurst@smartpension.co.uk.

Ruby Developer

In simple terms, we're looking for an experienced Ruby developer to join our growing developer team based in West London. Someone with a commercial background in designing and developing applications but also someone who can lead a team.

About Smart Pension

Smart Pension is an auto enrolment service for businesses. All UK businesses are now required by law to set up a workplace pension scheme for their employees. We aim to help businesses become compliant with their auto enrolment duties as fast as possible, to allow business owners to get back to their day job.

So why Ruby & Pensions?

We are an experienced team with 10 years of RoR under our belts working in an industry that previously didn't welcome technology. Enter Smart Pension! Our platform is built using a variety of APIs and contemporary best practices meaning our customers can get set up in under half an hour compared to some of our competitors who take days. Pensions may sound dull on paper, but our goal is to make this process swift and easy to understand.

How we work

We don't cut costs when it comes to developing the best application for our customers. Alongside our great team we use a number of contemporary tools such as AWS, GitHub, Circle CI, New Relic, to name a few. Our approach to code is simple, keep it clean and ensure it has good test coverage. We don't ship code just to hit a deadline. At Smart Pension you will work along side experienced developers who will review your code and you will review their code, everyone is treated equal when it comes to a PR. This approach has helped us maintain at least 96% test coverage of our application meaning we can focus on features rather than bug fixing.

Our Roadmap

We are constantly innovating, developing new products for the future to support the needs for small to medium sized businesses. We are developing new tools to make it easier for the financial community to use our services for their clients. Using our own API Financial Advisors, Accountants and Payroll companies will be able to push their clients directly to our application.

The Job

Smart Pension require the very best talent to improve our already industry leading pension platform. Our platform is already sleek, easy to use and fast. But we know that it can be better, and we need your help to achieve this. If you are motivated, eager to learn and have a keen eye for detail then we want to talk to you.

Your overall responsibilities will include:

  • Developing new user facing features.
  • Working with the team to engineer a better code base.
  • Help design new tools building upon a micro service based API.

Your day to day responsibilities will include:

1. Working with the CTO to deliver new projects.

2. Work on tickets assigned to you, this includes writing code and specs (tests) and checking that new code passes other test coverage.

3. Review Pull Requests from other developers.

4. Be awesome at what you do best, code!

Below are the key skills that we are looking for:

  • Understanding of relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL).
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming, with some real-world experience.
  • Web technologies: HTTP, Javascript, CSS, HTML.
  • Domain Driven Design.
  • Other skills: Git, Redis.

To Apply For This Job

Please send a C.V. and a cover letter to careers@smartpension.co.uk.

Digital Marketing Executive

We are looking for a Digital Marketing Executive to join our Marketing team based in West London. This exciting role will be spread across two growing brands.

ArenaFlowers.com is an e-commerce company established in 2008 and has established itself as a market leader in the delivery of high-quality flowers and gifts.

Smart Pension is a recent fintech startup that provides employers with a free and easy to use auto enrolment platform to help them stay on top of their regulatory responsibilities. Employers can create and administer their workplace pension scheme all from within the Smart Pension platform. Smart Pension has also recently secured more than £3 million of funding from finance giant Legal & General Investment Management.

The Position:

Main responsibilities across both brands include:

  • Create email marketing campaigns and report back on the success of those campaigns.
  • Coordinate with our affiliate agency to help manage and grow the affiliate channel.
  • Creation of engaging and SEO compliant content.
  • Outreaching to high DA sites to gain links.
  • Promote our content through social media.
  • Analyse sales team performance data.
  • Manage our Amazon Seller Central account and Amazon Vendor/Dropship account.

Below are they key skills that we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS is a must.
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics is desirable.
  • Experience of writing engaging copy. Please include examples with your application.
  • Basic knowledge of PhotoShop.
  • Experience in a fintech startup or e-commerce environment would be a plus.
  • Familiarity with GitHub would also be a plus.

What we offer you:

  • Exciting and challenging work in two growing companies where you can really make a difference!
  • A competitive salary.
  • Regular company socials.
  • A work laptop.

To Apply For This Job

Please send a C.V. and a cover letter to careers@smartpension.co.uk.

Equality and Diversity Officer

Smart Pension is looking for an Equality and Diversity Officer to help maintain our commitment to equal opportunities and diversity within our workforce and our community.

  • Presenting and implementing creative ways to benefit our community.
  • Regularly assessing the environmental impact of our company.
  • Presenting and implementing innovative initiatives to optimise our impact on the environment.
  • Educating our employees on ways they can lessen their impact on the environment, both professionally and personally.
  • Setting sustainability targets for the organisation as a whole, and regularly reporting on the progress made towards these targets.
  • Planning, creating and distributing information on environmental issues to our workforce.
  • Implementing creative ways to encourage our customers to optimise their impact on the environment and their local community.

To Apply For This Job

Please send a C.V. and a cover letter to careers@smartpension.co.uk.

Assistant Corporate Responsibility Officer

Smart Pension is looking for an Assistant Corporate Responsibility Officer to aid the company in making sure that we optimise our impact on both the environment and our community.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Presenting and implementing creative ways to benefit our community.
  • Regularly assessing the environmental impact of our company.
  • Presenting and implementing innovative initiatives to optimise our impact on the environment.
  • Educating our employees on ways they can lessen their impact on the environment, both professionally and personally.
  • Setting sustainability targets for the organisation as a whole, and regularly reporting on the progress made towards these targets.
  • Planning, creating and distributing information on environmental issues to our workforce.
  • Implementing creative ways to encourage our customers to optimise their impact on the environment and their local community.

To Apply For This Job

Please send a C.V. and a cover letter to careers@smartpension.co.uk.

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