The LGA pensions team works with and on behalf of the 88 administering authorities, 14,000 scheme employers and 5 million members of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in England and Wales. The team also provides advice and support to the Schemes in Scotland and Northern Ireland. To be part of this team is to be a vital element in the legislative and administrative framework of the largest funded pension scheme in the UK.
We are looking for an inspirational individual, to work alongside experienced and talented pensions advisors and to take on particular responsibilities for the team
Reporting directly to the Head of Pensions, the successful candidate will be the lead on priority scheme developments, take the role of Secretary of the Local Government Pensions Committee, be responsible for a budget in excess of £0.5m and deputise for Head of Pensions on all LGPS matters
You will have the knowledge, experience and credibility to help us ensure an affordable, sustainable and comprehensible pension scheme continues to be available to the millions of employees and pensioners who rely on it for their future security. We are looking for a strategic thinker who is capable of being technical, a problem solver who also understands the workings of the scheme. We are interested in someone who can work with other experts, to develop evidence based policy and administrative solutions but also provide clarity in a very complex subject area.
This role provides you with a chance to raise your profile on a national stage. You’ll be regularly working alongside senior council officers, national employee representatives and central government officials as well as attending both formal and ad hoc national bodies and working groups. You will also have a role in liaising across the LGA and ensuring our leading politicians are provided with excellent advice. Your immediate focus will be on a number of upcoming legislative developments that will directly affect the structure and management of the scheme and will bring with them significant administrative and communication challenges .
The person we offer this post to will be an excellent innovator who can work in a complex and fast-paced environment. The role will require you to be flexible in your work arrangements as it will involve some travel around the UK as well as a requirement to regularly be in London, sometimes at very short notice and occasionally overnight.
Closing date: 5pm, 3 August 2018
Interview date: Wednesday 22 August 2018
As a Disability Confident Employer the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community