Manager, Policy

Job title: Manager, Policy
Reporting to (job title): Head of Policy

Key Activities & Responsibilities

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

  • Manage and support a number of standing policy committees with a particular focus on FinTech (including Artificial Intelligence) and cyber security related regulation and policy. The Policy Manager is also responsible for TheCityUK’s Tax Group and development of tax policy positions. This includes drafting the agenda and papers for discussion and organising meetings.
  • Establish and manage a network of stakeholders as appropriate to the work of the policy committees to support ongoing policy work and the policymaker relationships of senior management.
  • Work with the HoP and others on the production of key policy outputs. This involves managing the production process and co-ordinating content from steering groups, responding to government consultations, interviewing members to produce policy positions, and developing discussion papers.
  • Support TheCityUK’s ongoing strategic partnerships with government bodies, in particular HM Treasury’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board (FSTIB) FinTech programme.
  • Be an active member of the IRSG secretariat to help deliver its workstream programmes, overseen jointly with the City of London Corporation.
  • Manage and support the Anglo-Italian Dialogue, arranging delegations, providing secretariat functions and co-ordinating occasional research papers.
  • Where relevant attend international events and summits to represent the work of TheCityUK.
  • Liaise with members of TheCityUK’s External Relations and Strategic Issues team to identify opportunities for infrastructure, tax and FinTech to be fed into the work of the international Market Advisory Groups.
  • Provide briefings for senior colleagues in advance of high level meetings.
  • Assist the HoP in delivering TheCityUK’s senior stakeholder engagement programme, and where relevant represent the organisation in external fora.
  • Utilise TheCityUK’s project management framework as appropriate.
  • Carry out any other duties as reasonably instructed. 

Key Relationships & Interfaces


  • TheCityUK’s Leadership Team
  • Economics and Research
  • Public Affairs team
  • Member Insight team
  • External Relations and Strategic Issues Team
  • Other colleagues as appropriate including secondees, retained agencies and contractors


  • Chairs and members of key TheCityUK committees
  • CoLC, with a focus on IRSG projects and secretariat
  • Key contacts within member organisations and representatives
  • Key industry bodies and individuals

Person Specification

  • Understanding of and interest in the regulation of financial markets and FinTech as well as wider, economics and public policy.
  • Experience of and/or interest in Government, UK and European policymaking institutions, key industry bodies, think tanks and financial sector organisations.
  • Good influencing and communications skills.
  • Ability to network, develop relationships and work with senior individuals across a range of organisations.
  • Analytical and report writing skills of a high calibre.
  • Willingness to develop in-depth knowledge of policy matters.
  • Willingness to travel overseas.
  • Public policy experience.
  • Self-starter, prioritises tasks, attention to detail, conscientious, takes responsibility and ownership.
  • Experience of working in an SME environment.
  • Degree educated in a relevant field to financial and related professional services (e.g. finance, economics, law, etc.)

About TheCityUK
TheCityUK is the industry-led body representing UK-based financial and related professional services. In the UK, across Europe and internationally, we promote policies that drive competitiveness, support job creation and ensure long-term economic growth. The industry contributes over 10% of the UK’s total economic output and employs 2.3 million people, with two thirds of these jobs outside London. It is the largest tax payer, the biggest exporting industry and generates a trade surplus almost equivalent to all other net exporting industries combined.

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