Bank of England Career Returners Programme, Prudential Regulation Authority (PT or FT with flex)

London (Central), London (Greater)
Between £50,000 and £54,000 + benefits
17 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type

Bank of England Career Returners Programme, Prudential Regulation Authority

Start date: September 2019

Competitive package



After a hugely successful pilot in 2018, we are again partnering with Women Returners for our Career Returners Programme for professionals who are looking to return to work after an extended career break.

About the Bank of England

Protecting the stability and integrity of the UK’s banking and insurance industries is a vital job – and you can help the Bank to do it.  As with our first Career Returners programme, we will have roles available in the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) which is the part of the Bank which promotes the safety and soundness of over 1,500 financial firms. They help identify and mitigate potential risks before they can have an adverse effect on markets and, of course, the public. You will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment at the cutting edge of market developments.


What you can expect

  • The Career Returners Programme offers a paid placement of six months, starting in September 2019, and the possibility of a permanent role at the end of the assignment.
  • The roles will primarily be based in Supervision area
  • Roles will be located in the Bank’s London Moorgate office.
  • You will receive coaching support from Women Returners to help you to transition successfully back into the workplace.
  • Flexible working options are available, including part-time working


The challenge

You’ll join a team that focuses on domestic and/or international insurance firms, banks, building societies and credit unions which vary in size, complexity and business model. You’ll also build the senior-level relationships you’ll need to make recommendations and influence change based on your findings and research.

Your work will be high profile and complex and will involve making sound judgements and decisions.  Your work will have great impact and the insight into the workings of the financial sector you gain will be unique. What’s more, the Bank’s openness to flexible working will ensure that you can maintain a healthy work/life balance.


Who the Bank is looking for

The Programme is aimed at people who have had a career break of two or more years.

For all levels of role, you must be willing to learn across a broad range of disciplines, have good analytical and problem-solving skills, combined with the ability to process, interpret and question large amounts of complex data, and work collaboratively as part of a dedicated team. The ability to communicate your findings effectively is also vital, both in person and in writing, as well as the ability to manage other important priorities/projects alongside your day to day jobs. Professional work experience is a must because you’ll need the ability to influence and operate at a senior level.

The right skills are more important than the right background. Financial experience is not essential for all roles, though would be beneficial. The current Bank of England PRA teams include people from a range of backgrounds such as science, government, civil service and the military.


The opportunity

The Bank is absolutely committed to having an inclusive environment. They are keen to receive applications from all candidates who might be interested in working flexibly, including part-time working.

Join us, and together you’ll get you the training, support and tailored working options you need to potentially build a lasting and impactful career within the PRA or the wider Bank.

Salary will vary depending on the type of role taken and the level of experience and will fall within a range of between £50,000-£54,000. In addition to base salary, you will be eligible for an extensive benefits package (including non-contributory pension scheme, 7% benefits allowance, private medical and income protection insurance, 25 days annual leave with option to buy up to 13 additional days, plus others).


Closing date for applications:  26th April 2019

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