The Highland Council Pension Fund is part of the national Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
If you join the fund you become a member and you will get a pension paid to you when you retire.
Members include people who work for The Highland Council, and a whole range of other organisations such as local colleges, scheduled and admitted bodies. More than 30 employers allow their employees to join the fund.
The LGPS is a statutory scheme. This means that it is very secure because the amount members are paid in retirement is defined and set out in law.
Teachers and operational staff in the police and fire and rescue service have their own pension schemes and are not part of the Highland Council Pension Fund.