Policy Director

Organisation:  membershipbespoke

Full Time

Salary: £120,000

Location: Home Based - Europe

Application Deadline: 13/02/2023

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Policy Director

Global Membership Organisation

Home Based – Europe Wide – With Travel to London & Global Events

Basic Salary Up to 120,000 with an excellent benefits package 28 days holiday with additional 3 days at managerial discretion, Annual bonus up to 10% of salary at managerial discretion Generous employer pension contribution of 10%, Health care provision provided by Vitality Health, Life insurance provided by Aviva Life

Permanent, Full Time


Our client a global membership organisation with members across Europe, America and Asia is currently looking for a Policy Director.


We are keen to hear from experienced Directors of Policy, Policy Directors with knowledge of financial services, ESG, investments, investors, sustainability, corporate governance, banking, finance, accounting, insurance.


The Role of the Policy Director


Designing and implementing advocacy strategies for achieving policy goals in key geographies with relevant legislators, regulators, and standard setters, particularly aligned with mission to develop, promote, and embed high standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship worldwide to preserve and enhance long-term value, contributing to sustainable economies, societies, and the environment.

Managing and taking the appropriate level of risk in defining and promoting policy positions in alignment with overall risk appetite, knowing when to ‘push boundaries’ to advocate the interests of Members.

Identifying and monitoring legislative, regulatory, and standard-setting initiatives, and trends of most relevance to Members, prioritising resources on where can have the most impact.

Engaging proactively with legislators, regulators, and standard setters to help ensure alignment, leadership, and influence of positions with public policy developments impacting Members.

Providing intelligence to inform CEO, Board, and staff on pending public policy developments to assist in event agenda/course development, strategies, and membership value proposition.

Overseeing the development and publication of policy positions providing timely, relevant, and actionable insights and practical deliverables to help shape public policy development.

Ensuring technical rigour in policy related commentary and member communications including public letters, reports, and media releases and provide editorial oversight for succinct, relevant, and credible narrative which demonstrating impactful influence.

Participating in relevant external public policy initiatives and working groups and represent at public speaking arena and in appropriate media.

Working collaboratively across the team to ensure coordination between policy initiatives and broader events, marketing, and communications.

Managing the work of the policy team including the Governance Manager, Stewardship Manager and Sustainability Manager, and oversight of member-based policy committees.

Deputizing for the CEO when required and support the development and implementation of long term strategy.


Person Specification


A relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification in corporate law, finance, business management, investment, or accounting.

Demonstrable understanding of corporate governance, stewardship, investment, financial services, and sustainability related priorities impacting members and legislative / regulatory frameworks and standards.

The ideal candidate will be a senior level professional, preferably with experience in the investment industry or public policy with string leadership and communication skills.  More specifically the candidate will have the following experience, knowledge, skills and attributes:

Leadership responsibilities in public policy associated with governance, stewardship, and sustainability ideally gained at an investment institution or body relevant to financial markets.

Recognised as a highly regarded professional in the field of contemporary governance, stewardship, and sustainability with extensive relationships with influencers in key geographies.

Demonstrated experience working with industry trade associations in different geographies and successfully advocating for Member interests within those associations resulting in impactful public policy change.

Experience working with international, regional, and national organisations and a strong understanding of the policy related decision-making processes by legislative, regulatory, and standard setting bodies.

Ability to navigate in a complex geopolitical, financial, and economic environment to convene stakeholders in helping to solve challenges and address opportunities.

Ability to influence, negotiate with and persuade others with strong political acumen, judgment, interpersonal and diplomatic skills.

Excellent written and verbal presentation skills, ability to succinctly summarise complex issues, communicate updates, make recommendations, and implement actions.


To apply to this role please send your CV


Due to the volume of applications we are only able to contact successful applicants. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.


membershipbespoke is acting as recruitment business in relation to this role. membershipbespoke positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


membershipbespoke remains the only specialist recruitment organisation in the UK, which offers a dedicated service tailored to the needs of Trade Associations, Unions, Professional and Regulatory Bodies.

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