Head of Prudential Policy and Regulation

London Permanent £90,000 - £110,000
  • Head of Prudential Policy and Regulation with The Building Societies Association
  • prudential policy

About Our Client

Founded in 1869, The Building Societies Association (BSA) champions, represents and supports mutual lenders and deposit takers across the UK, specifically all 43 building societies and a number of larger credit unions. It is highly respected for its representational advocacy to external bodies such as government departments and financial services regulators. As well as proactively campaigning on behalf of the sector, the BSA frequently responds to consultation papers and provides information and advisory services to its Members and Associates.

In addition to the BSA's 49 Members (building societies and credit unions) it has 43 Associates (organisations which have an interest in the sector). The BSA is an unincorporated not-for-profit organisation.

The BSA currently has 26 staff in the areas of policy/representational lobbying, economics and research, external affairs, member communications, commercial activities and corporate services.

Job Description

I am currently recruiting for a Head of Prudential Policy and Regulation for The Building Societies Association. You will:

  • Lead external representation of the industry's interests to key stakeholders (especially the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and HM Treasury), other policy makers and stakeholders on a range of prudential policy and regulation matters, and other related financial areas including financial and regulatory reporting.
  • Provide advice and guidance to BSA members and BSA colleagues on all areas of prudential policy and regulation, and other related areas including financial and regulatory reporting, in order to establish and maintain a favourable operating environment for members.
  • Instigate, chair and participate at panel/committee meetings (including EU based), seminars, webinars and conferences on areas of responsibility.
  • Keep abreast of current developments on areas of responsibility, and the markets of members (including credit unions) generally to anticipate future areas of work. Liaise with the BSA's principal European contacts (the European Association of Co-Operative Banks (EACB) and European Mortgage Federation (EMF)) to stay abreast of parallel EU and international developments.

The Successful Applicant

You will have:

  • Senior management experience within financial services, trade associations, regulators or other relevant environments with a prudential policy background.
  • Ability to interpret and apply banking, building society and credit union legislation, understanding of treasury management and wholesale money markets together with a broad understanding of accounts, audit, regulatory reporting and taxation.
  • Ability to represent members' views effectively to external bodies and create and develop policy.
  • Ability to build strong relationships to become a trusted adviser to stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and diplomatic skills to meet the responsibilities representing members' interests to external stakeholders.
  • Ability to see the relevance and implications of wider, strategic issues.

What's on Offer

£90,000 - £110,000 PA DOE plus excellent benefits

Kas Rothwell
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Job summary

Policy, Economics & Regulatory Affairs
Policy, Economics & Regulatory Affairs Subsector
Financial Services
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