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Principal - Intelligence Manager

Reporting to: Intelligence Manager
Team: Intelligence Team
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: From £53,777 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Friday 6 November 2020

Job ref: 66435

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.


This an exciting opportunity to join the Intelligence Team at the Pensions Regulator with permanent roles available. We are looking for Intelligence Managers to lead the delivery of high quality intelligence products and services to a wide range of internal teams and strategic external partners.

This role will be expected to lead a team of intelligence professionals to deliver intelligence across a diverse and complex portfolio of live investigations and cases relating to all areas of TPR business. The role provides exciting opportunities to build relationships and collaborate with Law Enforcement and a range of regulatory partners to deliver mitigations using technical and sensitive intelligence. You will be responsible for the management and development of staff, being accountable for their outputs and activities which influence operational and strategic priorities.


  • Manage Intelligence teams, having accountability for the effective delivery of your own area’s business plan within resource and budget.
  • Work closely with the Head of Intelligence to build a high-performing and effective team, representing and deputising for the Head wherever required.
  • Make decisions on the escalation of tactical and strategic intelligence to the business and external partners, deciding what information to highlight and operational recommendations to be made. Decide whether intelligence referrals will be developed into further investigations.
  • Responsible for the alignment and allocation of intelligence resources internally and across the organisation to support all regulatory activities.
  • Act as the escalation point for the Intelligence team to consider and resolve issues and use own judgement to escalate further or reprioritise as required.

Essential criteria

  • Extensive experience of leading operational teams in line with principles and best practice gained through practical experience. Skilled in communicating, motivating and inspiring individuals and teams.
  • Ability to communicate clearly at all levels of the organisation and externally to convey risks, work through issues and options, and influence behaviours and outcomes.
  • Skilled in applying specialist knowledge to interpret and solve problems, negotiate with, guide, and influence others internally and externally.
  • Extensive experience of overseeing change initiatives, including leading teams through change, identifying and addressing systemic problems, business planning, and conceiving and delivering continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Skilled in business planning, including reviewing delivery against current plans and developing future business plans that optimise delivery and make best use of people and resources.

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Can do approach.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • Leadership skills

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £53,777 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 66435 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