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Reg B Associate


Authorisations is responsible for protecting the 'gateway' into financial regulation through effective assessment of:
  • Applications for FCA authorisation, variation of permissions and approved persons;
  • Applications in respect of change of control and cancellations;
  • Applications to use Sensitive Business Names.

We are now recruiting for a talented Case Officer to work as an Associate in the Cancellations team within the new Consumer Investments Department in Authorisations.

The division has clear statutory responsibilities with a direct link to the FCA's objectives of protecting consumers and the stability of the financial sector, while promoting competition and minimising perceived barriers to entry.

What does this job involve

You will be responsible for assessing the viability of a firm's application to cancel its Part 4A permission or payment services registration.

You will work closely with a variety of relevant stakeholders as well as the firm, until a decision is made on an application. This role requires close working with many other colleagues in the FCA and PRA, including Supervision, Policy and Sector Teams. There will also be the opportunity to participate in team and cross department ad-hoc project work.

You will be expected to demonstrate:
  • Efficient management of a high volume of cases.
  • The ability to identify, evaluate, investigate and pre-empt risks to the FCA's statutory and operational objectives;
  • Good communication and influencing skills with key internal and external stakeholders, including applicant firms;
  • The ability to make strong and timely judgements, based upon accurate consideration of all relevant factors; and
  • Excellent time and workload management, demonstrating the ability to manage and prioritise different tasks effectively.
  • Working collaboratively and supporting colleagues

To ensure a positive firm journey throughout the Authorisations process, you will be expected to adhere to Authorisations' 'commitments to firms' in respect of how we communicate with applicants and to be a positive role model to all colleagues.

What will the candidate get from the role?

  • Working in a varied and intellectually challenging environment with opportunities to further develop your career.
  • Opportunity to work in an outcome-focused team environment.
  • An opportunity to share your knowledge and contribute to the development of others.
  • Demonstrate judgement and flexibility.
  • An opportunity to put analytical, problem solving and professional skills into practice.
  • An opportunity for interaction with a broad range of areas within the FCA and PRA.
  • A commitment to training and development and the opportunity to learn from highly experienced colleagues.
  • Broadening of skills and knowledge of one or more sectors of the financial services industry

Which minimum, essential & desirable skills are required?

Minimum criteria

* Any disabled applicant meeting the minimum criteria will automatically progress to interview stage, should they enter under the Disability Confident scheme .

For more information on the FCA's commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce, including guidance on drafting criteria, please refer to the FCA's Positive Action Framework.
  • Proven case management skills to ensure that all cases are assessed correctly, meeting service standards and statutory deadlines.
  • Strong regulatory / financial services knowledge, gained through experience
  • Good written language skills.

  • A credible role model, demonstrating all of the FCA cultural characteristics.
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to present the outcome of your analysis clearly and effectively.
  • A strong team player with the ability to be flexible and pragmatic. Able to adapt to changing circumstances, positively embracing new approaches.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Some evidence of building and maintaining professional relationships with stakeholders

  • Ability to provide credible engagement and constructive challenge to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactive approach in identifying and achieving continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Good I.T. skills with a solid knowledge of Microsoft applications

Useful Information
  • The job family for this role is REG B (£30K-£42K).
  • Applications close on 24th October 2021

There is no need to attach a cover letter or answer any questions as part of the application process.However please do ensure that the CV you submit sets out your experience and/or ability to meet the criteria set out above.

For more information or questions please contact the Recruiter Demi Scarsella.

Please note - Applications must be submitted through our online portal. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.
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