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Public Affairs Specialist

Reporting to: Stakeholder Affairs Manager
Team: Communications
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: From £38,429 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Wednesday 25 March 2020

Job ref: 1796

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 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 a Public Affairs Specialist to develop and implement the organisation’s stakeholder engagement strategy, deliver targeted engagement activities, provide advice and support to colleagues, and maintain effective engagement tools and processes.


  • Support the development and delivery of a refreshed stakeholder engagement strategy that builds awareness and support for TPR’s clearer, quicker and tougher regulatory approach amongst a broader range of stakeholders and partner organisations.
  • Lead the delivery of a number of key engagement activities such as managing external working groups and events.
  • Provide strategic and operational advice to colleagues to support their engagement aims and activities, including engagement and handling plans, internal briefings and external communications.
  • Design and implement robust stakeholder engagement processes and tools, that encourage joined up external engagement activities by TPR colleagues, and coordinate the effective use of these across the organisation to provide a consistent approach to external engagement and sharing intelligence, knowledge and feedback.
  • Develop stakeholder messaging and channel management strategies to support our communications aims and objectives.
  • Deputise for the Stakeholder Affairs Manager as required.
  • Support wider Communications Directorate activities as required.

Essential and desirable criteria

  • Strong understanding of stakeholder / relationship mapping tools and techniques.
  • Solid understanding of a range of communications disciplines.
  • Good understanding of the pensions and regulatory landscape.
  • Good understanding of project management techniques, including an understanding of Agile methodology.
  • Expertise in developing and delivering successful corporate engagement strategies and plans.
  • Excellent networking, presentation, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to analyse and map business processes.
  • Ability to produce business tools and associated communications and training.
  • Ability to capture, collate and present complex information and assess organisational impact.

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • Personable and a team player.

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 and a covering letter, with details of how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria to quoting reference 1796.

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