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Data Quality Analyst

Reporting to: Lead Specialist - Data Data Quality Manager
Team: Strategy and Risk
Contract type: 12 months fixed-term
Salary: Data Quality Analyst
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Thursday 3 December 2020

Job ref: 69909

TPR grade: 10

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 are looking for a Data Analyst to join our expanding team within Data Architecture, to support the management and maintenance of good data quality through design, controls, and data quality management activity across the enterprise. You will provide analytical support for route cause analysis, data profiling and reporting, and will be responsible for maintaining a central catalogue of data quality business rules and data issues.

As a data analyst you will be able to report on the facts based on defined rules and suggest improvements to processes or data capture. You will have excellent stakeholder management skills and will liaise with data owners and business SMEs to identify, understand, analyse, and prioritise issues. You will be able to provide recommendations for improvements to enhance and maintain the quality of data across TPRs data estate.


  • Support shape a new enterprise data management function, including data quality, data cleansing and data transformation, that will drive business as usual (BAU), project, and programme data quality initiatives.
  • Support management of the information lifecycle; define business need, analyse, assess, identity, plan, prevent, correct and control data to ensuring it is of sufficient quality to meet the growing demands of the business.
  • Manage requests from the business for data quality improvements.
  • Profile data to provide meaningful insight, provide root cause analysis, and make recommendations for continual improvement.
  • Support proof of concept activities relating to product selection and procurement of data management tools and software.
  • Engage with data owners and business subject matter experts (SMEs) to identify business requirement, drivers, impact, and prioritisation of issue resolution.
  • Develop dashboards and reporting to support quality initiatives and prioritisation.
  • Deliver proposal to support change to get data quality corrections applied at source (or as appropriate).
  • Ensure adherence with data standards.
  • Be a data ambassador within TPR and promote best data quality, practices and ethics across the organisation.

Essential and desirable criteria


  • Proven experience of data management, data quality reports, analysis.
  • Ability to infer, record, manage and communicate issues to core stakeholders.
  • Interpret and summarise data analysis.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of analytical toolsets.
  • Ability to work with people across multiple workstreams technical and non-technical.


  • Experience of Power BI, data visualisation.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with SQL Server (2005 to 2017).
  • DevOps.
  • Demonstrate good knowledge of process & data mapping (ideally with Visio).
  • Experience of data lineage.
  • Experience of the General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) / Freedom of Information (FOI) principles.

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and business engagement.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Personable and a team player.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £30,158, 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, quoting the job title and reference number 69909.

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