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Strategy Adviser

Reporting to: Team Lead - Strategy team
Team: Strategy and Risk
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £33,883 to £44,979 per annum, dependent on skills and experience, with access to performance related pay, bonus and civil service pension scheme
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Wednesday 6 January 2021

Job ref: 74605

TPR grade: 9

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.

Role

We are looking for an individual to support the delivery and implementation of TPR’s Corporate Strategy, Annual Strategic review and Strategic Framework.

You will support the delivery, implementation and review of TPR’s Corporate Strategy and Strategic Framework. Working with Strategy Team Leads and Specialists you will assist in identifying and developing strategic requirements at both an organisational and departmental level and deliver Strategy products that underpin TPR’s strategic direction.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support and assist Strategy Team Leaders and Specialists in the design, implementation, review and ongoing evolution of TPR’s Strategic Framework.
  • Assist the delivery of strategic workstreams in line with business needs engaging with a broad range of internal stakeholders.
  • Support and assist Team Leaders and Specialists in gathering strategic requirements from the business and support the development and delivery of these at a departmental level.
  • Provide support to Team Leaders and Specialists in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of TPR strategic targets.
  • Assist and deliver the production of Strategy materials and products.
  • Manage and deliver a small portfolio of strategy projects and cross organizational projects as allocated.
  • Work with the Strategy team to deliver high quality papers and slide decks (to a ‘finished’ standard), including through research and analysis, risk assessment, and the development of options and recommendations.
  • Act as an ambassador for strategic change within the organization.

Essential and desirable criteria

Essential

  • Experience of working in Financial services or regulatory environment.
  • Ability to prioritise work across multiple areas in a fast-paced environment, make decisions regarding escalations and work to tight deadlines.
  • Experience of communicating with and managing a variety of internal and external stakeholders including at senior level.
  • Experienced in producing papers in a variety of formats, including writing clearly and succinctly and producing graphics using Microsoft Office and other publishing software (eg InDesign).
  • Ability to work creatively at a conceptual level in a highly emergent environment within small teams to support the development and delivery of new strategic and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Evidence of analytic capabilities including the ability to develop options and recommendations.

Desirable

  • Good understanding of the UK pensions industry including DB and DC/AE market structures and the currently opportunities and challenges faced by these markets.
  • Good understanding of the pensions regulatory regime including TPR’s regulatory remit and those of its partner organisations.
  • Relevant experience in working within a strategy/strategic operations function with an understanding of how a strategy team works to support the ongoing development and needs of an organisation.

Person specification

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

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of between £33,883 and £44,979, 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 recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk along with a covering letter, quoting ref 74605 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 recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk.