Our Organisation

The Pensions Authority’s workforce is headed by the Director and is organised around three streams of activity, each led by a Head of Service, reflecting the focus of its work in relation to:

• Scheme members
• Investment of the Pension Fund’s assets, and
• The running of the organisation

This is illustrated below

Pension Administration
• Maintenance of scheme member records
• Calculation and payment of benefits
• Relationships with scheme employers including admissions and terminations
• Customer Contact
• Corporate ICT and Digital
Investment Strategy
• Design of the Investment Strategy
• Monitoring of the performance of external fund managers
• Responsible investment
• Contributing to the development of the Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
Finance and Corporate Services
• Production of the Authority's accounts and budget
• Investment accounting
• Accounts payable and receivable
• Customer Contact
• Payroll
• Human Resources
• Governance Risk and Compliance
• Office management
• Procurement
• Management of Service Level Agreements

Like any local authority the Pensions Authority has to have a number of “statutory officers”. These roles are the Clerk, the Monitoring Officer and the Treasurer and they are performed by officers from Barnsley MBC under the terms of a service level agreement. More details on each of these statutory roles is contained in the Constitution available through the links on the left hand side of this page.

More detail on the Authority’s organisational structure is available here [713kb]