Director of Market Intelligence & Data Analysis, part time - 3 days per week

Canary Wharf, London (Greater)
Competitive salary plus benefits package and non-contributory pension
03 Aug 2017
28 Aug 2017
Contract Type

Director of Market Intelligence and Data Analysis

Part time - 3 days per week


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 Markets, Intelligence, Data and Analysis Division is comprised of four teams:

  • Data Information and Operations – responsibility for the formulation and delivery of the FCA’s Data Strategy and Operations and the FCA’s Regtech efforts;
  • Analysis and Insight – responsibility for the formulation and delivery of the FCA’s Sector Views and delivery of cross cutting analysis and analytical publications
  • Consumer Insight – responsibility for the formulation of the FCA’s consumer approach, working relationships with consumer bodies
  • Behavioural Economics and Data Science with responsibility for our Behavioural research and remedies and Data Science approach

An exciting opportunity has arisen to job share with the existing Director of Market Intelligence, Data Analysis reporting into the Executive Director of Strategy & Competition. The job share will be undertaken as two 0.6 FTE roles. 

Whilst you will share responsibility for the leadership of the Division, for practical purposes responsibilities will be split into two portfolios of activity with a lead director for each.  In order to attract the best candidates we are advertising both portfolios of work and invite applications from individuals with skills in either of the portfolios. 

The Data and Analytics portfolio comprises primary oversight and leadership of the Data and Information Operations team and Analysis and Insight team which incorporates:

  • The strategic approach on how we gather, store and use data as an organisation (including creation and delivery of the Sector views as part of the strategic planning cycle)
  • Our strategic approach to the use of analytics in the organisation including the build of a Centre of Excellence for Analytics and defining and delivering relationships with analytical functions across the FCA 
  • Leadership and  development of Regtech activity working alongside the Innovate team and BTS

The Consumer Insight and Behavioural Economics portfolio includes:

  • The delivery of the FCA’s Consumer Approach which complements the Mission and sets the direction for the FCA’s consumer activity
  • Development of the FCA’s strategic relationships with Consumer Organisations to inform and shape and influence the consumer agenda
  • Delivery of the practical application of Behavioural Economics to our key organisational priorities,  Policy making, Supervisory and Enforcement activity

What does this job involve?

The key responsibilities of the post holder will be:

  • Executive responsibility for the definition of the FCA’s Data Strategy, working in conjunction with the Director of BTS to enable its delivery and embedding into our operations
  • Development of the FCA’s Centre of Excellence for Analytics and accompanying divisionally aligned spokes
  • Design and Delivery of the FCA House Views as part of the strategic planning cycle and the accompanying data publications
  • Creation of the FCA Consumer Approach which will likely result in specific work to be designed and delivered by Consumer Insight with a broader need to embed the Consumer Approach into the FCA’s day to day work
  • Design and Delivery of the programme of Behavioural Economics work which balances the provision of genuine thought leadership for broad audiences and practical applications to the work of the FCA.
  • You will have primary responsibility for the leadership of the Consumer and Behavioural Economics work. 

What will I get from the role?

You’ll join the FCA’s senior leadership team at an exciting period of change for financial services and its regulation. You will lead talented and committed people, working collaboratively on significant projects and programmes. You will be responsible for representing the FCA in a changing political context and have the opportunity to build credible working relationships with key stakeholders. You’ll get exposure to a broad range of issues and will be part of and contribute to the FCA’s senior leadership team, helping to shape and influence the organisation’s strategy and its impact on Financial Services.

Which minimum, essential & desirable skills are required?


We’re a signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. This means that we guarantee an interview to any disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role.

  • Extensive experience of managing complex stakeholder relationships and data and information to achieve an agreed strategy.
  • Extensive experience of leadership and people management.


  • The ability to develop strong stakeholder relationships and gain insight from intelligence
  • Strong understanding of how financial markets and the financial service industry work in the UK and Europe.
  • Either
    • A good understanding of our consumer groups and experience of building external relationships; or,
    • A good understanding of data and analytical techniques and their application in a regulatory context
  • Outstanding communication skills with excellent oral and written presentation skills.
  • A self-starter, flexible and capable of withstanding pressure.
  • The ability to make sound judgments at the highest level and at times under pressure.
  • A "can-do" attitude and the ability to identify sell and deliver solutions in a climate of constant change.
  • The ability to lead highly skilled technical teams
  • A strong quality ethic - experience of raising standards and delivering high quality outcomes.
  • Strategic and commercial thinker who is able to develop and communicate an exciting vision for the future.


  • A relevant qualification in psychology/behavioural economics; or
  • A relevant qualification in Data Science/Analytics

Additional Information

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.

Applications for this role will close at midnight on Monday 28th August.

Selection process

Stage 1: Please apply via the application method below with your CV and and covering letter including an answer to the following application question:

Why do you believe that you are suitable for this role? Please ensure that you specifically relate your answer to the criteria listed in the job advert, covering your relevant skills, technical knowledge and competencies. (Max 300 words)

Stage 2: Screening - your application will then be forwarded to the recruiting managers.

Stage 3: Selection and assessment process – a two-stage interview and a half-day biographical assessment on site at our occupational psychologists.

This role will be based in London, Canary Wharf, with a planned move in 2018 to a new site in The International Quarter, Stratford