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Associate - HR and OD Analyst and Planner

Reporting to: Head of Organisational Design and Development
Team: Organisational Design and Development
Contract type: 6 months maternity cover to April 2020
Salary: From £29,422 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Friday 13 September 2019

Job ref: 1640

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.


We’re looking for an someone with excellent, planning and organisational skills to facilitate planning, record and update the Organisation Design (OD) and People and Business Change workstream plans, processes and standards for various projects and pieces of work across TPR.

The successful candidate will work across the whole Human Resources (HR) team to maintain HR operational plans, be the conduit between the business and HR on a variety of HR related projects, pulling on subject matter experts where required and ensuring project governance and timings are adhered to. You will work closely with the HR Information and Management Information (MI) role holder to provide timely and informative analysis on all aspects of HR and OD work.


  • Record and facilitate various HR-related workstreams on projects across TPR, currently including TPR Future, Systems to Support Regulatory Activities (SSRA) and Time and Attendance.
  • Facilitate preparation and readiness for OD activities and events, including workshop planning including sprints, retros and demos.
  • Maintain OD and business change templates, tools and guidance including supporting the business when implementing.
  • Work with the HR senior leadership team to ensure alignment of plans and dependencies to TPR’s overall change portfolio.
  • Maintain the the People workstream programme workspace (in any programme we may be working) and contributing to the intranet site and other internal communications.
  • Represent the People workstream at meetings on an ad hoc basis.
  • Draft workstream progress reports and ensuring risks, assumptions and issues are appropriately identified, escalated and managed.
  • Ensure financial mechanisms are adhered to by the workstream to ensure accurate estimating and management of financial resources.
  • Work with the People workstream lead and TPR stakeholders to elicit requirements in order to create the optimised organisation.
  • Use subject matter experts within the HR team to ensure projects run smoothly and to time, with the correct information and deliverables met.

Essential and desirable criteria


  • Experience in working in an Organisation Design and Development or HR environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills and experience in communicating analytical findings in a simple way.
  • Microsoft Excel skills (Vlookups, Sumifs, nested formula and Pivots).
  • Experience in supporting the delivery of a transformation programme.
  • Working knowledge of the end-to-end journey / process design implementation within Organisation Design including Target Operating Models.
  • Stakeholder management and experience of working with multiple stakeholders in a programme delivery capacity.


  • Understands the people and process change impact from OD.
  • Experience of organisation design.
  • Experience of working on specific HR-related projects and project governance methods.

Person specification

  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Communication skills at all levels including stakeholder management.
  • 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

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