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Lead Specialist – Senior Project Manager (Scrum Master) x2

Reporting to: Projects & Testing Manager
Team: Corporate Services
Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months
Salary: From £46,093
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Tuesday 1 September 2020

Job ref: 59334

TPR grade: 7

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 are looking for an experienced Agile Delivery Manager to join our team of Scrum Masters, operating within an exciting and dynamic company-wide technology change programme – SSRA – which will see the development and delivery of new systems enabling us to support regulatory activity in the business. You will work alongside other Scrum Masters in an agile environment and this particular Scrum Master position will provide expertise to the Data Migration and Document Migration workstreams.


  • provide leadership to the Data Migration and Document Migration workstreams
  • define, establish and operate appropriate project approach and structure in line with our hybrid agile/traditional change governance standards
  • provide leadership to build effective and collaborative project teams with a shared sense of direction in a matrix environment
  • identify, estimate, secure and manage resources and budget required for project delivery to inform resource assignment up to an enterprise level
  • identify, evaluate and proactively manage risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies to project delivery to inform impacts to delivery, including portfolio impacts
  • gather and present information with options and recommendations to enable informed decision making by stakeholders up to Executive Director and Portfolio Oversight Board level
  • for the respective workstreams, lead on the agile ceremonies such as daily scrums, demos, PI planning etc
  • manage medium transactional projects up to large transformational projects as required

Essential and desirable criteria

  • successful management and delivery of medium – large scale digital and data projects and/or programmes within time/cost/quality tolerances using Agile approaches
  • extensive experience of applying industry recognised project management methodology (eg traditional and agile) to achieve successful delivery of medium to large scale projects within agreed tolerances of time, cost and quality.
  • accredited to Practitioner level in an industry recognised Agile project management methodology (e.g. SAFe SM, APMG Certified Agile Project Management Practitioner, AgilePgM etc.) or equivalent experience
  • applied Agile change governance through full lifecycle from receipt of request through to implementation
  • expert use of Azure DevOps
  • highly skilled at stakeholder management at all levels and facilitation to be able to conclude discussions and reach consensus where multiple stakeholders may have multiple conflicting needs

Person specification

  • proactive and flexible
  • can-do approach
  • problem solving and analytical skills
  • communication skills at all levels
  • leadership skills

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £46,093, 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 reference 59334 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