The adviser will be part of a team that is responsible for the representation of the interests of Europe’s co-operative banks on legislative, supervisory and other European initiatives in the area of retail banking, payments, financial markets, including the impact of digitalisation and sustainable finance related measures. The person in question will report to the Head of the Department. His or her portfolio will comprise the following tasks:
- Monitoring of legislative (Commission), self regulatory (European Payments Council,) and other (ECB, European Banking Authority, Euro Retail Payments Board) initiatives affecting the payments business of EACB members;
- Providing regular updates to member organisations about latest development regarding regulatory policies, self regulatory initiatives or other interesting developments (by emails, internal memos and reports);
- Drafting of position papers, letters, speeches and other relevant documents for internal and external distribution;
- Establishment and maintenance of relevant networks (officials of the European Commission/European Parliament/Council/ECB but also other relevant associations and member organisations);
- The organisation and animation of the meetings of the EACB Payment Systems Working group;
- Represent the interests of member organisations in meetings and lobbying towards EU Institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, Council, ECB, European Banking Authority and other relevant bodies), the European Payments Council and the Euro Retail Payments Board;
- Distinct interest in payment systems/technology and related fintech, the impact of regulatory developments and the process of interest representation
- University degree (Master’s level) preferably in economics, business administration, IT, engineering and affinity with EU law.
- 5 – 10 year work experience with a preference for experience in the area of payment systems, banking, financial service policy making or a trade association
- Some knowledge of EU institutions and EU decision making processes
- For working purposes an excellent knowledge of the English language (written and spoken) is required. Knowledge of other official languages of the European Union is also appreciated.
- Good communication skills, excellent drafting and analytical skills
- Capacity to work independently
- Be a good team-player with strong inter-personal skills and ability to work efficiently under time pressure.
The European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) is an international non-profit association which was founded in 1970 and is based in Brussels. It represents the interests of co-operative banks in Europe with 28 members representing 2.800 local banks. Co-operative banks have a long tradition in serving 209 million customers, mainly consumers, retailers and SMEs with a total average market share of about 20%. Further information on the association is available on www.eacb.coop .
The EACB offers a dynamic work environment in an international and multilingual team of policy experts. As part of a major European Credit Sector Association, you will have the opportunity to develop high-level contacts in the area of financial services and to gain expertise.
We offer a competitive remuneration package, including among others lunch vouchers, group insurance and transport allowance.
Please address your CV and cover letter by 24 January 2020 to:
Ms. Marieke van Berkel
Head of Department Retail Banking, Payments, Financial Markets
European Association of Co-operative Banks
Rue de l’Industrie 26-38