The European Banking Federation (EBF) works at the heart of the European banking sector. Our daily activities are determined by the dynamics between European integration, finance, public policy and financial regulation. It is our job to bring together 32 national banking associations in Europe and represent some 3,500 banks – large and small, wholesale and retail, local and international.
We create a platform for representation and for a constructive exchange of ideas and expertise between banks, regulators, supervisors and other entities that drive the innovation and sustainability of the banking sector. As a team we tend to aim higher and learn, work and deliver together in an informal, impact-driven manner.
The EBF is seeking to recruit, at a full-time position, a Policy Adviser – Social & Legal Affairs, who will be responsible for building consensus and developing policy positions, designing and delivering lobbying strategy, and coordinating members’ actions in the field of social affairs and legal affairs.
- Contributing to the further development of, the relevant EBF Committee and Working Group as well as anticipating regulatory developments, EBF position-building and advocacy work in the field of social affairs and legal affairs (corporate governance, restructuring/insolvency etc.);
- Supporting the EBF-Banking Committee for European Social Affairs in its role as social partner in the sectoral social dialogue in banking, and in particular on joint projects and activities with other social partners;
- Supporting member associations and banks in implementing social and legal affairs related regulations and rules;
- Defining the EBF strategy and objectives with regard to social and legal affairs and within the sectoral social dialogue;
- Drafting and delivery of positions/responses to consultations on relevant legislation and supporting, where necessary, the communication of EBF’s messages in the area of legal and social affairs and in the context of the sectoral social dialogue;
Successful candidates fit for the following profile
- University degree in Law, Economics, Political Sciences or any other related field.
- Thorough knowledge of EU public affairs with at least one year of working experience, preferably in an EU institution;
- Have an excellent understanding of the EU decision making process;
- 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 15 January 2020
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 January 2020, 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.