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Senior Project Manager - Transitions Manager

Reporting to: Business Readiness Change Manager
Team: Corporate Services
Contract type: Fixed term contract for 12 months
Salary: From £46,093 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Sunday 29 November 2020

Job ref: 70815

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 someone who can plan, track and facilitate the effective Operational Readiness and Transition activity for the SSRA Programme.


  • Support and development of Operational Readiness Checklists and Plans for all SSRA Releases.
  • Hold Programme Technical and Business stakeholder to account to fulfil Readiness tasks.
  • Monitoring and report on progress of Operational Readiness and Transition activity.
  • Management or facilitation to resolution of Technical and Business risks or issues impacting Readiness or Transition.
  • Measurement of the effective transition and reporting at work stream and programme level.
  • Light touch Scrum Master for Business Readiness Work Stream.

Essential and desirable criteria

Know how

  • 10 years plus experience of Technical Project Management and Implementation in Agile and Waterfall environments.
  • Operational Readiness planning and execution.
  • Experience of Business Change and Transition into Business functions.
  • Architectural and functional understanding of the MS365 products and working in an Azure Cloud environment.
  • Experience of Delivery of MS Dynamics, SharePoint, MS Data Platform, Site Core and Migration activity.
  • Operational Readiness planning and execution.
  • Release Planning and Management.
  • Scrum Master Experience. Use of Azure DeVops or similar work management tool.

Problem solving

  • Analysis and assessment of viability of Readiness and Implementation.
  • Plan development, refinement and prioritisation


  • Facilitation and support in the development of work stream Operational Readiness Plans and checklist.
  • Attendance at regular readiness planning and tracking meetings for all work streams to ensure a clear and acute status position.
  • Provision of regular, clear and accurate status information regarding Operations Readiness for all work streams and Programme level themes.
  • Identification and remediation of delayed activity with action owners.
  • Support in the development of detailed Transition plans.
  • Management of the Transition progress in support of Delivery Work Stream.
  • Design and measurement for Transition.
  • Provision of regular, clear and accurate status information regarding Transition following releases.
  • Light touch Scrum Master for Business Readiness work stream.

Person specification

  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Personable and a team player.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £46,093 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 to along with a covering letter, quoting ref 70815 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