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Lead Associate - Corporate Governance and Compliance

Reporting to: Specialist - Corporate Governance and Compliance
Team: Corporate Services
Contract type: 2 x permanent and 1 x 12 month fixed term (please specify when applying)
Salary: From £33,883 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Wednesday 26 August 2020

Job ref: 1935

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 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're looking for an experienced governance professional to provide the highest level of governance advice and support to the organisation. You’ll have excellent written English and be a practised minute taker. You'll also be confident at identifying opportunities for improving current systems and developing tools and resources to help improve the corporate governance function. 

The role requires a keen eye for detail and knowledge of the governance challenges in a large and complex organisation. Your resourcefulness, communication and planning skills and experience will help you to anticipate challenges and suggest and deliver solutions both in the team and to the wider business.


  • draft agendas, take expert minutes and progress actions
  • plan and coordinate large-scale meetings and events
  • develop and/or maintain governance tools and templates
  • write, edit and communicate guidance, process and policy
  • capture and update the function's progress against priorities
  • carry out reviews against statutory frameworks and best practice guidance, and write and implement action plans as required
  • develop and deliver training on governance best practice to the wider business
  • communicate clearly, concisely and confidently with senior executives and board members
  • collaborate with the Corporate Governance team to collectively solve challenges and support and cover each other 

Essential criteria

  • at least three years’ experience as a minute-taker and senior administrator at board or executive level in a large and complex organisation
  • embedded and evidenced knowledge, understanding and application of the principles of good governance in a large and complex organisation
  • experience of developing and delivering template documents, guidance and training
  • strong communication skills including excellent written English

Person specification

  • creative problem solver
  • proactive and flexible team player
  • ability to prioritise and use initiative
  • communication skills at all levels
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • good humoured under pressure

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £33,883, 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  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