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Business Continuity and Crisis Management Business Partner

Reporting to: Lead Specialist – Corporate Governance and Compliance, Business Continuity Manager
Team: Corporate Services
Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months
Salary: From £33,883 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Job ref: 1825

TPR grade: 9

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 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.

Role

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 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

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 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

Essential and desirable criteria

Essential

  • experience of stakeholder management best practice and techniques
  • 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
  • a previous role in a business continuity and/or crisis management role
  • solid understanding of ISO22301 and 27001 or willingness to learn

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

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 recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk along with a covering letter, quoting ref 1825 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 recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk.