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Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) is the voice of banking and payments in Ireland and represents over 100 domestic and international member institutions. This section contains details on current job openings for people interested in joining our team.

Financial Crime Lead

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), together with its affiliates, the Federation of International Banks in Ireland (FIBI) and the Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI), is the principal voice of banking, payments and fintech in Ireland. It mobilises the sectors’ collective resources and insights to deliver value and benefit to members enabling them to build competitive and sustainable businesses which support the economy, customers and society.

BPFI plans to appoint a Financial Crime Lead to its Payments, Innovation & Collaboration Team for a 12-month fixed-term contract. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable technical knowledge of financial crime, with particular focus on fraud and anti-money laundering, as well as a good understanding of the development of the regulatory framework at both domestic and EU level. Working closely with the Head of Financial Crime and representatives from member institutions, the successful candidate will support BPFI colleagues in representing the industry’s views at national and international level, as well as playing a key role in FraudSMART (the education and awareness programme), planning awareness campaigns, financial crime working groups and collaboration projects.


• Monitor, from a national and international perspective, current and upstream developments across the financial crime agenda to understand the latest threats,           trends and developments, and how they impact members now and into the future.
• Assist in planning and creating the education and awareness programme (FraudSMART):
• Work with members to identify key messages and keep up to date with current trends.
• Ensure key threats are alerted to consumers and businesses through online and social channels and in-person events.
• Liaise with the Communications Team on the FraudSMART programme in relation to publication of data, press releases and social media, and assist in the                   delivery of a full annual calendar of communications and events.
• Create content in multiple forms, including press releases, email alerts, social media notifications, media articles and campaign materials.
• Presentations may be required at public facing events.
• Manage and respond to FraudSMART queries.
• Assist in the coordination of sector-wide responses to consultation papers, regulation proposals and other queries, both national and EU, on topics relevant to             members and their businesses in the areas of financial crime and cyber security.
• Support in the organisation and running of the financial crime working groups.
• Assist in financial crime collaboration projects between stakeholders by facilitating the financial crime working groups.
• Attend and represent BPFI at events, working groups and collaboration projects, in the areas of financial crime. Some travel may be required.
• Ad-hoc projects will be ongoing.


• A minimum of three years practical experience in the financial services sector, with demonstrable subject matter experience in financial crime and cybersecurity,      and the issues faced by financial institutions in these areas.
• Have worked effectively across business functions.
• Have experience in facilitating and driving collaboration across multiple stakeholders, often with differing concerns and challenges.
• Possess good project management and organisational skills, with the ability to determine priorities.
• Possess sufficient maturity, authority, and people skills to liaise with member institutions and external stakeholders.
• Possess a keen intellect and strong verbal and written communication skills, and ability to present technical concepts and processes to non-technical audiences.
• Experience working with media would be of benefit (not required, training can be provided).
• Have the ability to work on own initiative, exercise judgement and take ownership and responsibility for assigned workload.
• Be proficient in a range of Microsoft products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project Manager, etc.


The role reports to the Head of Financial Crime.

To apply:

Send CV and cover letter to no later than 4pm on Wednesday 11 October 2023.

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