The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has begun taking in applications for a new head of Project Innovate role.
The successful candidate will oversee the FCA's robo-advice focused advice unit and regulatory sandbox, as well as developing policy around financial services innovation.
The regulator embarked on a new phase with its technology flagship scheme Project Innovate earlier this week by expanding its advice unit to cover firms providing financial guidance.
It also going to start accepting firms within the mortgage, general insurance and debt sectors to the advice unit and is due to take in a second cohort of 31 firms into its regulatory sandbox.
The FCA's job advert, published on its website, said: "The head of department for Innovate will be responsible for leading and delivering Innovate's core functions, and for taking forward and delivering the FCA's new vision and strategy for FinTech innovation in the UK financial services sector, both domestically and internationally.
"The overall purpose of the role is to enable the FCA to foster the development of FinTech, in a way that promotes competition in the interests of financial consumers, while also serving our consumer protection and financial system integrity objectives."
The deadline for applying for the post is Wednesday, 26 April. The regulator has not specified a salary.
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