Independent Chair of the Pension Board

Published 13/07/2022   |   Last Updated 22/06/2023

Location: Wales

Remuneration: Applicants are asked to include details of their proposed fee with their application. 

Closing Date: Midnight on 13 July 2023


Purpose of the post:

The Senedd (Senedd Cymru or Welsh Parliament) is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people, makes laws for Wales (on matters not reserved to the UK Parliament), agrees Welsh taxes, and holds the Welsh Government to account. It is a unicameral legislature comprising 60 Members. The Senedd is legally separate from the Welsh Government

We are seeking an exceptional candidate for the role of Independent Chair of the Pension Board of the Members of the Senedd Pension Scheme to replace the existing Chair who is due to step down in the Autumn term, after several years of valuable service.

The Pension Board are responsible for securing compliance with the Scheme regulations and other legislation relating to the governance and administration of the Scheme.

As Chair you will provide strong leadership and support the Board in fulfilling their responsibilities in accordance with the Public Service Pension Scheme Act 2013, the Scheme Rules and Code of Practice on the Governance and Administration of Public Service Pension issued by the Pensions Regulator.

The successful candidate will have experience of Chairing Pension Trustee Boards. Along with significant leadership skills with experience in the Governance of Occupational Pensions Schemes and knowledge of the code of practice on the Governance and administration of public service pension schemes issued by the Pensions Regulator. 


How to apply:

If you would like an initial discussion about the role, please contact Donna Davies, Head of Pensions Services at or telephone 0300 200 6523.

Please apply by submitting a CV and a supporting statement which outlines your motivation for applying for the role and how you meet the person specification (no more than 2 sides of A4 in length). Please ensure that you address the key requirements set out in the person specification.

Applications should be sent to 

Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details.