Appointment - Independent Chair of the NI Teachers' Pension Scheme Board

The Department of Education (DE) is looking for an Independent Chair who is committed and able to provide effective leadership and oversight of the NI Teachers’ Pension Scheme Board, established under the Public Service Pensions Act (NI) 2014.

The Chair will ensure the Board operates as an effective and efficient mechanism for assisting the Department in ensuring compliance with legislation and guidance in relation to governance of the NI Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

The Board consists of 12 members and will meet four times a year. 

The appointment is for a period of 3 years, with an extension for a further 2 years subject to approval.

The position of Chair will be remunerated at a daily rate of £396, plus travel and subsistence allowances. 

Further details on the selection criteria and the role responsibilities are set out in the Information Booklet which is part of the application pack.

An application pack is available to download below or can be obtained from the Department in the following ways:

Website: Public Appointment Opportunities


Telephone: 028 71321295

By writing to: 

Pensions Policy Team
Department of Education
Waterside House
75 Duke Street
BT47 6FP

If you require an application pack in a different format, please contact the Department as above.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 29 January 2021. 

Interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing 22 February 2021.

The Department is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds regardless of religious belief, gender, disability, ethnic origin, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not you have dependents.  Applications are particularly welcome from women. 

All applications will be considered on the basis of merit.

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