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Senior Project Manager - Business Change Implementation

Reporting to: Business Lead – Change Delivery
Team: Corporate Services – Change
Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months
Salary: £46,093 to £61,187 per annum with access to excellent flexible working and leave arrangements and civil service pension scheme
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

Job ref: 74084

TPR grade: 7

About us

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is the public body that protects workplace pensions in the UK. We work with employers and those running pensions so that people can save safely for their retirement. We aim to be a strong, visible regulator so that we build people's confidence in pensions.

We are responsible for:

  • making sure employers put their staff into a pension scheme and pay money into it (known as ‘automatic enrolment’)
  • protecting people’s savings in workplace pensions
  • improving the way that workplace pension schemes are run
  • reducing the risk of pension schemes ending up in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF)
  • making sure employers balance the needs of their defined benefit pension scheme with growing their business


We are looking for an experienced Business Change Implementation Project Manager to join us on our focused implementation of strategic changes to TPR’s operating model resulting from emerging parliamentary legislation.

You will lead one of the critical implementation workstreams, ensuring that the required changes to processes, people and technology are delivered against schedule, quality and within budget.

You will work with colleagues across TPR to ensure they are operationally ready.


  • Ensure that business stakeholders have a platform and environment in which they can contribute and shape the operational framework implemented.
  • Ensure that the implemented workstream understands and realises the expected benefits.
  • Provide leadership to build effective and collaborative project teams with a shared sense of direction in a matrix environment.
  • Estimate, secure and manage matrix resource delivery.
  • Prepare and track project budget.
  • Identify, evaluate and proactively manage risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies to project delivery to inform impacts to delivery, including portfolio impacts.
  • Gather and present information with options and recommendations to enable informed decision making by stakeholders up to Executive Director and Portfolio Oversight Board level.
  • Lead on the agile ceremonies such as Daily Scrums, Demos, PI planning etc.
  • Potentially manage more than one workstream within the Programme dependent upon the expected scale of change.

Essential and desirable criteria

  • Demonstrable experience of working as project manager on a similar business change implementation project preferably within a regulatory environment.
  • Successful management and delivery of medium – large business change projects and/or programmes within time/cost/quality tolerances.
  • Extensive experience of applying industry recognised project management methodology (eg traditional and agile) to achieve successful delivery of medium to large scale projects within agreed tolerances of time, cost and quality.
  • Accredited to Practitioner level in an industry recognised Agile project management methodology (eg SAFe SM, APMG Certified Agile Project Management Practitioner, AgilePgM etc) or equivalent experience.
  • Applied Agile change governance through full lifecycle from receipt of request through to implementation.
  • Expert use of Azure DevOps.
  • Highly skilled at stakeholder management at all levels and facilitation to be able to conclude discussions and reach consensus where multiple stakeholders may have multiple conflicting needs.

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Can do approach.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • Leadership skills.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary range between £46,093 and £61,187 we offer:

  • an excellent flex leave scheme
  • 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 74084 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.

Interviews will take place in January 2021.

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