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Specialist – Enforcement - Investigations

Reporting to: Lead Specialist – Enforcement - Investigations
Team: Frontline Regulation
Contract type: Fixed term for 18 months
Salary: From £38,429 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Tuesday 3 December 2019

Job ref: 1706

TPR grade 8: Specialist

About us

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.

Role

We're looking for a specialist to be responsible for undertaking and delivery of enforcement investigations and production of investigatory reports across all enforcement types.

Responsibilities

You will:

  • establish and undertake investigative strategies for enforcement:
    • progress investigations allocated to you in line with performance indicators
    • interaction with the regulated industry, members of schemes, other regulators/law enforcement organisations or other parties to secure and test information and evidence in the correct manner
    • acquire, assimilate and assess complex information and make judgements on that information with or without the support of advisers
    • prudent financial management of investigation costs
    • evidence handling and assessment of digital data, paper records, business accounts and reports, bank accounts and other personal financial data, communications data and potentially, communications data obtained through IPA
    • obtaining required investigation outcomes in line with investigatory strategies and seek input from advisers as required
    • produce an investigation report with recommendations for appropriate enforcement action
  • delivery of investigations in line with the schedule of delegations and in accordance with the decision-making framework
  • up to 40% of the role involves delivery responsibility of the processes and guidance used day to day in Enforcement, reporting to the Head of Investigations:
    • working with colleagues delivering TPR Future: identify, prioritise, consult, review, write and maintain operational procedures and guidance
    • assist in the scoping, consultation, and development of operational policies for enforcement
    • collaboration is expected with the HR L&D team, with the legal training manager and with Frontline Regulation's knowledge manager

Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential

  • knowledge and experience of investigation techniques and legal requirements for the conduct of investigations in either civil, regulatory or criminal work
  • working knowledge of legal requirements relating to evidence gathering and disclosure, and interviewing
  • awareness of litigation processes including regulatory, civil and criminal proceedings
  • experience of analysing financial or business information and identification of risks
  • experience in conducting formal interviews
  • experience of drafting investigation outcome reports 

Desirable

  • experience of applying for and executing inspections and warrants and undertaking searches
  • a recognised qualification in financial investigation or equivalent in-depth experience of financial investigations

Person specification

  • proactive and flexible
  • ability to prioritise and use initiative
  • negotiating skills
  • problem solving and analytical skills
  • communication skills at all levels
  • attention to detail and accuracy

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £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.

The Pensions Regulator 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 and a covering letter, with details of how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria to recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk  and inform your line manager of your application.

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

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.