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Lead Associate - Corporate Governance and Compliance Business Partner

Reporting to: Specialist - Corporate Governance and Compliance
Team: Corporate Governance and Compliance
Contract type: Pernament
Salary: From £33,883 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Wednesday 4 November 2020

Job ref: 64346

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 Corporate Governance and Compliance Business Partner to set the standards for TPR in line the UK Corporate Governance Code and Government’s best practice.

A successful candidate would be able to provide expert advice to the organisation on information management practices, be able to identify risks in this area and design and implement controls.

This role would be responsible for handling complaints, responding to Freedom of Information (FoI) and Subject Access Requests (SAR) as well as Data privacy impact assessments. (DPIA).

You will provide advice on corporate governance policy, procedures, process and controls to all levels of the organisation and will engage in proactive consultation across the business.

You will need excellent communication and negotiating skills, be able to champion the organisation’s corporate governance, security approach and practices.

You will be expected to simultaneously work with and manage the expectations of multiple stakeholders at all levels of the business. Prioritise work to ensure effective delivery of corporate governance and compliance solutions

TPR operates in line with BSI ISO27001, knowledge of these standards would be advantageous.


  • Investigate and draft responses to complaints / FOI / SAR within published and statutory timeframes.
  • Maintain a ‘positive reporting culture’; drive staff engagement through ensuring awareness campaigns, training and providing assistance, support and advice.
  • Advise stakeholders at all levels on implications and management of change, identifying and delivering those changes necessary to deliver our corporate governance standards and controls.
  • Identify and advise on the risks that TPR faces in maintaining corporate governance standards and statutory obligations.
  • Take an active role in developing and coordinating training and awareness on compliance issues across TPR.

Essential and desirable criteria


  • Experience of complaints management, issue resolution approaches and techniques.
  • Experience of stakeholder management best practice and techniques.
  • Solid understanding of FoI Act; Data Protection Act.
  • Ability to understand the legal obligations from statute (including Pensions Acts, code of practice).
  • Standard Office IT software applications.


  • Experience of risk control and process assurance.
  • Understanding of the uses of information within TPR / regulatory bodies.
  • Experience of working with BSI ISO27001 standards.

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • Leadership skills.

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 to along with a covering letter, quoting ref 66346 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