Our mission is to help everyone achieve a better income in retirement. We work to get more people and money into retirement savings, to get more value out of those savings and to build the confidence and understanding of savers.

We represent the defined benefit, defined contribution, master trust and local authority pension schemes that together provide a retirement income to 20 million savers in the UK and invest £1 trillion in the UK and abroad. Our members also include asset managers, consultants, law firms, fintechs and others who play an influential role in the governance, investment, administration and management of people’s financial futures.

We are seeking a new Chair drawn from among our members to join the PLSA Board from October 2021 at our next AGM. The Board currently has ten directors: four non-executive directors representing PLSA members, two independent non-executive directors and four executive directors.

In recent years, the PLSA has been through a very successful evolution which has seen us simplify our structure and focus our resources on the areas where we add most value and insight to our members. We are highly engaged with our members, and our Chair plays an important role in this sphere, working actively to understand the needs of the membership and support the PLSA executive in meeting them.

Candidates will be passionate about pensions and have the integrity, impartiality and insight necessary to advise the PLSA, lead the PLSA’s board, and to both support and hold the executive board members to account. Candidates should be commercially astute, with experience of business leadership, and we are particularly keen to hear from individuals who have led through times of challenge and change.

Candidates are also expected to act as advocates and ambassadors for the progression of the issues that the PLSA represents, and should have some experience of this and be confident spokespeople.

The PLSA is mindful of the value that diversity can bring to the board. We are interested in individuals whose experience and perspective bring a different outlook to Board discussions.

The anticipated time commitment for the role is 25 days per year. The role is unremunerated. The successful candidate will, in normal course, complete a three year term in the role although this can be extended by agreement to six years.

Application is by CV and covering letter to jobs@plsa.co.uk

The deadline for applications is close of business on 3 March 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with a panel on 16 or 19 March 2021.

These details can also be found at https://www.plsa.co.uk/About-us/Careers.
Posted: 10/02/2021
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