Lancashire County Pension Fund is seeking to appoint a new Chair of the Local Pension Board with effect from 1st November 2023. Your application plays a key part in our appointment process. It gives you the opportunity to provide us with key information about your skills, qualifications and experience and helps us to create a shortlist of people to interview.


Applicants should email an explanation of how they fulfil the essential and desirable criteria, their motivation for applying, and their CV by 5pm on Friday 21st April 2023 to

Any questions in advance of your application should be directed to Catherine Hunt, Senior Governance Officer,

Interviews will be held week commencing 15th May 2023.

In the appointment process, particular attention will be paid to:

• Quality of the submission;
• Relevance of experience;
• Fit with organisation.

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.


Lancashire County Council, as administering authority of LCPF, manages assets of over £10bn and is seeking a new Chair of the Local Pension Board to provide leadership and direction to the Board, which meets four times each year. In addition, the Chair will be required to attend the Pension Fund Committee at least twice per year for awareness and to provide an annual update to the Committee regarding the Board's activities. Additional attendance may be required in relation to other events.

Prospective applicants should have experience of chairing and facilitating meetings and be fully conversant with recent developments in the pensions industry. Knowledge of the Local Government Pension Scheme is preferred.

The current Chair of the Local Pension Board will end their term of appointment on 31st October 2023 and the new Chair will start in position from 1st November 2023. To help provide for a smooth transition, it is intended that the new Chair will observe the Board meeting immediately preceding their appointment. This meeting is arranged for 17th October 2023.
Posted: 06/03/2023
Closes: 5pm on Friday 21st April 2023
Job type
£10,000pa plus expenses
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