Member sought for the Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee

The Department of the Environment wishes to appoint a new member to the Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC).

Term of Appointment

NILGOSC is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body, established to administer the Northern Ireland Local Government Pension Scheme and to manage the pension fund for district councils and other admitted bodies in Northern Ireland. In addition the Committee is the Pension Board of the Local Government Pension Scheme for Northern Ireland. The Committee consists of a Chairperson and 12 members, 5 from employer representatives, 5 from employee representatives and 2 independent members. Further information can be obtained from Opens in a new window. The Department are seeking to appoint one new representative from an employer organisation. The appointment will be for a four year term, effective from 1st November, 2015.

Time Commitment and Remuneration

Members will be expected to attend and contribute to full Committee meetings and may be required to serve on Committee’s sub-committees. The time commitment for each Member is equivalent to approximately 2 full days per month. Committee members are eligible for a daily allowance not exceeding £117 plus reasonable travel expenses payable in line with current Local Government rates.

Skills and Experience

No specific academic or other qualifications are required for the posts. The department wishes to appoint persons to the Committee who can provide a blend of relevant experience and knowledge and make a contribution to its work. Appointments will be made from those individuals who best satisfy the criteria set out for the posts –

  • Evidence of strong communication and influencing skills
  • Analytical ability and decision making skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to contribute to the Committee’s key objectives
  • Demonstrable knowledge of a public sector pension scheme

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 3 August 2015

Further information on the post and an application form may be downloaded below:

Applicant Information Booklet (PDF 272KB)Opens in a new window.

CPANI Information Leaflet (PDF 92KB)Opens in a new window.

Application Form Guidance Notes (PDF 180KB)Opens in a new window.

Application Form (DOCX 64KB)Opens in a new window.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (DOCX 20KB)Opens in a new window.