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Data Operations Analyst

Location - London, Edinburgh, Glasgow

8 February 2024

Location: London, Edinburgh, Glasgow

The Opportunity

Club Vita is looking for a dynamic individual to join our UK team and support the growth of our longevity analytics services as a Data Operations Analyst.

This role will involve working closely with our clients and their advisors, in collating, preparing, and processing data, running longevity models and interpreting their output, preparing technical analysis and production of client reports and other model outputs.

The opportunity would be ideal for someone who has significant experience of defined benefit pension plan administration processes and systems.

Roles and responsibilities:
  • Building your knowledge of longevity, pensions, and investment matters.
  • Preparing data, validating, and assessing suitability for use.
  • Investigating and interpreting features of, and changes in, datasets.
  • Running models and analysing/interpreting their output.
  • Checking results for reasonableness and reviewing the work of others.
  • Preparing reports and providing requested supplementary information to colleagues and clients.
  • Contributing to effective knowledge transfer within the team.
  • Liaising with internal client teams and external parties to perform all necessary data processing, calculation, and reporting.
  • Developing an in depth understanding of current working procedures and bespoke systems applications.
  • Working with the other members of the team and people in the wider business on ad-hoc projects, both relating to client projects and to improve efficiency and refine new processes.
  • Adhering to the firm’s standards, policies and procedures in particular as they relate to Data Protection and Information Security.
About You
  • Proven numerical, analytical or data manipulation skills, ideally gained in a financial services or other commercial environment.
  • Work experience in a related role, for example pensions administration or a numerical role within a commercial environment (or relevant academic experience such as project work which demonstrates the ability to work in this environment).
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel or similar package (e.g.VBA) is helpful but not essential.
  • Some understanding of the legislative framework for UK defined benefit pension plans is helpful.
  • Logical thinker.
  • Technical ability to follow processes.
  • Accurate and organised.
  • Eagerness to enhance and refine processes where necessary.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to monitor, prioritise and deliver own workload.
  • Proactive in raising conflicting demands on time and adaptable in these situations.
  • Adjustable and flexible approach.
Company overview

Club Vita’s mission is to improve later life financial well-being by promoting awareness of longevity risk and making its management transparent and efficient.

We work primarily with workplace pension funds in the UK, Canada and the US. On their behalf, we facilitate the accumulation and pooling of data underlying the longevity patterns of retirees with annuity benefits. Club member pension funds and their advisors use our analytics to understand their emerging longevity patterns, to drive more informed strategic decisions and to embed best-practice risk-management into their governance frameworks.  We also support financial institutions that manage longevity risk: insurers, reinsurers and asset managers, helping them offer attractive longevity risk protection products in a tech-enabled, efficient manner. Our current community includes 400 pension funds, 7 pension advisory firms and 25 (re)insurers. Across our three clubs, we are tracking the survival patterns of a diverse population of over five million people with benefits in workplace pension plans. ​

Club Vita was born in the UK in 2008.  Our systems and processes have been developed by a multi-disciplinary team of over 50 employees across our three geographies, with a shared passion for “allowing the data to do the talking” by combining modern technology and statistical techniques.  Following a successful UK launch, we went on to build similar communities in Canada (2015) and in the United States (2019).

Applying for this position

Club Vita is committed to an inclusive, diverse, and accessible workplace. We encourage all interested applicants to submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] for consideration.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for the short list will be contacted.