We’re hiring! Jersey Finance has a full-time vacancy for a Strategy & Research Manager (Sustainable Finance focus).

To apply, please submit your CV and a short covering letter supporting your application to Allannah Camsell, Senior Operations Manager, Jersey Finance, 4th floor, Sir Walter Raleigh House, 48-50 Esplanade, St Helier, JE2 3QB, or email allannah.camsell@jerseyfinance.je for more information.

Background to Jersey Finance

Jersey Finance is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 2001 to represent and promote Jersey as an international finance centre of excellence. We have offices in Jersey, Dubai and New York along with representation in London, South Africa, Singapore and Shanghai.

Jersey is one of the world’s leading international finance centres (IFCs). Its forward-thinking approach, robust regulatory framework and political and economic stability have kept the jurisdiction at the forefront of global finance for 60 years. Attracting the brightest talent and with an impressive range of products and services, Jersey gives an unparalleled welcome to businesses and investors alike.

JFL’s primary focus is to proactively communicate the many factors that set Jersey apart as a leading IFC across our key target markets of the UK, Europe, South-East Asia, Africa, the GCC, and North America.

We do this by:

  • Working with key stakeholders such as finance industry professionals to provide tools and resources that create opportunities for the successful promotion of their individual organisations, products and services.
  • Actively representing the finance industry’s needs and concerns with regards to legislation, regulation and other key areas of innovation that can enhance our jurisdictional product and services offering.
  • Providing a central point of contact for journalists and anyone connected with the finance industry, both locally and internationally, sharing positive and transparent news, views and insights on Jersey Finance’s role and the added value that Jersey as an international finance centre can bring to economies around the world.

Overview of role

The Strategy and Research team at Jersey Finance helps advance insights and intelligence by managing specialist reports, commissioning research and analytics, and instigating projects on strategically important topics which are key to ensuring Jersey’s future success as an IFC. The team’s key themes currently include fintech, skills, sustainable finance, and Jersey’s value as an IFC within the global economy.

This role of Manager within the team has a high profile within the financial services industry, demanding an individual with excellent administrative, communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. In addition, they will need to have a keen interest in key topics shaping the future of financial services, in particular sustainable finance.

Applicants should have relevant experience in a professional role and will need to be able to operate as part of a highly focused team dealing with a wide range of issues to ensure Jersey’s finance industry continues to develop and thrive through the efforts of JFL.

The successful candidate will be involved in undertaking work on strategic matters across the entire financial services spectrum but will have a particular focus on the Island’s developing sustainable finance agenda. Whilst specific sustainable finance experience is not a requirement to apply for the role the successful candidate will be charged with driving this area of focus for JFL. As such they will be expected to develop a good understanding of the sustainable finance ecosystem to be able to confidently engage in discussions with various stakeholders on this subject matter. Demonstrating a passion for this area will therefore be important.

The individual will develop close working relationships with key figures in industry, government and the regulator, benefitting from their insight, having the opportunity to influence decision-makers on matters of legislative and regulatory policy and being a primary point of contact in respect of the finance industry’s continued evolution.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  1. An individual with a professional qualification and relevant experience in a professional role which will have enabled them to gain and demonstrate an understanding of dealing with developments affecting the financial services industry.
  2. The ability to assimilate complex issues and articulate these in an appropriate fashion to different audiences.
  3. Strong organisational and administrative skills with the ability to manage challenging projects within predetermined timescales dealing with multiple stakeholders.
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills which mean the candidate can articulate clearly and accurately in both written and verbal forms.
  5. The role requires someone who can work both collaboratively with internal and external team members but who is also capable of driving forward work under their own initiative.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Preparing detailed reports and business plans on a variety of strategic matters based on research, practitioner feedback and professional input.
  • Acting as a focal point for communication between industry, regulator, and Government particularly in respect of the Island’s sustainable finance agenda.
  • Assisting the Leadership Team in representing the industry (with others) in discussions with stakeholders on the development of legislation and regulation to meet the needs of the financial services industry.
  • Effectively managing and coordinating multiple concurrent workstreams to ensure delivery timeframes and outcomes are achieved.
  • Preparing terms of reference and scope of work documents for professional advisers.  Receiving suitable tenders and making objective recommendations.
  • Monitoring developments in other jurisdictions on key strategic matters affecting the financial services industry.