EU Policy Consultant (financial services policy) - Brussels

Brussels · Brussels, .
Department Brussels
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level


EU Policy Consultant – financial services experience, based in Brussels


We are looking for a consultant with 1-3 years professional experience in EU public affairs to join our financial services team in Brussels.


You may currently be working in an EU institution, for a regulatory authority, for a public affairs or management consultancy, a multinational or a think-tank. You understand the EU’s legislative process and the value of personal networks. The role entails advising clients on the implications of EU political and policy developments for their business, with a particular focus on the financial services sector. 


We currently have a vacancy to support on our financial services sector work. The consultant will also have the opportunity to work with some world’s largest companies in a range of sectors, including sustainability, transport, energy & climate, trade, healthcare, and digital policy. Interest and proven experience on financial services policies will be deemed especially valuable.  We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who have experience working on EU financial services policy, especially banking, cryptocurrency and sustainable finance, along with political acumen, an understanding and interest in EU politics and future developments linked to the European Commission's mandate.  Experience in working in an EU institution,  regulatory authority,  public affairs or management consultancy, multi-national or a think-tank based in Brussels.


Flint is a business advisory. We help our clients succeed in an increasingly complex world, managing risk and creating opportunity. We provide advice at the point where government and business meet, offering an authoritative perspective on both. We are experts in policy, political analysis, regulation and competition. Members of our multi-national team have experience of working at the most senior levels in European governments, the EU Commission, regulatory agencies, competition bodies and the private sector. We support companies who face the challenges of regulatory and policy change at national, European and international levels.


To apply


Please submit your CV along with a short covering letter (not more than 500 words). Your cover letter should include answers to the following questions:


  • How is your experience to date relevant for this role?
  • What do you think are the current issues that our clients are most interested in/affected by? What would you bring to the client team advising them?
  • How would you understand a client's commercial priorities?  What do you think is the most effective way of achieving these aims (e.g. when working with EU institutions)?


Primary Responsibilities:


Working alongside a high-performing team, you would be expected to:


  • Deliver outstanding work for our clients: support in advising clients at a senior level on the impacts of political and regulatory change, and how they can manage these to secure the best outcomes for their business;
  • Take responsibilities and ownership: conduct client and/or topic-specific analysis and draft bespoke briefings; participate in and contribute to client meetings and internal account management meetings;
  • Build client relationships: serve as day-to-day contact of the clients related to the execution of policy analysis, advocacy and communication campaigns;
  • Contribute to teamwork: work closely with client team leads to continue to build a competitive, best-in-class EU affairs team and offering;


Skills and Experience:


  • Track record demonstrating interest in the area of financial services and political issues.
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, research and problem-solving skills – ability to draw out the implications of complex evidence and analysis to give clear strategy and policy advice.
  • Outstanding written communication skills, with proven ability to draft clear documents for internal and external audiences with varying degrees of expert knowledge.
  • Outstanding oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex issues to non-specialists.
  • Good project management and organisational skills including the ability to prioritise, plan and schedule complex tasks proactively – comfortable working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – a flexible approach and the ability to work well across teams, both with internal colleagues and external clients.
  • Fluent written and spoken English is required, knowledge of other European languages is an advantage.


Our values and what we offer:


Flint’s clients expect the highest quality advice, delivered in a way that is timely and actionable. Within Flint, we expect all our colleagues to reflect our values:


  • We deliver excellent work for our clients;
  • We are commercial and entrepreneurial;
  • We are collaborative and agile.


Flint takes care of its people. We enjoy challenging each other’s thinking and working hard on a wide variety of interesting and stimulating projects, while simultaneously respecting life outside Flint. We are committed to making Flint an even more diverse and inclusive place to work, and somewhere a wide variety of people can achieve their potential.


We offer a dynamic, challenging and intellectually stimulating work environment, with the opportunity to make a real impact on clients and their business. We put a high value on working as one team. We are small enough to work flexibly and informally yet established enough to offer fast career progression and excellent opportunities for the right people.


We offer a competitive reward package, private health insurance, flexible working hours and the opportunity to earn significant bonus related to business success and individual performance as well as to build a stake in the business.  We put a high value on working as one team. We are small enough to work flexibly and informally yet established enough to offer fast career progression and excellent opportunities for the right people.


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