The EACB is looking for an Adviser to join the European Association of Co-operative Banks.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The EACB Secretariat is looking to recruit ana young professional to advise the EACB members on policy developments in the area of Retail Banking and Anti-Money Laundering, and to develop the EACB’s related advocacy activities.
The adviser will be part of the department that in charge of the EACB’s activities in the area of Retail Banking, Payments, Digitalisation and Financial Markets. This department looks at legislative, supervisory, and other European initiatives impacting the product development of co-operative banks and the relationship with their clients. Topics typically addressed revolve around account opening and customer due diligence, payments, lending and borrowing, investment services and the use of technology to support these activities. The adviser will report to the Head of the Department. Her or his portfolio will comprise the following tasks:
- Monitoring of European initiatives (legislative or self-regulatory) relevant for co-operative banks in the area of Consumer Policy, SME lending, and Anti-Money Laundering;
- Building and maintaining of a network of relevant contacts in 1) EU institutions and agencies and other bodies (e.g. European Commission/European Parliament/Council/EBA) and 2) stakeholder organisations and other trade associations contributing to the debate on the above-mentioned topics;
- Building and maintaining close relations with the staff members and experts in EACB member organisations that are responsible for the above-mentioned topics;
- Providing regular updates to member organisations about policy debates and (self-regulatory) initiatives or other interesting developments;
- The organisation and animation of meetings with EACB members to discuss the above topics, which take place in the context of the EACB Consumer Policy Working Group and Anti-Money Laundering Working Group;
- Drafting of papers, letters and speeches expressing the view of the EACB membership on relevant policy initiatives for internal and external use and/or distribution;
- Advocate the views of EACB member organisations in meetings with representatives of the EU institutions and other stakeholders;
- Support the running of the secretariat of the European Banking Industry Committee (EBIC).
The EACB is looking for candidates that:
- Have a distinct interest in the above-mentioned topics and advocacy;
- Hold a university degree (Master’s level) in EU law, business administration, economics or equivalent;
- Have a first work experience in financial service policy making or in European affairs/the EU institutions;
- Have a good knowledge of EU law, EU institutions, and EU decision making processes;
- Are fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other official languages of the European Union is also appreciated;
- Are outgoing, quick learners, and have good communication, drafting and analytical skills;
- Have the capacity to work independently;
- Are team-players 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 based in Brussels which represents the interests of co-operative banks in Europe with 27 members representing 2.700 local banks. Co-operative banks have a long tradition in serving 223 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 at the midst of European Union policymaking. 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 motivation letter by 2 September 2022 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