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Our Interviewing Process

Here at the PPF, we pride ourselves on having a transparent and collaborative interview process. We are keen to not only understand your current skills and experiences and how they relate to the vacancy you have applied for but to take time to answer your questions and queries.

Typically our interviews are a mixture of technical and competency/values questions that help us build a picture of how you could make a contribution to the success of the PPF. For some roles we may include additional elements such as online testing, role plays or presentations but we will always ensure that you receive full guidance and support. If you are invited to attend an interview, we will send you a confirmation email with supporting documents that will assist and guide you in your preparation. Why not take a look at the sort of support that we offer by clicking on our interview process document
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The PPF is a Disability Confident Employer

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CV Verification and Background Checking

Due to the highly sensitive nature of our work, referencing is a key element of our recruitment process and therefore, we partner with a referencing expert – CV insights.

CV insights have a simple to use and secure portal that allows candidates to upload documents in a variety of formats. Their skilled and diligent customer service advisors will work with both you the candidate and us, the future employer to ensure that your referencing process is as smooth and as quick as possible.

As part of our referencing process we will look at a number of elements including right to work in the UK, previous work history, academic and if appropriate, professional qualifications. We also ask all candidates to participate in financial credit checks and a criminal record check. Should you have any queries or concerns about these checks, please do contact us in confidence at

Recruitment Portal

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Recruitment Agencies

Our recruitment strategy here at the PPF is to direct source and hire exceptional talent for our organisation and therefore, we do not accept any unsolicited cvs from recruitment agencies.

Should we need additional support to achieve our recruitment goals, we partner with a select suite of specialist agencies. We are not currently accepting any additional agencies.

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Commercial Manager

Salary: £60,865 - £63,330

Location: Croydon

We’re currently looking for an experienced Commercial Manager to deliver value for money through the supply chain; recognising and balancing potential risk factors from sourcing, through contract management and exit.

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Personal Assistant (PA)

Salary: £30,525 to £33,000

Location: Croydon

We’re looking for a Personal Assistant (PA) to join our team on a permanent basis. We’re currently looking for a Personal Assistant (PA) to join the team and provide full administrative support to our Chief Customer Officer and support the Director’s management team.

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Head of Actuarial Levy & Policy

Salary: From £100,000 per annum

Location: Croydon

We’re currently looking for a Head of Actuarial Levy and Policy to work within our strategy, policy and levy area.

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ODD Analyst

Salary: £60,000 to £69,307

Location: Croydon

Hello, we’re the Pension Protection Fund. We protect the futures of millions of people in the UK who belong to defined benefit pension schemes. Our members rely on us to look after their pensions if their employers go bust and the pension schemes cannot afford to pay what they promised. We are currently looking for an Operational Due Diligence Analyst (ODD Analyst) to join our Risk team and be responsible for undertaking risk assessments on prospective and existing external Investment Managers and other providers of investment management-related services that the Pension Protection Fund work with. The role requires close interaction with the PPF’s portfolio of external Investment Managers as well as maintaining effective communication with internal stakeholders. The ODD function’s objective is to identify and escalate operational and control risks in external Investment Managers and other providers of investment management-related services, including administrators, custodians and prime brokers. As the ODD Analyst you will support the complete Operational Due Diligence process, working closely with a number of internal stakeholders including risk, commercial services, investment operations, legal and portfolio management. The role will entail reviewing, analysing and reporting on key operational documentation, as well as conducting onsite due diligence meetings with external providers. At all times you will always put our members at the heart of everything you do. We are looking for analytical individuals with experience conducting due diligence assessments on investment management firms. Candidates with experience working for an institutional Investment Manager within an internal audit, operations, legal, compliance, risk or accounting role and looking to make a change to ODD will also be considered. You will need the ability to work independently and use your depth of knowledge across all areas on an Investment

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Infrastructure and Cloud Specialist

Salary: £78,625 - £85,000 per annum

Location: Croydon

We’re looking for an Infrastructure and Cloud Specialist to join our team. The Architect will support PPF’s IT Transformation Strategy by acting as the specialist within the architectural and technical domain to manage a company-wide infrastructure migration.

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Web Engineer

Salary: £45,695 to £49,400 per annum

Location: Croydon

We’re looking for a Web engineer to join our team on a permanent basis. The position will be responsible for maintaining and developing our Customer focused website; within this role you will be putting our members at the heart of everything you do by ensuring the accurate and smooth operation of bespoke customer focused web services.

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Technical Team Leader

Salary: £43,550 per annum

Location: Croydon

We’re looking for a Technical Team Leader to join our team on a permanent basis. Within this position you will put the customer at the heart of everything you do by providing technical support to our Scheme and Member Services directorate, ensuring members and other stakeholders are dealt with promptly and receive clear, accurate responses to queries.

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Service Improvement Manager

Salary: £63,000 to £80,500

Location: Croydon

We’re looking for a Service Improvement Manager to join our team on a 12 month FTC. We are looking for an enthusiastic, “can do” leader who will act as a Business Owner for an improvement programme within our Scheme and Member Services directorate. You will be responsible for developing and delivering greater efficiencies in our service and maximising productivity of our Member Services and Digital Services operations in line with our strategic targets.

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Speculative Application

Salary: Competitive

Location: Croydon

Keen to join us but there isn't an appropriate vacancy currently available? Please send your details to us via the Speculative Application option and we will be in contact with you once a role becomes available.

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