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FCA recruiting for 100 roles for brand new Leeds workplace

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The Monetary Conduct Authority (FCA) is recruiting to fill over 100 new roles primarily based in Leeds.

The regulator will open its new workplace within the metropolis in September.

The workplace would be the base for the FCA’s Digital Supply Centre.

In July the regulator dedicated to increasing its regional footprint to have extra of a nationwide footprint as a part of a recruitment drive in information and know-how introduced within the regulator’s annual Enterprise Plan.

It has already established workplaces in Cardiff and Belfast.

William Hague, director of change and transformation on the FCA, is main the institution of the brand new Leeds workplace. He has a background working in central authorities together with at The Cupboard Workplace and HMRC.

The regulator’s Digital Supply Centre primarily based within the workplace will probably be led by Phil Nixon. He’ll be part of the regulator in September and has labored inside information companies for the NHS and IBM.

Nikhil Rathi, chief government of the FCA, mentioned: “As a nationwide regulator, it’s important we have now a very nationwide footprint. Meaning having colleagues in all components of the UK.

“I’m delighted that we’re transferring a step nearer to opening our new Leeds workplace, in a metropolis with a rising fame as a digital and tech hub.”

The regulator’s Leeds workplace will probably be at 6 Queen Road within the enterprise district of the town.

The FCA has additionally beforehand dedicated to doubling the variety of workers in its Edinburgh workplace to round 200.

The regulator has appointed six new administrators and added 500 new workers for the reason that starting of this 12 months. 

The variety of full-time workers on the Monetary Conduct Authority fell by 4% to three,791 within the 2021/22 monetary 12 months, in keeping with its annual report revealed final month

The regulator mentioned the drop was resulting from a return to pre-pandemic ranges of attrition and ‘recruitment challenges’.

For the earlier monetary 12 months, the regulator had 3,938 full-time workers.

Total workers turnover for the FCA in 2021/22 was 17.3%. Of this 15.5% was voluntary turnover with workers selecting to depart the regulator.


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