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Senior Project Manager

Reporting to:
Head of Change Delivery and Head of Regulatory Communications
Contract type:
12 month Fixed term contract
Between £51,717 and £67,305 (including 10% Market Premia)
Brighton/hybrid (6 days per month in the office)
Closing date:
Tuesday 23 April 2024

Job ref: 182807

TPR grade: R&O Grade 7

About us

More than half the UK working population rely on The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to regulate their retirement savings. With a career at TPR, you’ll be joining an organisation that will impact on millions of lives for decades to come.

Everyone at TPR plays an important role in helping to keep more than £2trn of savings safe. We’re committed to bringing people into TPR who are ready to make a difference and put UK savers at the heart of what we do.

It is important to us that TPR remains a great place to work. We do all we can to help our people reach their full potential with learning, secondment, and development opportunities. We put our 900+ employees first, supporting flexible working and offer a diverse, lively, and inclusive environment. This includes our Disability Network, Family Network, LGBT+ Network (Proud), Minority Ethnic (ME) Network and Women’s Network, which offer spaces to connect.

Our new corporate strategy outlines a bold and challenging vision of how pensions regulation should evolve to keep pace with a change in the scale and nature of the industry. We are at the start of that journey. Join us to find out what part you can play.

We operate a hybrid working model, subject to government guidelines, where regular attendance in our Brighton office is required. Attendance in the office is team and role dependent.


We are looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager to lead the Corporate Website Migration Initiative.

This role is based within our Change Directorate, a team of valued and committed change professionals who together implement the Corporate Strategy to 'put the saver at the heart of everything we do'. The Change Directorate strives to enable TPR deliver business change that is well designed, scalable and 'sticks'. Importantly, to engender a culture where change is positively adopted and where identified business benefits are realised at the earliest opportunity. The Change Directorate values constructive challenge, adopts inclusivity and team working and where continuous improvement is the norm.


The role of the Senior Project Manager is key to the delivery of change at TPR this role will require you to:

  • be responsible for the delivery of the business case, consensus, identifying stakeholders, aligning appropriate governance and the setting and approval of budgets
  • control spend against budget, ensuring clarity of investment and maximising value and achievement of defined benefits
  • work closely with internal teams and any 3rd party suppliers to ensure outcomes are realised within time, cost and quality tolerances
  • enable and embed an effective delivery methodology in compliance with TPR norms
  • build an effective working relationship with the Project Sponsor and stakeholders
  • establish and operate appropriate governance to support the change, providing clarity and accountability
  • cultivate an effective team culture and encouraging collaboration and team working
  • satisfy Portfolio Management Office assurance needs and support the broad portfolio of change
  • lead project operations - clearly communicate progress and maintain Project Controls

Essential and desirable criteria

You will have:

  • Demonstrable experience of Digital product implementation and specifically content management systems and related transition activities.
  • Sufficient leadership experience to clarify ambiguity to articulate focus areas and scope for the remaining project phases.
  • Experience of sophisticated risk, issue and dependency management across complex stakeholders within a highly governed environment.
  • Proactively owning and managing change governance, including project boards, PMO and change organisation leadership.
  • Deep experience of delivering change using Agile/Scrum methodologies.
  • Experience of planning to demonstrate work breakdown and to support traceability.
  • Experience of getting the right results from both internal and third-party suppliers.
  • Stakeholder management at all levels and facilitation to be able to conclude discussions and reach consensus where multiple stakeholders may have multiple conflicting views.

Person specification

  • Can do approach.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • Leadership skills.

Salary and benefits

As well as a salary between £51,717 and £67,305 (including 10% Market Premia), 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

To apply please email quoting role reference number 182807 along with:

  • a covering letter with details of how your skills and experience meet the role requirements
  • a copy of your CV
  • details of your notice period

Current employees in their first 12 months of employment who want to apply for this vacancy should first contact their line manager to discuss their application.

We are an inclusive employer and offer equal opportunities 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.

As a Disability Confident employer, we’re committed to the recruitment, employment, retention and development of people with disabilities and to improving their employment opportunities. Candidates who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the job will be offered an interview.

Please be aware, as we are transitioning into a hybrid working model, we are currently holding interviews through Microsoft Teams.

In accordance with Home Office guidance, the successful candidate will be required to provide their right to work in the UK before they start employment. Unfortunately, TPR is not able to offer sponsorship at the time. TPR is a UK-based organisation with a working location in Brighton, candidates must live in the UK to be employed by us.

The Pensions Regulator is an arm’s length government body and part of the public service.

Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory background screening checks and criminal record checks (BPSS).

If you have any queries about this role, or if you have a disability and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please email