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Senior Project Manager

Reporting to:
Change Delivery Manager
Change / Corporate Services
Contract type:
Fixed term contract for 12 months
Band £51,717 - £67,305 (including 10% Market Premia)
Closing date:
Sunday 7 May 2023

Job ref: 155922

TPR grade: R&O 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 a Senior Project Managers to lead initiatives across the TPR Corporate Portfolio including, Web Refactoring, Digital Service Delivery and a Data Collect Portal.

This role is based within our Change Directorate, a valued and committed team of change professionals who together build a resilient, responsive and 'change ready' TPR that maximises its regulatory impact and operates in a way that constructive challenge, teamwork, inclusivity, and continuous improvement are the norm.

We strive to enable TPR to identify and deliver business change, in support of the Corporate Strategy, that is well designed, scalable and 'sticks'. Importantly, to engender a culture where change is positively embraced and where identified business benefits are realised at the earliest opportunity.


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, the setting and approval of budgets
  • control spend against budget, ensuring clarity of investment and maximising ROI and achievement of defined benefits
  • work closely with internal teams and any third party suppliers to ensure outcomes are realised within time, cost and quality tolerances
  • enable 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 transparency and accountability
  • foster an effective team culture and encouraging collaboration and team working
  • satisfy Portfolio Management Office Assurance needs and support the broad portfolio of change at TPR
  • lead project operations — clearly communicate progress and maintain Project Controls

Essential criteria

You will have:

  • demonstrable experience of product implementation, enabling collaboration solutions and product transition activities
  • sufficient leadership experience to clarify ambiguity to articulate focus areas and scope for the remaining project phases
  • experience of complex 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.

This role will deliver Digital products in conjunction with Digital, Data and Technology, therefore experience of Digital product delivery will be essential for your role

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, 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 155922 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.

Applications will be considered on a part time and job share basis.

Please be aware, as we work within a hybrid environment, unless specified we will be holding interviews through Microsoft Teams for the foreseeable future.

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