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Salary: National ranging from £51,200 to £64,000 and London from £56,400 to £70,000 

Are you interested in joining a team that is responsible for the successful delivery of regulatory and technology change projects within the FCA? 

The team/department 

This Project Manager role sits within the DTI (Data, Technology, and Innovation) & Ops (Operations) Change Directorate, which is responsible for the successful and safe delivery of the FCA's Change Portfolio, comprising of technological changes which are of strategic importance to the FCA, the Markets we regulate and the Consumers we protect.

The technology projects and programmes at the FCA vary in size and complexity, from small discrete projects to large, multi-year, pieces of work, the role of the Project Manager is crucial to the success and outcomes of these initiatives.

Some examples include large CRM implementations, contract retenders, cloud data migrations, organisation wide resiliency programmes and replacing tooling... capabilities. The work is varied and challenging.

What You Will Be Doing (the Role) 
• Successfully deliver projects from inception to agreed business outcomes, following FCA quality standards and within agreed baselines of time, budget and scope
• Managing budgets between £250k and several million pounds in value
• Managing cross functional teams – internal, contractors, consultants, 3rd party partners
• Building and managing stakeholder relationships across the FCA, managing expectations, defining and agreeing scope, facilitating key decisions
• Developing the project plan, deliverables and milestones to successfully deliver the business outcomes, identifying and sourcing resources to achieve time and cost expectations
• Resolving dependencies, issues and risks within delivery, and ensuring the FCA Project Management Policies, Standards and Methods and Governance Framework are adhered to

What you will get from the role 
• Exposure to FCA Senior Leadership Team, with opportunity to influence how business priorities are delivered within the organisation
• 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 regulation and new technologies in Financial Regulation

Our competitive flexible benefits scheme gives you the opportunity to create a personalised benefits package, tailored to suit your lifecycle. You can use this allowance to purchase additional benefits such as dental or cycle to work or you have the option top up your base salary by taking this as cash. 

Core benefits that you will receive as standard are: 
• 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
• Private healthcare with Bupa 
• A non-contributory Pension of at least 8% of basic salary each month (there are several contribution levels that increase depending on your age – up to 12% a month once you reach age 35) 
• Life assurance of eight times your basic salary 
• Income protection 

We support hybrid working which means you will be able to work from home up to 60% of the time over a month with the remainder of your time in one of our three office locations. 

The Skills And Experience You Will Have 



We are a signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. This means that we will offer an interview to disabled candidates entering under the scheme, who best meet the minimum criteria for a role. 
• Proven experience of managing successful business and technology change projects in Financial Services or for a government or regulatory body, managing employees and 3rd parties in a matrix, from inception through to end of warranty / exit criteria achieved
• Evidence of shaping business ideas and initiatives into detailed project plans for multi-workstream delivery to achieve business outcomes
• Demonstrable evidence of planning and controlling project delivery 

• Experienced at leading people through structural, procedural, and cultural change, gaining commitment to new ways of working
• Ability to build working relationships with sponsors, accountable executives, key business stakeholders and business subject matter experts (SME)
• Politically savvy, able to balance conflicting strategies, priorities, and personalities, resilient and tenacious to ensure delivery whilst managing conflict
• Analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills, identifying and managing dependencies, risks and issues to ensure successful delivery
• Excellent communication skills, able to engage with all levels of the organisation, providing timely and meaningful communications to update status, share progress and manage expectations of stakeholders
• Able to use influencing and negotiating techniques

About The FCA  

The FCA regulates the conduct of nearly 45,000 firms in the UK to ensure our financial markets are honest, fair and competitive. We do this to make sure markets work well for individuals, businesses and the economy as a whole. For more information on what we do, our three-year strategy can be found here. 

The FCA's Values & Diversity

Our ambition is to cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences and similarities enable us to be a better organisation – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better regulation. 

The FCA is committed to achieving greater diversity across all levels of the organisations. Given this, we particularly welcome applications from women, disabled and minority ethnic candidates for our senior associate role.  

Flexible working

We welcome applications from candidates who are looking for flexible arrangements.  Many of our staff work flexibly including working part-time, staggered hours, and job shares.  We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want but we won’t judge you for asking.   


As part of the FCA’s on-going commitment to develop our national presence, most of our vacancies are now open to working in our Edinburgh, Leeds, or London offices.  This means that as part of the application process you will be able to select your preference of which office location you would like to work from.  

Useful information 

Applications for this role close at 23:59 on 27th May 2024

This role is graded as Senior Associate – Regulatory

Got a question?   

If you are interested in learning more about the role please contact:

For internal applicants, please contact Sara Holland at [email protected]

For external applicants, please contact Ifrah Azam at [email protected]

What to expect from our interview process 

The assessment process consists of an initial screening call with one our Recruitment Partners.  If successful, you will be invited to attend a competency-based interview.


Application support

We want to remove any possible barriers and are committed to providing a wide range of reasonable adjustments so that you can keep the focus on your conversations and be at your best.

If you have an accessibility requirement, disability, or condition that means you might require changes to the recruitment process, please contact your recruiter to discuss this further. Our aim is to make your application as easy and comfortable as possible, and your recruiter will be happy to work with you to make any necessary arrangements where possible.

Please note that all applications must be submitted through our online portal, applications sent via email will not be accepted
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