Who can join?

The LGPS covers employees working in local government and for other organisations that have chosen to participate in it. To be able to join the LGPS you need to be under age 75 and work for an employer that offers membership of the scheme. 

If you start a job in which you are eligible for membership of the LGPS you will be brought into the scheme under automatic enrolment (unless your contract of employment is for less than 3 months and you are not an Eligible Jobholder, but even then you can opt to join by completing an application form under the 'Guides & Forms' tab). 

If you are brought into the scheme you have the right to opt out. You cannot complete an opt out form until you have started your employment. Please see the 'Automatic Enrolment' tab on the left hand side for more information.