Communications - National and Regional Engagement Lead

Recruiter
FCA Perm
Location
East London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Sep 2019
Closes
25 Sep 2019
Ref
1266858972
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
National and Regional Engagement Lead - FCA - - Inside IR35
We are looking for a creative, resourceful and organised individual to lead our flagship regional engagement programme, which provides direct support to members of our Executive Committee on their visits around the UK.
This key programme was established two years ago to provide our ExCo members and Chair with high quality insight into the experience of financial services through the eyes of local firms, consumer groups, politicians, academics, and other key influencers across the UK. It is crucial to maintaining a good organisational understanding of relevant issues across the devolved nations and English regions.
The role involves designing the overall strategy, theme, logistics, and content of visits to make sure that they work smoothly and support FCA policy making and objectives. The ideal candidate will be comfortable engaging with colleagues at all levels of an organisation, be highly organised, creative, and proactive. You will also be required to accompany senior staff on some visits around the country.
You will be an ambitious and credible candidate, who is looking for an opportunity to build experience of dealing with senior leaders and managing virtual teams. You will need to be excellent at external stakeholder engagement and have strong personal drive, as well as the ability to articulate ideas clearly and simply. This role would suit someone who is a self-starter and is confident enough to make decisions in line with FCA priorities based on their own judgement.
The role sits within the Strategic and Stakeholder Communications team, which is part of our Strategic Communications Unit. We take a longer-term view of communications across priority issues to ensure we're joined up and making the most of opportunities
Responsibilities
  • Setting the strategic vision and direction for the regional engagement programme.
  • Designing the programme of visits and managing the long-term pipeline of visits - conducting appropriate research
  • Working with ExCo members and their offices to ensure that visits are aligned to business objectives
  • Managing a virtual team to organise visits and ensure they provide high quality insight to Ex-Co members and the Chair
  • Liaising with outside organisations and individuals to explain the FCA regional engagement programme and set up visits
  • Designing agendas for each visit by reference to strategic themes and member FCA restricted interests
  • Commissioning, co-coordinating and providing high quality briefing to senior leaders ahead of visits
  • Accompanying senior staff on some visits
  • Collating and distributing feedback from every visit
  • Leading on social media around visits and identifying opportunities to raise the profile of the programme
  • Developing internal communications around visits
  • Ensuring insight gained is fed back to the relevant parts of the organisation
Essential Criteria
  • Significant experience in stakeholder engagement
  • High quality communication skills both written and personal suitable for a range of audiences
  • Strategic thinking and planning Essential criteria Required behavioural & technical skills:
  • Ability to deliver to strict deadlines
  • Experience of working alongside and positively engaging senior management
  • Effective at building networks with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work independently, while understanding when it is appropriate to raise issues to a more senior level
  • Self-disciplined and driven, demonstrating sound judgement

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