Pensions Recruitment

Working with the industry’s major employers, through assignments on both executive search and contingency terms, our strong reputation attracts a high calibre of talent and combined with our proactive approach to sourcing, clients are able to select from some of the best, most qualified candidates available in the market. We understand how talent acquisition fits into the bigger picture, and we find the candidates who provide the best fit to our clients’ needs.

Established for over 25 years, Sammons Pensions Recruitment draws on an exceptional network and in-depth market knowledge through commitment to continual talent-pooling, active industry involvement, contributing articles to publications and participation in industry-leading conferences.  

By retaining long-term serving specialist qualified consultants with a true passion for the recruitment profession and pensions industry, we focus on precise execution, delivered by the very best people, working with sector leading technology and recruitment tools, benefitting from our well-established brand. 

We can assist with your recruitment needs in all of the following areas;

Client Relationship Management | Communications | Delivery Management | Documentation | Employee Benefits / Financial Wellbeing | Entry-level / Junior Pensions Opportunities | Governance / Secretary to Trustees | Group Risk / Flexible Benefits / Healthcare | Implementation / Projects / Change Management | In-house Pensions Management / Directorship | Marketing / Propositions | New Business Consultant | Pensions Accounts | Pensions Actuary | Pensions Administration Management / Team Leaders | Pensions Administration | Pensions Audit | Pensions Communications | Pensions Consultant | Pensions Data Analysts | Pensions Investments | Pensions Information & Communication Technology | Pensions Lawyers | Pensions Payroll | Pensions Technical | Professional Trustee | Reward | Senior Operations Management | Senior Pensions Administration | SIPP / SSAS | Wealth Management / Paraplanning 

Pensions Annual Salary Survey

An important part of our role is to act as a trusted source of advice and feedback and we regularly undertake bespoke benchmarking on behalf of both candidates and clients.

Our annual salary survey provides information on;

  • Benchmarking salaries and benefits;
  • Trends and opinions across remuneration;
  • Most valued benefits and employment factors;
  • Reasons for moving employers; plus
  • Views on the Pensions industry’s current key challenges.

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Have a question for the Pensions team?

Get in touch with one of our dedicated consultants today!

01277 268 988 / 020 7293 7022

Meet the Pensions Recruitment Team

With a true passion for the recruitment profession, our qualified consultants specialise in connecting people with businesses and candidates with employer brands. 

Sarah Bergin-McCarthy

Managing Director

Head of Pensions Division at the Sammons Recruitment Group, Sarah joined the Group in 1994. Sarah has vast experience throughout her years in recruitment from Accountancy and Investment Banking to Pensions. Now leading and expanding the Pensions Division and specialising in recruitment of Management to Director level roles, In-house, Consultancy, Third Party and niche specialist.

Joanne Whittington


Director of Sammons Pensions Recruitment, Joanne has been a part of the Group since 2004. Specialising in recruiting In-house opportunities from Pensions Administrators through to Pensions Managers and Pensions IT specialists, throughout the UK. Joanne works both for clients searching for new team members and candidates looking to make the next step in their career.

Ben Christensen

Recruitment Manager

Joining the Group in 2004, Ben led the Sammons Support division recruiting for Public Sector clients including Charities, Central Government and the Royal Household. Transitioning into Sammons Pensions Recruitment in 2011 Ben specialises in recruiting to Third Party Administration and Consultancy markets across the UK and internationally, including recent placements in Malta and Gibraltar.

Niamh McCarthy-Jones

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Senior Recruitment Consultant in Sammons Pensions Recruitment, Niamh joined the Company in 2017, specialising in national recruitment campaigns for Third Party Administration and Consultancy. Niamh has a particular focus in placing Administration and IT professionals, working with both clients searching for top talent and candidates progressing their careers.

Jennifer Megafu

Recruitment Consultant

Joining our Pensions team in 2023 with almost 10 years’ experience within IT, Finance and Banking Recruitment, and a background in Marketing and PR prior to this, Jennifer now focusses her time in supporting our Clients with their SIPP/SSAS vacancies.

Caroline Parish

Recruitment Resourcer

Returning to Sammons Pensions Recruitment in January 2020, Caroline is at the core of our operations, providing on-going office support to each of our Consultants while overseeing marketing and advertising for the whole team.

Taylor Patey

Recruitment Resourcer

After temporarily joining the Company in 2020, Taylor demonstrated a real enthusiasm for recruitment and progressed into a Permanent role within the Pensions team. Working alongside Caroline, Taylor provides on-going office and administrative support to each of our Consultants, while deepening her knowledge of the industry, developing further skills and advancing her recruitment career.

Recommend a friend and receive a reward!

Our reputation is built on recommendations and at the Sammons Recruitment Group, we are fiercely proud of the fact that many people refer their friends and colleagues to us once they’ve worked with us or used our services.

One way we recognise this is through our referral scheme.

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