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DC Consultant

Willis Towers Watson
Manchester, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 1, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At WTW we have an enviable client list and reputation for excellent consulting advice and innovative solutions, delivered by highly skilled colleagues with access to robust resources.

We have an exciting opportunity in our dedicated national DC Consulting team for an experienced DC consultant to join us working hybrid, to deliver advice to some of the UK's largest employers and most innovative DC schemes. In return, we offer the opportunity to continue to develop your skills within a leading advisory firm, where flexibility, hybrid working and work/life balance are central to the way we work.

What can we offer you? A competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including a pension scheme, life insurance, medical insurance, eye care vouchers and flexible benefits including critical illness cover, dental cover and many other options.

Our work style: We understand flexibility is key to supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and WTW offers flexible working opportunities (full time or part time) in a 'hybrid' style, with a mix of remote, in-person and in-office interactions dependent on the needs of the team, role and clients.

Office location: This role can be based out of any of our London, Reigate, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds or Edinburgh offices.

The Role
  • Managing a portfolio of clients and assisting other colleagues to deliver advice to employers and trustees in relation to their DC schemes and wider savings plans. This covers a multitude of areas including scheme design, investment strategy, communications, retirement support, provider selection, governance and compliance.
  • Responsible for creating and delivering to account plans for clients and being proactive in raising opportunities.
  • Contribute as required to supporting and leading new business activity.
  • Reviewing advice papers drafted by others.
  • Attending and running client meetings.
  • Maintaining client records and systems.
  • Managing projects that are often large or complex for clients, from scoping through to successful delivery.
  • Contributing to internal client and colleague related specialist groups covering key DC issues or colleague development groups.
  • Supporting, training and where appropriate managing/mentoring less senior colleagues.
  • Building a network within WTW and working collaboratively with colleagues in other parts of our business
This is a Certification Regime role under the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA's) Senior Manager and Certification Regime and will be subject to the FCA's Conduct Rules.

The Requirements
  • Relevant professional qualifications e.g. PMI, CII, IMC etc and/or a certified individual under SMCR.
  • Strong DC knowledge and experience gained in a consulting role of both trust-based and contract based pension arrangements.
  • Proactive, inquisitive and organised with excellent project management and relationship management skills and a growth mindset in terms of self-development.
  • Ability to work predominantly as part of a team but also independently.
  • Detail oriented with good communication skills.
  • Willing to 'muck in' to help us exceed our client and colleague expectations.
  • Able to work efficiently within budgets without jeopardising quality of work.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Share our WTW values - Client Focus, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect and Excellence.
At WTW, we believe difference makes us stronger. We want our workforce to reflect the different and varied markets we operate in and to build a culture of inclusivity that makes colleagues feel welcome, valued and empowered to bring their whole selves to work every day. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive work environment throughout our organisation. We embrace all types of diversity
Equal Opportunity Employer

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