News
Nov 03, 2021

Bulletin - Wanted: Public Education Benefit Trustees

Becoming a Public Education Benefit Trust trustee is a unique and rewarding opportunity to play a critical role on how benefits and other health and wellbeing services are delivered to members in our provinces K-12 sector. There are currently two vacancies on the PEBT Board of Trustees. Appointments will be made by CUPE, effective January 1, 2022.

What is the PEBT?

The PEBT is a joint health and welfare trust responsible for delivering health and wellbeing programs to over 25,000+ support staff members and their families in the BC K-12 sector. Its board is comprised of six trustees appointed by CUPE, and six trustees appointed by BCPSEA.

What does a PEBT trustee do?

As a PEBT trustee you get to:

  • Collaborate with other influential representatives in the K-12 sector to support and improve service to members
  • Contribute to a positive labour relations environment that encourages stakeholders to work together for a common purpose
  • Gain valuable experience and learn new skills
  • Receive continuing education and training to support you in your role as Trustee

What do I need to become a PEBT trustee?

To be a PEBT trustee, a CUPE member must be:

  • Currently working in a CUPE certified School District
  • Minimum five years from retirement
  • Committed to attending Board meetings (4-6 per year)
  • Available for Committee meetings (4-6 per year)
  • Interested in pursuing educational programs regarding benefits and Trusts

Other assets that are valued but not mandatory include a level of interest and knowledge regarding employee benefits, benefits administration experience, and familiarity with joint trusts.

As part of our commitment to equity, CUPE encourages applications from qualified members of five designated groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people and LGBTQ2+ people. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Please note: all PEBT activities, including committee and Board meetings, are currently conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic and no travel will be required until it is safe to do so.

If you would like to obtain a candidate information package, or have questions regarding this special opportunity, please contact either:

Lori Lofthaug, PEBT Trust Secretariat
[email protected]
604-292-0288

Alison Coelho, PEBT Trust Secretary
[email protected]
604-379-2581

Interested individuals are requested to submit an expression of interest by November 19, 2021 to:

Rob Hewitt, Member Trustee
[email protected]
250-859-1963

We encourage you to check out the website at www.pebt.ca to learn more about the PEBT’s purpose, vision and values and the benefits and services offered to our members.

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