Swiss Finance Council – Head of Policy & Advocacy

Deadline: 10 March 2023
Open to: candidates with minimum 10 years of experience in EU-level policy, regulatory or governmental affairs
Benefits: full-time position with excellent career development opportunities, competitive salary, additional benefits


For its office in Brussels, the SFC is looking for a Head of Policy & Advocacy. He/She will support the Managing Director in the development and implementation of the SFC policy, advocacy and engagement strategy and deputise the Managing Director whenever necessary. In addition to the coordination and deputy role, the Head of Policy & Advocacy will also be responsible for selected files/policy topics. He/she will report directly to the Managing Director.

Main Tasks:

  • Supervising and coordinating the work of the policy team according to the set priorities and strategy
  • Providing strategic advice and guidance to the members on regulatory opportunities and risks taking into account the relevant political environment
  • Supporting the Managing Director in her tasks whenever required
  • Taking the lead in specific thematic areas of policy work
  • Organising and contributing to SFC working groups
  • Developing relationships with key EU officials and stakeholders, strengthening cooperation with allies and seeking new partners to enhance the SFC’s visibility


Experience Required:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in EU-level policy, regulatory or governmental affairs
  • Proven experience in regulatory and policy positioning and advocacy at international level
  • In-depth understanding of the challenges that the financial sector is facing, ideally across EU and 3rd countries
  • Track-record in senior stakeholder management
  • Preferably team management experience


  • Strong time-management and organisational skills
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to familiarise quickly with new and complex topics
  • Pro-active and collaborative personality with the ability to act in a dynamic environment
  • A flexible attitude to work combined with an autonomous working style
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing in English / Being fluent in German and/or French is an advantage
  • Professional use of Outlook, Word and PowerPoint


  • A dynamic and international working environment covering a wide range of topics and stakeholders
  • A full-time position with excellent career development opportunities
  • A competitive salary and a set of additional benefits


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