Feb 012016

Non-Executive Board Member

Recruiter: SA Associates
Location: Croydon
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 01 Feb 2016
Closes: 12 Feb 2016
Job Function: Board Member, Non Executive Director
Industry: Finance

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is a dynamic, high performing customer-focused financial institution. The PPF is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director with a strong Information Technology background who could be an existing Non-Executive Director or currently be holding an Executive role.

Established by Parliament in 2004, the PPF is playing a significant role in restoring confidence in occupational pensions. The PPF provides real security in retirement for thousands of pension scheme members when their sponsoring employer has become insolvent without sufficient funds to meet their pension commitments.

The PPF looks after the interests of circa 500,000 members of pension schemes through the Pension Protection fund and as Scheme Manager for the Financial Assistance Scheme. This number is expected to grow in the future. PPF has invested assets in excess of £22 billion.

To add to the existing strength of the Board, the PPF seeks to appoint a new Non-Executive Board Member who will contribute to the strategy of the PPF and monitor its implementation. The successful candidate will have a background in Information Technology, project management and the following essential competencies:

  • Strong knowledge base in IT Architecture and Systems Design.
  • Deep understanding of and experience with large scale IT and related change projects.
  • Recent and relevant experience of IT risk management and related cyber-security challenges.
  • An understanding of how technology is used to support business operations and improve performance.  This may include a little more than just an understanding of the business and may include some exposure to the pensions industry.
  • The ability to act as a sounding board and coach to the PPF IT organisation.

As well as:

  • Broad Executive experience from industry.
  • A clear understanding of the requirements of being a Non-Executive Board Member.
  • Proven ability in decision making at the highest level.
  • Political sensitivity and ability to shape strategy in a political environment.

The appointment will be offered as a fixed term appointment of three years duration with the possibility of renewal. The commitment is a maximum 26 days per year taking into account all reading required and the six Board meetings. The remuneration is £18,000 per annum. The meetings will be held mainly in Croydon.

Should you wish to apply please send your CV and a covering letter to us by clicking here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 12th February 2016.


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