Senior Economist – Interventions – Regulatory Reform and Remedies Department

Financial Conduct Authority

Regulating financial services firms and financial markets in the UK,

Requirements of the role

Our remedies function has developed an exciting programme of work to support intervention design at the FCA, including:

  • Advancing the next generation of outcomes-based regulation thinking for the FCA, as part of evolving the principles and frameworks for how the FCA chooses different interventions
  • Fusing evidence, causal chain and design thinking to support policy and supervisory teams in creating interventions, drawing on the full range of the FCA’s regulatory toolkit
  • Deploying competition thinking when FCA interventions are being considered, ensuring any FCA action is underpinned by a strong understanding of how firms compete in the relevant markets
  • Harnessing the latest evidence from other policymakers and academic literature on what works in public policy, developing a common evidence base for designing interventions at the FCA
  • Collaborating with, influencing and supporting policy and supervisory teams across the organisation


What you will be doing

You will play a key role within the remedies function, helping to progress a diverse programme of work within a new team, including scoping the role of the team on individual projects and leading on stakeholder engagement with colleagues across the FCA. Providing high-quality analysis you will influence a range of policy issues, where you will support the development of the FCA regulatory approach. You will be responsible for leading engagement with colleagues across the FCA and influencing senior colleagues and decision makers to advocate for the positive role of competition in markets. You will scope and lead assessments of the impact of FCA interventions on markets, provide expert competition economics input on FCA publications and help to develop the Remedies team’s economics expertise.

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Edinburgh, Leeds, London

 Contract type

Full time, Permanent


Senior economist

 Working pattern

Flexible working, Hybrid

 Closing Date