Vacancy: Policy Adviser Prudential Policy and Supervision
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 work, deliver and learn together in an impact-driven manner.
The EBF is seeking to recruit a full-time Policy Adviser to join the Prudential Policy and Supervision (PPS) team in Brussels, contributing to a variety of tasks: developing policy positions, building consensus with international groups, designing and delivering banking industry advice, analysing the positions of co-legislators and stakeholders, and organising high-profile exchanges with senior level representatives from banks and EU authorities.
The Policy Adviser will perform his/her duties in a rapidly changing environment working with EBF members from banks and banking associations on the strategic themes which are defined on a yearly basis.
The PPS team works collaboratively across a wide array of matters, sharing information and responsibility between team members who contribute to the overall objectives from their varied profiles and expertise.
The Policy Adviser will be based in the EBF Brussels office with occasional trips in Europe, mainly to Paris and Frankfurt.
As a Policy Adviser on Prudential Policy and Supervision, he/she will be responsible for the development of advocacy on selected strategic themes, supporting the Senior Director of Prudential Policy and Supervision (PPS). This involves:
- Coordinating meetings and steering the discussion of EBF expert groups ascribed to the Prudential Policy and Supervision function in accordance with the EBF strategic themes which include:
- Basel Committee global prudential standards
- Relevant prudential policy dossiers at Level-1 and Level-2 legislation
- Own initiative EBF reports and activities.
- Drafting EBF positions, responses to public consultations, letters to policy makers, and other material that might be useful for the EBF and its members;
- Positioning the EBF on all financial and prudential aspects related to Environmental, Social and Governance related risks and implications of digital transformation;
- Closely following the positions of co-legislators on the relevant dossiers during the trialogue negotiations, obtaining up-to-date information, analysing the different views and mapping them into the EBF advocacy priorities;
- Recognising and assessing interactions between different dossiers and regulatory areas as well as supervisory requirements and expectations;
- Collaborating on the organisation of large public events involving policymakers and bank executives, with the help of the EBF Events team;
- Establishing a professional working relationship and maintaining fluid and regular communication with managers and staff from the Commission, the European Banking Authority, the Council and the Parliament, as well as the ECB;
- Supporting the Senior Director of PPS on the preparation of external speaking commitments;
- Collaborating with other team members, sharing information and expertise with them and promoting a work team atmosphere that facilitates the achievement of common objectives;
- Advising the Communications team on press releases, interpretation of media news and other events that might require joint work.
The performance of advisory duties also includes building and maintaining a cooperative relationship with EBF member associations and banks trying to understand with anticipation what their concerns are, getting insight from their points of view and leading them to common positions.
Successful candidates fit for the following profile:
- University degree preferably in Finance, Economics, Law or Political Sciences;
- Basic understanding of EU banking regulation and EU public affairs gained in a previous internship experience preferably in the Brussels policy environment, either at EU authorities, trade associations or consultancies;
- Strong organisational skills and the ability to work in high pace environment;
- Broad-minded approach to manage a variety of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and interests;
- Strong analytical capacity, being able to extract the key points of technical regulatory issues out of conversations with experts and own exploration;
- Effective communication in English language both written and oral;
- Excellent team working skills;
- Discretion, persuasiveness and sense of diplomacy;
- Good interpersonal and bridge builder skills;
- Ability to undertake shared and own responsibilities in a project-driven environment;
- Interest to grow professionally taking the time and care required for a well-developed career in the intersection between financial services and regulation.
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.
The person will report to the Senior Director of Prudential Policy and Supervision. The department covers the interests of European banks on all prudential developments at global and European level, as well as the implementation of the regulation in the Banking Union, in close collaboration with the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Board.
Internal Career Development
At EBF, we take the professional and personal development of Policy advisers and all other staff members very seriously. As part of that development, policy advisers may be asked based on the advocacy priorities but also taking into consideration the personal topics of interst to move to different files after 1-2 years of employment and to assume project overshight roles.
As soon as possible
How to apply
Please send your curriculum vitae with a letter of motivation to EBF Recruitment at email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 19 May 2023
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 30 June 2023, 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.