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The AFB is hiring: Director of Practice, Training and Events


The AFB is recruiting for a new Director of Practice, Events and Training. This is a crucial member of the AFB leadership team, responsible for designing and implementing the programme of events and training courses for our members.

You will be responsible for working with the membership to understand their priorities and ensure our events and training programme reflects their needs and is outstanding value. You will oversee the organisation of the annual flagship events, conferences and training workshops, working with our partners to produce high quality content and be responsible for delivering revenue targets.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of the banking sector (minimum of 10 years’ experience) and the UK regulatory architecture. You will have the ability to assimilate technical information and convert it for practical use by members.  Experience of organising and planning events and training programmes would be beneficial.

You will lead a small team, but be happy to work independently. The AFB prioritises a collaborative working culture and providing excellent value to its members.


Title: Director of Practice, Training and Events

Term: Permanent  

Location: Flexible working (will be required to spend some time in Central London for staff and member meetings)

Working hours: 5 days a week (full time)

Start date: Immediate

Employer: Association of Foreign Banks, financial services membership organisation

Salary: Available on request

Description of Role:

The Director of Practice, Training and Events (reporting to the CEO) is responsible for leading and delivering a programme of events and training courses for AFB members including the CEO programme.

Key requirements:

  • a degree or postgraduate qualification/professional accreditation relevant to the financial services sector
  • at least ten years’ experience of working within a wholesale bank with a wide knowledge of banks’ internal departments and how they interact with each other
  • an understanding of the institutions in the City of London and knowledge of the UK regulatory and supervisory regime
  • ability to assimilate technical information and convert for practical use by the members

Please apply via LinkedIn or email to with a copy of your CV and a cover letter of not more than two pages outlining your reasons for applying for the role by 23.00 Monday 17 October 2022.