The Role

The International Division leads the FCA’s strategy for international engagement and within the division, the International Delivery Department works across the FCA to ensure the organisation delivers on its international priorities. This includes developing and driving forward at the international level key sector and cross-cutting issues such as the digital agenda, Operational Resilience and ESG.

Coordinated and strategic international engagement takes on a new importance now the UK has left the EU, and the department is seeking to develop, oversee and execute plans to further our objectives internationally by better aligning domestic and international work.

The role of the International Delivery department is to develop and execute the FCA’s international strategies across a number of priorities in Data, ESG, Operational Resilience. This also includes its response to key international developments and the fallout of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

What does the role involve? What are the key responsibilities?

  • To lead a high performing team in a dynamic fast paced environment
  • To formulate, develop and execute an international engagement strategy for the digital economy, including operational resilience, and data
  • To co-lead and implement the FCA’s international sector strategy on cross sector strategies on Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance
  • To participate in the running of the International Delivery department by being part of the International Delivery management team.
  • Key aspects of the work will include:

  • Developing from first principles a cohesive international engagement strategy for the digital economy: working with policy, innovate and CED to maximise the FCA’s impact internationally and drive forward cross FCA work
  • Identifying opportunities to influence internally on digital issues, leveraging existing experience and analysis
  • Building international sectoral expertise across digital, innovation and operational resilience,
  • Using that expertise to strategically support FCA international priorities
  • Interfacing with senior internal and external stakeholders, domestically and internationally, to influence and inform FCA approaches on key international issues
  • Ensuring the FCA communicates clearly and in a timely manner on key international issues
  • What will the candidate get from the role?

    You will join the Division at an exciting period of change allowing you to shape and build the international work of the FCA post Brexit. As result, you will be instrumental in the way we think about and approach regulation, and what the future of financial services looks like both in the UK and globally, for years to come.

    You will get exposure to the latest international regulatory and supervisory questions and be empowered to develop and execute strategies to shape the global debate.

    You will work closely with FCA senior leadership and the FCA Executive Committees.

    Skills/Experience Required

    We’re a signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. This means that we guarantee an interview to any disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. Exceptions may apply if due to the volume of applications we are not able to interview all eligible candidates who qualify under the scheme.


  • Proven management capabilities and leadership skills
  • Extensive stakeholder management skills both internally and externally
  • Broad experience across different areas of the FCA, preferably including Policy and/or Supervision
  • Deep understanding of at least one financial services sector directly relevant to the role (digital economy, operational resilience, fintech, crypto)
  • Experience of executing interdisciplinary projects, policies or supervisory priorities.
  • Essential:

  • Strategic and creative skills to initiate, formulate and then develop a cross cutting strategy

  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to understand and solve complex problems,

  • Sound judgement, including in circumstances of limited or inconclusive information and proactively identifying a strategy which you then deliver.

  • Flexibility and the ability to thrive in an uncertain, often-changing environment

  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills

  • Excellent communication skills, across different medium

  • An ability to navigate internal governance and reporting procedures

  • Ability to build effective cross-organisational networks

  • Confidence in working with members of the senior leadership team

  • Desirable:

  • Experience gained in a managerial role related to financial sector policy.

  • Experience gained working directly within EU institutions or EU NCAs.

  • Ability to act as an ambassador for the FCA

  • About the FCA

    At the FCA, we’re creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We’re establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.

    The FCA’s Values & Diversity

    Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator.

    As an inclusive employer, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements. Please contact our recruiter if you wish to apply for this role on a flexible basis.

    Useful Information

    This role is graded Manager (POL D)

    Applications for this role close on Wednesday 31st March 2021

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