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Regulatory and Criminal Investigator

Reporting to: Principal- Investigations
Team: Frontline Regulation
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £39,390 to £52,289 per annum dependent on skills and experience with access to performance related pay, bonus and civil service pension scheme
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Monday 4 January 2021

Job ref: 73804

TPR grade: 8

About us

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 specialist to be responsible for undertaking and delivery of enforcement investigations and production of Investigatory reports across all enforcement types


  • Establish and undertake investigative strategies for enforcement:
    • Progress investigations allocated to you in line with Performance Indicators.
    • Interaction with the regulated industry, members of schemes, other regulators / law enforcement organisations or other parties to secure and test information and evidence in the correct manner.
    • Acquire, assimilate and assess complex information and make judgements on that information with or without the support of advisers.
    • Prudent financial management of investigation costs.
    • Evidence handling and assessment of Digital data, Paper records, Business accounts and reports, Bank accounts and other personal financial data, Communications Data and Potentially, Communications Data obtained through IPA.
    • Obtaining required investigation outcomes in line with investigatory strategies and seek input from advisers as required.
    • Produce an Investigation Report with recommendations for appropriate enforcement action.
  • Delivery of investigations in line with the schedule of delegations and in accordance with the decision-making framework.

Essential and desirable criteria


  • Knowledge and experience of investigation techniques and legal requirements for the conduct of investigations in either civil, regulatory or criminal work.
  • Working knowledge of legal requirements relating to evidence gathering and disclosure, and interviewing.
  • Awareness of litigation processes including regulatory, civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Experience of analysing financial or business information and identification of risks.
  • Experience in conducting formal interviews.
  • Experience of drafting investigation outcome reports.


  • Experience of applying for and executing inspections and warrants and undertaking searches.
  • A recognised qualification in Financial Investigation or equivalent in-depth experience of financial investigations.

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • 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 from £39,390 to £52,289 per annum dependent on skills and experience with access to performance related pay, bonus and civil service pension scheme 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.

TPR 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 73804 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