The Committee normally comprises of 12 members and a Chairperson appointed by the Minister for Communities. They usually meet nine times a year. Its authority to manage the Scheme is set out in the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014.
In accordance with the Local Government Pension Scheme (Governance) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, the Minister for Communities designated the Committee as the Pension Board for the LGPS Northern Ireland, effective from 20 March 2020.
The Chief Executive and Secretary is responsible for the operational management of the organisation and for providing strategic advice to the Committee. The Chief Executive and Secretary is not a member of the Committee.
NILGOSC has six departments, each led by a manager reporting to the Deputy Secretary. These are:
- Pensions Administration and Payroll
- Pensions Development
- Governance and HR