Government & Defence

Senior Associate – Pensions Policy

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The Role

We are recruiting for a talented Policy Adviser to join our Pensions Policy team within the FCA’s Wholesale Markets Policy Division.

The pensions and retirement income sector has a significant impact on everyone’s lives. FCA regulated pensions contain hundreds of billions of pounds of assets which people will rely on to fund their retirement. Pensions are therefore a key priority for the FCA, working in partnership with government on high profile interventions in the interests of consumers.

In particular, the team leads the FCA’s policy work in relation to:

the retirement income market
our joint pensions strategy with The Pensions Regulator
workplace and non-workplace pensions
advice on pension transfers
raising awareness of and tackling pension scams What does the role involve? What are the key responsibilities?

We are looking for an experienced policymaker to join our Pensions Policy team. As a Senior Associate in the team, you will play an integral role in helping develop policy and provide expert advice on our rules.

You will:

Deliver robust and practical policy solutions by using data and evidence
Proactively manage complex policy projects by organising work, planning, and managing competing tasks and deadlines
Make good judgements, prioritise effectively and be open minded in approach
Identify and manage key stakeholders, building rapport and constructive relationships and take a collaborative and flexible approach
Distil complex issues into succinct messages and present clearly and concisely to a variety of stakeholders, orally and in writing
Work as part of a team and support and assist others. This includes supporting team members to achieve shared goals and adjusting your approach for different situationsWhat will the candidate get from the role?

This role is an exciting opportunity to shape policy in this very important sector. You’ll be at the heart of regulatory decision-making and work on significant and high-profile issues, in an environment where creative thinking and problem solving are essential. You’ll work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop policies that will have a real impact on consumer outcomes.

As an Academy business we place great value on learning and at the FCA we offer world-class development opportunities which will assist you in achieving your career aspirations.

Skills/Experience Required

Minimum

We’re a signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. This means that we will offer an interview to disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidate’s CV. Exceptions may apply if due to the volume of applications we are not able to interview all eligible candidates who qualify under the scheme.

Significant policy making experience (e.g. at a regulator, firm or other relevant organisation)
Proven experience of proactively managing complex policy projects including organising work, planning, and managing competing tasks and deadlinesEssential

Outstanding organisational skills
Making good judgements, prioritising effectively and being open minded in approach
Identifying and managing key stakeholders, building rapport and constructive relationships, taking a collaborative and flexible approach
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to distil complex issues into succinct messages and present clearly and concisely to a variety of stakeholders
Working effectively as part of a team and supporting and assisting others. This includes supporting team members to achieve shared goals and adjusting your approach for different situationsDesirable

Knowledge of the UK pensions sector
Knowledge of financial services