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Administrator - Policy

Reporting to: Principal - Policy
Team: Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice (RPAA)
Contract type: Fixed-term for 18 months
Salary: From £21,200 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Sunday 24 November 2019

Job ref: 1696

TPR grade: 13 - Administrator

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 support to our policy team on an interim basis through the provision of a comprehensive and effective administrative service in relation to all policy work.


  • Provide administration support on policy and local continuous improvement work to the Policy team.
  • Provide secretariat and administration support for internal (eg working groups, steering groups) and external policy meetings and calls, including coordinating timing, sending out agendas, taking minutes and ensuring minutes are agreed.
  • Ensure all policy related correspondence is saved appropriately to the document management system and make improvements to the system where necessary.
  • Suggest process improvements to the line manager.
  • Assist in creation of policy documentation (eg from templates) and support team members in creating and maintaining key project documents (eg project plan, risks and issues log, contacts databases etc) to ensure the efficient running of the programme.
  • Provide general administrative support to the Policy team as required.
  • Data entry / records.

Essential and desirable criteria


  • Excellent organisation skills.
  • Flexible in approach and able to prioritise work appropriately.
  • Competent in working with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience of providing administrative support.
  • Customer-focused approach with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management.
  • Ability to professionally deal with external stakeholder enquiries and route appropriately.


  • Competent in other relevant IT software applications.
  • TPR values and ways of working.
  • Regulation principles and best practice.
  • Data Protection Act / Freedom of Information principles.

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Personable and a team player.
  • Excellent customer service.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £21,200, we offer:

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

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. TPR welcomes applications from the black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BME) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities who are currently under represented at TPR.

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