Independent Chair – Local Pension Board

Salary Description:
Remuneration of approximately £6, 988 is payable along with relevant expenses
Location Description:
Job Role:
Pension Manager / Director, Other
Employment Type:
Contract Type:
Permanent, Temporary/Contract
Application Deadline:
20th May 2019
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Job Ref:

Bath and North East Somerset Council is looking to appoint an Independent Chairperson for the Avon Pension Fund Local Pension Board.

The Board has an oversight and scrutiny role, to ensure effective and efficient governance and administration of the Avon Pension Fund and was established in 2015.  The Pension’s Act 2013 sets out the regulatory framework for which a Local Pension Board should operate and the Chair has a pivotal role in helping the Scheme Administrator secure compliance with complex regulations, legislation and the Pension Regulator’s Codes of Practice.

We are looking for candidate’s who can now move the Board forward in the next four years by working in partnership with the Scheme Administrator and the Pensions Committee.  The range of competencies and skills for the Chair would ideally include:

  • Board, member or non-executive director experience
  • Ability to collaborate and work with Senior Management in a constructive manner to achieve positive outcomes
  • Significant experience of audit, risk or financial management and ideally some direct knowledge of pension funds and their management
  • Experience of implementing or reviewing sound corporate governance practices ideally at a Board or Committee level
  • Ability to understand complex issues and support fund management in improving performance and/or the effectiveness of its arrangements
  • Strategic understanding of local government and the arena in which local government scheme’s operate including ongoing national pension issues

The role requires a positive and committed attitude with independence of judgement, excellent communication skills at all levels, ability to facilitate constructive debate and to pro-actively chair the Board’s meetings in an open and inclusive style.

The successful candidate will represent the Board with a range of stakeholders including employers, members, the LGPS Scheme Advisory Board, the Pensions’ Regulator and the administering authority.

The appointment will be for four years from July 2019, with a requirement to set aside approximately 12 days per year, to include formal board meetings, training events and attendance at networking meetings or conferences.

Salary: Remuneration of approximately £6,988 is payable along with relevant expenses.

Hours: Approximately 12 days per year. 

Contract: Fixed Term (for 4 years from July 2019)

Applications are by CV, including a covering statement detailing how you meet the expected requirements of the role. 

Please send applications by the closing date of 12 Noon, Monday 3rd June 2019. Interviews are planned for the 19th or 20th June 2019.

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