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FCA UK: Payments Technical Specialist

UK, Greater London
Payments Technical Specialist, Cross cutting team
FCA UK are looking to recruit a talented Payments Technical Specialist to join the Central Implementation Team. Payments Technical Specialist role would provide a unique opportunity for an exceptionally talented individual with strong analytical skills and experience of the payments sector (also the keen interest) to be involved in a once-in-a-generation change to retail banking. The position is London-based.

Payments Technical Specialist job

Payments Technical Specialist would lead FCA’s work on assessing payments implications from ring-fencing, reviewing firms’ plans identifying and mitigating risks arising to our objectives

The candidate would also lead the coordination with the PRA, Bank of England and Payments Systems Regulator on payments implications from ring-fencing, maintaining an effective relationship and representing FCA in meetings with other regulators

The position additionally is responsible for providing expert advice and support to supervisors and the wider CIT on technical aspects of the payment process

The candidate would attend firm meetings on payments as a representative of the Cross-Cutting team

Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with a range of FCA stakeholders, including colleagues in the Central Implementation Team, Supervision, Competition and Policy Divisions.

Minimum skills

The candidate must have expertise and experience in payment services and the banking sector, stakeholder management, excellent written communication skills, strong analytical skills: experience of assessing often complex and confidential information

Essential skills

Strong understanding of payment processes and systems and their operation in banks.

Familiarity with the key stakeholders in the UK payments landscape and an up-to-date awareness and understanding of industry and regulatory developments.

Experience in leading complex payments projects.

Ability to work with pace and under pressure, making decisions in a timely manner, delivering to deadlines, using sound judgement and escalating issues appropriately.

Excellent oral communications skills and the confidence to engage effectively with a broad range of senior internal and external stakeholders

Ability to present yourself and the FCA in a professional and credible manner.

Excellent problem solving skills: the ability to think clearly and rigorously, to draw reasoned and logical inferences from quantitative and qualitative information, to test those inferences and use judgement to reach robust and practical conclusions.

The ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of senior stakeholders, both internal and external, and to bring challenge to bear where appropriate.

Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills – including the ability to work on a diverse set of projects and work streams as part of a team.

Ability to analyse large amounts of information, identify and present key themes, issues

& solutions in a timely manner.


Application deadline: Midnight Monday the 2nd May 2016.

Salary: £65,000 to £100,000, depending on skills and experience, plus an excellent benefits package.

Location: London, Canary Wharf (with a planned move to Stratford in 2018).

Stage 1. Application, please submit your CV and answers to the following application


Why do you believe that you are suitable for this role? Please ensure that you specifically relate your answer to the criteria listed in the job advert, covering your relevant skills, technical knowledge and competencies. (Max 300 words)

Stage 2. Technical case study (guidance and materials provided on the day, no preparation required) followed by a competency based interview.

Stage 3. Final stage interview as required

To apply visit FCA Careers page now