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Head of policy

Competitive salary, based on experience + discretionary bonus + benefits

Based: Aldwych (London, West End)

As the trade body representing banks, building societies and specialists responsible for some 95% of the UK’s domestic mortgage lending, the CML plays a pivotal role within the housing finance sector.  Established for twenty five years, we have earned a reputation for being a highly influential body working with lenders, regulators, government departments and a range of other stakeholder groups to promote sustainable housing finance in the UK.

We are looking to recruit a first-class, senior policy professional who will oversee our representation on a range of policy issues, supported by a team of five senior policy advisers.

You will work with our Director General as well as high-level representatives from member organisations to shape our policy agenda and ensure its effective delivery.  You will be part of the CML’s leadership team, setting organisational targets and delivering on them So you will have both a strategic and operational role to play.  For further information on the role, please see the job description and competency outline provided. 

You won’t be surprised that for such a pivotal role in such a high profile organisation, we’re looking for a really exceptional candidate who can combine strong influencing and stakeholder management skills with leadership flair and intellectual rigour.  You will also be an excellent communicator: confident and compelling when speaking in public; clear and succinct when writing. You will have experience of leading a small but highly professional team.

The salary offered will be dependent on your experience and sector knowledge.  In addition we offer generous benefits including a discretionary bonus scheme, private medical cover, contributory pension, and generous holiday entitlement. 

To find out more or to apply, please contact the CML’s HR Manager in confidence at anna.baldwin@cml.org.uk.  Formal applications will need to include a CV and a covering letter stating your current salary details and notice period.  Please also tell us where you first heard of this vacancy.

The initial closing date for applications is Friday 5 September.  This may be extended if necessary.

Interviews:  if you require assistance to attend an interview, please advise us of this in your covering letter or by telephone.  In exceptional circumstances interviews may be held at an external venue to preserve applicants’ anonymity.