Skip to main content

Your browser is out of date, and unable to use many of the features of this website

Please upgrade your browser.


This website requires cookies. Your browser currently has cookies disabled.

Gateway and TCG Development Lead

Reporting to: Strategy Team Lead
Team: Strategy and Risk
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: From £33,057 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Sunday 26 July 2020

Job ref: 1859

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.


We’re looking for an experienced individual to provide design input and ongoing governance services to TPR’s Gateway and Tasking and Co-ordination Group (TCG), two new bodies created in October 2018 as part of the new governance framework delivered by the TPR Future programme (TPRF).

The Gateway is a sub-committee of our Executive Committee (ExCo) whose purpose is to oversee the delivery of outcomes contained within our corporate strategy as well as the prioritisation and monitoring of regulatory activity. TCG's primary purpose is to ensure the delivery of the prioritised regulatory activity and escalate risks that may impact our ability to deliver it.


Your role will be to develop the decision-making frameworks and manage the day-to-day functioning of these bodies. The role will also involve ensuring that these bodies interact effectively with departments from across the organisation as well as with other elements of TPR’s overall corporate governance structure.

You will also be required to report on the effectiveness of Gateway and TCG to TPR’s risk and internal audit processes. You will need to be confident, resourceful and able to establish strong working relationships both with senior stakeholders and all other levels of the organisation.

Essential and desirable criteria

  • Extensive experience of leading the development of governance processes and business change at a high level of a large organisation, typically gained through broad practical experience in a non-departmental public body or similar organisation.
  • Highly skilled in communicating at all levels (orally and in writing), in order to influence and guide behaviours of senior management to ensure that the requirements of good governance and decision-making are met.
  • Ability to develop papers and presentations from draft stage to near final versions capable of being delivered to a senior audience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Highly proficient in a range of word processing and presentation tools (eg Microsoft Word and PowerPoint) and other written documents for consideration at senior level.
  • Practical experience of minuting lengthy and technically complex meetings and ensuring that decisions are accurately recorded and actions are seen through to completion.

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Can do approach.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £33,057, 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 along with a covering letter, quoting ref 1859 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