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Lead Associate - Records Management Business Partner

Reporting to: Lead Specialist - Records Manager
Team: Strategy and Risk
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: From £33,883 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Tuesday 6 October 2020

Job ref: 1731

TPR grade 9: Lead Associate

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 a Records Management Business Partner to support the Records Manager in providing an effective records management capability for the whole of TPR by establishing, developing and promoting TPR-wide standards and legal requirements across the creation, storage, security, retention and destruction of all documents and records.


You will:

  • act as key contact for TPR’s teams and internal stakeholders, providing expert technical input, advice and training on records management policies and processes
  • support the establishment, development and promotion of TPR-wide standards for records management including the creation, storage, security, retention and destruction of documents and records
  • monitor the level of compliance with TPR standards for records management in all its business areas, and identify and encourage any action required to ensure compliance with the Public Records, Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts and Department for Constitutional Affairs Code of Practice
  • support the Records Manager and Data Governance Lead in communicating the ‘roll out’ of records management and data governance across TPR, including the maintenance of all existing policies and legislation through regular reviews and input to system requirements
  • support the Data Governance Lead in the provision of assurance to the Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) acting as a link between internal stakeholders and the Records Manager to ensure TPR’s data estate is compliant with GDPR

Essential criteria  

  • knowledge of records management related legislation: Public Records, Freedom of Information and Data Protection Act, GDPR and Department for Constitutional Affairs Code of Practice
  • experience of records management and Information lifecycle creation, storage, security, retention and destruction of documents and records applied across legacy systems and new IT systems
  • strong stakeholder management skills typically evidenced though experience in Project and/or relationship management
  • experience of overseeing time-critical business processes and of influencing others to take appropriate action within deadlines
  • experience of proactively identifying risks, issues, and opportunities to develop enhanced ways of working to improve Records Management and the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation 

Person specification

  • can-do approach
  • ability to prioritise and use initiative
  • communication skills at all levels
  • calm under pressure
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • problem solving and analytical 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 1731 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