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Portfolio Analyst

Reporting to: PMO Manager
Team: Change Directorate
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: From £33,883 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Tuesday 22 September 2020

Job ref: 57726

TPR grade: 9

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 PMO Analyst to work in the central Portfolio Management Office.

The role will be responsible for managing risk at both a Change and Portfolio level, producing accurate and timely MI, managing the Lessons Learnt process and ensuring clear action plans are derived to address areas for improvement and taking forward portfolio assurance initiatives as identified by the wider Change Directorate.


  • Creation of accurate and timely MI to enable key strategic decision making at all levels. Ensure formal reports and papers, including to the Board, ExCo and other Management Committees are effectively planned and coordinated to meet submission deadlines and standards.
  • Maintain Directorate and Portfolio risk log, picking up emerging risks and proactively escalate where appropriate as well as supporting owners with mitigation proposals.
  • Support, mentor and coach project managers in best practice and TPR project governance standards and providing expert advice to stakeholders.
  • Identify particular themes or areas for improvement in order to drive project / programme management assurance.
  • Manage the Lessons Learned process and undertake lessons learned sessions as required specifically highlighting emerging issues and any relevant recommendations.
  • Manage the business assurance process, ensure information is collated and submitted in a timely manner and identify any further areas for improvement .

Essential and desirable criteria


  • Extensive experience and ability to collate, effectively present and communicate complex information and data from across functions.
  • Provide challenge to projects, looking at project plans, controls, quality of delivery and adherence to TPR project governance .
  • Risk management knowledge and experience.
  • Lead others to follow best practice and governance standards .
  • Strong co-ordination, planning, problem solving and decision-making skills with excellent attention to detail and the ability to prioritise effectively.
  • Collate emerging themes from Lessons Learned and devise relevant action plans to address any issues or problems.


  • Formal Project Management and PMO qualifications such as Prince2, P3O.
  • Produce management information to enable and inform strategic and operational decision making up to and including Executive and Board level.

Person specification

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

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 57726 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