We currently have an opening for an employer representative on the Derbyshire Pension Board. 

Our employers, who provide public services across Derbyshire include:

  • councils
  • academies
  • further and higher education establishments
  • police and fire authorities
  • housing associations
  • contractors carrying out public service functions

If you represent a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) employer and you think this opportunity could be for you, we’re looking forward to hearing from you. 

Our board members

Our board is a crucial part of the governance arrangements for the fund. It assists and supports Derbyshire County Council in its role as the administering authority of the fund.

The board is made up of 5 members:

  • two scheme member representatives
  • two employer representatives 
  • an independent chair 

As a board member, you'll: 

  • attend board meetings 
  • understand the board's terms of reference attached to this page
  • help to make sure that the fund is effectively administered 
  • assist with ensuring that an effective governance framework for managing the fund is maintained
  • contribute to the fund's compliance with relevant laws, regulations and codes of practice
  • share your views of being a scheme employer 
  • undertake training as required
  • ensure that policies around conflicts of interest are adhered to
  • act in accordance with Derbyshire County Council's code of conduct for members 

The person we're looking for

Our new employer representative will:

  • have a good understanding of an LGPS employer's responsibilities
  • share the employer's perspective on fund matters with the board 
  • have an awareness of the current issues facing LGPS and other public sector pension schemes
  • understand the importance of maintaining a good governance framework
  • feed into reviews of the fund's administration and investment developments

Time commitment 

Board meetings usually take place 2-4 times each year. The board currently meets virtually through Microsoft Teams. Some future meetings may be held at County Hall, Matlock.

Meetings and training are held during normal office hours. This means you must have the support of your employer so you can commit to the role.

Each board member's duration in the role is 4 years.

The role

The role is voluntary and unpaid, however we cover expenses including travel and training for our board members.

The benefits for you

Becoming a board member will provide valuable experience to contribute to your professional development. It will also give you:

  • the opportunity to influence the development of the LGPS in Derbyshire
  • the chance to make a difference by having your say
  • improved understanding of how the LGPS works
  • first-hand experience of being a board member

How to let us know you're interested 

You'll need to save and complete a copy of the expression of interest form attached to this page to apply for the role.

Once completed, you should email your application as an attachment to pension.board@derbyshire.gov.uk.  

Closing date 

The last day we'll accept expressions of interest in this opportunity is 14 November 2021.