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Paralegal - Determinations Panel

Reporting to:
Lead Determinations Panel Lawyer
Governance, Risk and Assurance
Contract type:
Starting from £30,761 to £35,396 per annum dependent on skills and experience, plus excellent benefits package
Closing date:
Tuesday 3 October 2023

Job ref: 161827

TPR grade: R&O 10

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 £2trn 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, subject to government guidelines, where regular attendance in our Brighton office is required. Attendance in the office is team and role dependent.


We’re looking for an experienced paralegal to provide support to the Determinations Panel (the Panel), Determinations Panel Support (DPS) team and wider general counsel and governance team.


You will:

  • coordinate and administer regulatory cases referred to the Panel. Generate, draft, format all correspondence and legal notices (including meeting minutes) and issue on behalf of the Panel from/to internal and external parties on a case
  • draft and format other legal documents on behalf of the DP and DPS team lawyers
  • produce minutes for the DP quarterly meetings and case meetings where required
  • conduct legal research on request of the DPS team lawyers
  • liaise with Determinations Panel, external counsel and other external parties
  • create and maintain accurate records and an audit trail of decisions and actions
  • provide legal input and support for the wider Corporate Governance and Compliance team

Essential and desirable criteria


  • Relevant legal qualifications (eg. Law degree, CPE, LPC, ILEX or equivalent experience) and knowledge of Court/Regulatory procedures.
  • Previous paralegal experience ideally conducted within civil litigation or regulation setting with a proven ability to coordinate numerous case files and exhibits at one time.
  • Practical experience of minuting lengthy and technically complex meetings and producing accurate and confidential records.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate (orally and in writing) to a variety of audiences including external parties, legal counsel and internal stakeholders up to Board level.


  • Experience in creating and drafting and reviewing legal documents.
  • Project management experience.

Person specification

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

Salary and benefits

As well as a salary from £30,761, 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 161827 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.

Please be aware, as we work within a hybrid environment, unless specified we will be holding interviews through Microsoft Teams for the foreseeable future.

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