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Business Architect

Reporting to: Director of Change
Team: Change, Corporate Services
Contract type: Fixed-term for six months
Salary: From £44,969 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Thursday 20 February 2020

Job ref: 1733

TPR grade: 7

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 Business Architect is a trusted advisor to Senior Leadership, Design Authority, Portfolio / PMO, and Solution and Data Architects throughout the change lifecycle, working collaboratively to ensure business change/analysis (Process) and IT Strategy / Solution Architecture (Technology) align with the Target Operating Model (People).


  • Be responsible for Target Operating Model (TOM) development, identifying and assessing the business-wide impact of new change, and in doing so, supporting Business Leaders, Portfolio, and Business Analysis to build a change portfolio that supports effective and efficient transition to the new business architecture.
  • Be the owner of all overarching business design artefacts, and responsible for delivering, maintaining, reviewing and ensuring correct use and compliance through effective communication, collaboration and training.
  • Deliver and maintain architectural blueprints, delivery roadmaps, and transition state diagrams in support of the TOM.

Essential and desirable criteria

Essential criteria

  • BCS Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis (or equivalent).
  • Extensive breadth of knowledge and experience leading on business analysis deliverables (e.g. business cases, requirements elicitation, requirements analysis, options analysis, gap analysis, operating models and process design), evidenced though experience on large, complex, multi-million-pound projects / programmes.
  • Experience of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks including TOGAF, and their relevance to the practice of Business Architecture design.
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud technologies (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), CRM systems, Workflow, Document Management, and modern software development lifecycle.
  • Expert in Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Desirable criteria

  • BCS Business Architecture.
  • Knowledge of pensions, the pensions industry and TPR’s regulatory remit and objectives.

Person specification

  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £44,969, 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 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