Job Vacancy

Policy Manager

The Building Societies Association



The Building Societies Association (BSA) is the trade association for UK building societies and mutual lenders.  It has a strong position as a representative body and is well respected for its lobbying, information and advisory roles. 

We are looking to recruit a Policy Manager to play a key role in representing and advising our members on mortgage and housing policy issues.  This position presents an exciting and challenging opportunity to shape the development of the BSA’s policy on home ownership and housing policy matters, including climate change, green mortgages, building safety and modern methods of construction.

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 Mortgage & Housing Policy, offers a considerable amount of responsibility and autonomy.

The Role:

  • To represent members’ interests on housing policy and climate change 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.

The Candidate:

  • Knowledge of mortgage regulation and housing policy 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 benefits package includes a group personal pension scheme, BUPA, life assurance and permanent health insurance.  Starting salary will depend on the successful candidate’s experience.

If you are interested please write, explaining why you think you are suitable for this post, together with your full career and salary details, to Melanie Eaglesham, HR Officer, The Building Societies Association, York House, 23 Kingsway, London WC2B 6UJ.  Alternatively, e-mail your application to


Melanie Eaglesham

HR Officer

Tel: 0207 520 5907