The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together 32 national banking associations in Europe that represent some 3,500 banks – large and small, wholesale and retail, local and international – while employing about two million people. The EBF represents the interests of the banking sector with the European institutions, responding swiftly to changing market circumstances. The culture of the EBF can be defined as agile, flexible, open, transparent, working together with integrity and clarity.
The European Banking Federation (EBF) is seeking to recruit a full-time Policy Adviser for its Digital & Retail team, who will be responsible for building consensus and developing policy positions, designing and delivering lobbying strategy, and coordinating members’ actions. Working with and lobbying the European institutions to achieve an appropriate regulatory and supervisory framework in the EU.
This would involve leading and contributing to the further development of, the relevant EBF Working Group as well as anticipating regulatory developments, EBF position-building and advocacy work in the field of digital and retail banking, with particular emphasis on financial innovation and technology.
In that context, under the EBF WGs key responsibilities are:
- Contributing to the development of the work programme and focus, including the specific work-streams and ongoing management of related working groups on regulatory aspects of financial innovation and technology such as issues related to data economy (data protection, access, flows and sharing), cloud computing, AI, Fintech etc.;
- Taking the lead in drafting and delivery of positions/responses to consultations on relevant legislation, according to the above job description, and supporting, where necessary, the communication of EBF’s messages in the area of finance for industry and digital;
- Actively building ongoing direct contacts with policy makers in the area of digital and financial technology (e.g. the European Commission and European Parliament; the EBA, ECB and the OECD). Maintaining the EBF relationship with such institutions as “partner of choice”.
In this area, topics covered will include:
- Data economy (data protection, access, flows and sharing)
- Data analytics and artificial intelligence
- Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology and crypto-assets
- Cloud computing
- FinTech developments
- EU regulatory sandboxes.
Successful candidates fit for the following profile
- University degree in Law or Political Sciences. Previous experience: preferably in ICT industry, trade association or EU institution;
- Thorough knowledge of banking, ICT developments, digital related regulatory matters and EU public affairs with at least 2-3 years of relevant experience;
- Have an excellent understanding of the EU decision making process;
- Some affinity with and basic understanding of more technical issues like payments, cloud computing, blockchain, digital transformation, data economy;
- Excellent organisational skills and capacity to prepare large meetings, setting out agendas, discussing with experts about relevant content, overseeing the administrative work and taking responsibility on the development of the meeting/event;
- Effective communication and team working skills;
- Excellent influencing skills, persuasiveness and sense of diplomacy;
- Ability to blend the views and inputs provided by EBF members to draft joint position papers in response to public consultations;
- Capacity to adopt pragmatic viewpoints including on the implementation of regulation in credit institutions across EU Member States;
- Excellent writing skills in English;
- Good interpersonal and bridge builder skills and ability to work under pressure;
- Openness to assume responsibilities on a variety of technical matters;
- Strategic and analytical thinking skills in a project-driven environment.
The ideal candidate will show considerable commitment to his/her work, enthusiasm and a positive attitude towards the various projects for which he/she will be responsible.
Please send your application with curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation clarifying why you are interested in this position, to EBF Recruitment at email address: email@example.com
Deadline: 21 June 2019
Disclaimer: Please note that, due to high interest in positions at the EBF, we may not be able to respond to every application. If you have not heard from us before 31 July 2019, you may assume that we will not move your application forward. We really appreciate your interest in working with us and wish you best of luck in your search. Thank you for your understanding