Job Title: Head of Policy - Financial Services ProgrammeLocation: LondonSalary: £45,000 - £60,000 per annum based on experienceJob Type: Full Time, PermanentThe roleWe are looking for a passionate policy leader to drive our financial services programme. techUK's Head of Financial Services Programme leads all of our work in this fast evolving and growing sector.techUK's Financial Services programme brings together technology vendors, regulators, Government and financial institutions to create the right conditions to deploy digital transformation within the sector. It helps our members better understand the industry and showcase their expertise, products and services - be that around greater resilience in the banking sector, the challenges of combating fraud, to the opportunities around digital and financial inclusion.The role is responsible for delivering a wide range of outputs to respond to the interest and expectations of techUK members and senior leadership. This involves working closely with techUK members through working groups, committees, and bilateral meetings to understand what the priorities of the programme should be and the appropriate outputs that can be delivered. Developing strong relationships with members is essential as is engaging with colleagues and external stakeholders, to ensure the activities delivered have an impact and respond to techUK's priorities and its members.A key aspect of this role is the focus on building and developing networks, within techUK membership and with external stakeholders, delivering events - from roundtables to conferences, and developing and drafting techUK's positions and responses on key issues relevant to the organisation and its members in the financial services sector.The role will require you to deliver against a range of financial and performance targets (including membership growth and retention) and to manage a complex workload with competing demands.Key Duties Setting the strategic direction of the Financial Services Programme, with techUK's members input, particularly through the Financial Services Council and working groupsDelivering events and meetings on priorities identified with members - roundtables, briefings, panel sessions and conferencesIdentifying emerging issues relevant to techUK and its members' products and services, prioritising and acting on them appropriatelyAlerting members and colleagues to new policy and market developments, researching implications and collating evidence of potential impacts. Responding accordingly through consultation responses, letters or thought leadership piecesDeveloping strong relationships with relevant individuals and teams within membership, regulators and important stakeholders (including the Financial Conduct Authority, the Competition and Markets Authority, the Bank of England, etc.), Parliament and other external stakeholdersProducing externally-facing explanatory material for non-technical readers - blogs, newsletters, articles for the pressSpeaking at events, including chairing meeting, moderating panel sessions and taking part in meetings and events organised by external stakeholdersWorking closely with colleagues to ensure member satisfaction and contributing to the work of the business development teamReporting back to members regularly on activity and progressPerson Specification:Competence:A self-motivated individual who is comfortable leading autonomously several projectsA team player who is comfortable and able to work with relevant individuals and teams across techUKStrong interpersonal skills. The ability to build, manage and maintain relationships with a diverse range of people and organisationsEssential Knowledge and Experience:Demonstrates a strong understanding of the impact of technology in the financial services sector and some challenges and opportunities for techUK's members and prospectsExperience of delivering events and high quality written materialsA track record and experience of managing relationships with a diverse range of stakeholdersDesired Knowledge and ExperienceA working knowledge of the UK financial services industry, characteristics, business models, and priorities of the regulators and key stakeholdersAn understanding of the regulatory and policy environment about Open Banking, payments, financial inclusion, operational resilience, fraud, digital currencies and ESGExperience working with a public affairs agency, with or for a membership/trade bodyPlease Note:This is a full-time role based out of techUK's London offices with flexibility for hybrid working.The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK prior to the commencement of employment. Due to the volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of applying, please deem your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.Candidates with experience of; Financial Policy Manager, Finance Programme Manager, Financial Services, Head of Financial Services Programme, Senior Policy Manger, Policy Management, Senior Policy Officer, Head of Financial Policy, Financial Services Policy Manager may also be considered for this role.