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Business Lead - Analytics

Reporting to: Executive Director of Strategy and Risk
Team: Strategy and Risk
Contract type: Fixed-term for 12 months
Salary: From £62,451 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Friday 13 September 2019

Job ref: 1635

TPR grade: 5 - Business Lead

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.


Our analytical capability is developing as an organisation and we’re looking for someone excited about analytics and looking to develop into a leadership position to step into this new role. The successful candidate will be responsible for shaping our approach and building our capability through a combination of recruitment and upskilling.

You will be responsible for bringing together and leading analytical teams from across the organisation into a single centralised function, while producing high quality innovative analysis to drive efficiency and provide greater insights into the regulatory landscape.

In this role you will develop our position externally as a thought leader for the applied use of analytics, building relationships with partner organisations, academia and the wider industry to drive new insights.


  • Be accountable for the delivery of high-quality analysis products across TPR and to external audiences.
  • Lead the Analysis Function and as part of the wider senior leadership of the Strategy and Risk Directorate and TPR.
  • Oversee the delivery of analytics across a broad spectrum of skills grouped primarily as the:
    • provision of manual and automated management information (MI) and development of self-service reporting for the wider organisation
    • provision of on demand analysis across TPR
    • development of advanced analytical models to support regulatory decision making and greater efficiency through automation
  • Be responsible for the development of requirements for technology delivery to support our analytical ambition and for supporting their delivery in partnership with the data and IT teams.

Essential and desirable criteria


  • Extensive experience and evidence of working within an Analytics function.
  • Evidence of building and leading high performing technical teams to deliver to non-technical audiences.


  • Understanding of the UK pensions industry, financial markets and TPR’s regulatory regime (including its partner organisations).
  • Awareness of the economic, demographic and political environment and its implications on the pensions industry.
  • Good knowledge of defined benefit (DB), defined contribution (DC) and automatic enrolments risks, principles and operations.

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels.
  • Leadership skills.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £62,451 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