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Specialist - Business Analyst

Reporting to: Head of Regulatory Transactions
Team: Frontline Regulation
Contract type: Fixed-term for 12 months
Salary: From £38,429 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Sunday 15 December 2019

Job ref: 1729

TPR grade: 8 - Specialist

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 growing 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 a Lead Business Analyst to lead a team responsible for business analysis and knowledge management across the Frontline Regulation (FLR) directorate, to provide an accomplished and senior level of Business Analysis expertise to the organisation and to coach and mentor colleagues. The Lead Business Analyst will also develop, motivate and lead a high performing team that provides expert support in development of tactical and strategic solutions.

Provide leadership of the team that builds and maintains a comprehensive support service to Frontline Regulation, ensuring the right knowledge is available to the right people.


  • Lead the Business Analysis and Knowledge Management team including line management of direct reports.
  • Work in partnership with business stakeholders to develop effective and efficient processes.
  • Evaluate existing processes and strategies, map and document business processes and identify areas of business and process improvement (aligned to TPR's strategic objectives and operation model).
  • Lead and co-ordinate enhancements and changes to existing and new systems and processes, including analysis, design, documentation, testing, end-user training and implementation for key strategy projects as well as business as usual changes.
  • Support operational projects and initiatives by recommending most effective methods of system utilisation.
  • Define, analyse and document feasibility, business cases and business requirements for operational enhancements and projects.
  • Lead the team to capture and share knowledge across FLR to establish a culture of learning and facilitate the delivery of high quality regulatory interventions and successful outcomes.

Essential criteria

  • Proven experience as a Lead Business Analyst both in organisational design, operating model and IT systems. With demonstrable track record of designing and delivering business solutions that drive out large scale quantifiable efficiencies or growth.
  • Good understanding of project approaches / change lifecycle eg agile / waterfall.
  • Experienced user of business process and requirements gathering tools, eg LEAN techniques, Kaizen, BSC, Six Sigma.
  • Advanced knowledge and practical application of standard Microsoft Office software applications, including Excel and Visio.
  • Experience of influencing decisions, negotiating priorities, identifying and mitigating risks and resolving conflicts among programme stakeholders.

Person specification

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

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary from £38,429, 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 black and minority ethnic (BME) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (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.