Senior Policy & Thought Leadership Officer

Government RelationsLondon

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Government Relations

Since 2011, Wise has had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still lots to do and we can’t do it alone.

We’re looking for a thought leadership and policy senior officer (UK) to join our London office to advance our policy and advocacy objectives and help us get closer to achieving our mission. You’ll work closely with the product, communications, banking, legal, and compliance teams and join our small but mighty policy team scattered across North America, Europe and APAC.  

This is not your typical policy job. It’s much broader. You’ll have autonomy to help us achieve our policy objectives and drive outcomes for our customers. You’ll help raise our profile and establish relationships with policymakers and stakeholders. And you’ll understand how to translate complicated policy matters into compelling reports, policy briefs and other content development. 

Your mission:

  • Execute and contribute to our regulatory and legislative advocacy strategy in the UK
  • Build relationships with key policymakers and other stakeholders 
  • Increase Wise’s influence and visibility through global thought leadership and content development on our policy priorities
  • Elevate Wise’s profile to become one of the leading voices in the policy space by driving and assisting with the creation of written materials (i.e. position papers, blog posts, social media updates, reports)
  • Prepare detailed political/policy analysis and research for internal and external stakeholders
  • Interpret and analyse legislation, issues and proposals that may affect Wise, proactively communicate the potential impact on Wise and our customers and suggest strategic opportunities for engagement
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to identify policy goals that complement our growth strategy
  • Ensure that laws, regulations, and industry standards allow us to create the best product for our Wise customers, including:
    • Transparent pricing on international payments by all industry participants;
    • Instant, low-cost, 24/7 payment systems that we can access directly; and
    • Onboarding and payment regulations that create as little customer friction as possible

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Get deep into the weeds of financial policymaking: You’ll be able to develop a deep understanding of the UK’s financial policy sphere, allowing you to distil complex ideas into compelling content and analysis
  • Have a positive impact on people’s financial lives: You’ll have the opportunity to pitch big ideas and help modernise outdated financial laws and regulations for the digital age
  • Develop a deep network: You’ll establish collaborative relations with key policymakers, stakeholders, and influencers in the political and financial policy space

A bit about you:

  • Passionate: You’ll be a skilled advocate and deeply passionate about Wise, our mission, and delivering for our customers
  • Political/policy and/or academic experience: You’ll have notable political/policy  or academic experience in the UK 
  • Laser focused on outcomes: We’re a scale-up and you will need an entrepreneurial mindset to thrive. You’ll be laser focused on driving outcomes and highlighting issues that benefit our customers, and drive this work autonomously with the support of your colleagues
  • Skilled communicator: You’ll be a versatile and skilled writer even on complicated issues: from reports to consultations to position papers to social media and parliamentary questions, you are confident and compelling with multiple styles, and understand how to leverage public-facing mediums to drive policy outcomes
  • Creative: You believe policy content doesn’t have to be bland or boring, but you can find compelling ways to share Wise’s expertise and build out our arguments
  • Without borders: You’re curious about other cultures, have a global mindset, and though the role is London-based, you are prepared to spend time abroad for work
  • Coalition builder: You’ll understand how to leverage relationships, create connections, and ultimately build coalitions with industry, consumers, and governments
  • Collaborative: You are proactive in collaborating with colleagues across different functions, and can build strong working relationships in an international business

Bonus Points:

  • Finance, payments, or tech experience: This is not a prerequisite, we’re looking for a confident self-starting superstar, but the transition will be easier with existing relationships and policy depth

What do we offer: 

  • Salary: 48,000 GBP – 64,000 GBP


We’re people without borders — and without prejudice too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, qualifications aren’t that important to us. If you’ve got great experience, and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

And because we believe that diverse teams build better products, we’d especially love to hear from you if you’re from an under-represented demographic.

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Wise visit Wise.Jobs.

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