Chair & Vice Chair appointments: Scottish NHS, Teachers, Police & Fire Pension Boards

The Scottish Government wishes to appoint high calibre, independent Chairs and Vice Chairs of statutory Pension Boards being set up from April 2015.

This is an exciting time to join one of these new advisory Boards, offering successful applicants the opportunity to help shape that board as it becomes established. Supporting Scottish Ministers, each Pension Board will work closely with the administrator of these pension schemes, the Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA).

Meeting up to four times a year, Pension Board insights will help to ensure: the continued delivery of high quality services; that scheme management meets the requirements of relevant legislation; and that scheme governance matches good practice set out by The Pensions Regulator. As well as chairs and vice-chairs, the membership of each Pension Board is from member and employer representatives of that pension scheme and board meetings will also be attended by professional advisers.

Pension Board Chairs are also expected to serve as one of a number of Non-Executive Directors on the SPPA's Corporate Board which assists the Chief Executive with running the Agency as a whole. The Corporate Board meets 4-6 times a year. Whilst there is no such expectation for Vice Chairs, separate opportunities to be appointed to the Corporate Board may arise as future vacancies occur.

The length of appointments will be for an initial period of 2 years.

Full training will be provided and an application pack and full details on these Board appointments can be found at our website:  If you require an alternative format such as Braille, large print or audio please call Appointments, Wellbeing and Diversity on Freephone 0800 015 8449.

The closing date for all applications is Friday 6 March 2015.

Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people and people aged under 50.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.



Link to Scottish Government Website