JUDICIAL PENSION BOARD - INDEPENDENT MEMBERS

Announced
Body: Judicial Pension Board
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Judicial, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: The role is based in London
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: Remuneration: £325 per day
Time Requirements: Time commitment: 15 days a year

Announcement

An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

The Lord Chancellor has approved the appointments of Kim Brown and Josephine Maguire as Independent Members of the Judicial Pension Board for 3 years from 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2025.

Date: 28/04/2022

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    30/09/2021

  • Closed for Applications

    21/10/2021 at 09:00

  • Panel Sift

    17/12/2021

  • Final Interview Date

    27/01/2022

  • Announcement

    28/04/2022 at 11:00

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The role of the JPB Member

The main responsibilities of board members are:

  • Sit on both the Pension Board, which will act as the scheme management board, and the Scheme Advisory Board, which will make recommendations on the desirability of any potential changes to the schemes. Both of these boards include judicial representation and representatives from the Department.
  • Provide direction and expertise in the area of pensions, and scheme administration.

The JPB has established an Administration Committee and a Dispute Resolution Committee to support the JPB in meeting its responsibilities to administer the JPS.  Independent JPB members will be required to sit on one or both of these Sub Committees.

The JPB typically meets quarterly, as does the Administration Committee.  The Scheme Advisory Board meets at the request of the Lord Chancellor.  The Dispute Resolution Committee meets as required to consider member cases.

Person Specification

 Essential criteria

Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to engender excellent working relationships as part of a board;
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and arrive at timely solutions that withstand critical scrutiny and, in so doing, demonstrate high-level skills of influence and persuasion;
  • Familiarity with pension legislation and regulations, and a proven record of managing the governance of ongoing pension schemes; and
  • Have an in-depth current knowledge of the pensions industry and working with third-party administrators.

 

Desirable criteria

  • A working familiarity with financial management, internal controls and best practice;
  • An understanding of the challenges facing public sector pension schemes would be an advantage;
  • Some experience of working with judges or lawyers.

 

Actuarial Member

The candidate must have actuarial experience and be FIA or FFA qualified and be able to demonstrate the above criteria.

 

Additional Information

Other important appointment information

There must be no employment restrictions, or limit on your permitted stay in the UK.

Tenure: Public appointments are offered on a fixed term basis. We do this to ensure that the leadership of our public bodies is regularly refreshed and that the JPB can benefit from new perspectives and ideas.

The appointment will run for three years with the possibility of reappointment for a further term subject to satisfactory appraisal and at the discretion of Ministers.

In line with the Governance Code for Public Appointments, there is a strong presumption that no individual should serve more than two terms or serve in any one post for more than ten years.

Remuneration, Allowances and Abatement:

Remuneration: Members receive a non-pensionable remuneration of £325 per day for a commitment of 15 days a year.

Remuneration is subject to deductions of tax and National Insurance contributions at source.  Reasonable standard travel expenses will be payable.

The role is not pensionable and your remuneration may be abated if you receive a public service pension – any queries you may have about how this may affect you will need to be taken up by you with your pension provider.

Performance Appraisal: You will be assessed annually on performance by the Chair of the JPB.

How to Apply

To make an application, please state which role you are applying for and send:

  • A CV (maximum two sides of A4) detailing your qualifications, employment history and any appointments or offices you hold. Please also provide your preferred contact number and email address.
  • A personal statement (maximum two sides of A4) providing evidence against the role criteria and your suitability for the post, of JPB member. Please consider the role and criteria carefully in preparing your statements. Information from AAP indicates that applications which offer specific and tailored examples against the criteria, making clear the candidate’s role in achieving an outcome are often the strongest.  Structuring the statement around the criteria using relevant headings also aids clarity.

Guidance on how to write a successful application can be found at Appendix 2.

 

Supporting Documents form (attached separately on cabinet office website)

Please also complete and return the Supporting Documents form which seeks the following information:

Conflicts of interest and Previous Conduct:  If you have any interests that might be relevant to the work of JPB, and which could lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest if you were to be appointed, please provide details in your supporting documents.

Diversity monitoring – Please complete this online form within the advert. Information is requested for monitoring purposes only and plays no part in the selection process.  It will be kept confidential and will not be seen by the AAP.

DIVERSITY MONITORING LINK

Please send your CV, personal statement and supporting documents to: PublicAppointmentsTeam@justice.gov.uk quoting reference PAT160027 in the subject line of your email.  We will acknowledge receipt.

Attachments
Declarations-of-interest-PAT- 160027
Reference-request-form-PAT160027
Judicial Pension Board Candidate Pack - Independents and Actuarial 290921
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