Senior Executive, Policy (Part Time 3 days a week)

Reporting to (job title): Head of Policy

Objective of role: To assist the Head of Policy (HoP) in delivering TheCityUK’s policy programme, in support of TheCityUK’s objective to promote the competitiveness of UK financial and related professional services.

Key Activities & Responsibilities

  • Work with the HoP and representatives of TheCityUK member companies to develop and deliver relevant TheCityUK and International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG) policy projects, papers, positions and other outputs, including a focus on capital markets (equity- and debt-backed securities).
  • Provide secretariat support for TheCityUK and IRSG committees (particularly TheCityUK Capital Markets Group) as agreed with the HoP, including producing agenda and papers for committee meetings, organising meetings and speakers, writing the minutes and ensuring follow up actions are completed.
  • Assist the HoP in delivering TheCityUK’s senior stakeholder engagement programme including government and regulators.
  • Work with the HoP, corporate communications team and others on the production of key pieces of collateral. This can involve managing the production process and co-ordinating content from steering groups, interviews and other sources.
  • Provide briefings for senior colleagues in advance of high-level meetings.
  • Take notes at meetings and events and arrange follow up actions as required.
  • Utilise TheCityUK’s project management framework as appropriate.
  • Carry out any other duties as reasonably instructed.

Key Relationships & Interfaces

Internal:

  • TheCityUK’s Executive Team
  • Policy Team
  • Economics and Research Team
  • Public Affairs Team
  • Communications and marketing Team
  • Member Insight Team
  • International Trade and Investment Team
  • Other colleagues as appropriate including secondees, retained agencies and contractors.

External:

  • Chairs and members of TheCityUK committees (particularly the Capital markets Group) and IRSG committees
  • The City of London Corporation, with a focus on IRSG projects and secretariat
  • Key contacts within member organisations and representatives
  • Key industry bodies and individuals
  • Government, regulators and other key stakeholders.

Person Specification

Essential:       

  • Experience of UK policymaking or regulatory institutions, the policy and regulatory environment, industry bodies. This may have been gained in a public sector body, a company or a think tank for example.
  • Demonstrable experience of drafting policy positions, responding to government and/or regulatory consultations/inquiries.
  • Interest in financial markets, products, economics and public policy.
  • Good analytical and writing skills.
  • Good influencing and communications skills.
  • Ability to network, develop relationships and work with senior individuals across a range of organisations.
  • Self-starter, prioritises tasks, well organised, plans ahead and delivers to deadlines, attention to detail, conscientious, takes responsibility and ownership.
  • Willingness to travel overseas as required.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge and experience of capital markets policy or regulation (public equity stock exchanges / markets, private equity markets, bond markets).
  • Experience in / understanding of financial markets / policy / regulation, products, financial sector organisations.
  • Degree educated in a field relevant to public policy or financial services. This can include an apprenticeship degree.

To apply for this role, please contact careers@thecityuk.com, alternately you can apply on LinkedIn here.


Values at TheCityUK

These core set of values are essential for effective performance in our company and provides a common purpose as to how we deliver our work on a daily basis:

• Rigour
• Impact
• Agility
• Respect
• Teamwork.

To find out more about our values and the standards of behaviour, please visit our webpage www.thecityuk.com

About TheCityUK

TheCityUK is the industry-led body representing UK-based financial and related professional services. We champion and support the success of the ecosystem, and thereby our members, promoting policies in the UK, across Europe and internationally that drive competitiveness, support job creation and enable long-term economic growth. The industry contributes over 12% of the UK’s total economic output and employs nearly 2.5 million people, with two thirds of these jobs outside London, across the country’s regions and nations. It is the UK’s largest net exporting industry and generates a trade surplus exceeding that of all other net exporting industries combined. It is also the largest taxpayer and makes a real difference to people in their daily lives, helping them save for the future, buy a home, invest in a business and protect and manage risk.

Equal Opportunity

TheCityUK is committed to equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of race, gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or gender.  

We are proud to be a disability confident committed employer and, as such, all disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the job as set out in the job description and person specification will be guaranteed an interview. Please advise at application stage or discuss in more detail at careers@thecityuk.com