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A regulatory policy manager’s core responsibilities are in the following areas:

Policy development

  • Reviewing ongoing market and government policy developments;
  • Gathering and assessment of evidence of risks and issues to be addressed;
  • Helping to devise the annual policy work programme;
  • Mobilising support and resources – both internal and external – to deliver the work programme;
  • Developing options to address identified risks and issues;
  • Advising on and contributing to internal and external research.

Reviewing and improving regulator performance

  • Assessing regulators’ activity across a number of areas;
  • Monitoring regulators’ performance to identify areas for improvement;
  • Challenging and supporting regulators in developing and delivering standards of regulation that meet the principles of better regulation;
  • Undertaking specific thematic reviews or investigations.

The person that we are looking for will have the following:

  • Broad experience of policy development and/or regulation and an ability to apply it to legal services regulation;
  • Experience of driving intellectually complex issues to a firm, practical conclusion;
  • Excellent drafting skills – previous experience of writing complex policy analysis and consultation documents in an accessible manner;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to build and maintain complex, sensitive and influential relationships across a wide group of stakeholders;
  • An ability to define and deliver approaches to intelligence and evidence gathering to support policy development, identifying and deploying relevant evidence;
  • Strong commitment to equalities and diversity as both a colleague and a regulator;
  • Good organisational and computer skills, including use of MS Office suite;
  • Strong team player;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Experience of leadership of teams – either line management or project teams.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Thursday 28th June 2018