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Strategic Development Principal - Financial Capability

  • Salary: Up to £72240 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 20/09/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH88166

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Strategic Development Principal

Financial Capability

6 Month FTC - London


Job Purpose

To assist with corporate and financial capability strategy development, and to develop collaborative endeavours with financial services firms.

Role & Responsibilities

Planning and strategy

  • Support the Head of Corporate Strategy & Innovation in strategy development by strategic problem-solving on an ad hoc basis, which may involve evidence gathering, creative innovation, commissioning of expert insight and studies, gaining stakeholder agreement.

Financial Services and collaboration with other sectors

  • Maximise the impact of work in financial capability by active capturing of evidence, fresh thinking and best practice in the financial services sector.
  • Maximise the impact of funding by seeking and developing tactical and strategic innovation collaborations that can broaden the financial capability evidence base and search for "game-changer" solutions to financial capability problem, especially including matched funding.


  • Work with communications to develop artefacts to explain strategies and plans, including slide packs and drafting public narratives.
  • Advocating and defending strategies and plans at formal forums and informal 1-2-1 meetings with critical and/or supportive stakeholders.
  • Soliciting and analysing formal consultation feedback.

Essential Criteria

  • An excellent influencer.
  • Good networks in financial services.
  • Comfortable working in ambiguous situations constructively and creatively, including sensing when it is may be appropriate to take decisions nobody else will take and fill in gaps, and who to check those decisions with.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Strong leadership and people management capabilities.
  • Some flexibility to travel around the UK or to conferences abroad (subject to partner locations).
  • Proven, harmonious and outstanding skills in driving collaboration and drawing out the expertise of others.

If you think you may be a good fit or would like to find out more please click apply or contact Emily Gandy on 0161 924 3639

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