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Chief Executive Officer

About the role


Lothian Pension Fund (LPF) is one of the largest in the UK with over 100 associated employers and over 65,000 members.  It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the City of Edinburgh Council. LPF carries out the specialist activities of investing and administering the benefits of the fund and governance is provided through the Council’s Pensions Committee.

The Chief Executive Officer will lead a professional team responsible for the investment, governance, financial management and administration of the fund for a number of employing organisations and members.

This is a rare opportunity for a proven leader to shape not only the future of LPF, but to influence the future of the Local Government Pension Scheme in Scotland.  You’ll join a multi-award winning organisation, which has a well-established reputation as being innovative, professional, collaborative and forward thinking.

Shaping the future strategy and positioning of the Fund, you will ensure that we deliver a strong, ethical and sustainable return through our investment strategy, provide excellent customer service to our employers, admitted bodies and, importantly, individual scheme members, as well as ensuring consistently strong performance through our financial, administrative, governance and regulatory arrangements.

We are looking for a Chief Executive Officer who will respect our culture and values, drive success and guide the business through the changing pensions landscape in Scotland which is likely to offer further opportunity for growth.

Candidates should have:

  • Knowledge of the pensions industry (but not necessarily from a local government perspective)
  • Knowledge of fund management (experience of advising or investing in large funds)
  • Knowledge of the relevant regulatory and statutory frameworks
  • Experience of leading transformational change

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with excellent leadership experience, energy and focus who can drive results and will be genuinely bought in to the culture and values of LPF.

For further details please download the candidate information brochure here.

For further information and to apply please contact Ailsa Sutherland on 0131 539 7087 or via  The closing date for applications is Friday 28th September 2018.