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An opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join the Corporate Responsibility (CR) team and lead on the delivery of our internal Diversity and Inclusion strategy for the FCA.

The Corporate Responsibility team is part of the Human Resources function and is responsible for the strategic management and delivery of the FCA’s aspirations in Diversity & Inclusion and Community Engagement. The small team collaborates closely with a wide range of FCA stakeholders, both internal and external, to influence the organisation’s corporate responsibility culture and strategy.

Our Mission sets our goal to serve the UK public interest through better regulation. As the regulator of the financial services industry, the decisions we make directly impact the lives of millions of people who use those services every day. Diversity of thought enables us to be more innovative in our thinking. We will perform better when we employ the very best diverse talent and expertise and develop an inclusive culture in which the range of voices and views can be heard.

Under the Equality Act 2010, the FCA is also subject to the public-sector equality duty (PSED), which means we must looks for ways to eliminate discrimination, to promote equality of opportunity and foster good relations between groups that share protected characteristics and those that do not. We apply these considerations both as an employer and in our regulation.

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

  • Lead the working level development and implementation of the FCA’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, coordinating inputs from the project team and wider FCA, overseeing the development of interventions into a cohesive strategy, supporting the HoD reporting to ExCO, HR SLT and EDC on progress, and ensuring practical and effective implementation is achieved within the agreed timeline

  • Lead on the development of a more cohesive and strategic internal D&I communications strategy, that is aligned to the refreshed D&I strategy, working closely with communications colleagues and broader HR SLT

  • Contribute to the development of internal D&I data and reporting, including a new tableau-based D&I dashboard, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for the refreshed D&I Strategy and updated self-declaration diversity questions in Workday, working closely with the D&I Reporting Associate, HR MI data team, Transformation team and other data inputs

  • Lead on the development of internal D&I Governance, working with HR SLT, EDC, DIAG and coordinating the CR associates supporting the networks and divisional groups, to ensure we have an effective framework with clear accountabilities and strong delivery mechanism for the refreshed D&I strategy

  • Coordinate the inputs and lead the drafting of the Annual Diversity Report (ADR), and CR contributions to the Annual Report and Business Plan.  Ensure the ADR is fit for external publication

The role also involves:

  • Supporting other members of the team develop their D&I experience through coaching and day-to-day work direction

  • Supporting the delivery of the FCA CR and Diversity and Inclusion objectives through working with internal and external stakeholders

  • Represent the FCA CR Team at internal and external events as required

What will the candidate get from the role?

Working in the Corporate Responsibility Team you will benefit from the opportunity to:

  • Be a key shaper of the strategic elements of the FCA’s approach to D&I as an organisation

  • Gain exposure to senior internal and external stakeholders

  • Share your experience of Corporate Responsibility and Diversity and Inclusion within an enthusiastic and developing team

  • Influence diversity and inclusion at the FCA, setting an example for the wider financial services sector

  • Work in a small, dynamic team

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.

  • Significant experience of developing and delivering Diversity and Inclusion strategies and interventions to ensure D&I is integrated into all aspects of a business to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that is free from discrimination and bias

  • Significant experience coordinating people and inputs into complex pieces of work and producing coherent, practical reports and plans

  • Experience of engaging with senior organisational stakeholders, building confidence and trust

  • Excellent written communication skills, able to write professional and succinct reports


  • Able to work independently, with minimum direction for seniors on most aspects of job responsibilities.  Self-motivated and able to take initiative and demonstrate resourcefulness

  • Drive and commitment as well as a desire to contribute significantly to Corporate Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion

  • Experience of developing D&I data, and its importance in progressing D&I work

  • Experience of evaluating D&I interventions and projects and measuring success

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders and gain trust and confidence

  • Proven ability to pick up a new role quickly and apply existing knowledge and skills in a new environment

  • Presentation skills with experience of delivering to a range of audiences and levels of seniority

  • Highly organised with attention to detail

  • Displays the FCA values


  • Experience leading the development of D&I communication strategies

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 as Senior Associate – COR E

  • The salary range will be approximately £42,000 to £75,000 plus a competitive benefits package and non-contributory pension

  • Applications for this role close on 25th 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.

  • If you have any questions about what this might mean for you, speak to your recruiter or visit our website/http://

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