Director of Membership | Ecosystem
One of the fastest growing sectors in the UK, FinTech is, quite simply, the future of financial services. As Ecosystem Director you will oversee Innovate Finance’s diverse membership base, from startups to scaleups across all FinTech verticals, to the world’s largest multinational financial institutions, to consultancies, professional services and investors. As a member of the ExCo of Innovate Finance, you will play a key role in shaping the future direction of the organisation which supports UK FinTech.
Operating as an independent membership association, Innovate Finance is the industry body for UK FinTech.
We support our members and advocate government and policy-makers to ensure:
● The UK continues to be a leading, investment-friendly centre for FinTech globally
● UK FinTech has access to international talent and a strong domestic skills pipeline
● The UK sustains its advancement of proportionate and effective regulation, a proactive policy environment for FinTech, and a commitment to greater global regulatory collaboration.
You will have proven expertise in and a passion for building strong relationships with senior stakeholders in the financial services industry. You will be experienced in creating and delivering new business strategies, with demonstrated success at managing a pipeline and converting prospects into new clients. Ideally you will have had 10+ years experience in a membership association or trade body, or in a key strategic partnerships, account management, or business development role in the financial services space. You will be able to maintain relationships with both C-level executives at the largest financial institutions and CEOs of the most innovative startup companies with ease. This is a busy, varied and demanding senior role that requires excellent organisational, business development, relationship management and communication skills.
You’ll have the gravitas to represent Innovate Finance at all levels and will ideally enjoy public speaking. You will have strong convening skills, and your written and oral communications will be excellent. You will also be a great team player. Innovate Finance is a small organisation which punches well above its weight. We succeed by working together using all the team’s skills. You’ll enjoy learning from others, testing ideas, harnessing the insights of your colleagues, and working with a small team to ensure we are providing the best support possible for all our amazing members.
In a perfect world, you’ll already bring a strong understanding of FinTech, although this isn’t essential. What is essential is the passion for developing and supporting a thriving membership community and the personal style which will make you an integral part of a high performing team.
*All applications must contain a CV and a Covering Letter and be sent to email@example.com
Location: London (EC2) / mixed with home working if preferred
Hours of Work: Full-time
Reporting To: Chief Executive Officer
About Innovate Finance
Innovate Finance is the independent industry body that represents and advances the global FinTech community in the UK. Our mission is to accelerate the UK’s leading role in the financial services sector by directly supporting the next generation of technology-led innovators.
Innovate Finance’s membership ranges from seed stage startups and global financial institutions to investors, professional services firms, and global fintech hubs. All benefit from Innovate Finance’s unique position as the single point of access to promote enabling policy and regulation, talent and skills, business opportunity and growth, and investment capital.
By bringing together and connecting the most forward-thinking participants in financial services, Innovate Finance is helping create a global financial services sector that is more transparent, more sustainable and more inclusive.