Independent Chair wanted for HSC Pension Board

The Department of Health is seeking to appoint an Independent Chair to the HSC Pension Board.

The Board has responsibility for assisting the HSC Pension Scheme Manager with securing compliance with the scheme regulations and other legislation relating to the governance and administration of the scheme and securing compliance with requirements imposed by the Pensions Regulator.

The Pension Board comprises 12 members (6 employer representatives and 6 member representatives). Employer representatives are drawn from HSC Trusts, the Business Services Organisation/the Regional HSC Board (representing smaller ALBs) and general practitioners. Member representatives are drawn from the main trade unions, together with representation from the British Medical Association/British Dental Association.
The Chair of the HSC Pension Board will lead the Board in monitoring performance, and ensuring accountability.   

  • Criteria for all applicants
    The Independent Chair requires no specific qualifications; however applicants must meet the following five criteria:
    Leadership; Business Sense; Corporate Governance; Stakeholder Engagement;
    and Financial Management Responsibility & Experience.


  • Independent Chair £380 per day
    Time Commitment 10 – 20 days per year (Board meets 4 times per year)

The Department of Health is committed to encouraging a diverse range of applicants for public appointments and to the principle of appointment on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. Applications are welcomed 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, people under 30 years of age, members of ethnic minorities and people with disabilities as they are currently underrepresented.

Further information and an application form are available at:-
Telephone: 028 9076 5606
Fax: 028 9052 8403
Write to: DoH Public Appointments, Room D1, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast BT4 3SQ.
Closing Date: The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00noon on Thursday 16 March 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.

Information Packs and Application Forms can be provided in alternative formats and applicants who require assistance will be facilitated on request. Applicants invited for interview will be eligible for reimbursement of reasonable travelling expenses.