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Lead Associate - Enforcement - Investigations (Disclosure)

Reporting to: Principal – Enforcement - Investigations
Team: Frontline Regulation
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: From £33,057 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Wednesday 13 November 2019

Job ref: 1679

TPR grade 9: Lead Associate

About us

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.

Role

We’re looking for a Disclosure Officer to support the Enforcement team through the provision of a comprehensive and effective disclosure service in relation to criminal and civil enforcement cases.

Responsibilities

You will:

  • review and assess all material retained within an investigation to ascertain relevancy, evidential value, sensitivity and ability to undermine the case or assist the defence
  • identify deficiencies and problems with continuity or other evidence related matters
  • conduct ongoing reviews of material as the cases develop and/or on receipt of a defence statement
  • create exhibit and witness lists
  • build case files and ensure they are presented in the required format and submitted within statutory time limits
  • prepare reports and presentations to internal and external stakeholders
  • attend sites to record exhibits seized, ensuring continuity of evidence and maintaining access control
  • respond appropriately to any relevant court authority and take appropriate action to address any issues that arise as a result of court hearings
  • prioritise disclosure work load effectively to meet procedural / statutory timescales

Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential

  • demonstrable evidence of working within the Criminal Procedure and Investigation Act (CPIA) of 1996 and/or experience of Civil Procedure disclosure
  • experience of raising disclosure issues during on-going and complete investigations
  • experience of drafting confidential correspondence with a high level of sensitivity and accuracy.
  • experience of auditing processes and risk identification

Desirable

  • experience in using document and case management systems

Person specification

  • proactive and flexible

  • ability to prioritise and use initiative

  • calm under pressure

  • attention to detail and accuracy

  • personable and a team player

     

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 and a covering letter, with details of how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria to recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk  and inform your line manager of your application.

Employees within their first 12 months of employment who want to apply for this vacancy should first contact their line manager to discuss their application.

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.