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Benefits Manager

Oakleaf Partnership
London, England
£75000 - £85000 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

Job Details

Great opportunity to join a insurance firm as a Benefits Manager working on a fixed-term contract for 12 Months.

As the representative for employee benefits, you will be entrusted with the design, implementation, and management of a comprehensive benefits package that aligns with the company's strategic objectives. Pensions experience is important relevant to work with the payroll team on pensions salary sarcrifice, bonuses during year end.

Key Responsibilites Include:

  • Drive strategy, design, implementation, maintenance, regulatory compliance, governance, communication, and administration of benefits programs in the United Kingdom.
  • Direct all activities related to the delivery of benefit programs for the United Kingdom
  • Oversee benchmarking strategies, pooling arrangements and brokers.
  • Liaison with the Health & Wellbeing committee and partner with Group
  • Partner with vendors and brokers
  • Direct and manage open enrollment activities including oversite of meetings or information sessions, employee communications, answers to questions or inquiries, and transmission of enrollment data to vendors or administrators in the United Kingdom.
  • Lead benefits-related work associated with M&A activity in assigned countries and contribute as an integration HR team member for any other requested integration related activities or transitions.
  • Collaborate with regional counterparts to increase colleague understanding of benefit programs
  • Develop, coach, mentor and manage other Benefits professionals

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or a related field with experience in relevant HR/Benefits roles.
  • Knowledgeable of benefits philosophy and statutory requirements.
  • Capable of negotiating and influencing at all levels, including the ability to add value to senior level negotiation.
  • Ability to work independently and lead initiatives as required, demonstrating effective project management skill.
  • Robust analytical skills. Uses data to make informed decisions and considers the broader implications.
  • Previous Financial Services experience and some knowledge of the insurance sector is preferred.
  • Experience working within a globally matrixed organization.


Oakleaf Partnership is the UK’s largest independent HR recruitment consultancy. Founded in 2005, we have built enduring relationships with HR functions across every sector; thanks in part to our expertise, but also our collaborative approach. We listen. We share our insights. We take the time to truly understand the culture of an organisation – the person behind a CV.

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