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Director of Change

Reporting to: Executive Director of Finance and Operations
Team: Change
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £110,000 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: 25 July 2018

About us

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is responsible for protecting workplace pensions in the UK, working with employers and those running pensions to help people save safely for their retirement. We have an excellent office location in the heart of Brighton and have a diverse, lively and professional growing workforce.

We are committed to making TPR a great place to work and doing all we can to support our people to reach their full potential. Join our expanding team for the chance to be a part of the biggest change to pensions in a generation.


We’re looking for someone to oversee the successful delivery of our complex portfolio of change, including all strategic, business and IT change programmes. The successful applicant will be experienced in project and programme management techniques, arriving at pragmatic solutions, stakeholder and supplier management and building senior relationships. You will lead staff in your teams and demonstrate TPR values and culture.


  • Be responsible for the delivery of all business and IT change projects, programmes and small change across TPR, including TPR’s strategic change programmes, specifically through relationships across the senior leadership team.
  • Be a subject matter expert, including the management and pragmatic resolution of priorities, tensions and interdependencies.
  • Foster a Centre of Excellence in project and programme delivery, aligned with best practice and government practice. ensure all programmes / projects are structured and resourced appropriately, including ongoing and future assessment of skills and experience needed.
  • Support significant cultural and ways of working changes across TPR, through the development, maintenance and embedding of business change principles and governance.
  • Be responsible for establishing and embedding required change processes, capabilities and methodologies across the Change team, including continual maintenance and adaption of project, programme and portfolio governance to best practice and organisational need.
  • Support the Executive Committee and Board, bringing impartial advice on impact and options across the broad spectrum of business changes, including identifying the impact, risks and opportunities of large scale change across the business.

Essential criteria

  • Experience of aligning varying types and sizes of strategic, business and IT changes with organisational strategy.
  • Extensive experience of project and programme management frameworks and programme delivery at all stages of the delivery cycle; specific qualifications would be beneficial but not a requirement at this level (eg Prince, Agile, MSP).
  • Experience of managing complex and interdependent portfolios.
  • Full understanding of both waterfall and agile project management methodologies, including when to use which and ideally experience of introducing agile into a traditionally waterfall environment.
  • Experience of managing a budget and effective financial controls.
  • Previous experience of public sector procurement obligations, timelines and impact on change delivery.

Person specification

  • Negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Clear articulation of complex areas to non-technical audiences.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Collegiate, engaging and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Works well with ambiguity.
  • Able to drive operational and cultural change.

Salary and benefits

As well as a salary of £110,000, we offer:

  • Civil Service Pension arrangements, which are recognised as some of the best in the pensions world
  • discretionary bonus arrangements
  • 25 days' annual leave provision
  • flexible working arrangements
  • development opportunities
  • enhanced parental leave arrangements
  • a free employee assistance programme
  • an excellent office location

How to apply

We provide an exciting, supportive and flexible working environment, and are committed to helping our people meet their full potential.

TPR is an inclusive employer and offers equal opportunities to all regardless of an individual’s age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Candidates who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the job will be offered an interview.

Applications will be considered on a part time and job share basis.

Please send your CV and a covering letter, with details of how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria to

If you have any enquiries with regards to this role or if you have a disability and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please email