- Please provide a covering letter outlining your interest in the role
- Deadline for applications Friday 8th January 2021
- Fixed pay point - £36,995
Reporting to the Head of Financial Services Policy, this Senior Policy Adviser role in Financial Services encompasses policy development on sustainable finance. The role will involve policy development, lobbying and campaigning for CBI members on issues relating to sustainable finance from both a financial services sector and whole economy perspective.
Key issues include: the sustainable finance policy agenda and developing regulatory environment and its impact on fs firms as well as large corporates and SME businesses across the wider economy; sustainable finance within financial services policy as an enabler of economic growth; and sustainable finance within the global competitiveness of the UK FS sector.
- Developing CBI policy positions, consultation responses and speeches on sustainable finance
- Working with team colleagues to develop clear campaign plans on sustainable finance policy, with clear prioritisation of issues for members
- Lobbying Government on key CBI priorities with regard to sustainable finance and occasional media work
- Writing tailored briefings on sustainable policy issues for senior management
- Acting as a policy point of contact for members on sustainable finance sector issues and ensuring CBI positions accurately reflect member views.
- Acting as the internal expert on sustainable finance and in particular collaborating with colleagues in other policy teams where sustainable finance will be a key factor such as energy & climate change, pensions, infrastructure investment, diversity & inclusion and corporate governance.
- Driving increased membership retention and satisfaction by helping to plan and deliver a compelling membership offer for financial services firms around sustainable finance - based on policy, insight and intelligence.
- Supporting commercial colleagues in sales and account management efforts.
- Develop a good understanding of those issues impacting on the competitiveness of CBI financial services member companies and be able to articulate how the CBI can influence these policies to the benefit of our members
- Maintenance of the CBI’s profile and authority within the financial services sector and on financial services policy matters across the whole economy.
Knowledge & Experience
What an individual must know or understand to be able to fulfil the role’s requirements
- Have or aspire to have line management experience
- Experience of team building, coaching / mentoring, resource allocation and budgeting
- Experience of project management
- Strong interest in and knowledge of public policy
- Interest in and knowledge of financial services regulatory issues
- Broad political & Whitehall experience; knowledge of Brussels & the EU;
- Experience of dealing with the media preferred
- Strong links across the organisation
The practical actions required in order to be able to fulfil the role’s requirements
- An understanding of the business environment and an interest in the key issues currently affecting the financial services sector
- Analytical rigour
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
- Good time management and organisational skills
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
- Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to deal with CBI member companies and CBI staff at all levels in an open, communicative manner
- Enthusiastic team player
Diversity and Inclusion
At the CBI, we are committed to attracting diverse talent that represents the society we live in.
We encourage applications from all regardless of age, sexuality, socio-economic background, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, or beliefs. We are committed to building a culture of belonging and inclusion and this is reflected in our policies, practices, and internal employee-led networks and supported by our executive leadership team.
We are a family friendly organisation and we encourage flexible working as we want our employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Currently our employees are working flexibly (formally and informally) and remotely due to COVID-19, but we offer the opportunity to work in our offices in line with government guidance if somebody should need to.
Our employee-led networks are: BAME, LGBT, Women’s and Working Families and we have qualified Mental Health First Aiders who support our employees in having good mental health.
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