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Reporting to:
Lawyer - Principal
Regulatory Analysis and Advice
Contract type:
Starting from £31,684 per annum dependent on skills and experience, plus excellent benefits package.
Brighton/hybrid (6 days per month in the office)
Closing date:
Tuesday 23 July 2024

Job ref: 193691

TPR grade: R&O Grade 10 - Associate

About us

More than half the UK working population rely on The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to regulate their retirement savings. With a career at TPR, you’ll be joining an organisation that will impact on millions of lives for decades to come.

Everyone at TPR plays an important role in helping to keep more than £2 trillion of savings safe. We’re committed to bringing people into TPR who are ready to make a difference and put UK savers at the heart of what we do.

It is important to us that TPR remains a great place to work. We do all we can to help our people reach their full potential with learning, secondment, and development opportunities. We put our 900+ employees first, supporting flexible working and offer a diverse, lively, and inclusive environment. This includes our Disability Network, Family Network, LGBT+ Network (Proud), Minority Ethnic (ME) Network and Women’s Network, which offer spaces to connect.

Our new corporate strategy outlines a bold and challenging vision of how pensions regulation should evolve to keep pace with a change in the scale and nature of the industry. We are at the start of that journey. Join us to find out what part you can play.

We operate a hybrid working model, with regular attendance in our Brighton office to connect with colleagues across the business.


We’re looking for a Paralegal to provide high quality support for TPR’s litigation function, and to the wider legal team.


You will:

  • provide effective litigation support including copying and/or preparation of high-quality bundles for use in regulatory or enforcement investigations and proceedings through the efficient management of documents using TPR’s document management software or external software
  • assist in document review and disclosure exercises, including searching for relevant evidence, identifying privileged material, listing, reviewing and redacting documents
  • liaise with Counsel and other external parties
  • record and monitor legal costs
  • provide support to lawyers at Determinations Panel (DP) meetings, Tribunal and Court hearings
  • format, produce and arrange service of legal documents
  • file documentation with the DP / Tribunal / Court to required deadlines
  • conduct high quality legal research on request
  • prepare first drafts of legal advice on request
  • depending on prior experience and satisfactory completion of training, draft Tribunal pleadings and appear at hearings on behalf of TPR with lawyer oversight and supervision
  • take witness statements
  • provide general assistance at meetings, including drafting agendas and taking accurate minutes of meetings
  • provide effective support to the lawyers’ Know How groups, contribute to know how and training within the legal team

Essential and desirable criteria


  • Legal study: Law degree, CILEX CPQ Foundation/equivalent qualification or equivalent experience to such qualification.
  • Very strong IT skills, including experience of standard IT software applications, document management systems and electronic disclosure platforms.
  • Client-focused approach, able to work collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams.


  • Advanced legal study, for example, CPE / GDL, CILEX CPQ Advanced/equivalent qualification or equivalent or higher experience to such qualifications.
  • Previous paralegal experience, in a regulatory, commercial or criminal litigation environment strongly desirable.
  • Interest and understanding of Pensions and/or Trusts Law.
  • Working knowledge of Civil and/or Criminal Procedure Rules and court practice.
  • Previous experience of document review and disclosure exercises.
  • Knowledge of general principles of Public Law, Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Person specification

  • Resilient, proactive and flexible.
  • Team player with a can-do approach.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary from £31,684, 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

To apply please email quoting role reference number 193691 along with:

  • a covering letter with details of how your skills and experience meet the role requirements
  • a copy of your CV
  • details of your notice period

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

We are an inclusive employer and offer equal opportunities 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.

As a Disability Confident employer, we’re committed to the recruitment, employment, retention and development of people with disabilities and to improving their employment opportunities. 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. If you want your application to be considered as part of a job share, please apply with the hours you are available to work.

In accordance with Home Office guidance, the successful candidate will be required to provide their right to work in the UK before they start employment. Unfortunately, TPR is not able to offer sponsorship at the time. TPR is a UK-based organisation with a working location in Brighton, candidates must live in the UK to be employed by us.

The Pensions Regulator is an arm’s length government body and part of the public service.

Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory background screening checks and criminal record checks (BPSS).

If you have any queries about this role, or if you have a disability and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please email