Financial Worker

Interim Principal Advisor

Purpose of Job:

  •  To lead and undertake advisory and policy support for the Payments Council and its sub- Groups, Scheme Companies, and other Customer Groups
  • Supporting the team’s economic analysis and forecasting including the Payment Markets Review and other publications and to be one of the primary writers and presenters on the Personal Credit Dashboard and the Economic Risk Review for the Credit Card Risk Forum for members of the UK Cards Association
  • To commission and manage market research for the Payments Council and other customer groups, and provide leadership to other Unit members on market research


Main Activities and Responsibilities:


1. Advisory and Policy Support

The primary responsibility is to lead and provide consultancy and advisory support for projects for the Payments Council and for other customer groups.  Projects typically involve a small team or one or more staff from Policy and Markets, and may also involve external consultants. Projects vary in length from a few days to several months, and will usually be overseen by an industry group.

 This will typically include:

  • Project definition and specification of approach and plans, in liaison with the relevant stakeholders or industry group;
  • Project  management,  including  management  of  other  project  staff  and  external consultants;
  • Liaison   and   consultation   with   clearing   companies,   interest   groups,   external stakeholders and users forums.  This could include structuring and leading one-to-one discussions as well as facilitating workshops;
  • Identification and analysis of business issues and potential solutions, this could include business case formulation and analysis and definition of requirements for external market research;
  • Based  on  the  consultation  and  analysis,  formulation  of  recommendations  and conclusions.
  • Reporting and presenting these recommendations and conclusions to the relevant industry group.


The Interim Principal Advisor will also provide advice on consultancy projects and market research to colleagues within the Unit and in other divisions of the Organisation.


2.   Economic analysis and forecasting

  •  Supporting the Payment Markets Review and other publications including communication of the results of the review through written reports and presentations, analytical support, project management support and information-gathering meetings with external stakeholders;
  • To be one of the primary writers and presenters on the Personal Credit Dashboard and the Economic Risk Review for the Credit Card Risk Forum, and ensure these remain informative and useful for members of the UK Cards Association


3.   Commission and Manage Market Research

 Either independently or as part of a small team, to commission and analyse both quantitative and qualitative market research into payments-related issues, including:

  • Leading  the preparation of market research briefs, including formulation of approach and plans;
  • Leading the development of market research questionnaires, in collaboration with Payments Council colleagues and agencies engaged to provide market research services;
  • Liaising with market research agencies as required;
  • Leading the analysis of data provided by market research companies.  Data analysis to be conducted using IBM’s SPSS statistical package.  Ability to analyse data using Microsoft Excel also essential;
  • Leading the drafting of reports and other notes for publication;
  • Producing presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint and participating in presentations to Payments Council Members, and other industry stakeholders;
  • Responding to queries about Payments Council research, including providing relevant statistics for use by the Payments Council’s Communications and Education team.


 4.   Other Projects

  • To lead consultancy and research in other payment areas as required.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be required.


Job Specific Competencies:


Design, commissioning and analysis of market research


Data analysis using IBM’s SPSS statistical package


Experience managing external stakeholder relationships


Knowledge of payments in the UK


Interim Role: This role will be a maternity cover lasting 12 months, which would be paid or a per annum basis - £52K

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Added By: Ainsley Morgan On: 22/08/2014


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