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Business Continuity and Crisis Management Business Partner

Reporting to: Corporate Governance and Compliance, Business Continuity Manager
Team: Corporate Services
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: From £33,883 - £44,979 per annum with access to performance related pay and civil service pension scheme
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Sunday 26 September 2021

Job ref: 108034

TPR grade: 9

About us

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is responsible for protecting workplace pensions in the UK. We work with employers and those running pensions to help people save safely for their retirement.

We have a fantastic office located in the heart of Brighton that is a short distance from the train station, shops and the sea.

We put our 700+ employees first by supporting flexible working and offering a diverse, lively and inclusive environment. This includes LGBT+ Network (PROUD), Women’s Network, BAME Network (ME), and a Disability Network, which offer supportive spaces to connect.

We are committed to making TPR a great place to work. We do all we can to support our people reach their full potential with training, secondment and development opportunities.

Role

The Information Security, Compliance and Resilience - Business Continuity team has an opportunity for a permanent position. This role will be to support the training and roll out of a new crisis management and business continuity tool across TPR.

As a member of this team you will, following training, provide subject matter expertise to all levels across TPR including directors and senior management in conducting and facilitating critical process impact assessments and how to record this using the new Continuity 2 BCM tool.

  • provide training in business impact assessments to those responsible for business continuity and crisis management planning
  • understand and communicate the TPR crisis management and continuity planning framework
  • train staff at all levels in use of the continuity planning tool, Continuity 2 (C2)
  • be a subject matter expert contact for help and support to directorates and teams in the use of the new tool
  • provide updates, MI and data on progress   
  • support Gold, Silver and Bronze Crisis Management teams during incidents in line with the TPR crisis management framework
  • provide and deliver a schedule of testing and exercising scenarios al all levels
  • provide and maintain a programme of continuous improvement across the business

Responsibilities

You will:

  • undertake training in business impact assessments
  • understand and communicate the TPR crisis management and continuity planning framework
  • train staff at all levels in use of the continuity planning tool
  • be an SME contact for help and support to directorates and teams in the use of the new tool
  • provide updates, MI and data on progress

Essential and desirable criteria

Essential

  • experience of stakeholder management best practice and techniques
  • a previous role in a business continuity and/or crisis management role
  • solid understanding of ISO22301 and 27001 or willingness to learn
  • confident presentation skills to a large audience at all levels, virtual or face to face meetings
  • standard Office IT software applications

Desirable

  • experience of risk control and process assurance

Person specification

  • proactive and flexible
  • ability to prioritise and use initiative
  • negotiating skills
  • problem solving and analytical skills
  • communication skills at all levels

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £33,883, 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

Please send your CV and a written statement to recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk quoting ref 108034 with details of how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria and details of your notice period.

We are an inclusive employer and offer 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.

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 be aware we are currently holding interviews through MS Teams due to COVID-19.

If you have any queries about this role, or if you have a disability and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please email recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk.