Employer Representative Vacancies

For the Attention of the Chief Executives of Lancashire County Pension Fund Employers

Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF) will see two of its employer representative's terms come to an end early in 2023.

Due to this, there are two vacancies on the Lancashire Local Pension Board which the Fund is looking to fill prior to these members finishing.

This message is to give you the opportunity of nominating an employee of your organisation to undertake one of these vacancies. This note provides more detail on the Board, Role and nomination process.

Lancashire County Pension Board

Every Local Government Pension Scheme is required to have a Local Pension Board under the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 and LGPS Regulations 2013 and the Lancashire Local Pension Board was established under the above regulations in 2015.

Under the Terms of Reference of the Lancashire Local Pension Board, the Board consists of nine individuals as below:

  • Chair of the Board
  • Four Employer Representatives
  • Four Member Representatives

The Lancashire Local Pension Board assists Lancashire County Council, as the administering authority in its role as scheme manager in ensuring effective and efficient governance and administration of the Local Government Pension Scheme for Lancashire County Pension Fund.

Some of the areas that Board member will be involved in are:

  • Development of improved customer service
  • Monitoring of administration and governance against key performance targets
  • Reviewing the Pension Fund risk register
  • Development of improved management, administration and governance structures and policies.

Board member role

In order to be eligible to apply for this role as employer representative, the nominee needs to be in employment with an appropriate employer who participates in the Lancashire County Pension Fund through:

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

To undertake this role, the nominee does not necessarily have to have direct experience of being on a Pension Board. They may have useful experiences from day to day life, their current or previous jobs, volunteering work, etc which are transferrable to this role.

The role would require the nominee to attend in person to four meetings per annum in Preston.

The Fund would arrange all necessary training to support them in starting their role as a Board member and runs an annual training programme to ensure that they have all the necessary knowledge to fulfil the role.

Any expenses incurred through fulfilling this role would be reimbursed by the Fund.

For information about the Lancashire Local Pension Board which includes details of the current members, annual workplan, link to meeting agendas and minutes and the Terms of Reference please click on the link below.

https://lancashirecountypensionfund.org.uk/governance/local-pension-board/

You may want share this email with your potential nominees so they are aware of this opportunity.

Nomination Process

Each Employer will need to determine whether they wish to nominate a representative from their organisation, for one of the following respective positions:

  • Unitary, City or Borough Councils or Police and Fire bodies from within the Lancashire County Pension Fund; or
  • One of the other employers within Lancashire County Pension Fund not listed above.

Nominations will need to be forwarded to the Fund by email in which you will need to indicate the name of the individual and their employer.  Each nomination will need to be accompanied by an expression of interest, completed by the nominated individual, in which responses to the following questions are provided:

  1. Reason for wishing to undertake this role?
  2. How would you (the nominee) add value to the Lancashire Local Pension Board?
  3. What experience you have for each of the candidate requirements which can be accessed by clicking

The deadline for the expressions of interest is 11th September 2022.

Submissions need to be made by email to the following email address:

LCPFconsultations@lancashire.gov.uk

In the event that there is more than one potential candidate for each vacancy – interviews will take place on Wednesday 19th October 2022.

Please note: This mailbox does not support queries in relation to your pension benefits. Any queries in relation to your pension should be directed to Local Pensions Partnership Administration via the Member Self Service Portal or by contacting LPPA on 0300 323 0260.

Should you have any queries regarding the vacancies please do not hesitate to contact us via the email address above.

Yours sincerely,

Sean Greene,

Head of Fund,

Lancashire County Pension Fund