Working at South Yorkshire Pensions Authority

South Yorkshire Pensions Authority is a small friendly organisation with around 100 employees based at Gateway Plaza in Barnsley.
We are responsible for the running of a pension fund worth c£9bn with c160,000 members working for over 500 different organisations.

We are organised around three groups of activity:

Pension Administration

This is our largest group and is made up of teams covering:
BenefitsThe maintenance of pension records and the processing of pension benefits.
Pension SystemsProvides support for users of the pension administration system and develops and tests system changes and enhancements
Support and EngagementDeals with technical pension issues and training and manages relationships with over 500 employers.
ICTProvides Information & Communication Technology services for the whole organisation including support for desktop machines and the network and websites, supports and develops our use of different technologies and develops and markets specialised pension related software.


Investment Strategy

This is our smallest team and is responsible for designing and implementing a strategy for investing the Fund’s assets and for monitoring the performance of the organisations managing our money.


Finance and Corporate Services

This team provides a range of corporate support services for the whole organisation including finance and human resources.

We offer a range of benefits for employees including:
Generous annual leave and flexi-time
Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
Access to a range of benefits and discounts through the Wider Wallet scheme
An employee assistance programme
A range of well-being initiatives including a weekly fruit delivery and employer provided flu jabs.
Support for professional development, including a career grade scheme for some roles





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SYPA office


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