Pace is one of the largest occupational pension schemes in the UK and is complex to run.
In light of this, the nomination process has been designed to ensure candidates have a detailed understanding of the requirements of being a Trustee Director and to ensure that members with the right skills for the role of a Trustee Director are put through to the Ballot stage, by using a selection process.
Nomination Process - Summary
The election process is being managed by an independent organisation, Electoral Reform Services (ERS). The nomination pack available from ERS provides full details.
To be nominated for an Employee Member Nominated Trustee vacancy, you must be a contributing member of Pace and you must be supported by two other contributing members of Pace.
All candidates are required to complete the forms contained in the Nomination Pack, including:
- A Nomination form to be completed by you and by two supporters as confirmation that you wish to be considered to for a trustee position.
- A Personal Statement that summarises your employment with the Co-op Group, or the Co-operative Bank, and any other information you consider relevant to your application for a trustee role.
- A Trustee Questionnaire which will be used to determine relevant skills and experience
All nominees must complete the first two modules of The Pensions Regulator’s Trustee toolkit. www.trusteetoolkit.com
Candidates will also be invited to attend a Selection Panel interview with members of the Pensions Department and Pace Trustee Board.
Following the close of the nomination period, the nominations will be validated and if more successful nominations are received than are required, a ballot (election) will be held. The results will be announced later in the year.
If you wish to stand for election, please read and follow the important instructions below:
To submit your nomination online, please go to the website www.ersvotes.com/PACENominations2016. Here you will be able to download the nomination pack that provides more information on the role and the selection process. Nominations can be submitted to ERS using the online form, by email, or by post. If you have any questions please call ERS on 020 8889 9203 (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays, between 9am and 5pm) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting “Pace MND Election”.
Completed nomination forms must arrive at ERS by 5pm on 20th May 2016
If you have any general queries on the election process, please telephone Clare Ingham, Co-op Pensions Department on 0843 751 1648 or email email@example.com