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Associate - Data Quality Analyst

Reporting to: Strategy and Risk
Team: Lead Specialist - Data
Contract type: Fixed-term for 18 months
Salary: From £29,422 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Monday 2 December 2019

Job ref: 1623

TPR grade: 10 - Associate

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.


The role of the data quality analyst is to provide support delivery of end-to-end data quality management within operational, project and programme activity across TPR, including analytical and technical support for delivery of TPR’s master data programme.

You will need to be able to investigate, interrogate, profile and analyse data and provide visual and verbal recommendations to improve, maintain and manage the quality of data across TPR's data estate.


  • Support shape a new enterprise data quality function that will deliver operational, project, and programme data quality activities.
  • Support management of the information lifecycle; define business need, analyse, assess, identity, plan, prevent, correct and control data to ensuring it is of sufficient quality to meet the growing demands of the business.
  • Manage requests from the business for data quality improvements.
  • Profile data to provide meaningful insight, provide root cause analysis, and make recommendations for continual improvement.
  • Support proof of concept activities relating to product selection and procurement of data management tools and software.
  • Engage with data owners and business subject matter experts to identify business requirement, drivers, impact, and prioritisation of issue resolution.
  • Develop dashboards and reporting to support quality initiatives.
  • Deliver proposal in format required to support data quality lead work with change control to get data quality corrections applied at source (or as appropriate).
  • Ensure adherence with data standards.
  • Be a data ambassador within TPR and promote best data quality, practices and ethics across the organisation.

Essential and desirable criteria


  • Proven experience of data quality reporting, data profiling, and analysis.
  • Ability to interpret and summarise data analysis for internal stakeholders, including visualisation.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with SQL Server (2005 to 2017).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of analytical toolsets (Microsoft Excel mandatory).
  • Ability to work with people across multiple workstreams technical and non-technical.


  • Experience of Power BI.
  • Demonstrate good knowledge of process & data mapping (ideally with Visio).
  • Experience of data lineage.
  • Experience of working with structured and unstructured data.
  • Experience of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) / Freedom of Information principles.

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Personable and a team player.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £29,422, 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 (BAME) 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 and inform your line manager of your 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