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Legal and Policy Manager – Financial Services Federation

Are you a smart law, finance or public policy graduate with a couple of years of experience looking for your next step? If so, this could well be the role for you.

The Financial Services Federation (FSF) is the industry body representing the responsible and ethical finance and leasing providers of New Zealand (not the dodgy ones!). We have over sixty corporate members and affiliates providing financing, leasing and credit-related insurance products to more than 1.5 million New Zealand consumers and businesses. Our affiliate members include internationally recognised fintech, legal and consulting partners.

The financial services sector is a constantly evolving, fast-paced and exciting space in which to work. Its importance to consumers and the economy generally means that it is highly-regulated and that regulation is also constantly evolving.

As the voice of the responsible non-bank finance sector, the views of the FSF and its members is constantly sought after by politicians, policy makers, regulators and the media regarding the way in which regulation of the sector is shaped. The FSF is widely recognised as providing sensible and constructive input into the development of regulation which strikes an appropriate balance between ensuring adequate consumer protections without stifling BAU and innovation in the sector with overly burdensome compliance obligations.

In this role you would be part of a small but amazing team that punches well above its weight by working collaboratively to provide quality submissions to Government and quality events and communications to its members. You would be part of maintaining and further developing our strong relationships with government, influencers and members.

The role is a newly-created one to help the FSF to cope with the demand arising from constant regulatory change in our sector and it is a full-time position. It is initially being offered on the basis of a 12 month contract with a view to confirming the role as being permanent once it has demonstrated the value it will add to the membership. You will be reporting to the Executive Director and will be based in Wellington.

The sort of person we are looking for will:

  • Hold a relevant tertiary-level qualification in law, banking and finance, economics and/or public policy;
  • Desirably have an understanding of the policy development and legislative process;
  • Desirably have experience in or with the financial sector;
  • Have an ability to relate to people from all levels and to present to them effectively;
  • Have excellent operational, numerical and verbal and written communication skills;
  • Have experience in working with and managing relationships with senior management and officials from the public and private sector;
  • Be able to work under pressure and without supervision to meet deadlines;
  • Possess the highest possible levels of integrity and trustworthiness.

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter to fsf@fsf.org.nz. Applications close 5.00 pm Monday 29 July 2019.

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