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Head of Strategy and Planning

  • Salary: £74000 - £74348 per annum
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Brighton, East Sussex
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 05/12/2017
  • Job reference: J378369A

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Head of Strategy and Planning

14months FTA




We're looking for someone to work with the Director of Communications to support the strategic delivery of work and effective evaluation and measurement of activity.


  • Lead on the Directorate planning, performance and risk reporting processes.
  • Be responsible for the oversight and delivery of the Communications Strategy and own the Directorate's key processes and systems, for continuous process improvement.
  • Be accountable for the successful delivery of strategy, driving best practice across TPR in terms of staff engagement, but also being an effective advocate for communications around the business.
  • Review and manage the Directorate budget and assess performance against KPIs, following up to ensure the correct outcomes are achieved.
  • Act as the first point of contact for the Director, handling queries to ensure that priorities are met in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Anticipate requirements of the Director, proactively providing additional information and advice on relevant issues as they arise.

Essential and desirable criteria


  • Evidence of strong programme management, situational analysis and decision making abilities.
  • Demonstrated success business planning and with project management tools.
  • Political awareness, with gravitas and ability to influence at all levels.
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully prioritising and managing high profile stakeholder expectations.
  • The ability to work across functions and teams at all levels and to foster momentum and cohesion around common goals with key stakeholders.
  • Have demonstrable experience in setting priorities, goals, objectives and timescales, including planning ahead, reassessing workloads and priorities as required.
  • Ability to lead and challenge a team with awareness of key leadership attributes.


  • Understanding of the complexities within the pensions industry.
  • Person specification
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

Salary and benefits

  • Civil Service Pension arrangements, which are recognised as some of the best in the pensions world
  • discretionary bonus arrangements
  • 25 days' annual leave provision
  • flexible working arrangements
  • development opportunities
  • enhanced parental leave arrangements
  • a free employee assistance programme
  • an excellent office location

How to apply

We provide an exciting, supportive and flexible working environment, and are committed to helping our people meet their full potential.

TPR 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.

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 and a covering letter

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