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Pensions Regulatory Specialist - Frontline Regulation (Supervision)

Reporting to: Principal – Supervision
Team: Frontline Regulation
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: From £39,390 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Monday 12 October 2020

Job ref: 62023

TPR grade: 8

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.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Events department in Frontline Regulation at TPR. We are looking for a specialist who will ensure the timely, efficient and effective regulation of a portfolio of proactive and reactive regulatory activity by developing strategies to achieve demonstrable improvements in behaviour and reduction in identified risks.

You will be expected to work independently and as part of a team. The role includes obtaining and assessing information to make decisions, commissioning professional advice when required and having day to day contact with regulated entities and third parties. Where appropriate improvements are not achieved, you will consider relevant legislation and work with enforcement to consider transfer.


  • accurately and efficiently review and respond to incoming events/referrals delivering clear strategies with rationale for the activity to be undertaken
  • support the design and delivery of end to end processes and products for proactive regulatory initiatives
  • build strong professional relationships with key business areas internally and externally
  • influence and negotiate with trustees and other stakeholders to ensure they take appropriate actions to address identified risks
  • ensure timely, efficient and effective regulation of occupational pension schemes by working independently and as part of a team to obtain necessary information and carry out assessments as appropriate
  • engage with subject matter experts, professional advisers and lead specialists as necessary to inform decision making and ensure appropriate responses
  • contribute to continuous improvement, projects, guidance and training materials
  • carry out joint assessments to consider investigative activity with the Enforcement team should this be required

Essential and desirable criteria


  • experience of working in a financial/banking/regulatory/legal/pensions environment
  • knowledge of the commercial landscape and of the pension market and knowledge of the underlying financial arrangements common in the market
  • proven track record of leading casework (or equivalent)
  • evidence of communicating and reporting findings to stakeholders clearly and giving clear, informed and robust recommendations for further action
  • experience of working effectively independently and in a team


  • experience of working within project management and/or the development and delivering of end to end processes and evaluation of processes/outcomes

Person specification

  • verbal and written communication skills at all levels
  • proactive and flexible
  • problem solving and analytical skills
  • negotiating skills
  • attention to detail and accuracy

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £39,390, 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 62023 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