Talent Manager - Resourcing & Talent Team

  • Job Reference: 473433011-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Financial Conduct Authority
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Management & Supervisors, Reception & Front Desk
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Role

We are looking for a Talent Manager to join our Resourcing & Talent team within HR.

This Talent Manger role manages a team of approximately six, responsible for early careers marketing and recruitment, alongside internal talent identification and programme management.

Talent strategy

  • You will be responsible for the design and delivery (in partnership with our HRBPs) the FCA's talent agenda. This includes defining methodology and process that meet business challenges whilst creating cultural change whilst building organisational capability
  • You will have accountability for our talent strategies considering industry best practice. You'll work in partnership with the HRBP teams to steer and execute our talent management processes using WorkDay (WD) effectively to analyse talent data to provide divisional and organisation-wide insight
  • You will work closely across Resourcing and Talent in sharping our buy and build resourcing strategy

Talent pipeline management

  • You will be responsible for driving the identification, development, and retention of talent pipeline at all levels up to Manager level. Focus given to programme management of our accelerated talent pipelines- Early Careers (apprenticeships & graduates) and leadership programmes (future managers & advanced manager populations)
  • You will also play an active role in overseeing our domestic and international secondment programmes, which support the FCA in developing strategic partnerships with organisations globally alongside developing talent within the FCA

Market expertise

  • You'll be well networked with the ability to identify, interrupt, and implement external benchmarks, market trends and best practice within the FCA
  • This role has both an external and internal talent focus
  • Externally you will lead on the FCA's early careers brand development, aligned to our broader FCA EVP
  • Your team will deploy a range of social, online, event and relationship led strategies to attract diverse, high calibre entry talent into the FCA
  • You will set the strategy to keep the FCA as a market leading, award-winning graduate and apprenticeship employer. You will also play a key role in developing inclusive selection practices that support us to hire a highly capable, diverse talent pipelines for the FCA
  • Internally, your team is responsible for all accelerated talent programme design, ensuring a common thread across all programmes, whilst meeting the evolving needs of the FCA
  • Your team will work closely with our external talent & development providers to deliver market leading talent programmes. Your team will monitor talent data across all programmes reporting on performance, progression, and retention data to monitor and measure programme success
  • This role requires strong interpersonal and influencing skills with proactive interaction with key business stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a high performing HR division, supporting the FCA to deliver its objectives

What will the candidate get from the role?

The role is a great opportunity to build on existing stakeholder relationship management skills, be at the centre of strategic resourcing discussions across all areas of the business and drive forward our continued work in diversity & inclusion across the FCA. You will play an integral role leading our talent management approach organisation-wide to support the retention of top talent, increased employee engagement and cultural change.

The successful candidate will manage a small, but collaborative team, and be part of a wider resourcing and talent function. It's a really interesting time to be part of the talent team as we embark upon talent programme redesign following organisation-wide change aligned to our Transformation agenda. You will be able to impact change whilst working within a supportive and inclusive HR function.

Skills/Experience Required


We're a signatory to the Government's Disability Confident scheme. This means that we will offer an interview to disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidate's CV. Exceptions may apply if due to the volume of applications we are not able to interview all eligible candidates who qualify under the scheme.
  • Experience working in a resourcing or talent function, including experience working in early careers and/or talent management
  • Familiarity with talent management strategies
  • Familiarity with end-to-end resourcing, assessment, and selection practices
  • Experience managing external suppliers


  • A proven track record of strategic outcomes with a focus on project work
  • Experience managing and developing a team
  • Excellent relationship and stakeholder management skills, at all levels, and the ability to challenge and influence appropriately as required
  • A positive, proactive, and curious individual who considers a range of solutions when faced with challenges ensuring these solutions are customer focused whilst balancing the wider organisational needs
  • Strong judgement
  • Ability to deliver at pace
  • Motivated individual who demonstrates accountability for their own actions and development, who thrives on owning new initiatives and delivering outcomes to continuously stretch themselves and enhance the future HR proposition.
  • Ability to manage a variety of competing project, prioritising appropriately and maintaining a high level of resilience when under pressure
  • A Data focused approach - tracking and reporting on talent data and trends across the FCA
  • Experience working collaboratively across HR teams e.g., Business Partners, Organisational capability, Comms & Exp Hires to deliver better results
  • Strong supplier management skills - able to provide feedback, challenge and facilitate continuous improvement with the FCA's supplier relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to flex style
  • Ability to drive FCA Employee Value Proposition and resourcing in a changing cultural environment
  • Experience of, or ability to get up to speed quickly with Workday


  • Experience of working within financial services
  • Experience of matric management
  • Budget management of c.£1m+

About the FCA

At the FCA, we're creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We're establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.

The Human Resources (HR) division is made up of a number of expert teams whose role it is help the FCA achieve its people vision. We enable and support management in everything people-related throughout a person's time at the FCA. From attracting talented individuals, welcoming them to the organisation through our induction, helping them grow and develop, listening to their views through our surveys, rewarding and recognising great performance and helping to build an inclusive culture. We also support senior management when they are making FCA-wide decisions to ensure the full range of people matters are front and centre when making these complex decisions.

The FCA's Values & Diversity

Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator. We serve the public. Our decisions directly affect the wellbeing of people, businesses and the UK economy. So, our values matter. They represent the culture we aspire to every day, guiding our judgements, building trust and helping us to be 'at our best'.

All FCA colleagues are expected to demonstrate behaviours in line with our five values - Deliver in the public interest, Act with integrity, Be ambitious, Work inclusively and Connect and deliver. These are embedded in all roles, and through the selection process we check for alignment to our values. For more detail on

our values and core skills, please see here .

As an inclusive employer, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements.

Useful Information

  • This role is graded as HR D Manager
  • The salary range will be approximately £60,000 to £90,000 GBP plus a competitive benefits package and non-contributory pension
  • Applications for this role close on 27th January 2022
  • Following shortlist, selection will be via a panel interview and Penna assessment.

If you are interested learning more about the role please contact Sara Holland on

Please note - Applications must be submitted through our online portal. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.