Programme Manager - Financial Services and Payments

Recruiter
TECH UK
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£27k - £32k
Posted
08 Oct 2017
Closes
08 Nov 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

techUK Overview

techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. 900 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ more than 800,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium sized businesses.

techUK is committed to helping its members grow, by:

  • Developing markets;
  • Developing relationships and networks;
  • Reducing business costs;
  • Reducing business risks.

techUK's Financial Services & Payments Programme works to ensure, on behalf of our members, that industry, Government, international and regulatory challenges are addressed effectively and coherently and that all stakeholders work together effectively in the common interest.

Purpose

This role reports to the Head of the Financial Services & Payments Programme and its purpose is to support the creation, implementation and administration of the various work streams within the programme: Open Banking & Payments, Insurance and Distributed Ledger Technologies. Further work will involve regtech, insuretech, Digital-ID, financial services standardisation, IoT and payments; evolution of payment infrastructures and additional topics as they become relevant.

The person appointed will show capability and potential to build on a strong foundation of a solid programme, strong member engagement, and good external reputation and stakeholder relationships. He/she will need to have, or a propensity to develop quickly, a good understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the use of tech in the financial services sector, and where members can work collectively to understand and enhance those opportunities.

This role requires someone who has the communication skills, confidence and drive to grow their own profile and that of techUK.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development, implementation and communication of techUK’s Financial Services & Payments programme in a way that meets the needs of existing and potential members;
  • Support the inception, set-up and execution of programme events and meetings;
  • Promote the programme though insights, opinions, social media and PR activities;
  • Draft reports, papers, articles and meeting notes as requested;
  • Support relevant techUK working groups and maintain liaison with group members;
  • Assist in maintaining all relevant parts of the techUK website to a high standard;
  • Maintain all relevant records on techUK’s CRM system;
  • Identify and exploit cross-fertilisation opportunities with other programmes within techUK;
  • Liaise with other techUK teams to assist in a successful programme of press coverage, events, internal and external marketing and to ensure they are kept fully informed of major policy initiatives;
  • Deputise for Head of Programme in their absence;
  • Any other duties that might from time to time be required.

Skills and Capabilities

Essential

  • Strong interest in technology, innovation and the tech industry.
  • Strong interest in financial services and payments and keen desire to learn.
  • A self-motivated individual with positive can-do approach who is comfortable working in a high pressure, fast-paced environment with competing demands, and responding to tight deadlines.
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to get to grips with complex technical information and to communicate this effectively to a range of audiences.
  • A team player who has experience of managing relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and is comfortable working with senior individuals in Industry and within government.
  • Ability to identify, propose and negotiate new opportunities and services for techUK;
  • Ability to carry out agreed objectives with a minimum of supervision.
  • Capability to use the tools and technologies techUK provides, including but not limited to Microsoft Office, CRM, Social Media, Web tools and home working software.
  • Demonstrates a broad understanding of the technology industry landscape and the positioning and role of trade bodies.

Desirable

  • Knowledge and background in economics, financial services or legal regulations.
  • Good high-level knowledge of technology and the fintech industry.
  • Comfortable with public speaking.
  • Understand the economic, social and political environment, members’ business sectors and business models, stakeholders and their drivers.

This is a full time role based at techUK’s London offices.

The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK prior to the commencement of employment.

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