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12 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1JN
Enforcement & Market Oversight
We are currently looking for an Intelligence Associate to join our Intelligence function on a 12 month fixed-term contract, based in Enforcement & Market Oversight (EMO).
The Intelligence team is a central function, providing an important service to many areas of the FCA.
We provide intelligence support to enable us to discharge our regulatory and criminal responsibilities, including the Authorisations and Supervision areas which are responsible for the approval and supervisory regimes for individuals and firms within the UK financial services industry. Since January 2020 are responsible for 5MLD regulation of the crypto asset sector. We provide accurate and meaningful information to aid the decision making processes and respond in a timely way to requests in order for them to meet their SLAs and statutory deadlines. We work to national law enforcement standards in intelligence, conducting internal and external research, analysis and engage with many, and varied partners to facilitate the best “all source” information to support the work of the FCA on crypto activities.
What does the role involve? What are the key responsibilities?
Undertaking the delivery of intelligence support and advice to Authorisations, Supervision and Enforcement for the processing of applications connected with identified high risk factors (Jurisdiction, product or identified previous adverse intelligence, linked to the 5 MLD and the crypto sector.
Researching, preparing and disseminating intelligence material (including reports and other products) to inform Authorisations and Supervisory action. Including the appropriate handling and dissemination of sensitive intelligence.
Working with partner agencies to identify, liaison and share intelligence, were necessary and relevant, to inform FCA decision-makers.
Building and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues in other business areas within the FCA and with external stakeholders involved in crypto and related harm and risk.
Assisting in identifying and training staff in relevant processes as and when required
Attend and contribute to knowledge sharing events and identify opportunities to share experiences to peers and stakeholders
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 working with crypto assets – including but not limited to distributed ledger technology, crypto currency & blockchain, AND the sectors involved in emerging financial services technology (Fintech)
Evidence of relationship management skills, working with internal and external stakeholders
Experience working in the financial services sector and /or UK Economic Crime landscape
Experience in producing intelligence / regulatory reports used to aid decision makers including use of the National Intelligence Model (NIM) protocols
Evidence of carrying out research using public record systems (e.g – UK Companies House and Consumer databases) OR closed source databases for financial intelligence
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.
This role is graded Associate L&F B
The salary range will be approximately 36,000 to 45,000 GBP plus a competitive benefits package and non-contributory pension
Applications for this role close on Wednesday 19th February 23.55
Please note this is a 12 month FTC
N.B this role requires Security Clearance – therefore you must be eligible for clearance in order to apply.
If you are interested learning more about the role contact Sarah Burgess; Sarah.Burgess2@fca.org.uk
Please note – applications must be submitted through our online portal. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.