Role – Parliamentary Affairs Manager
Salary – £47,015 – £61,187 (depending on experience)
Location – Brighton (Hybrid)
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 and on offer with this role is an attractive array of benefits:
In house development, progression and secondment opportunities
Diverse, lively, and inclusive environment. This includes our Disability Network, Family Network, LGBT+ Network (Proud), and Women’s Network, which offer spaces to connect
Civil Service Pension, which is recognised as some of the best in the pensions world
Access to performance related pay progression
25 days annual leave provision
Enhanced parental leave arrangements
Free employee assistance programme
Excellent office location in Brighton
Part time or job share considered
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.
This is a rare and exciting and opportunity to lead our Parliamentary Affairs team at a time when the design and provision of workplace pensions continues to be a high-profile area of focus within government and the media.
We’re looking for a skilled parliamentary affairs manager who is experienced in engaging with politicians, government bodies and other key stakeholders to promote the work we do and manage our reputation.
We need someone who takes a strategic approach to their work, is knowledgeable of the mechanics of government and comfortable when working in high pressure situations.
The successful candidate will be adept at managing our relationships and correspondence with select committees, including preparing formal responses and preparing our senior executives for select committee appearances.
The role oversees the work of a parliamentary affairs adviser and enjoys a close working relationship with TPR’s executive team.
Maintain and develop TPR’s parliamentary engagement strategy to raise TPR’s profile and maintain and develop new relationships with parliamentary stakeholders, including MPs, Peers, relevant select committees and All-Party Parliamentary Groups.
Use our engagement strategy to position TPR as a thought leader in our field, and achieve buy in for the work we do, via TPR parliamentary events and briefings.
Working with staff across TPR, manage the production of high-quality responses to select committee correspondence, MPs’ constituency correspondence, parliamentary questions and other requests from DWP.
Grip the production of high-quality written and oral briefings for our Chair, Chief Executive and other directors so that they are well prepared for meetings, including select committee hearings.
Manage the day-today relationship with our parliamentary monitoring agency, ensuring that parliamentary stakeholders’ perceptions and attitudes towards TPR, and positions on key matters, plus relevant topics, Bills and inquiries are being tracked; identify and report risks.
Build and maintain information sharing with key parliamentary contacts, including at DWP, FCA, MaPS, TPO, PPF, PRA and the Bank of England.
Contribute to relevant TPR strategy and communication working groups and provide parliamentary advice where applicable to our planning processes.
Manage the production of our weekly Parliamentary update to TPR staff.
Work closely with the Senior Media and Parliamentary Manager (line manager), Stakeholder Affairs Manager and Head of Public Affairs and to support the delivery of TPR’s corporate strategic objectives.
Manage, develop and support direct reports; encourage a culture of learning and development, in line with TPR’s values and objectives.
We are interested in hearing from candidates at various stages of their career who can demonstrate experience and knowledge of any of the following:
A proven track record in engaging with parliamentarians and government staff, and an ability to develop our engagement strategy
Ability to produce high quality written correspondence; ability to prepare our executive team for high profile parliamentary meetings via written and oral briefings
An excellent understanding of how parliament and government work, including select committees
A strong knowledge of parliamentary and current affairs
Existing contacts within relevant areas of government and parliament
A good knowledge of TPR’s role, corporate priorities and values, and of our stakeholders and the organisations we work with
Knowledge of regulation principles and best practice
Data Protection Act/Freedom of Information principles
Standard Office IT software applications
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 this 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.
Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role (BPSS)
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