The FCA is taking over regulation of pre-paid funeral plans from 22 July 2022. This is a new sector for the FCA and onboarding these firms into FCA regulation within a tight timescale by July 2022 will be a rewarding challenge.
We are building a team to meet this challenge and are looking for resourceful and enthusiastic team members to join three authorisations teams, initially on a 12-month secondment / fixed term contract.
As a Gateway Assessor you will be working in fast paced environment to apply your skills and adapt to changing demands and priorities to onboard this sector within the timescales set.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity for you to be at the forefront of the FCA's engagement with this new sector. You will gain a deep understanding of the challenge these firms will face to transform and make changes to their business to be able comply with our rules, methods and requirements to be authorised by the FCA.
What does the role involve? What are the key responsibilities?
We are looking to recruit a talented Senior Associate with knowledge of the regulatory environment, particularly in relation to authorisations and / or supervision of firms.
You'll help to ensure effective authorisation of FPs to provide a coherent and consistent regulatory journey. The key responsibilities of the post holder will include :
What will the candidate get from the role?
This is an opportunity to have a significant influence on the FCA’s regulation of pre-paid funeral plan firms ( FP ). This is a new position which will suit adaptable, resourceful individuals who are seeking a high-profile role within a team in a fast-changing environment.
Working in the FP team, you will benefit from :
Skills / Experience Required
We’re a signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. This means that we will offer an interview to disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role.
A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidate’s CV. Exceptions may apply if due to the volume of applications we are not able to interview all eligible candidates who qualify under the scheme.
Demonstrates an understanding (or the capability to achieve this within a reasonable timeframe) of :
About the FCA
At the FCA, we’re creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We’re establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.
The FCA's Values & Diversity
Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator.
As an inclusive employer, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements. Please contact our recruiter if you wish to apply for this role on a flexible basis.
Stage 1 : On-line application, please submit your CV and answer to the following application question : 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 : Screening - your application will then be forwarded to the recruiting managers
Stage 3 : Selection & assessment process (could be subject to change) this will consist of a case study (first stage) and a competency-based interview (second stage)