Evening. wonder if someone can help. Have found a dream job working part time - not even applied for it yet as uncertain about a few things. I'm currently teaching in Scotland, over 55 so could go for early retirement. NPA is 60 so should get lump sum and pension. Member of SSPA. In an ideal world, I would go for early retirement then find a part time job but this has got me thinking. If I were lucky enough to land a new job and therefore resign from teaching, would I be able to get early retirement lump sum and pension or would I have to wait until I was 60? How would I go about retiring if no longer in a teaching position? Would my pension be capped if I were earning money even if not in a teaching position? Have looked on websites but unsure of information. Thanks to anyone who can shed a bit of light on this.