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Associate – HR Adviser

Reporting to: Lead Specialist – HR Business Partnership
Team: HR
Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months
Salary: From £30,158 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Friday 13 November 2020

Job ref: 57740

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.


TPR has a number of large programmes of work running currently and we are looking for applicants passionate about delivering high quality HR to support this work.

We have a vacancy for an experienced HR Adviser. The ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running, providing operational HR business support to the assigned programme, assisting in ensuring all people issues are identified promptly, managed, resolved and monitored to optimise organisational performance.

Whilst you will work closely with HR colleagues, you will focus on providing dedicated HR business support to our largest organisational change programme, ensuring the HR services and products meet business requirements.


You will:

  • support the HRBP with the delivery of the people element of the organisational change programme
  • support with the management and process of the employee lifecycle, delivering guidance and advice on HR processes, including, but not limited to;
    • recruitment, TUPE, redundancy and terms and conditions of employment
  • support the embedding of effective and relevant process and guidance for HR colleagues and stakeholders
  • supporting the HR business partners and wider team on employee relations cases escalating HR cases and issues where necessary
  • contribute to the accurate management of personnel records, compliant with data protection
  • identify continuous and innovative improvement approaches to HR guidance, administration and support

Essential and desirable criteria


  • CIPD qualified or equivalent experience
  • evidence working within a human resources function, delivering full HR lifecycle administration and advice, specifically TUPE/redundancy
  • experience of dealing with disciplinary, grievance and appeal case administration
  • experience of working in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to plan and resolve recruitment and HR issues


  • evidence of supporting with continuous improvement and implementing new HR related systems and processes

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 £30,158, 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 57740 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