Forty new super jobs rolling out at Pillar

Pillar Administration Corporate Services executive general manager Fatima Abbas (second right) introduces Rebecca Cunningham, Annalisa Peiris and Adrienne Bridges who will be recruiting for up to 40 positions from this weekend. Picture: GREG ELLIS

Pillar Administration Corporate Services executive general manager Fatima Abbas (second right) introduces Rebecca Cunningham, Annalisa Peiris and Adrienne Bridges who will be recruiting for up to 40 positions from this weekend. Picture: GREG ELLIS

The recruitment team at Pillar Administration's national service centre in Coniston are preparing to hear from anyone interested in applying for up to 40 newly created information, communication and technology roles being advertised in Wollongong from this weekend.

Annalisa Peiris, Rebecca Cunningham and Adrienne Bridges have this week been preparing for inquiries when applications open for up to 20 of the positions on Saturday.

Many of the positions the superannuation administrator is looking to fill are for ICT professionals to be involved in a major change initiative called the ICT Integration Project.

Corporate Services executive general manager Fatima Abbas said the jobs were being created because superannuation was a growth industry in Australia.

"Our clients are some of the largest superannuation funds in the country, and these new roles are a chance to be part of a sector that safeguards the retirements of millions of Australians," she said.

The new permanent and long-term fixed positions are being created as part of a systems integration project.

"This will transform the way we do business, and we want to engage the right people to make sure the project is a success."

The ICT project coincides with Commonwealth Government Stronger Super reforms requiring superannuation funds to update their systems and reporting procedures.

"The reform is about simplifying the industry so there are a lot of changes to backhouse system processes," Ms Abbas said.

"We are ready to implement the systems we have to make the allocation of contributions of superannuation a lot simpler. That means we have a lot of technical roles that need to be recruited as the same time. We are offering a combination for things. Some will be permanent opportunities and some will be more fixed-term opportunities ... but for a number of years rather than months."

When Pillar first came to Coniston in 2001 as part of a State Government decentralisation move there were around 200 positions. It now boasts 730 employees.

"Some people come here to work in the call centre and then take jobs in other parts of Pillar such as the administration centre," Ms Abbas said

She said the new Pillar employees would have access to the generous package of benefits such as flexible work and salary sacrifice arrangements, free gym membership and on-site parking.

"We understand that a happy, healthy and highly engaged workforce is essential to our success as a company, and joining Pillar brings the opportunity to be a part of a very positive organisational culture."

Ms Abbas said if people did not see advertisements that suited them this weekend they should still make an inquiry because Pillar was often in the market for people with a range of skills.

The reforms also mean there is more work to do for existing clients.

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