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Crime: Legal Proceedings Specialist

Criminal/Regulatory Legal Proceedings Specialist

Ref: 61927

TPR Grade: 8

Reporting to: Lead Specialist – Enforcement – Proceedings

Directorate: FLR

Contract: Permanent

Starting Salary: From £39,390 per annum with access to performance related pay and civil service pension scheme

Closing date: 09 October 2020


About us

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.



We’re looking for a Specialist to be responsible for the delivery of our criminal and/or regulatory enforcement cases. The successful candidate will take referrals from our Enforcement Investigations team and will then be responsible for the case from the commencement of formal legal proceedings until their conclusion, drawing on a range of internal or external expert advisers as necessary.

This will involve leading a team through issuing summonses and undertaking prosecutions in the Magistrates and/or Crown Court for a broad range of criminal offences, and/or instigating and following our own regulatory enforcement process (potentially taking the case as far as the Upper Tribunal and appeals courts).

Candidates should therefore have experience of instigating and concluding either criminal, regulatory or civil proceedings as a part (or leader) of a multi-disciplinary team.



You will:

  • Establish and deliver regulatory strategies for enforcement
  • Negotiate required outcomes of cases with the relevant parties, internally and externally
  • Make decisions on case strategies and emerging issues on cases
  • Support Lead Specialists in their role on individual cases and required areas, both internally and externally
  • Manage a portfolio of cases within required KPIs
  • Escalate cases as required per the decision-making framework
  • Deliver regulatory case work in line with KPIs and the schedule of delegations and in accordance with the decision-making framework
  • Develop and implement case strategies
  • Work with wider case team to achieve required outcomes
  • Carry out prudent financial management of investigation costs.


Essential and Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of leading, decision making and delivering regulatory outcomes on a range of regulatory, civil and/or criminal cases
  • Experience of analysing complex financial information and identification of risks
  • Experience of communicating at all levels, including drafting enforcement notices, escalations and presenting to senior stakeholders
  • Negotiation skills with demonstrable experience of negotiation and influencing at a senior level in a commercial, legal or regulatory environment
  • Experience and working knowledge of legal requirements relating to enforcement outcomes
  • Experience of using a broad range of tools to achieve a positive regulatory outcome in regulatory cases, including consideration of and use of settlement and powers (Desirable)
  • Experience of using risk mitigation strategies and techniques (Desirable)
  • Awareness of relevant aspects of investigation techniques and legal requirements (Desirable)
  • Financial and commercial awareness (Desirable)


Person Specification

  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative
  • Negotiating skills
  • Calm under pressure
  • Communication skills at all levels
  • Attention to detail and accuracy


Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £39,390, 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.

The Pensions Regulator 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 [email protected] along with a covering letter ,quoting ref 61927 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 [email protected].

Previous applicants need not apply