FCA, Senior Corporate Writer & Editor - Senior Associate, Part Time
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 Communications Division builds internal and external confidence in, and understanding of, the work of the FCA. The Division enables the use of communications as a regulatory tool, telling people what we do, how we do it, and why we do it, to prompt behavioural change and promote mutual understanding with the communities in which we work.
The Division consists of three areas:
- Corporate Communications
- Business & Consumer Communications
- Strategic Communications
Working in the FCA's Editorial and Digital team, this role involves writing and editing some of our high-profile corporate documents. The successful candidate will be an expert senior corporate writer used to editing and rewriting technical copy to make it work for our varied readers. You will be experienced at editing a wide range of material, working with house style and being an ambassador for an organisation's tone of voice.
What does this job involve?
We work in a fast-paced communications environment, managing multiple projects and stakeholders, working to tight deadlines and delivering accurate, engaging products every day. We are looking for a dynamic senior writer and editor to produce best-practice content.
This role includes working closely with digital and content editors, and internal stakeholders. You will be an expert on all aspects of writing and editing content, and use your excellent stakeholder management skills to obtain agreement on this content.
You will be translating complex information into more accessible language, taking into account subtleties around legal interpretation. You will also be able to handle stakeholders effectively; an understanding of other people's perspectives will be an important asset.
What will I get from the role?
This is a great opportunity to work on high-profile corporate documents to help the FCA make a real difference to the two million people who work in the UK financial services industry, the 40 million consumers of financial products, and the stability of our economy as a whole. You will get the opportunity to share your experience and expertise, while working in a team passionate about editorial excellence and improving the user experience.
As an Academy business we place great value on your learning and we offer world-class development opportunities which will assist you in achieving your career aspirations. Our Academy offers you a range of opportunities for personal and professional development, including our MSC in financial regulation, Advanced Managers programme, sponsored study and more.
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.
- You will have excellent writing skills, a strong grasp of grammar and spelling, and the ability to take complex, technical information and turn it into compelling, accessible content that will engage our audiences.
- Educated to degree level or similar qualification.
- Proven editorial experience.
- Superb writing and editing skills and expertise at turning complex technical English into clear, concise and engaging copy.
- Confident stakeholder engagement, relationship management and influencing skills.
- Good project management skills, the ability to manage multiple editorial projects and maintain schedules.
- Experience in getting information and views from subject matter experts and influencing others, being tactful but firm.
- Sound judgement, effective decision-making and personal accountability.
- Verbal and written communication skills, information analysis and reporting skills, and a problem-solving outlook.
- Experience of working on digital publications, and presenting to and training colleagues on writing skills.
The job family for this role is COM C and applications close on Wednesday 29 March.
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Stage 1: On-line application, please submit your CV and 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 & assessment process (could be subject to change)
This role will be based in London, Canary Wharf, with a planned move in 2018 to a new site in The International Quarter, Stratford.