- Thursday, 23 December 2021 14:53
Due to a retirement, Avon Fire Authority has an opportunity for a member (current or retired) of the Firefighters’ Pension Schemes to join the Local Pension Board (LPB) as a Scheme Member representative.
What is the LPB?
In accordance with the relevant sections of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 and Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Governance Regulations, the Avon Fire Authority Local Pension Board was established to assist the Scheme Manager (the Authority) in the effective and efficient governance and administration of the various Firefighters’ Pension Scheme(s).
While not a decision making body, the LPB has a key role in ensuring good governance of the Scheme(s) and they consider matters such as risks and pension administrator performance, as well as making recommendations to the Authority on pension matters including changes to the relevant policies.
The Board consists of:
- 2 Scheme Member representatives, and
- 2 Employer (Authority) representatives, and
- 1 non-voting Independent Chair
More detailed information can be found in the Local Pension Board Terms of Reference within the Avon Fire Authority Constituion 2021 (page 16 onwards) on the Avon Fire Authority website –
As a Scheme Member representative you would need to attend LPB meetings which currently take place twice a year. Following the recent appointment of an Independent Chair, the frequency of meetings may increase to up to 4 meetings a year.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in sitting on the Local Pension Board (LPB) as a Scheme Member Representative, you will ideally be an active or pensioner member of the Firefighters’ Pension Schemes. You can be a member of a union or an union official but this is not an automatic requirement.
Please include your full name and contact details and indicate if you are an active or pensioner member of the Firefighters’ Pension Schemes. If applicable, your Service number should also be provided.
The closing date for applications is 24 January 2022 after which there will be a selection or nomination process in early February 2022 with the appointee then attending their first Local Pension Board meeting on 25 February 2022.