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Senior Associate - Agile Delivery and Portfolio Lead

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Recruiter: Financial Conduct Authority
Listed on: 21st December 2021
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £46,000 - £65,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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The Role

Come and join our ambitious and diverse Advance Analytics Transformation Team, as we deliver the latest tools and technologies to fundamentally change how we work and regulate so we can protect consumers both today - and in the future.

What does the role involve? What are the key responsibilities?  

  • You will define and continually improve a flexible project delivery approach

  • You will drive delivery across approx. 10 small data science projects and maintain visibility, momentum and consistency across the whole portfolio

  • You will ensure effective communication and collaboration in delivery teams. For example: chairing and facilitating regular demos, retrospectives and stand-ups

  • You will proactively manage dependencies, overcome obstacles and get the best value against constraints

  • You will coach, manage and develop one direct report

  • You will collaborate with colleagues in the transformation team (including, pipeline development, visual design and change management) and the wider team of data scientists and engineers

What will the candidate get from the role?

  • Deliver stimulating, innovative and experimental work to solve the biggest challenges facing financial regulation and the opportunity to make a tangible impact on the organisation

  • Exposure to new ideas, opportunity to increase your knowledge and understanding of new technologies

  • Work with a dynamic and diverse team of colleagues who are passionate about their work and believe in open collaboration

  • Work in the public interest which: helps to change our approach to regulation; makes us more effective at protecting 40 million UK consumers; secures long term economic growth by promoting an industry that represents 12% of UK economic output

Skills/Experience Required  


We're a signatory to the Government's Disability Confident scheme. This means that we will offer an interview to disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidate's CV. Exceptions may apply if due to the volume of applications we are not able to interview all eligible candidates who qualify under the scheme. 

  • Experience in the role of scrum master with strong understanding of Agile and Scrum methodologies and the ability to apply them adaptively.

  • Experience in project and portfolio management


  • Experience facilitating and chairing meetings and difficult discussions to solve problems and encourage communication sharing.

  • Ability to understand and articulate problems and blockers and help delivery teams resolve them

  • Ability to engage with and influence stakeholders at multiple levels to help drive delivery.

  • Able to identify gaps or challenges in processes and approaches and drive improvements.

  • Experience supporting multiple deliveries at once.

  • Ability to adapt to and thrive in changing and ambiguous environments


  • Experience in delivering data science and analytics projects

  • Experience managing, coaching and inspiring junior team members

About the FCA  

At the FCA, we're creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We're establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.

The FCA's Values & Diversity  

Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator.

As an inclusive employer, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements. Please contact our recruiter if you wish to apply for this role on a flexible basis.

Useful Information  

  • This role is graded Senior Associate (REG C)

  • The salary range will be approximately £46,000 to £65,000 GBP plus a competitive benefits package and non-contributory pension

  • Applications for this role close on 16th January 2022

Additional Information

  • We are currently consulting with colleagues about changes to our grading, pay structure and benefits. We're proposing a move to a more consistent and simpler approach that supports our changing role, accelerates career development, and better incentivises strong performance

  • The proposed changes will also ensure that we are able to continue to offer one of the best employment packages of any regulator or enforcement agency in the UK.

  • The consultation opened on 21 September and finishes on 20 December 2021. We will finalise the changes in February ahead of implementing from 1 April 2022. Those joining before 20 December will be able to participate in the consultation.

  • If you have any questions about what this might mean for you, speak to your recruiter .

Please note - Applications must be submitted through our online portal. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.