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Pensions Data Officer OCC613264

Job details


Salary range: £29,269 - £32,076 per annum

Work location: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Kidlington

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working 

Contract type: Temporary for 15 months 


Closing date: Wednesday 13th December 2023

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 15th January 2024



About us


This is a fabulous opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading Fire and Rescue Services. Oxfordshire County Council is seeking a Pensions Data Officer to process data and present accurate data and pension reports. We have been assessed as a high performing service with an outstanding culture.


This is a temporary, fixed term position and successful candidate will be based primarily at Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Sterling Road, Kidlington.


We encourage agile working and can be relatively flexible around location and times. The role needs someone who wants to continually improve and professionally deliver our data solutions across the service.



About the role


The Pensions Data Officer role will be working with Fire and Rescue Service Pension members and the Pensions Team to assist with the delivery of Firefighter’s pensions options and remedy programme.


You will work closely with fire and rescue services, pensions services and local authorities to share data and ideas.



About you


We are looking for someone who is confident with technology and quick to learn, preferably with a background in Pensions. They should be willing to innovate and provide creative responses to varying demands.


Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel are essential. You will be expected to interpret data and provide responses in report format or present data when delivering to individuals.


You will provide innovative solutions for information sharing; you will need to have great communication skills to understand the needs of requestors and system users.


If what we’ve described above is you, or if you feel this could be the change you’ve been waiting for, get in touch. Working for the Fire and Rescue service is a unique chance to be involved in something different, something challenging and something worthwhile.



Rewards and benefits


  • Culture of flexible working
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits
  • Up to 31 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
  • Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rachael Salsbury on (07768) 821846 or via email at



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Our commitment to:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or on maternity or family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support, education and safe spaces for all.

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Guaranteed Interview Schemes

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education, we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

Our commitment to:

Oxfordshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.

Our commitment to:
Flexible Working

We are open to discussions about flexible working, which can include flexi-time, part time working, job sharing, nine-day fortnights and annualised hours, depending on the requirements of the role and the service.

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