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Specialist - HR Business Partner

Reporting to: Lead Specialist - HR Business Partnership
Team: Human Resources (HR)
Contract type: Fixed-term for 18 months
Salary: From £38,429 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Tuesday 30 June 2020

Job ref: 1882

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.


TPR has a number of large programmes of work running currently and we are looking for applicants passionate about delivering high quality HR to support this work.

We have a vacancy for an experienced HR Business Partner. The ideal candidate will provide operational HR business consultancy to an assigned programme, ensuring all people issues are identified promptly, managed, resolved and monitored to optimise organisational performance.

Whilst you will work closely with HR colleagues, you will focus on providing dedicated HR business support to our largest organisational change programme (TOM21), ensuring the HR services and products meet business requirements.


You will:

  • support your programme / business areas with people issues, including resource planning, coordinating recruitment campaigns and succession plans
  • deliver pragmatic and effective HR advice and solutions on programme planning and delivery, aligned to HR policy and procedures, including TUPE
  • deliver training, mentoring and coaching to staff and managers on people issues
  • develop and deliver 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-plus people.
  • 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 Agile 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 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

All interviews will be held over Skype video following government COVID-19 guidelines.

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