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Operations adviser – Strategy and Risk

Reporting to: Operational Lead Strategy and Risk
Team: Strategy and Risk
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £26,873 to £35,673, dependent on skills and experience, with access to performance related pay, bonus and civil service pension scheme
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Sunday 10 January 2021

Job ref: 72633

TPR grade: 11

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 are looking for a highly motivated, organised individual to ensure Strategy and Risk operates effectively and efficiently by supporting Strategy and Risk SLT and other Governance bodies and to continually improve Governance and operational processes.

You will provide support to the Operational Lead with planning and coordination of key objectives and deliverables and facilitate key decisions including to ensure tasks are appropriately priorities and approved.


  • To ensure that all documents and reports are on time to go to the right body (Project boards, ARAC,OPO, ExCo and the Board).
  • Accountable for maintaining configuration management for all documents and records, including all document audit trails in all areas of the directorate.
  • To provide a secretariat service to Strategy and Risk SLT including biweekly meetings and other meetings on request, including but not limited to administrative support for specialised processes and/or projects such as recruitment across all Strategy and Risk functions.
  • Ensures Strategy and Risk team compliance to mandatory TPR training requirements eg people managers and, health and safety.
  • Establish and maintain Strategy and Risk induction Programme, updating in house systems and including and keeping Business continuity plans up to date.

Essential and desirable criteria

  • Ability to prioritise in a fast-paced environment, make decisions regarding escalations and work to tight deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook. 

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Can do approach.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Personable and a team player.
  • Excellent customer service.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of between £26,873 and £35,673 depending on skills and experience, 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 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 72633 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