UK Finance is the new financial services trade association launched on 1st July 2017. It was formed by the integration of the British Bankers’ Association, Council of Mortgage Lenders, Payments UK, The UK Cards Association, Asset Based Finance Association and Financial Fraud UK.

UK Finance aspires to be a world-class trade association, and currently represents the UK-based activities of around 300 members across retail and commercial banking, mortgage, cards/payments, investment/wholesale banking, private banking, payments and asset based finance. It works at the highest level with industry, government, regulators and the media. In 2014, the financial services sector contributed over £100bn in GVA in the UK, more than 5% of the total. And this if anything understates the importance of the sector to the UK economy, as it continues to have a more than £30bn trade surplus in financial services and pay over £70bn in tax per annum.

Responsibilities of UK Finance include representation of members and advocacy on behalf of the sector, being the first point of contact for key stakeholders including government, regulators, media and user groups on matters affecting members. UK Finance’s goal is to ensure that the UK retains its role as a global leader in financial services. UK Finance has c.200 staff and has recently moved to new premises in Angel Court, Bank, London.


How to apply

Please send a short covering letter, referencing the position you are interested in and your CV to: ukfrecruitment@ukfinance.org.uk


Current Vacancies

Intern, Economic Crime Awareness & Campaigns Assistant
Posted: 16 January 2019

The intern will be responsible for assisting the strategy manager in the development and delivery of education and awareness campaigns relating to economic crime.

This internship would be an ideal opportunity for an ambitious graduate or under graduate who is seeking to pursue a career in fraud prevention and public behavior change campaigns and who has a strong interest in financial services.

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Intern, Member Relations
Posted: 16 January 2019

The Member Relations Intern working with the Director of Member Relations will:

  • Support member insight and research
  • Support the development and implementation of a new account management plan and onboarding of members
  • Support the development of collateral for internal and member meetings
  • Support the development and maintance of information into the CRM system
  • Support the team on wider company initiatives.

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Analyst, Commercial Finance
Posted: 19 December 2018

The jobholder is responsible for supporting the strategy and objectives of the Commercial Finance workstream as well as key policy initiatives.

The workstream supports the policy agenda of members providing products and services to business customers from new start-ups to large corporates with a primary focus on SMEs and businesses trading internationally.
Thematically, the workstream supports:

  • Improving customer relationships; helping them thrive, better standards and protections
  • Improving access to finance – in the broadest context; and
  • Better competition, information and understanding

The job holder also assists the IFABL workstream on policy matters.

This is a demanding role, with daily interaction with the Commercial (Banking) leadership team, members providing Commercial (Banking) products and services and external stakeholders, including government officials, lobby groups, regulators and business representatives.

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Manager, Digital Learning
Posted: 19 December 2018

  • To support the delivery of the Digital Learning Innovation and Delivery plan by planning, designing and delivering agreed Learning AND Development interventions in the MET plan.
  • To support the Head of Learning Innovation and Delivery to innovate, ideate, launch, market and promote the current and new Digital learning offerings to UK Finance member organisations and others.
  • Work closely with the Head of Marketing and Director, Commercial, to ensure revenues are maximised.

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Principal, Web, Digital & Design
Posted: 17 December 2018

We are looking for an experienced and digitally-savvy design professional to be hands on in all aspects of the digital product – from defining outcomes, prioritisation and visual identity, to identifying and closing points of failure, user testing, creating assets such as content and collecting and analysing data to enable performance monitoring and informed decision making.

You will provide product knowledge and insight for colleagues across our business, and support the vision, strategy and roadmap for digital and marketing products, while developing insights and continually improving UK Finance’s digital presence.

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Analyst, Payments Policy
Posted: 12 December 2018

The post holder will be responsible for supporting policy developments in the payments industry and co-ordinating relationships and managing upstream changes in collaboration with key industry and member stakeholders.

This will entail supporting UK Finance’s members by developing policy which is responsive to customer needs, providing advocacy and developing positions that influence and engage in the UK and working closely with the wider payments policy team.

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Analyst, Membership Executive
Posted: 3 December 2018

To support the membership team in identifying and articulating the value of membership to internal and external stakeholders including a focus on record-keeping, and relationship tracking.

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Director, Business Development
Posted: 3 December 2018

  • Build and implement a pipeline of business opportunities to achieve a quantum shift in the wider member value proposition. In doing so, to achieve as significant growth in the commercial footprint of UK Finance.
  • Identify opportunities to scale and or innovate around our current offer of commercial products and services. Develop the business cases and lead through to implementation.
  • In collaboration with the Director, MET, to identify and assess new commercial opportunities ex of the current estate. Within this to consider business and operating models with consideration of strategic partnerships. Draft business cases and collaborate with colleagues across UK Finance to the point of implementation. Support the implementation team with a clear plan to hand to BAU teams.
  • Lead and develop an entrepreneurial, delivery focussed approach to business development, creating and leading high performing virtual teams around specific initiatives. Play an active role on the MET senior team to ensure collaboration across the department and business and to foster a high-performing culture across UK Finance.

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Principal, Cyber Security Lead
Posted: 15 November 2018

Lead engagement on cyber security issues for UK Finance within the sector.

Act as the secretariat to the UK Finance Cyber Security Committee – a newly reformed committee focussed on setting cyber strategy and direction and responsible to the UK Finance Digital and Technology Product Service Board.

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Principal, Electronic ID
Posted: 15 November 2018

Lead delivery of KYC and Electronic ID (E-ID) strategic financial sector approach for the UK, with clear objectives, deliverables underpinned by an engagement strategy to support delivery.

Act as the secretariat to the UK Finance Technology and Digital Product Board – the most senior member group at UK Finance responsible for setting strategy and direction (responsible to the UK Finance Board) for UK Finance’s digital work and principally comprising CIOs of members.

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Relationship Manager, Associates
Posted: 18 October 2018
The Relationship Manager’s key objectives are to:

  • Through relationship building and regular engagement with a portfolio of existing associate members, implement the UK Finance membership proposition to achieve high levels of member engagement as aligned to business and commercial objectives.
  • In collaboration with the UK Finance management team, develop a membership account management strategy which fulfils existing members’ needs, broadens the scope of relationship with associate members, and profitably increases the associate member and events business streams. This will include, although not be restricted to:
    – The origination, implementation and management of targeted roundtable events, dinners, webinars and reports.­
    – Working in collaboration with UK Finance commercial, events and training Directors capitalise on new engagement opportunities which will enhance the UK Finance brand throughout the financial sector.
  • In collaboration with the UK Finance commercial management team, implement and manage an engagement programme which delivers a structured and effective approach to interacting with and securing new associate members.
  • Support the wider UK Finance membership offering, including regional visits and meetings.

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Manager, Payments Policy
Posted: 6 September 2018

The post holder will be responsible for managing domestic policy developments in the payments industry from a strategic planning perspective, and co-ordinating relationships and managing upstream changes in collaboration with key industry, governmental, regulatory and member stakeholders.

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Director, International and Brexit Policy
Posted: 30 January 2018

The international policy agenda seeks to understand and influence the elements of international policy of greatest interest for members in key jurisdictions, at present primarily the EU, selected European countries, the United States, and in multilateral venues (such as the IMF, IOSCO, WTF, ICC etc.). A substantial component of the Director’s responsibilities is expected to relate to leading and managing UK Finance’s full Brexit related policy agenda.

You will work closely with UK Finance colleagues and member institutions and will lead on a number of areas of international policy development and engagement and:

  • Will be responsible for member relationship coverage for a number of wholesale and international members.
  • Supporting the Managing Director, Capital Markets & Wholesale Policy, to deliver the busy UK Finance programme of work.

The role requires significant elements of cross-cutting work involving many of the other areas of UK Finance and therefore strong influencing and collaboration skills will be important qualities for any candidate.

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How to apply

Please send a short covering letter, referencing the position you are interested in and your CV to: ukfrecruitment@ukfinance.org.uk