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Senior Policy Specialist

Central Bank of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Posted 6 days ago Hybrid Contract Salary Scale

The Central Bank of Ireland serves the public interest by safeguarding monetary and financial stability and by working to ensure that the financial system operates in the best interests of consumers and the wider economy.

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Policy Specialist on a specified purpose contract, in the Banking Supervision Division. This role is aligned with the Bank Professional 2 and the BP2 salary scale applies.Please click here for further information on our salary scales.

It is important to us that our people have flexibility in their role and we will shortly transition to a hybrid working model where they can balance their time between working from home and our office.

The purpose of the role is to provide technical expertise and knowledge to the development, implementation and interpretation of the regulatory policy framework for the investment firm sector and to produce high quality, evidence-based policy proposals/recommendations in a timely and efficient manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead on the provision of specialist expertise in the area of policy analysis and implementation to ensure the supervisory framework for Investment Firms consistently and correctly implements all relevant legislative and policy obligations. 
  • Proactively engage with all relevant stakeholders, both internally and externally, as necessary to foster a culture of collaborating and sharing at all stages in investment firm policy development.
  • Delivers influential and effective engagement in European fora, including EBA and ESMA working groups.
  • Provide expertise and advice to senior management and supervisors on the consistent interpretation of policy and legislative provisions, particularly on more complex issues. 
  • Assist with the development and delivery of appropriate training and supports across the relevant supervision divisions to ensure that policy outcomes are understood and embedded as intended.
  • Remain alert to industry trends and policy developments which contribute to the broader regulatory environment upon which policy decisions will impact.
  • Provide on-going mentoring and support to the team and on-boarding of new hires, particularly from a technical perspective.
  • Be accountable for delivering outcomes and communicating these effectively, whilst also supporting the work and development of other team members.

 Requirements:

  • A third level honours degree and/or professional qualification in business, finance, economics, law or any related discipline.
  • 8-10 years relevant experience in financial regulation, financial services industry and /or policy analysis/regulation.
  • Detailed understanding of the role, mandate and powers of the Central Bank.
  • Extensive understanding of investment firm legislation, regulation and guidance.
  • Proven ability to critically assess complex/once-off issues and problems with the ability to solution find in the context of operationalizing legislative change and policy implementation.
  • Excellent capability in leading, managing and delivering solutions to difficult/contentious issues
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, decision making, planning and organisational skills.
  • Proven experience of policy formulation and implementation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, in particular the ability to relate to senior management and staff.
  • Strong impact, influencing, and negotiation skills in the context of managing consultation processes on proposed regulations.
  • Teamwork and collaboration.
  • Ability to act professionally, ethically with integrity and conviction.

We know it's our people who make the Central Bank special and we are focused on creating a diverse, inclusive, fulfilling and progressive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives as it strengthens us, as individuals and as an organisation.  We are committed to positively supporting candidates with disabilities. If we can make any reasonable accommodations for you in the recruitment process in order to give you the opportunity to perform to your best, please let us know. Any information that you provide will be used only for the purposes of providing relevant support and will have no bearing on how your application will be viewed.  

Application Details: 
Closing Date: 22/06/2022

To apply, please complete the application form attached (via the “apply” link). This allows you to tell us why you are the best fit for us. Before starting your application you will be asked to create a profile with us, this will allow you to track and review your application throughout the process. Click "register" to create a profile and complete the application process.


Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an automatic email from us acknowledging receipt. If you do not receive this auto-acknowledgement, please contact recruitment@Centralbank.ie

The Central Bank pension scheme mirrors the rules of the civil service pension scheme. Therefore if you are in receipt of civil/public service pension, abatement may apply to your current pension.  Details of the appropriate pension scheme will be provided upon determination of the appointee’s status.
 

Cuirfear fáilte roimh chomhfhreagras í nGaeilge.
The Central Bank of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer

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