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Associate - Frontline Regulation

Reporting to: Principal - Regulatory Transactions
Team: Regulatory Transactions
Contract type: Fixed-term for 12 months
Salary: From £29,422 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Thursday 14 May 2020

Job ref: 1795

TPR grade: 10

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 a Planning and Performance Analyst to support the Frontline Regulation (FLR) senior leadership team with the operational management of the directorate through the provision of management information, operational plan development, monitoring and reporting.

To be the point of contact and knowledge in the directorate for management information (MI), progress against ops plan, budget, key performance indicators (KPIs) and significant risk mitigations. To liaise across TPR to ensure that operational plans across Frontline Regulation are coherent and that the operations plans are understood and supported by other directorates.


  • Track the delivery of the directorate operational plans, KPIs, key outcome indicators (KOIs) and budget control through providing accurate management information.
  • Support the creation of credible operational plans across FLR that strike the right balance between operational work, continuous improvement and change projects.
  • Monitor and report on progress of FLR deliverables.
  • Support the development, monitoring and reporting of the FLR Directorate’s KPIs and KOIs, ensuring exceptions are escalated and mitigations identified and implemented.
  • Support the development of the Corporate Plan.
  • Support the programme of continuous improvement through the monitoring of progress of work and provision of related MI.
  • Support FLR reporting to the Tasking Co-ordination Group (TCG), working with various stakeholders. Support operational planning on Regulatory Initiatives (RIs) and their evaluation.

Essential criteria

  • Experience in planning and performance.
  • Experience of supporting the development and management of a budget.
  • Experience of setting and measuring KPIs.
  • Stakeholder engagement at all levels.
  • Knowledge of MI approaches.

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • 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.

The Pensions Regulator 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 BME and 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 to along with a covering letter, quoting ref 1795, with details of how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria and details of your notice period.

Please be aware we are currently holding interviews through Skype due to COVID-19.

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