Pensioner Representatives Selection 2022

Would you like to be a Pensioner Representative?

We are looking for 2 pensioner representatives to join the Nottinghamshire Local Government Pension Committee.

The following outlines the Pension Committee’s role explains who is eligible to stand as a Pensioner Representative and summarises the selection process.

Important:  if you are in receipt of a pension from Nottinghamshire Pension Fund, your pension will not be affected in any way by this selection process.

What do the Representatives do?

The Pension Committee deals with both pension administration and strategic investment issues. 

The Representatives on the Pension Committee have a duty to act impartially and in good faith on behalf of all the employed members, pensioners, and deferred pensioners of the Scheme.

The main duties and responsibilities of the Representatives include contributing views on:

  • Attending eight Pension Fund Committee Meetings plus other training and working Party Meetings.
  • Contributing views on various Pension Fund Issues at committee and working party meetings
  • any proposed changes to the Pension Scheme;

  • the admission of other employers into the Pension Fund;

  • issues concerning communications between the Administering Authority, pensioners, deferred and active contributors;

  • Fund administration matters including the use of discretionary powers, the consideration of policies in relation to late payment of employer’s contributions and risk management processes.

Could I do the job?

To become a pensioner representative, you do not need to be a pension expert.  What is required is common sense, an interest in seeing that the pension scheme is well run and a willingness to learn about the Scheme and how it works.  There is a lot to learn, but full training will be given and plenty of help and advice will be available from the pension committee and from the scheme officers.

How much time is involved?

The pension committee usually meets 8 times (at County Hall, Nottingham), although extra meetings may be occasionally required.  Additional time is involved in training.

A pensioner representative serves initially for four years and will be eligible for re-appointment in future selections.

Pensioner representatives are not paid for their services but are reimbursed for reasonable travelling and other out-of-pocket expenses, within the United Kingdom, incurred while carrying out their responsibilities.

Eligibility

To be eligible to stand as a pensioner representative, you must be receiving a pension from Nottinghamshire’s Local Government Pension Fund.

The selection process

If you’d like to apply for the position of Pensioner Representative you should submit a statement of no more than 200 words long detailing why you wish to be considered as a pensioner representative and what qualities you would bring.  Based on the quality of the written statements and the experience of the pensioner, applicants will be shortlisted for interview purposes.

The individuals who are shortlisted for the position of pensioner representative will be invited to attend an interview.  The Chairman and the Vice Chairman will consider the applications and appoint the successful candidate.

The decision will be final and there will be no process of appeal.

The successful candidates will be announced, on our website

Timetable 

The timetable proposed for selecting the Pensioner Representatives is as follows:

Final date for receipt of applications for the positions of Pensioner Representative

By 30 April 2022

Are you interested in becoming a Pensioner Representative?

If you are interested in applying to be a Pensioner Representative, please provide the following information by 30th April 2022:

Full name; National Insurance Number; address; telephone number; email address and, in not more than 200 words, state why you wish to be considered as a pensioner representative to the Pension Committee.

Your application should then be emailed to jon.clewes@nottscc.gov.uk 

or posted to: 

FAO Jon Clewes Pensions Admin Manager

Pensioner Representatives Selection

Business Services Centre

Nottinghamshire County Council

c/o County Hall

West Bridgford

Nottingham

NG2 7QP

 

If an email address is provided, an acknowledgement will be sent by return.  Alternatively, If you have any questions please contact Mr Jon Clewes on 0115 977 3434.

Your application should arrive no later than noon on 30th April 2022.