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Trustee Chair (Royal Blind Group Pension Scheme)

Location: Edinburgh

Date Posted: 01/05/2019

Closing Date: 24/05/2019

Background:

The Royal Blind Group Pension Scheme is a final salary scheme providing benefits to over 400 current and former employees of Royal Blind [SC017167].  The scheme was closed to new entrants in 2006 but active members continue to accrue benefits.  The scheme is currently in deficit on a technical provisions basis but benefits from a strong employer covenant.  Scheme assets exceed £38m.  [Information correct as at 31 December 2018.]

A vacancy has arisen on the Trustee Board for a suitably experienced pensions’ professional to help oversee the management of the scheme.  The position is voluntary (although reasonable expenses may be considered). The successful candidate will be expected to serve for an initial term of 3 years, with the potential thereafter for re-appointment for a further 3 year term.

To succeed in this role you will have:

· practical experience of the operation of final salary pension schemes

· experience as a pension or charity trustee chair

· strong technical, communication and interpersonal skills
· knowledge of investments and funding strategies
· a clear understanding of the regulatory / legislative environment for pensions
· a relevant professional qualification

The Role:

· To perform the duties as trustee chair for the Royal Blind Group Pension Scheme, in line with the trust deed and rules of the Scheme and in accordance with pension legislation.

· To act prudently, responsibly and honestly.
· To act impartially in the best interests of the scheme members and their beneficiaries.

Interested parties should submit a copy of their CV along with a covering statement not exceeding 200 words outlining why they consider themselves to be a suitable candidate for the role. Submissions should be sent to:

Pamela Gaiter, Royal Blind, 50 Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh

Closing date for submissions will be Friday 24 May. Thereafter, an interview process will be used to select the successful candidate.

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