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Intelligence Team Leader x2

Reporting to: Head of Intelligence
Team: Intelligence
Contract type: Fixed-term 12 and 18 months
Salary: £56,193 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: 03 June 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 two Intelligence Team Leaders to lead a team that supports, informs and challenges TPR as an intelligence-led regulator, providing a high quality, targeted, strategic and tactical service to our teams and partners.


  • Lead a skilled and motivated team in line with TPR’s vision and values, ensuring goals and objectives are agreed and delivered.
  • Act as the deputy to the Head of Intelligence.
  • Lead and support strategic, resource and financial planning, in particular through the Intelligence Team Business Plan, recruitment and resource planning, and budget.
  • Be responsible for quality and standards, including delivery of quality assurance processes, coaching and mentoring, training and development, and performance management.
  • Oversee the delivery of tactical, strategic and transformational activities in support of the Intelligence Team Business Plan and TPR’s core objectives.
  • Be responsible for the effective capture, translation and escalation of the strategic and operational intelligence picture, supporting risk management and regulatory interventions across the business.
  • Represent Intelligence / TPR in a range of internal and external fora, providing an authoritative voice on the pensions risk landscape and intelligence practices, and supporting the development of capability, policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain strategic collaborative working relationships with key external partners and stakeholders, including DWP, regulatory and law enforcement agencies and industry.
  • Support continuous improvement, in particular through projects that enhance our capability and through the enhancement and integration of data, systems, processes and ways of working.
  • Provide recommendations to enhance procedural and regulatory approaches.

Essential and desirable criteria


  • Comprehensive operational knowledge and experience in leading and managing people and resources to deliver high quality intelligence products and services.
  • Experience of handling sensitive intelligence.
  • Experience of representing a team / business at a senior management level.
  • Experience of external stakeholder management.
  • Experience of managing the development, implementation and continuous improvement of systems and processes in a regulatory or similar environment.
  • Industry standards such as the National Intelligence Model. A working knowledge of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; and Freedom of Information Act 2000.
  • Proportionate, accountable, consistent, transparent and targeted (PACTT) principles.


  • A professionally recognised UK intelligence qualification.
  • A thorough and up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation (Pensions Acts 1995, 2004, 2008; Data Protection Act 1998; Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, Pension Schemes Act 2017).

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Leadership skills.

Salary and benefits

As well as a salary of up to £56,193, 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.

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

Employees within their first 12 months of employment who want to apply for this vacancy should first contact their line manager to discuss their application.

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