The Board is asked to note the report from the 25 January 2021 Pensions Committee by the Director of Law and Assurance.
37.1 The Chairman introduced the report on the Election of Scheduled Body Representative from the 25 January 2021 Pensions Committee by the Director of Law and Assurance.
37.2 In noting the criteria for nomination, it was suggested that the reference to a candidate’s need to have at least two years left on their expected term of office should be amended to allow for greater flexibility. Rachel Wood agreed to feedback and adjust this wording if necessary.
37.3 Resolved – that the Board noted the report from the 25 January 2021 Pensions Committee by, the Director of Law and Assurance.
Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.
The Committee is asked to consider the recommendation within the report.
53.1 The Committee considered a report by the Director of Law and Assurance (copy appended to the signed minutes).
53.2 Charles Gauntlett, Senior Advisor Democratic Services, introduced the report and explained that there has been a vacancy on the Pensions Committee for a Scheduled Body representative for some time. Mr Gauntlett stated that the proposal was to ask education establishments who are Scheduled Body employers to agree to nominate a shared representative as detailed in the appendix of the report.
53.3 The Committee discussed if the Schools Forum could be used to make the process simpler, but it was pointed out that Higher Education is not represented on the Schools Forum.
53.4 The Committee also suggested that the election process could include a clause that if over ten applications were received then a process for shortlisting should be established.
53.5 Resolved – That the proposed nomination and election process for a Scheduled Body Employer representative be approved with the addition that if more than ten applications are received officers should adopt a process to shortlist.