Job Grade: L2
Closing date: 24 July 2019
Job title of line manager: Head of Disciplinary Investigations
Contract type: Permanent
How to apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV and a cover letter to: email@example.com.
Purpose of job
Reporting to the Head of Disciplinary Investigations the main purposes of the role is to take the lead and assume independent responsibility for the conduct and advocacy of cases that are referred to Disciplinary Tribunal. To also take a leadership role in the development and implementation of key disciplinary policy initiatives, as required to ensure that the operation of the disciplinary function continues to be robust, efficient and effective and meets the aims of the IFoA’s Regulatory Strategy.
- Take the lead and independent responsibility for the conduct and advocacy of all disciplinary cases referred to a Disciplinary tribunal whether in house or in partnership with external legal support.
- Accountable to the Head of Disciplinary Investigations and working with the Head of Legal Services, external and internal stakeholders in the IFoA’s disciplinary process, oversee and implement regulatory and disciplinary policy initiatives as necessary to ensure the continued effectiveness of the operation of the IFoA’s disciplinary function and give advice on a range of legal/regulatory issues, as required.
- Preparing papers for and presenting at meetings of principal IFoA Committees and Boards (including Council) and responding to queries from senior members of those Committees/Boards
- Presenting at and participating in events and conferences to promote disciplinary issues (including both IFoA and external events).
- Engaging with external stakeholders and building relationships with their key representatives, including, in particular, co-regulators, the IFoA’s oversight body and actuarial employers.
- Engaging with external service providers in relation to contracts and delivery of services.
- Sharing knowledge of legal, regulatory and commercial best practice with colleagues across the organisation, as required.
- Support the work of the wider General Counsel team, and other internal stakeholders, on a range of regulatory/legal matters, as required.
- Direct line Management responsibility as required.
- Responsible for managing own workload and acting autonomously with minimal supervision
- Disciplinary Board (and its Sub Committees and working parties)
- Regulation Board (and its Sub Committees and working parties)
- Management Board
- Council of the IFoA
- Regulation Board
- Practice Boards
- Financial Reporting Council and its Committees/ Boards
- Other financial regulators
- External lawyers
- Other professional bodies
- Participants in the disciplinary process, including panel members, actuaries and members of the public
The role holder will be required to take decisions and exercise judgement to ensure the IFoA receives first class legal and regulatory advice.
The role will involve making decisions in relation to complex legal and policy issues.
The role holder will be required to give legal advice and draft policy documentation which will be relied upon by the IFoA at the highest level. This advice may be provided directly to key decision makers within the IFoA.
Knowledge and experience
- Qualified lawyer in English/ Scots Law or other comparable jurisdiction.
- Advocacy experience in court and tribunal settings
- Experience of regulatory law and policy obtained either in private practice and/ or in-house.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
- Strong commercial and strategic awareness.
- Good team worker.
- Experience of giving presentations to committees/ conferences.
- Strong leadership skills
- Experience of working in a financial services regulatory environment.
- Experience of working for/with a professional regulatory body.
- Experience of policy development and drafting
- Experience of investigation and prosecution of professional disciplinary cases
- Experience of project management
- Experience of advising Boards and/or Committees
Values and behaviours
The role holder will require to demonstrate each of the values of Community, Integrity and Progress in accordance with the IFoA‘s Values and Behaviours framework.
Regular travel to sites in London and Oxford and to other conference/ meeting locations will be required.
We aim to respond to all enquiries within three working days.
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