Careers

Work for Ecology

The Ecology team is ambitious, dynamic and driven by our vision to build a greener future. If you share our values and want to make a contribution to our work, then a career with us might be the right choice for you.

Current vacancies

Our current vacancies are displayed below.  If you wish to submit your CV to us for consideration for other future vacancies, please email your CV and a covering letter indicating what type of role you are looking for to [email protected].  With your consent, we will hold your CV on our database for a period of up to 12 months.

Regulatory Reporting Manager
    • Full-time, permanent
    • Work remotely (temporarily due to Covid-19), office based in Silsden, West Yorkshire
    • Salary dependent upon experience
    • Three years’ experience (preferred)


This is a superb opportunity to further your career with a leading ethical financial institution.

Ecology Building Society is a successful member-owned building society with a clear environmental focus and a mission to promote sustainable development. We are committed to building a greener society through the provision of a range of simple, ethical savings products to support mortgages for properties and projects which respect the environment.

Our impact isn’t about the profit we make – it’s about the difference we make to the environment and to communities across the UK.

Since 1981 we’ve lent to over 3,000 projects, supporting individuals, charities, environmental businesses and community-led housing organisations to realise their sustainable living ambitions.

Role overview

As a Building Society, we’re regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The Regulatory Reporting Manager will be the ‘go-to expert’ responsible for the preparation, review and submission of regulatory returns and requests for financial data in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

You’ll take ownership of all Society regulatory returns ensuring the Society meets its regulatory reporting requirements.

Key Accountabilities
      • Ensure the Society complies with current and emerging regulation and meets its regulatory obligations (including Prudential Regulation) through sound regulatory judgement, advice and education.
      • To ensure regulatory returns and ad-hoc requests for data are accurately produced and submitted on a timely basis, in accordance with regulatory and statutory reporting periods and deadlines.
      • To review the existing and emerging reporting requirements of the Society from several regulatory or statutory bodies, to determine the relevance, scope and requirements applicable to the Society.
      • To identify and interpret new legislation or consultations and provide implementation solutions to source the required data from the Society’s systems.
      • To understand the data extracts and make insightful and accurate interpretations and narrative within the reports, where required.
      • To maintain a robust control environment for regulatory reporting, proactively developing and enhancing policies and processes where necessary, including but not limited to:
        • To produce and maintain a Regulatory Reporting Framework with clear responsibilities and governance arrangements.
        • To investigate and propose Regulatory Technology (RegTech) solutions for the Society to enhance the regulatory processes.
        • To provide second-line oversight on information for reports or returns prepared by others.
        • To develop and maintain procedures and governance reference data including the data definitions catalogue.
        • To lead or participate in projects as required, particularly those pertaining to regulatory matters e.g. leveraging the ALMIS system.
        • As a member of the wider finance team, you will be instrumental in providing financial analysis through data modelling to support the production of insightful management information for the Executive or Board.
Key Accountabilities

You will be familiar with regulatory and statutory reporting requirements, ideally in an environment regulated by the PRA and FCA.  You will be up to date with PRA and FCA regulation and appropriate accounting standards and ideally have experience in a similar role. You will have experience of ALMIS systems (or comparable) and you will be highly proficient at data extraction, analysis, interrogation and reporting.

Working for Ecology

Located in Silsden, West Yorkshire, our offices are an eco-friendly design and build.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer:

  • Company events;
  • Company pension*;
  • Cycle-to-work scheme;
  • On-site parking with EV charge points available;
  • Competitive holiday allowance with an annual holiday purchase scheme;
  • Life assurance*;
  • Profit sharing.

*after 3 months qualifying service

If you would like to join our team and pursue a rewarding career in a company that exists to make a difference, then please apply today, sending your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and alignment with our mission to [email protected].

Closing date: 30 September 2020

Further information

Privacy

The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives individuals certain rights and defines the rules for processing personal information. It also states that those who record and process personal information, such as the Society, must be open and honest in how the information is used.

The principal purpose of collecting personal data from you is to enable you to apply for employment with the Society. When you submit your application, we ask for your contact details, CV and other selected information so that we can deal with your application.

If your application is not successful, we will keep your personal data for a maximum of 1 year from the date of application, after then it will be deleted/destroyed.

If you believe the Society has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office which enforces data protection laws.  Their website is www.ico.org.uk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, we’re committed to creating an environment where there is mutual respect and equality of opportunity for all colleagues.

The process
Apply

If you are interested in applying you will be asked to submit your CV to let us know about your previous experience. We’ll send you an acknowledgement to let you know that we’ve received your application.

Review

We’ll review your application against the skills and experience we are looking for in our successful candidate and let you know if your application is going to be progressed. If successful, we’ll be in touch to arrange the next stage.

Interview

For most vacancies, you’ll be invited to an initial interview which may be held over the telephone. During this interview you will be able to learn more about the role for which you have applied as well as giving the interviewer a chance to get to know more about you, your experience and what you are looking for in your next role.

If successful at this stage, you’ll be invited to attend a face to face interview with the recruiting manager, which will normally be held at our eco-build offices in Silsden, West Yorkshire. You’ll be asked to complete an application form and return it to us before your interview. There may also be some aptitude tests to complete relevant to the role you have applied for.

Feedback

We’ll usually let you know the outcome of your interview within a week of the last interview taking place. Your interviewer will give you an indication of when this will be. If you are successful, we will discuss the next steps with you and start preparing for you to join us. If you aren’t successful, we’ll let you know and we’ll provide feedback so you’ll know why.