European Banking Federation seeks Policy Adviser on Digital & Retail

European Banking Federation 2-3y Junior Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 8 Mrz 2018

Job Description

Policy Adviser on Digital & Retail

The European Banking Federation (EBF) is seeking to recruit a full-time position Policy Adviser for its Digital & Retail Team who will be responsible for building consensus and developing policy positions, designing and delivering lobbying strategy, and coordinating members’ actions. Working with and lobbying the European institutions to achieve an appropriate regulatory and supervisory framework in the EU.


This will involve leading and contributing to the further development of the relevant EBF Working Groups and Task Forces, as well as anticipating regulatory developments, EBF position building and advocacy work in the field of digital and retail banking, with particular emphasis on retail banking, consumer protection, cloud computing, cybersecurity, financial technology and platform.

The key responsibilities under the EBF WGs are:

  • contributing to the development of the work programme and priorities of the EBF, including on the priorities of the specific work-streams;
  • ongoing management of the secretariat for the Working groups and Task Forces;
  • monitoring EU and international regulatory and taking the lead in drafting, and delivering positions on /responses to, consultations on relevant legislation, in line with the above job description, and supporting where necessary, the communication of EBF’s messages in the area of finance for industry and digital;
  • actively building direct contacts with policymakers in the area of digital and retail banking [e.g. the European Commission (EC) and European Parliament (EP); Council of the EU, the European Banking Authority (EBA), European Central Bank (ECB) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)];
  • maintaining the EBF relationship with such institutions as “partner of choice”.

In this area, topics covered might include:

  • Retail banking (mortgage credit, consumer credit)
  • Consumer protection
  • Cloud computing
  • Data
  • Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain
  • FinTech developments
  • EU regulatory sandboxes
  • Platform


The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of banking, ICT developments and European (EU) public affairs with at least 2-3 years relevant experience:

  • hold a university degree in law or political sciences;
  • have previous experience, preferably in banking and the Information, Communication, Technology (ICT) industry, a trade association or EU institution;
  • knowledge of banking and digital-related regulatory matters and working of the EU institutions;
  • have some affinity with and basic understanding of more technical issues like retail banking, cloud computing, blockchain, digital transformation, data protection, and cybersecurity;
  • have an excellent understanding of the EU decision-making process;
  • experience working in an EU institution and/or Master’s degree in EU studies would be highly appreciated;
  • demonstrate strategic and analytical thinking skills;
  • have excellent communication and teamworking skills;
  • possess strong organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure;
  • display excellent influencing skills, persuasiveness and sense of diplomacy;
  • have excellent analytical and bridge-building skills;
  • excellent writing skills in English;
  • the ideal candidate will show considerable commitment to his/her work, enthusiasm and a positive attitude towards the various projects for which he/she will be responsible.


The person will report to the Head of the Digital & Retail team.

This is a challenging position, which will be rewarded with a competitive and attractive package.


Please send your application with curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation, clarifying why you are interested in this position, to Corrine Gil at email address:

Deadline: 30 March 2018


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