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Risk Analyst - Risk and Assurance

Reporting to: Head of Risk and Assurance
Team: Strategy and Risk
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: From £45,840 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Sunday 1 November 2020

Job ref: 1895

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 an experienced Risk Analyst to design and deliver risk analysis using complex data sets to inform risk discussions and decisions.

You will deliver dashboard views of risk information including forecasts in light of current and forecasted economic conditions and assure high standards of analytical rigour, maintaining risk and market segmentations.


  • identify and build relevant relationships across and outside the business as both clients and suppliers
  • provide advice and analysis to partner organisations (such as PPF, DWP, FCA); supporting a shared understanding of the risk environment
  • commission and manage externally resourced projects to understand and quantify risk
  • proactively identify areas for risk analysis - disseminating results, recommendations and proposed mitigations to appropriate areas of the business

Essential and desirable criteria

  • degree or equivalent in maths / economics or a similar empirical subject required
  • expert knowledge of the external pensions risk landscape attained through working within the industry
  • a recognised risk qualification (eg IRM, CISI etc), or willingness to work towards such accreditation
  • proficiency in risk analysis using statistical and analytical software
  • ability to communicate complex risk analysis in a clear and accurate manner; translating this into business needs and explain its significance

Person specification

  • proactive and flexible
  • ability to prioritise and use initiative
  • 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 £45,840, 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 1895 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