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Specialist - HR Business Partner

Reporting to: Lead Specialist – HR Business Partnership
Team: HR
Contract type: Fixed term contract for 18 months
Salary: £39,390 to £52,289 per annum dependent on skills and experience with access to performance related pay and civil service pension scheme
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Friday 1 January 2021

Job ref: 76485

TPR grade: 8

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.


The current lease on our office building, Napier House, expires in July 2023. We have initiated a programme to consider what we may need in terms of physical space, ways of working, cultural change and strategic enablement to enable us to continue to deliver our strategic outcomes and what associated accommodation we will need to support this.

We have a vacancy for an experienced HR Business Partner to work with other members of the programme team to take responsibility for the people elements of the project working on a daily basis with the project team as well as other members of the HR and organisational community. The ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running, providing operational HR business consultancy to the programme, ensuring all people issues are identified promptly, managed, resolved and monitored. 

This role is a fixed term contract for an initial period of eighteen months.


  • Support the programme with people issues, including resource planning, co-ordinating recruitment campaigns and succession plans. 
  • Deliver pragmatic and effective HR advice and solutions on programme planning and delivery, aligned to HR policy and procedures.
  • Deliver training, mentoring and coaching to staff and managers on associated people issues. 
  • Develop and deliver the programme communications strategy and plans.
  • Manage third party HR suppliers to the programme as required ie recruitment, legal, development.
  • Champion the organisation’s diversity and equal opportunities approach and practices.

Essential criteria

  • Experience of working as a generalist HR business partner in an organisation of 500+.
  • Experience of working in projects and change programmes, including managing communications.
  • Experience of managing a variety of stakeholders at all levels, through all areas of the employee lifecycle.
  • Change management experience and knowledge of organisational design processes.
  • Experience of managing external delivery partners.
  • CIPD level 5 or equivalent.
  • An understanding of Waterfall project methodology and ways of working.

Person specification

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

Salary and benefits

As well as a salary between £39,390 and £52,289, 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 76485 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