NHS Scheme for Scotland (NHSSS)
Information and support about the NHSS pension scheme.
The NHS Superannuation Scheme (NHS SS) for Scotland is a pension scheme for those employed by the NHS. However the University of Dundee is a Direction Body for the NHS which allows certain staff employed at the University to join or re-join the NHS SS if they satisfy certain criteria (see below).
The national scheme for NHS employees is open to a very few members of University staff.
Staff who meet the following criteria may be allowed to stay in the Scottish NHS Scheme.
To qualify you must:
- have been contributing to the Scottish NHS Scheme within 12 months of joining the University
- University contracts must be 'Lecturers', 'Clinical Academic/Researchers', ' Research Nurse', Research Pharmacist' or 'PhD students' within the 'Medical School' or 'Dentistry' or 'School of Life Sciences' - i.e. the contract held with the University must specify working within the Medical School or Dentistry or School of Life Sciences'.
- Applied to join NHS within 3 months of joining the University
Academic and Academic related staff will be contractually enrolled into Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) from their start date. Staff should contact Pensionsoffice@dundee.ac.uk within 3 months of commencing employment at the University to enquire about joining the NHS Superannuation Scheme.
For members who have a NHS 'added years contract' or are currently a member with NHS with another part-time post, please contact Pensions Office.
|Normal retirement age||
Normal Retirement Age is dependent on what section of NHS Superannuation Scheme you are in.
(Rising to 57 from April 2028)