Policy Manager

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  • Policy Manager (Mortgages)
  • London (Hybrid working policy)
  • Competitive Salary & Benefits

Founded in 1869, The Building Societies Association (BSA) champions, represents and supports mutual lenders and deposit takers across the UK, specifically all 42 building societies and a number of larger credit unions.  It is highly respected for its representational advocacy to external bodies including Ministers, government departments and financial services regulators.  As well as proactively campaigning on behalf of the sector, the BSA frequently responds to consultation papers and provides information and advisory services to its Members and Associates. 

In addition to the BSA’s 49 Members (building societies and credit unions) it has approximately 40 Associates (organisations which have an interest in the sector).  The BSA is an unincorporated not-for-profit organisation.

The BSA currently has 26 staff in the areas of policy, representational lobbying, economics and research, external affairs, member communications, commercial activities and corporate services.

We are looking to recruit a Policy Manager (Mortgages) to play a key role in representing and supporting our members on mortgage policy issues.  This position presents an exciting, and challenging, opportunity to contribute to the development of the BSA’s mortgage policy. Crucially, the successful candidate will be a key representative of the BSA in the increasingly challenging UK mortgage market, where building societies and mutual lenders have a distinctive and contemporary message to convey.  This post, which reports to the Head of Mortgages & Housing, offers a considerable amount of responsibility and autonomy.
The Role:
  • To represent members’ interests on mortgage regulation and compliance issues within the financial services industry.
  • To actively monitor and analyse legislative and regulatory proposals, engaging with members on written responses and member communications.
  • To manage key stakeholder relationships within the public policy and regulatory bodies and with consumer groups.
  • To develop policies to support first-time buyers and those borrowing in later life.
The Candidate:
  • Knowledge of mortgage regulation through experience of lending strategy/policy and/or a European policy background within financial services.
  • Highly developed policy analysis skills with an ability to see wider, strategic issues and to meet strict deadlines. 
  • Excellent presentation, writing and diplomatic skills to meet the responsibilities of making representations on members’ interests.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and proactive approach.
  • Degree or equivalent level education.

The generous benefits package includes a group personal pension scheme, BUPA, life assurance and permanent health insurance.  The starting salary will depend on the successful candidate’s experience.

The BSA is committed to supporting a positive work-life balance for its employees and operates a hybrid working policy, enabling its staff to work from home for up to 50% of the time.

As an equal opportunities employer, the BSA is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, socio-economic group or marriage and civil partnership.
We aspire to create and support a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join our organisation.
Staff communication and training are priorities for the organisation, and the BSA is proud to be a signatory to the Living Wage Foundation, the Women in Finance Charter and the Good Business Charter.

If you are interested in this role please write to Melanie Eaglesham, HR Manager, (Melanie.Eaglesham@bsa.org.uk)