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Join us in celebrating our female leaders for International Women's Day 2024!

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*Women's pension pots 33% of men's at retirement age (

At Wiltshire Pension Fund, our organisation is fueled by the wonderful contributions of women, who comprise an impressive 81% of our active membership and 64% of our dedicated team. As we mark International Women's Day, we take pride in shining a spotlight on the achievements of our female leaders. In this special feature, we aim to share their inspiring stories and accomplishments, in their own words! 

As a fund our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity is not just a pledge; it's embedded into our culture. We have established specific and measurable targets across various facets of our operations, including teams, governance, investments, and customer areas of the fund. As a testament, our values of working together as one fund and high performing teams, show our ongoing commitment to ensuring every voice is heard, every perspective is valued, and where unique strengths of each individual contribute to the collective success of Wiltshire Pension Fund.

Find out more about our culture and the outstanding team in their own words below! 

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The career progression opportunities at Wiltshire Pension Fund are fantastic!

2024 will be the 10th year I have worked in Local Government Pensions, moving to Wiltshire Pension Fund in May 2022. Throughout these 10 years I have developed in my career from a Pensions Officer, to a Senior Pensions Officer and now a Member Services Work Management Officer. 

It is inspiring to see so many women in Management and Leadership roles in Wiltshire Pension Fund. I hope this encourages and inspires other women starting out in the Fund, to know they can achieve this too. Safe in the knowledge they will have full support around them to succeed.

Florence Parker, Member Services Work Management Officer

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Working for the local government, for the last 12 years has been rewarding for me, as it gave me all the flexibility I needed to juggle work and family commitments.

I once took my daughter to Library at County Hall and I told her that I work in this building. My daughter said she wants to work at this beautiful place when she grows up and that she is so proud of me.

Jelena Peet, Fund Accountant

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I am lucky to have found a team full of strong, intelligent, and caring women that are such an inspiration and show that as long as you have the right individual support and training, you really don't have to sacrifice career or family to have a job you love.

I'm fairly new to the WPF - joining the team in April 2023 with limited knowledge of the LGPS. During this time, I have learnt so much, and the support of the team has been fantastic. 

As a mum to 3 children, I needed a job that fit around my family whilst also being able to progress my career. The WPF has provided me with this opportunity - offering an effective work/ life balance with flexible working whilst also providing me with the opportunity for training and career development.

Katy Hutchinson, Data Reporting and Performance Lead

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It is wonderful to work in such a supportive environment where your voice is heard, and your contributions are valued!

Coming into pensions with very little pensions knowledge was daunting at first, although I wish I made the move sooner! WPF is a fantastic place to work, offering flexible working to help with the family juggle, extensive training opportunities, leadership programs and career progression. Since starting at the Fund, new teams have been created along with the introduction of career grading, reflective of team's commitment to continuous development.

Krystie Waterhouse, Communications and Customer Engagement Manager

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The Wiltshire Pension Fund is a fantastic place to work.

As a woman and former foreign national I have always felt I was supported and have always been encouraged by my managers to be the best I can and add to my skills throughout my time here. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are not just words. Here in WPF actions speak louder than words! Sky is the limit if you try harder!

Having arrived in the UK in 2005, my first priority was to set about learning the language and gaining my UK citizenship. Previously having a successful career in finance in Ukraine, I studied the AAT qualification gaining full AAT membership, which made my degree in accounting UK compliant.

In 2014 I joined Wiltshire Council as a Payroll Practitioner, being a proud member of the Wiltshire Pension Fund team from 2019.

I started as a Pension Assistant in the Member Services team and was promoted within one year to a Data Officer role in the Employer Services team. During this time, I had the opportunity to complete my CIPP qualification, receiving a Certificate in Pension Administration. This really boosted my knowledge in pensions. With extensive internal and external training opportunities, self-discipline and my personal aspirations, as soon as the Fund's career grading was introduced, I was promoted to a Principal Officer role in January 2023.

From March 2023 I was offered to act up as the Employer Services Work Management Officer covering maternity leave. I don't know what my next move is going to be, but I am absolutely certain that I will stay with pensions.

Nat Harrison, Employer Services Work Management Officer 

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I am passionate about pensions, and the LGPS is a wonderful place to build a career while making a difference.  The incredible family-friendly working practices here enabled me to join WPF, take on a leadership role and progress my career. I want to pay it all back by supporting my team here with training and development opportunities, empowering people to take ownership and celebrate their successes.

Jennifer Devine, Head of Wiltshire Pension Fund

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Click HERE to find our more about our vision, values and what it is like to work for Wiltshire Pension Fund.

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