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RPS Southern Section - Appointment of TSSA Member to Pensions Committee

23 April 2015

We are seeking TSSA members, who are current active members of the Southern Section of the Railways Pension Scheme to nominate for the position of Member Appointee for the TSSA seat on the Southern Pensions Committee.

This is due to our current member Joanna Slaughter’s term of office coming to an end.

This appointment will be for a period of five years and will involve attendance at the Southern RPS Section Committee meetings which usually take place three times per annum. At these meetings, decisions are taken on investments, applications for certain pension benefits and overall management and administration of the scheme that is in the best interests of RPS members and the pension scheme. Below is a role description document which provides more information on key responsibilities and nominees must make themselves aware of the regulation of business and Pensions Act (1995) information relating to persons disqualified or prohibited from undertaking this role via the links below:

  RPS Trustee role description    PC Regulation of Business    Qualification for RPS PC Membership Pensions Act

Knowledge of the Railways Pension scheme is desirable, however the Pension Administrators and TSSA offer a comprehensive programme of Training in which you will be entitled to paid release from duties.

If you wish to stand for this position, please let us know by contacting Nick Child, TSSA Organiser no later than Friday 9th May 2015.

We are required to notify the Pensions Administrators no later than 22nd May 2015.

If we have more than one nominee, there will be a vote of TSSA members to decide who will take up this important role.

The successfully elected member will be required to attend the next Committee meeting on 29 June 2015 in Croydon as an observer and will formally take up the position from August 2015. The following meeting will be on 19 October 2015 where the appointed member will take up a full active role in the committee. If you wish to know more about the role, please get in touch.


We would wish to thank out member Joanne Slaughter for her contribution to this role and wish her well for the future. 

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