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Risk Manager

Reporting to: Head of Risk and Assurance
Team: Strategy and Risk
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: From £44,969 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Tuesday 28 January 2020

Job ref: 1742

TPR grade: 7

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 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 Manager who will lead a team to provide a 'second line of defence' enabling TPR to manage risks and exploit opportunities related to the achievement of our objectives.


  • Design and establish a second line of defence – providing challenge and risk expertise to senior management and key committees (Board, Executive Committee, Audit and Risk Assurance Committee).
  • Develop, implement and manage the processes for identifying and assessing risks to TPR’s achievement of its strategic objectives and operational activities.
  • Establish a team to oversee risk processes and procedures (including Risk Committees, Registers etc) to ensure consistent identification and capture of risk.

Essential and desirable criteria

  • Experience of managing and developing staff, including coaching and mentoring a team.
  • Extensive experience in overseeing Risk Management an enterprise level with at least three years’ experience.
  • Experience of designing, embedding and overseeing risk management frameworks in a commercial or regulatory context.
  • Accredited risk professional with recognised qualification (eg IRM, CISI etc - Management of Risk practitioner preferred).

Person specification

  • Ability to assimilate large amounts of complex information to make key risk decisions and challenge the organisations decisions and priorities.
  • Ability to influence and provide appropriate challenge at senior levels.
  • Networking skills to establish and maintain strong internal and external working relationships.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative to make and challenge decisions relating to risk.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £44,969, 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 and a covering letter, with details of how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria to recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk.

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 recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk.