Candidate Requirements

Lancashire County Pension Fund has four vacancies on the Local Pension Board to start in early 2023.

Two vacancies are to replace the member representatives that are coming to the end of their terms.

The other two vacancies are to replace the employer representatives who are also coming to an end of their terms. One employer representative vacancy will be filled from the Unitary, City or Borough Councils or Police and Fire bodies from within the Fund and the other vacancy will be filled from all other employers who participate in the Fund.

The role of the Local Pension Board is to review the decisions and actions of the Scheme Manager in ensuring effective and efficient governance and administration of the Local Government Pension Scheme for Lancashire County Pension Fund.

Commitment

As a member of the Local Pension Board, you will be expected to:

  • Attend four Local Pension Board meetings per year;
  • Undertake training and continuous development through internal and external training sessions on offer in relation to matters that are applicable to the Local Pension Board and Pension Fund Committee;
  • Have the confidence to challenge, influence and engage in areas that fall under the remit of the Board;
  • Participate constructively in meetings of the Local Pension Board;

Candidate requirements:

For member representative vacancies:

  • Be an active/deferred/pensioner member of the Lancashire County Pension Fund.

For employer representative vacancies:

  • Be employed by Unitary, City or Borough Councils or Police and Fire bodies from within the Lancashire County Pension Fund (vacancy 1)
  • Be employed from one of the other employers within Lancashire County Pension Fund not listed above (vacancy 2)

Other candidate requirements:

  • Demonstrate a strong interest and awareness of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and/or willing to undertake necessary learning to create or enhance LGPS knowledge
  • The ability to work effectively with others
  • The ability to represent the views of different stakeholders
  • Good communications skills
  • Excellent listening and questioning skills
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills