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Vacancy Details

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Researcher

Summary Information for vacancy - reference RJST20100325

Department

Pensions Regulator

Salary

29501

Location

West Sussex, South East

Closing Date

08 April 2010

Interviews start

Not specified

Grade

Not Specified

Seniority

Not specified

Pay frequency

Monthly

Appointment Terms

Permanent

Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required

No

No of vacancies

1

Field of work

Strategy

Brief Description

Purpose:

To support the management of research programmes and initiatives from set-up to delivery to provide actionable and informed insight to the organisation.
 

Core accountabilities:
To support the Insight Manager and other more senior researchers with the following responsibilities and accountabilities:
• To provide insight for the Pensions Regulator (TPR)
• To liaise with internal clients and other functions in the identification, set-up and delivery of research programmes
• To manage external research agencies, including developing briefs and reviewing agency outputs
• To liaise with external stakeholders
• To work with the Insight Advisor and Insight Manager to develop and deliver key strategic research programmes
• To conduct desk research exercises and respond to ad hoc requests

 

Vacancy description

Skills and knowledge:
• Awareness of the economic environment and its implications on the pensions landscape
• Understanding of how research agencies operate
• Understanding of and experience in brand and communications research and relevant techniques
• At least 3 year’s agency and/or clientside quantitative research experience
• Familiarity with a range of quantitative techniques and methodologies
• Good project management skills
• Good levels of skills in Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Sound understanding of quantitative sampling and basic statistical techniques
• Experience of presenting and reporting research findings
• Understanding of Data Protection Act / Freedom of Information principles and how they relate to market research
• B2B research experience (desirable rather than essential)
• Public sector research experience (desirable rather than essential)
• Customer experience and tracking research experience (desirable rather than essential)
• Proven literacy and numeracy skills (desirable rather than essential)
• Understanding and appreciation of uses of information within regulatory bodies (desirable rather than essential)
 

Skills

Behaviours:
• Excellent communication skills – written and oral
• Interpersonally effective – can do/ will do approach
• Works collaboratively
• TPR values and customer-focused approach
• Displays initiative
• Has strong problem solving ability
• Interest in the pensions industry and financial markets
• Prioritising and decision-making skills
• High attention to detail
• Relationship building at many levels
• Good time management and delivery
• Customer focused and deadline driven
• Proactive approach to use of insight

 

Experience

Competencies:
• Focusing on customers - Mentor
• Interpersonally effective - Experienced
• Effective delivery and accountability - Mentor
• Adapting to priorities and risks - Experienced
• Learning, developing and applying - Experienced
• Solving & improving - Experienced
• Collaborative working - Experienced
• Understanding the organisation - Experienced
 

Further information

CRB check required - Yes

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a covering letter, with details of how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria and your CV to row.elliott@thepensionsregulator.gov.uk


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