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Lead Administrator - Procurement Adviser

Reporting to: Lead Specialist - Procurement
Team: Corporate Services
Contract type: Permanent / fixed-term for 7 months
Salary: From £23,684 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Wednesday 15 July 2020

Job ref: 1913

TPR grade: 12

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 administrative support throughout all stages of the procurement lifecycle, delivering excellent customer service whilst dealing with high volumes in a fast-paced environment.


  • Deliver and co-ordinate the administration of the team, including but not limited to purchase to pay user capability and BRAVO eSourcing.
  • Raise purchase orders and contracts and assist users across the business with procurement related queries (super user).
  • Assist procurement business partners in the management and issue of ITT and evaluation paperwork and collation of responses.
  • Maintain, file and archive documentation.
  • Continuous improvement initiatives on all administration and coordination of activity relating to team processes and objectives.

Essential and desirable criteria


  • Competent user of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Numerate.
  • Strong organisational and record-keeping skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Strong attention to detail.


  • Knowledge of eSourcing and purchase to pay solutions.
  • Knowledge of public sector procurement processes.

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Can do approach.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Personable and a team player.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £23,684, 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 1913 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