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Lead Associate - Regulatory Assurance Case Reviewer

Reporting to: Head of Regulatory Assurance
Team: Strategy and Risk
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: From £33,057 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Friday 28 June 2019

Ref: 1539

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 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 a case reviewer with solid technical knowledge of regulation to support reviews and investigations for assurance around the quality of regulatory activity and decision making across TPR. The core responsibilities are to:

  • develop and deliver objective and fully informed views on the quality and consistency of regulatory interventions
  • identify any pertinent trends, behaviors and risks in regulatory interventions
  • using high quality reporting and communication skills, clearly articulate risks, observations and recommendations to senior management including Senior Leadership Team, Executive Committee, Board and Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
  • identify recommendations that support risk mitigation and continuous improvement


  • Own and manage a set of reviews from the Regulatory Assurance work programme.
  • Write reports and deliver assurance views to stakeholders including the TPR Executive Committee, Board and Audit and Risk and Assurance Committee.
  • Apply technical knowledge, skills and experience to identify any risks, weaknesses or inconsistencies in regulatory interventions.
  • Deliver practical and effective recommendations for the mitigation of any risks or weaknesses identified.
  • Support the Head of Regulatory Assurance in promotion of a culture that strives for more effective decision making and continuous improvement.

Essential and desirable criteria

  • Established technical knowledge and understanding of pension and/or financial regulation.
  • Advanced investigation skills and ability to plan and manage an investigation from end-to-end.
  • Comprehensive understanding of principles behind effective decision making and ability to test decision making against those principles.
  • Proven ability to take account of relevant qualitative and qualitative factors in order to form a judgment on effectiveness, risk and strategic approaches.
  • Ability to consider weaknesses and risks in regulatory interventions in order to develop effective and realistic recommendations to support continuous improvement or risk mitigation.
  • Broad understanding and awareness of full regulatory grip of TPR (desirable).

Person specification

  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Can do approach.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £32,001, 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.

TPR 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 black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BME) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (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

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