We have a vacancy for a scheme employer representative on our Pensions Board

Publication date: 08/06/2023 09:07:20

A vacancy has arisen on the Pension Board for a new employer representative. The fund is currently seeking nominations from our employers to fill this role.

What is the Pensions Board?  

The role of the local Pension Board is to assist the fund to secure compliance with the LGPS regulations and help to ensure efficient governance and administration of the LGPS. The board meets at least quarterly, and meetings are open to the public. The agendas and minutes of the previous Pensions Board meetings can be found on the Shropshire Council website. 

What does the scheme employer representative do?  

To be a scheme employer representative, you must work for one of Shropshire County Pension Fund’s scheme employers and be able to represent other scheme employers in the fund.  

The successful applicant will join the Pension Board. Currently, the board is made up of three member representatives and two other employer representatives. 

At the moment, we have employer representatives from the further education and charity sectors, so it would be good if someone from our other employers, such as academy trusts or local authorities, would be interested in this role so we can ensure wider representation for all of our members. 

Dave Wright is currently the elected chair of the Pensions Board. He was recently interviewed about the role of the board and you can watch the video here.

How to apply?  

Applications are closing soon, so if you wish to apply for the position a completed application form must be sent to the Pensions Team. You can email us at pensions@shropshire.gov.uk to ask for one.  

The person specification and the terms of reference can also be found on the fund's website. These documents should be referred to when completing the application form, as the capacity to meet requirements outlined in these documents will form part of the selection criteria.  

Once completed, the form should be emailed to pensions@shropshire.gov.uk, or be posted to the following address; Pensions, PO Box 4826, Shrewsbury, SY1 9LJ. 

If your application is sent by email, you will be asked to sign the form if you’re invited to an interview. 

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions please email pensions@shropshire.gov.uk.