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Regulatory Assurance Case Reviewer

Reporting to:
Business Lead - Regulatory Assurance
Governance, Risk and Assurance
Contract type:
From £34,561 per annum per annum dependent on skills and experience, plus excellent benefits package.
Closing date:
Monday 2 October 2023

Job ref: 159624

TPR grade: 9 - Lead 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 £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 a case reviewer with solid technical knowledge of regulation to support reviews and investigations for assurance around the quality of regulatory activity and decision making across TPR. The core responsibilities are to:

  • develop and deliver objective and fully informed views on the quality and consistency of regulatory interventions
  • identify any pertinent trends, behaviours and risks in regulatory interventions
  • using high quality reporting and communication skills, clearly articulate risks, observations and recommendations to senior management including Senior Leadership Team, Executive Committee, Board and Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
  • identify recommendations that support risk mitigation and continuous improvement


You will:

  • own and manage a set of reviews from the Regulatory Assurance work programme
  • write reports and deliver assurance views to stakeholders including the TPR Executive Committee, Board and Audit and Risk and Assurance Committee
  • apply technical knowledge, skills and experience to identify any risks, weaknesses or inconsistencies in regulatory interventions
  • deliver practical and effective recommendations for the mitigation of any risks or weaknesses identified
  • support the Regulatory Assurance Business Lead and the wider Risk and Assurance function in promotion of a culture that strives for more effective decision making and continuous improvement

Essential criteria

  • Established technical knowledge and understanding of pension and/or financial regulation.
  • Advanced investigation skills and ability to plan and manage an investigation from end-to-end.
  • Comprehensive understanding of principles behind effective decision making and ability to test decision making against those principles.
  • Proven ability to take account of relevant qualitative and qualitative factors in order to form a judgment on effectiveness, risk and strategic approaches.
  • Ability to consider weaknesses and risks in regulatory interventions in order to develop effective and realistic recommendations to support continuous improvement or risk mitigation.
  • Broad understanding and awareness of full regulatory grip of TPR (desirable).

Person specification

  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Can do approach.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £34,561 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 159624 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