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Enforcement Proceedings Lead Specialist

Reporting to: Principal
Team: Enforcement
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Between £46,093 and £61,187 per annum dependent on skills and experience, with access to performance related pay, bonus and civil service pension scheme
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Thursday 16 September 2021

Job ref: 103385

TPR grade: 7

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.


We're looking for an experienced individual to be responsible (both personally and through the small team they will manage) for the delivery of a portfolio of civil, criminal and regulatory enforcement cases. Candidates with a background in criminal prosecutions are preferred for this role.


You will:

  • manage a portfolio of cases within required KPIs, appropriately owning or delegating cases and activities to ensure the most efficient and effective use of resources
  • establish and deliver strategies for enforcement cases
  • negotiate required outcomes of cases with the relevant parties, internally and externally
  • have line management responsibility for members of the team, supporting the development and case management of their line reports
  • be able to carry out prudent financial management of case costs
  • quality-assure the work of the team, identifying and owning continuous improvement opportunities

Essential and desirable criteria


  • in-depth experience of leading, decision-making and delivering outcomes on a range of complex regulatory, civil and/or criminal cases, both through settlement and the use of powers
  • experience of communicating at all levels, including drafting enforcement notices, escalations and presenting to senior stakeholders
  • negotiation skills with demonstrable experience of successfully influencing at a senior level in a commercial, legal or regulatory environment
  • in-depth experience and working knowledge of legal requirements relating to enforcement outcomes
  • experience of delegating, mentoring, coaching and otherwise supporting the development of team members


  • experience of using risk mitigation strategies and techniques
  • awareness of relevant aspects of investigation techniques and legal requirements, including disclosure
  • financial and commercial awareness

Person specification

  • proactive and flexible
  • ability to prioritise and use initiative
  • problem solving and analytical skills
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • leadership skills

Salary and benefits

As well as a salary between £46,093 and £61,187, 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 quoting ref 103385 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