Employee Benefits Manager

About the Job

Due to internal promotion, an opportunity has arisen to join our multi-award winning team based in Edinburgh.  Are you the right candidate? We are looking for someone who:

  • Has at least five years of experience working in employee benefits
  • Is people and team focused
  • Takes pride in delivering the highest levels of service
  • Embraces continuous improvement
  • Loves to learn and develop

Who are we?

We are a team of multi-award winning wealth management and employee benefits experts based in Leith, Edinburgh.  We strive for continuous improvement and have been awarded the Gold Standard for Independent Financial Advice nine times since 2009.  We hold Platinum Investors in People accreditation.

Our business was established with the clear aims to do the right thing for our clients, and deliver a first class service. We provide transformative advice to our clients, and a level of service which is exceptional.

Our company values are:

  • Treating people fairly
  • Striving for excellence
  • Making a difference

The opportunity

You will be leading our small Employee Benefits Team. You will support your team with your technical experience and people skills to ensure that our employee benefits clients receive a consistently excellent level of service.  At least five years of employee benefits experience is essential for this role, as you will be providing technical support and guidance, and drafting reports and recommendations, on the following types of group schemes:

  • Pensions (including auto enrolment)
  • Life Cover
  • Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Health Cash Plans
  • Flexible Benefits

This is a full time, permanent position, where you will be working as part of a friendly and welcoming team of 28 people. Our culture is an inclusive and supportive one, and many new starts have said that our company is one of the most welcoming places they have ever worked. We have a generous benefits package, including flexitime and an annual learning and development budget. We encourage our client teams to study for and sit Chartered Insurance Institute qualifications, and provide additional perks in terms of time off for study and exam leave, and salary increments, in order to help support our people with their learning journeys.

Our location

We are based at Anchor House, in Commercial Street in the lovely Leith area of Edinburgh. We have staff parking right outside our office, and we are also easily accessible by several local bus services which operate on Commercial Street. There are great restaurants and shopping options nearby, with Ocean Terminal a two minute walk from our office. The nearby Shore also offers a great selection of options for eateries and local shops.

Why should you apply?

Opportunities to join Mearns & Company don’t come up often. Being Platinum Investors in People accredited provides external evidence that we care about our people, and provide them with great development opportunities.  We also care about our clients, and our current net promoter score of +81 is great evidence of this.  The financial services benchmark is currently +50.  This shows that we are significantly ahead of the average score in our industry.  We work hard but we also have fun together. We all get together every month to celebrate recent successes, and everyone gets involved in the future of the business at bi-annual team days.  We are a social bunch, and we love an opportunity for extra-curricular get togethers, whether it is at our annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe night out, taking part in CSR events, or the odd quiz night.

Apply now!

If you think you could be the next person to join #TeamMearns please email us at people@mearnscompany.com, with a covering letter outlining why you think we should choose you for our team, and attaching an up to date CV. Please note that the covering letter outlining why we should choose you is essential, and applications sent without this will not be considered. No agencies please!

If you currently live outside of commuting distance from Edinburgh and wish to relocate, please specify in your application that you would like to be considered for our relocation package.

Required Skills


  • A minimum of five years’ employee benefits experience.
  • Good understanding of employee benefits products and services including:
    • Group pension and automatic enrolment
    • Group risk
    • Group medical plans
  • Good IT skills, including competency in Microsoft Office, with advanced skills in Excel.


  • Relevant qualifications (e.g. Chartered Insurance Institute qualifications)
  • Previous people management experience

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