CAREERS


We have an ambitious agenda and our people have a shared passion to create change for our members and the UK’s financial services.

The Financial Services Skills Commission is dynamic and high profile. Each team member plays a valuable role and is encouraged to reach their full potential, supported by their colleagues. Our people are highly motivated, committed and talented individuals. As a new organisation this is an exciting time for our team, being able to shape our work and think creatively about how to achieve change.  We offer a competitive total reward package that provides the opportunity for personal and professional growth.

We believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results.  When we are recruiting we welcome applications from a diverse pool of candidates and are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need in order to be successful.

We support agile working and are happy to consider options around this during hiring or when the need arises.  Agile working can mean; part-time, job share, reduced hours, compressed hours, home-working and other flexible arrangements.

Current Vacancies


Stakeholder Engagement Manager (FTC – 31 March 2026)

Salary: £54,410 plus benefits

Closing date: 10 February 2023 at 8 am

The objective of role:

To assist the Programme Director, Director of Communications and Chief Executive in delivering the objectives and ambitions of the Financial Services Skills Commission. Provide high-quality leadership for strategic engagement and building a network of relationships to improve skills in UK Financial Services.

About this opportunity

The Stakeholder Engagement Manager role is a high profile, influential and exciting opportunity in the Financial Services Skills Commission, which is working at the heart of the UK Financial Services sector to improve skills in the industry. As a Stakeholder Engagement Manager for the organisation you will be responsible for our external engagement work including public affairs.

You will build strategic relationships to further the Commissions message, embedding our content and increasing our impact within and outside our sector. You will also play a key role in positioning us as a leading thinker on skills for Financial Services to support the sectors priorities. The role involves regular engagement with our members and non-members, business leaders, industry bodies such as trade bodies and regulators, education and training organisations, government officials and other stakeholders.

You will have experience of working successfully with a range of stakeholders, building strong working relationships to further our aims. You will have a collaborative working style, a pro-active approach and enjoy working in a motivated, supportive and high-performing team. You will be confident in identifying and forming new relationships with key organisations to develop effective partnerships.

Key Activities & Responsibilities

· Working closely with the Programme Director, Communications Director and Chief Executive, proactively engage with stakeholders across industry, government, education and training sector and other parties to establish strong working relationships.

· Support the Communications Director to develop a stakeholder engagement strategy that aligns with the overall aims of the Commission and our programme of work.

· Develop and successfully deliver stakeholder engagement plans in accordance with the Commissions overarching stakeholder engagement strategy.

· Manage stakeholder mapping, prepare communications, and respond to stakeholder enquiries.

  • Arrange and attend stakeholder meetings and events (with or without colleagues) and ensure feedback of stakeholder responses and requests are responded to within agreed timescales.
  • Prepare and manage workshops, roundtable and forum logistics including developing agendas, briefings, minute taking and follow up actions.
  • Ensure stakeholder engagement contact/activities are recorded on our CRM.
  • Attend client-facing meetings, collaborative planning workshops and report to client on progress.
  • Provide input into update reports for FSSC workstreams, Advisory Group, Board etc.

· Provide updates on parliamentary and public affairs activity to colleagues, highlighting opportunities for FSS to influence.

· Working with the Communications Director, distribute reports and key messages to stakeholders, including through mailings and briefings.

  • Keep up to date with developments on skills, talent etc relating to the FSSC workstream activity to inform our work and position FSSC as a leading thinker, innovator, and influencer on skills in Financial Services.
  • Work with colleagues to secure new members and help retain existing ones.
  • Act as a strong ambassador for FSSC and, where relevant, attend events and summits to represent the work of FSSC.
  • Play an active role in the operation of FSSC alongside other employees and in support of the Programme Director and Chief Executive carrying out other duties as reasonably instructed.

Key Relationships & Interfaces

Internal:

  • FSSC Board, Advisory Group and Metrics Group
  • Workstream sponsors
  • Workstream working groups
  • Other FSSC staff

External:

  • Policy teams at TheCityUK and City Corporation
  • Individuals in member firms
  • Individuals in non-member firms
  • Education and training sector stakeholders
  • Government departments and agencies relevant to skills (national, regional and local)
  • Industry bodies and stakeholders

Person Specification

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the skills & talent landscape/ HR is desirable
  • Experience of successfully working with a range of stakeholders is essential.
  • Understanding of and interest in UK national, regional and local politics
  • Experience ofworking and building relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including with senior figures is essential.
  • Experience of working with government, education and training providers, accreditation bodies, professional bodies etc on skills development is desirable.
  • Awareness of how skills feature in commercial considerations is desirable.

Skills

  • Excellent influencing and communication skills including writing skills of a high calibre.
  • A collaborative working style
  • Effective at planning, organisational and time management, self-starter, prioritises tasks, attention to detail, takes responsibility and ownership
  • Ability to network, develop relationships and work with senior individuals across a range of organisations.
  • Ability to manage complex projects with multiple outputs, deadlines and stakeholders
  • Proactive approach with ability to drive work with other stakeholders/ partners
  • Senior stakeholder engagement & management
  • Ability to develop and learn as policy areas develop.
  • Clear and persuasive oral communication and presentation
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and influencing abilities
  • IT literacy (Microsoft, MS Office)

About the Financial Services Skills Commission

Established in 2000, the Commission exists to increase the supply of talent and skills in the UKs Financial Services Sector. The Sector is facing unprecedented skills challenges and our work focuses on practical tools and actions to help firms build, attract and retain the skills they need. Our members represent all aspects of the Financial Services Sector and membership continues to grow. We have a small, dedicated team committed to driving the change that the sector needs.

To apply for the Stakeholder Engagement Manager role, please submit a CV and cover letter that details how you meet the person specification to careers@financialservicesskills.org

Alternatively, you can also apply via LinkedIn

The closing date for applications is 10 February 2023 at 8am.