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EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE
Phoenix - one of "Britain's Top Employers 2012" - is the UK's largest closed life assurance and pension fund consolidator, with assets under management of around £71 billion.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Phoenix offers a world of opportunity for employees. Not only are we the UK’s largest specialist consolidator of closed life assurance funds, with some highly recognised brands under our umbrella, we’re also a FTSE 250 member and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Our new, world class modelling platform is set to radically transform the actuarial systems landscape and will make our practitioners leaders in their field.
Corporate Responsibility will always feature highly on our overall business agenda. Our people are our most important asset and they are vital to the success of our business. Building an engaged, productive workforce provides significant opportunities to enhance our business performance, benefiting customers, shareholders and employees alike. In our annual staff survey, we consistently demonstrate strong employee engagement scores compared to both our target and the Financial Services benchmark. As a direct result of our efforts we have been awarded as one of Britain’s Top Employer’s 2012.
WHAT IS THE EXPERIENCE?
We know that career development is high on our employees’ list of priorities and that’s why we spend more on learning and development than any of our competitors. Our robust development policy is in place to help employees achieve their maximum potential with appropriate support available. Ultimately, our aim is to create a fulfilling working environment based on our values - which can be found at www.phoenixgroupcareers.com
Our workplace has plenty to offer too! Our London office is in Juxon House and enjoys a superb city location in the prominent business sector of St Pauls. The on-site facilities at Wythall really do stand out from the crowd and are nothing short of excellent. Free car parking and a free lunch service are just some of the perks you can look forward to as well as our own football pitch, putting green, tennis courts and subsidised gym!
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1 Wythall Green Way
Superb Rural Location – Based Wythall, S.W. Midlands (Just off Jct 3, M42) This is a key interim appointment, offering you the chance to apply your HR expertise with Phoenix - the UK’s largest closed life & pension fund consolidator, with around 1300 employees, over 6 million policyholders and assets under management of approximately £68.8 billion. Justifiably proud of our status as one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2013’, we’re seeking to build on this well-earned accolade and as a HR Advisor you’ll be working in a fast paced environment, with a team that’s at the heart of a packed and exciting people agenda. Reporting to the HR Operations Manager and working within a dedicated business area, we can promise you widespread exposure to the complete HR mix in a role that will involve: - Providing expert HR guidance, advice and coaching to Line Managers on all operational issues, including performance and absence management - Building strong partnerships throughout other areas of HR, including our outsourced providers, in order to deliver a seamless customer service across the business - Taking direct responsibility for all employee relations activities and ensuring that high risk/complex cases are referred to a HR Business Partner - The possibility of undertaking specific and aligned project or research work in conjunction with HR colleagues and/or business managers Able to make an immediate contribution, you’re likely to be an experienced interim HR professional, currently studying towards or already holding an MCIPD qualification, who can demonstrate: - A solid generalist HR background and a strong commercial outlook, evidenced by a proven track record in a similar role, preferably gained within a unionised environment - Good practical knowledge of ‘best practice’ HR principles and procedures, particularly in respect of ER, employment law, performance management and stakeholder engagement - Excellent communication and relationship building skills, plus the ability to promote/drive change and add real value to overall business performance In return, you can look forward to the challenge and reward of working in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company, fully intent on becoming a ‘best in class’ financial and risk management enterprise. N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.
Making the switch to Phoenix offers you the exciting prospect of putting your change and release management expertise to the test with one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2012’ and the UK's largest closed life assurance & pension fund consolidator. Operating in a market worth an estimated £190 billion, we’re currently in the midst of a ground breaking Actuarial Systems Transformation programme (AST) and undertaking a range of organisational change initiatives that form part and parcel of a major development exercise. As a key member of the Release Management team - responsible for providing a framework by which projects will deliver systems change in a controlled manner - your will involve: - Contributing to the on-going design, development and implementation of the newly formed change and release management principles and process - Balancing the requirements and impacts across all finance systems for both on-going business unit and other project activity - Ensuring all system releases are planned, co-ordinated and subsequently communicated, in order to fully support the quarterly valuation cycle - Quickly understanding the current change, delivery and release cycle, enabling you to highlight weaknesses, implement corrective measures and continuously improve the process From the Financial Services industry and with proven release management and configuration expertise gained in a similar setting, you must be able to demonstrate: - Direct experience of working in a multi-project environment, along with the ability to manage complex projects concurrently - Strong technical know-how, including a good understanding of source code management and configuration, coupled with a practical knowledge of ITIL best practice - A genuine and practical appreciation of software development lifecycles, whilst any added exposure to actuarial systems/applications and familiarity with SAS would be advantageous In return, you can look forward to excellent rewards and genuine prospects in a fast developing FTSE listed company, with an exciting future ahead.
Making the move to Phoenix offers you offers a superb opportunity to apply and develop your growing technical and actuarial expertise in a unique setting, within the With-Profits team of the UK’s largest closed life and pension fund consolidator. As a Senior Actuarial Technician – working across 4 funds – you’ll be responsible for providing the necessary support for the With-Profits Actuaries to carry out their duties. This will involve: • Helping monitor and maintain standards in respect of Treating Customers Fairly, whilst ensuring compliance with the Principles and Practices of Financial Management (PPFM). • Assisting in reviewing systems, calculations and processes used by the With-Profits management team to determine bonus rates, MVR recommendations and exit values • Providing cover for seconded team members and responding to a variety of queries from our With-Profits policyholders Capable of building on and growing your existing actuarial career to date, you must have: • Already completed most or all of the CT Series of actuarial exams and ideally be able to demonstrate some relevant exposure in a Life and Pensions business. • A good degree of technical know-how and actuarial knowledge, along with fair level of commercial awareness and proven analytical ability. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, plus a fair level of IT/PC literacy, particularly in the use of Excel In return, you can look forward to making your mark in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company, fully intent on becoming a ‘best in class’ financial and risk management enterprise.
Superb Rural Location, S.W. Midlands (Just off Junction 3, M42) Reporting to the Head of Finance Change, you’ll be charged with providing a lead on Finance operational projects with responsibility for ensuring that they are delivered on time, within budget and achieve all objectives. You will need to build strong relationships within Finance, assisting teams in delivery of their objectives through the effective and efficient delivery of change initiatives. Preferably a qualified Accountant (or qualified by experience), you will have significant change management experience within a Financial Services organisation as well as prior exposure to a similar regulatory and accounting environment. In addition we are seeking the following skills/attributes: • Strong project management, planning and organisational skills to include knowledge of at least one project management methodology. • You should be an excellent communicator and relationship builder • Effective influencing skills at a senior management level. • Strong commercial acumen and a good level of IT literacy. In return, you can look forward to first class rewards and genuine prospects for continuing career development in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company, with exciting plans ahead. Joining Phoenix provides an outstanding opportunity to make the most of your analytical and customer service skills with one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2013’ and the UK's largest closed life & pension fund consolidator. With over 6 million policyholders and assets under management of around £71 billion, our unique business model – with fully outsourced customer service and IT functions – means we can focus on our core objective of being a ‘best in class’ financial and risk management enterprise
Joining Phoenix offers you the opportunity to apply and broaden your existing expertise with one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2013’ and the UK's largest closed life assurance & pension fund consolidator. Operating in a market worth an estimated £190 billion, we’re currently in the midst of a ground breaking Actuarial Systems Transformation programme (AST) and undertaking a range of organisational change initiatives that form part and parcel of a major transformation exercise. As a Project Analyst – based within our change delivery function - you’ll work in a project/programme office team supporting discrete aspects of project and/or programme governance and controls. Day to day this will involve: • Assisting in a range of programme planning and reporting activities, including the integration of project and programme information • Helping ensure that all projects are adequately resourced and required elements are planned, captured, scoped and delivered in a compliant manner • Supporting the identification and monitoring of project dependencies, risks and issues, as well as tracking project status and managing associated control documentation • Providing regular and appropriate planning MI, including the preparation and production of reports on an on-going basis Able to make a visible contribution to the work of the Programme Office team, you should ideally have a Life Industry background and must be able to demonstrate: • An excellent knowledge of project management and associated methodologies, along with proven skills in the use/application of MS Project • Practical experience in success fully supporting complex programmes, coupled with a good understanding of project tracking, reporting and subsequent delivery • Strong technical and analytical ability, along with the necessary confidence to build senior level relationships and help drive forward a major change programme In return, you can look forward to excellent rewards and genuine prospects in a fast developing FTSE listed company, with an exciting future ahead.
Making the move to Phoenix offers you the exciting prospect of putting your expertise to the test with one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2013’ and the UK's largest closed life assurance & pension fund consolidator. Operating in a market worth an estimated £190 billion, we’re currently in the midst of a ground breaking Actuarial Systems Transformation programme (AST) and undertaking a range of organisational change initiatives that form part and parcel of a major transformation exercise. As a Project/Programme Office Manager, you’ll enjoy plenty of scope and variety in a role that will extend across all aspects of project planning and delivery. Specifically this will involve: • Establishing, managing and operating a programme office function within stand-alone projects or a part of a wide change initiative, which could include an element of line management responsibility • Ensuring a robust governance and control framework is in place, along with effective documentation, MI reporting mechanisms, whilst at the same time working to continually improve processes, procedures and standards • Monitoring, tracking and reporting on work stream status/progress, as well as co-ordinating the resourcing strategy and actively managing risks, issues and dependencies highlighted in the overall programme/project plan This is a classic project management support role, requiring an experienced Programme Office Manager, ideally from the financial services sector (Life & Pensions), who can demonstrate: • A solid understanding of Project/Programme management, evidenced by a successful track record in mobilising and supporting both small and large, complex programmes • The ability to produce high level MI and keep Programme / Senior Project Managers on track with everyday workloads through effective monitoring and reporting processes • Excellent project planning, organisation, communication and relationship building skills, along with the confidence to engage and influence important issues at senior level • A genuine and practical knowledge of governance, control and reporting mechanisms, backed by high level PC Skills and preferably linked to a PRINCE 2 qualification In return, you can look forward to excellent rewards and genuine prospects in a fast developing FTSE listed company, with an exciting future ahead.
This is a superb opportunity for a source code specialist, with SVN and Tortoise expertise, to join the newly created Finance Systems team at Phoenix – the UK’s largest closed life & pension fund consolidator, currently in the midst of a major Actuarial Systems Transformation and organisational change programme. Working on both finance and actuarial systems, you’ll be responsible for the initial set up and documenting of the source code configuration and control processes – enabling our development teams to use the repository to ensure minimal disruption to the overall release and delivery process. Specifically this will involve: - Creating subversion repository for Finance and Actuarial code sets, along with hooks and processes for use in development, testing and production activity - Undertaking analysis of current code base, then proposing the approach and executing the subsequent migration into SVN repository - Documenting code management and branching/merger strategies, as well as producing user guides for related processes - Acting as a subject matter expert for SVN/Tortoise, involving the provision of guidance and training to technical leads in development teams With a proven track record in defining code management and source code control best practices, backed by a sound grasp of financial systems and applications, you must be able to demonstrate: - Expert level ability in the use of Subversion and Tortoise for source code management and configuration, including implementation on UNIX & Windows platforms - Strong change management and control skills, coupled with a solid understanding of release management and ITIL processes used to record, track and deliver change - A genuine and practical appreciation of software development lifecycles, ideally gained from a development background In return, you can look forward to excellent rates, first class conditions and a great opportunity to make your mark in a fast developing FTSE listed company, with an exciting future ahead.
Displaying 7 jobs from THE PHOENIX GROUP