Jon Whitehouse Managing Director, Group Head of Government Relations has asked Ellwood Atfield to assist him in identifying an exceptional new Government Relations specialist to join his team.
Jon’s team is responsible for the Group’s relationships with political and Governmental stakeholders worldwide, and for analysing and responding to emerging policy issues and advocacy on behalf of Barclays, its customers and clients on relevant matters.
The overall purpose of this role is to maintain a deep understanding of the political and public policy landscape as it affects Barclays in the UK and the EU. You will ensure senior level awareness of new and emerging issues as well as develop and implement advocacy in support of Barclays strategic objectives with senior political and Governmental stakeholders in global fora, Brussels and Whitehall.
This is an opportunity to become a key member of Jon’s team and, in my opinion, the chance to work with one of the very best GR leaders in the banking sector. Our objective is to appoint an exceptional individual.
Key accountabilities include:
- Horizon scanning for new, emerging or changing ongoing public policy developments that impact Barclays’ strategic objectives.
- Analysing political and public policy developments that affect Barclays and proactively develop advocacy strategies and campaigns to influence the outcome of public policy and political developments.
- Building and maintaining a strong internal and external network to ensure a strong awareness of relevant policy developments.
- Advising senior management, including Group ExCo, on the impact of public policy developments and advocacy responses.
- Coordinating and writing responses, on behalf of Barclays, to Government consultation papers that affect Barclays.
- Maintaining strong, working relationships with the Regulatory Policy and Regulatory Relations teams to ensure comprehensive coverage of public policy issues and coordinating hand off to Regulatory Policy, Regulatory Change oversight and the Business as required.
We are looking for someone with a good knowledge of banking and the ability to understand complex prudential issues and frameworks including Basel, insolvency etc. However if you work in another part of financial services and want to move into the banking sector we will consider your application. A legal training (in addition to GR experience) could also be relevant.
The ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and working as part of a virtual team across the organisation is essential. Experience in, or a demonstrable propensity to quickly learn the fundamentals of the UK and EU legislative systems, policy making and role of Government and officials in the policy making process is also required. Barclays is an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.
Please note applications for this role are now closed.
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