What’s a pensions dashboard?
A pensions dashboard is a digital tool intended to revolutionise how people engage with their pensions throughout their lives. Pensions dashboards will ensure people throughout the UK have easy access to key information about what pensions they have, who manages them and what they are worth.
What’s the Pensions Dashboards Industry Delivery Group?
As a result of the Department for Work and Pensions feasibility study and consultation on pension dashboards, MaPS has established the Pensions Dashboards Industry Delivery Group (IDG) to lead the delivery of the initial phase of the pensions dashboards programme.
The IDG is forming a steering group bringing together representatives from across the pensions, financial technology (fintech) and financial services industries, consumer groups, regulators and government. Its purpose is to drive forward the delivery of the technology that will enable dashboards to work.
Apply to join the steering group
Following the appointment of Chris Curry as principal and Angela Pober as implementation director of the IDG, we are now looking to form our steering group and are kicking off the selection and appointment process.This is an exciting opportunity to be part of ground-breaking project that will revolutionise how people will engage with their pensions and retirement planning throughout their lives.
This steering group will provide strategic direction across a range of topics to support the delivery of pensions dashboards. It will have a specific focus on building consensus amongst and representing the industry and consumers who will be involved in and impacted by the implementation and rollout of pensions dashboards.
Reporting into the MaPS Pensions Dashboards Project sub-committee, the steering group will meet once a month initially from October 2019 and will oversee the activities of the IDG implementation executive.
Who are we looking for?
With a small representative membership of 12 people, including the chair and implementation director, the steering group will be made up of representatives from:
- the pensions industry, such as pension providers, administrators, trustees and insurers
- consumer advocacy groups and thinktanks, and
- the fintech and financial services sectors.
To be considered, applicants must be able to demonstrate how they meet the following criteria:
- expertise in one or more of the following areas: citizen/consumer advocacy, pensions provision and administration, public service delivery, disruptive technology, big data or GDPR, academic knowledge relevant to these areas
- a track record in powerfully and clearly articulating core industry or consumer issues
- how you have successfully canvassed and represented the interests of your constituent community with government or at multi-stakeholder forums
- how you have represented the interests of others as a member of a board, and
- how you have made a difference as a result of influencing government or your industry.
Terms of engagement
Members will be required to serve for a minimum of three years or until the end of the project (whichever is greater).
Members must be able to dedicate a minimum of one day every month to steering group activities including in person attendance at steering group meetings.
Members of ‘representative’ organisations may be required to stand down if they cease employment with the organisation under which they joined.
Members of representative organisations must nominate and send an agreed representative if they’re unable to attend steering group meetings.
Members will be required to declare any actual or perceived conflicts of interest and outline any mitigations they will put in place should these arise.
Members must be available to travel nationally to represent the steering group at industry meetings/events if required.
We welcome applications from individuals and organisations representing all the specified sectors. While this is a voluntary position, we do not want this to be a barrier to joining and will consider the payment of reasonable expenses on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if this applies to you.
We invite applications from both individuals and representatives of organisations.
Applicants are required to submit a CV of maximum two pages, and a short cover letter of maximum two pages, outlining:
- how you meet the criteria as outlined above
- your motivation for joining the steering group
- your constituency, your reach and how you will engage with and represent them.
In addition, please provide two examples of recent testimonials demonstrating your leadership in your field, e.g. press coverage.
If available, please also provide one example of a recent published video, blog, article or piece of writing which reflects your thinking and articulation of issues relating to pensions dashboards or to pensions generally.
Applicants will be required to declare any actual or perceived conflicts of interest and outline any mitigations they will put in place should these arise.
Applications must be submitted by email to pensions-dashboardIDG@maps.org.uk.
Closing date for applications is 11.59pm on 26 August 2019.
After the closing date, a robust shortlisting process will take place with a selection panel made up of the IDG executive, a MaPS board member and a representative from the Department for Work and Pensions. Appointments will be announced in the early autumn with the first steering group meeting due to take place in October.
While the steering group will focus on setting the strategic direction for dashboards, there will be many additional opportunities to get involved at a working group level and we welcome expressions of interest from interested parties by email at pensions-dashboardIDG@maps.org.uk.