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

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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Intern, International Affairs
Posted: 8 November 2018

The intern will be responsible for providing our international affairs team with monitoring, research and other support services.

This internship would be an ideal opportunity for an ambitious graduate or under graduate who is seeking to pursue a career in public affairs or policy and who has a strong interest in the nexus between international politics and regulation, diplomacy and financial services.

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Manager, Press Officer
Posted: 18 October 2018

  • Promote the image of UK Finance and the industry through internal and external communications to enhance customer, member and employee satisfaction and support achievement of the business strategy.
  • Increase the organisation’s profile and enhance its reputation across all media, and with all relevant influencers and organisations, leading on media relations and including: liaising with journalists, preparing press releases and press briefings.
  • Deliver the communications strategy for the association, ensuring alignment with the wider membership and the policy and engagement strategy.

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

  • Deliver the membership proposition to achieve agreed retention revenue and member engagement targets.
  • Retain members and identify value and opportunities.
  • To enhance the member experience.
  • Lead on relationships across the breadth of UK Finance.
  • Facilitate the increase and development of the revenue streams by providing introductions to training, events and other products.

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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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Manager, UK Payment Systems
Posted: 6 September 2018

The role is vital to supporting UK Finance in shaping its policy at a senior level, and to inform and engage with members on all business, technical and operational changes impacting the UK payments industry, including but not limited to the development of the New Payments Architecture (NPA), the BoE RTGS renewal, APIs and layered infrastructure, and the technical/operational issues relating to the card networks.

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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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Director, Technology and Digital Policy
Posted: 30 January 2018

You will manage the UK Finance digital policy agenda and digital policy team, working closely with other colleagues and members.

The digital policy agenda seeks to understand and influence the elements of digital innovation of greatest interest for members, and encompasses both policy and operational workstreams.

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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