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Principal - BI and Analysis Solutions Team Leader

Reporting to: Head of Analytics
Team: Strategy and Risk
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: From £52,465 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Sunday 12 July 2020

Job ref: 1899

TPR grade: 6

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 an analytical Team Leader, to lead and line manage a team of statistical/research analysts, and more broadly to act as the lead for analytical processes and pensions/SME analysis within the organisation, and as a representative for TPR within government and the wider regulatory community.


  • Lead and line manage the core team of pensions and statistical/research analysts (currently five analysts), overseeing delivery of: modelling and analysis services; statistical publications; research papers; BI, data visualisation and dashboarding; and, event triggers / real-time alerts.
  • Oversee and coordinate the provision of analytical services on a range of strategic and operational issues, on both a proactive and reactive basis. This will include pensions analysis projects; commissioning and managing projects involving external resource; and, official statistics / other flagship publications.
  • Assume ownership and coordination of the successful delivery / business adoption of analysis solutions (including adhoc research pieces; automated/regular reporting; etc) to expert and non-expert audiences, both internally and externally.
  • Establish processes and build relationships with other (analytical) teams - including Data and IT departments - to develop the organisation’s overall analytical capability, promoting good governance and standardisation across the analytical community.
  • Be responsible for defining and developing standards of analytical rigour across the organisation, as well as co-ordinating and conducting technical reviews of analysis/modelling produced by others.

Essential and desirable criteria


  • MSc in empirical subject (eg statistics / engineering / mathematics / economics) or equivalent professional experience.
  • Five or more years' experience of working in, and leading analytical teams within a commercial, government or regulatory environment.
  • Strong track record of designing, developing, and implementing analytics-driven interventions that have improved business performance.
  • Experience of planning and coordinating delivery of an annual portfolio of analytical products, involving a range of competing stakeholders, whilst simultaneously managing day-to-day operational and adhoc requests for analytical services.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing the day-to-day needs of building and developing an analytics team.


  • Understanding of pensions at the micro and macro levels, across all sectors including the automatic enrolment regime, and other knowledge relevant to the domain (macroeconomics/financial markets; official statistics code of practice; etc).
  • Experience with Microsoft Power BI (or similar data visualisation tools), SAS/SQL, R, and desirably Python - in general, a familiarity with a wide analytical toolset.
  • Working knowledge of Git, AzureDevOps, and AGILE or Dev/DataOps workflow methodologies.

Person specification

  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Proactive and can do approach.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Personable and a team player.
  • Leadership skills.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary from £52,465, 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 1899 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