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Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme


You should apply around 4 months before the date of your retirement or when your benefits are due. The STSS website should be consulted for information regarding your retirement options.
For Normal Age Retirement, Phased Retirement or Actuarial Reduced Pensions the Teach: RET should be downloaded and completed. Part 1 should be completed by the employee who should then send the form to Payroll in Room 5.B.29 Sighthill Campus who will complete Part 2 and forward both parts of the form on to STSS. STSS will then contact the employee with details on what benefits you are due, taxation and how the pension will be paid. Please contact teachersawards@gov.scot with any queries during the application process.
Other types of retirement include:

Phased Retirement

Phased retirement allows you to reduce your working hours whilst receiving a proportion of your pension benefits. This should be agreed with The Head of School/ Department before applying. For full eligibility criteria, please see the STSS Fact Sheet. To apply, please complete the Teach:RET

Winding down

Winding down is a phased retirement option that enables you to continue in employment on a part-time basis whilst protecting your final retirement pension entitlement. You must have consent from the Head of School/ Department and meet the eligibility criteria as shown on the STSS Fact Sheet.  To apply you should complete the Winding Down Application Form, the employee should complete the section on member details and sign at the bottom of page 2, this should then be sent to Payroll in Room 5.B.29 Sighthill Campus.

Lothian Pension Fund

You should apply around 6 weeks before the date of your retirement or when your benefits are due. The LPF website should be consulted for information regarding your retirement options.
Once you have decided to retire you should let your line manager know and email HumanResources@napier.ac.uk to confirm. Payroll will notify LPF who will then be in touch with the employee regarding benefits due. Please contact pensions@lpf.org.uk for any queries during the application process.

Preparing for retirement

The University offers preparation for retirement learning events, for further information please contact Learning and Development on 5036 or learninganddevelopment@napier.ac.uk


Edinburgh Napier University Retired Staff Association (ENURSA)


ENURSA was established in June 1988 and it helps its members to keep in touch with each other and with the University. 
Membership is open to any member of staff who has formally retired from Napier Polytechnic of Edinburgh, Lothian College of Health Studies, Edinburgh Napier University or any institution that becomes part of Edinburgh Napier University. Membership is diverse and you will find former friends and colleagues from both Academic and Service Departments of the University within the Association. You can also use our Facebook page to keep in contact.

ENURSA offers monthly events, such as talks by invited speakers or visits to local places of interest and an Annual Christmas Lunch. Furthermore, members enjoy the use of the University Library Services and regular mailings including forthcoming events and newsletters.
To join, please email Gary Seath - g.seath@napier.ac.uk