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Lothian Pension Scheme or LPF as we call ourselves, is a Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) that’s different. We’re proud of these differences and of our vision: 

“to deliver outstanding pension and investment services for the benefit of members and employers”.  

It’s a vision that energises us, and one we think is challenging but also achievable.  Beyond this we aspire to be the best LGPS in Scotland if not the UK, in terms of meeting the needs of our members and employers, in using our influence as a leading responsible investor and offering a superior employment proposition to our colleagues. 

As a provider of a pension scheme for so many people, we need to ensure we understand what our members and their employers both want and need from us, as we focus our efforts on continuing to exceed the expectations of all our stakeholders. 

What is our Purpose Vision and Values?

  • Purpose
  • Vision

Purpose

To administer the LGPS in Edinburgh and the Lothians. By paying pensions and benefits to members, we help with the financial well-being of members and their families in retirement. 

We invest the scheme’s assets, seeking to earn an appropriate return that will reduce the cost of the scheme to employers and improve the sustainability of the LGPS. By investing responsibly, we seek to ensure that companies meet and manage environmental, social and governance standards, including those relating to the climate change threat and the need to transition to a net zero world.   

Vision

To deliver outstanding pension and investment services for the benefit of members and employers.

Beyond this we aspire to be the best LGPS in Scotland, if not the UK, in terms of meeting the needs of members and employers, in using our influence as a leading responsible investor and offering a superior employment proposition to our colleagues.

 

How will we do all this I hear you say?  

We’ll exceed those expectations by developing our talent, to create an inclusive and agile workforce that’s member-focused, flexible and responsive to new ways of working. We’ll focus on digital efficiency, an even better employee experience, and looking for new ways to work across functions. 

So, what makes us an exciting place to work?  

Well, right now, we’re not only shaping the future of LPF, but developing the way in which we support the investment needs of other funds across Scotland. There’s never been a better time to be part of our already multi- award-winning organisation, which has a well-established reputation as being innovative, professional, collaborative, and forward thinking. 

LPF is a growing, vibrant and exciting place to work. We offer flexible working and a blended work model, working both from home and our spacious city centre office. We have many social and wellbeing initiatives to ensure we keep our sense of community alive even during challenging times. 

The continued professional development of our colleagues is important to us, so we provide access to a wide range of resources to build their expertise, skills and confidence. 

What are our Core and Flexible Benefits? 

You’ll benefit from a competitive salary, a discretionary Variable pay element and a wide range of colleague benefits, including: 

  • A generous defined benefits pension scheme 
  • A hybrid model of working, both from home and in our new refurbished office in the centre of Edinburgh 
  • Flexible working to support both your needs and those of our organisation 
  • An all-inclusive gender-neutral parent policy covering maternity, paternity, surrogacy and adoption 
  • A free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme to support you and your family through any concerns or challenges you may face 
  • An interest free travel loan to support our colleagues with the cost of a season ticket for public transport 
  • Ride to work scheme, offering colleagues up to 42% off the cost of a new bike 
  • A cash bonus recruitment referral programme 

 

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