About the Job

The WSBI-ESBG, the European Savings and Retail Banking Group and World Saving and Retail Banking Institute is located in Brussels and represents the interests of saving and retails banks and their associations worldwide :https://www.wsbi-esbg.org/

We are currently looking for an (m/f/d)

Advisor – Payments and Digital Finance

The Advisor will complement a team of two advisors and will support the two savings and retail banking associations in the Department Payments, Digital Finance & Innovation at their Joint Office in Brussels. The Advisor is expected to monitor, analyse, advocate and represent members‘ interests on regulatory topics such as payment services, their digital transformation as well as banking innovation. One of the key topics at the moment is the digital euro. Expertise or affinity with payments and digital finance topics is a requirement.

WSBI-ESBG engages in fostering business exchange between savings and retail banks worldwide as and advocating for their interests at the heart of policy making on EU and international level.

Job description

  • Monitoring, analysing and researching policy and market developments on EU and international levels in the field of payment services, digital transformation and banking innovation (e.g. digital euro, instant payments, payment services) and updating members accordingly;
  • Drafting position papers based on the views of members;
  • Liaising with banking experts, public authorities and stakeholders on EU and global level;
  • Organising and advising working groups, such as committees and task forces;
  • Advocating for the members’ positions in roundtables, webinars and meetings and reporting from the discussions;
  • Represent members in various relevant industry fora.
  • Preparing high-quality and concisely articulated communications content for an internal and external audience, e.g. presentations, publications, websites and social media channels;
  • Identifying and liaising with relevant stakeholders.


  • Academic or professional background in a relevant field, e.g. EU affairs, law, economics, business, technology or political science;
  • Knowledge of banking, payments and respective digital developments;
  • Profound interest in public policy, EU affairs and affinity for retail financial services;
  • Strong skills in analysis, synthesis and organisation, combined with excellent written and verbal communication skills, preferably complemented by presentation skills;
  • High level of proactivity, self-initiative and interdisciplinary thinking;
  • Relevant computer and presentation skills, e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel;
  • Affinity for content and position development, event organisation as well as research;
  • Passion for payment services, digitalisation, innovation and financial technology;
  • Excellent command of English (oral and written, C1/C2 level); additional languages are an asset.

We Offer

  • Competitive remuneration with additional benefits (Group insurance, Health insurance, meal voucher, extra legal holidays);
  • A full-time and permanent position in one of the biggest EU stakeholder associations in the field of financial regulation;
  • A highly international environment with mutual esteem;
  • Working with international banking experts in a motivated and supportive team;
  • Networking with relevant stakeholders from the banking sector and public authorities;
  • The opportunity to specialise in EU digital policies and retail banking innovation;

Interested candidates are invited to send a C.V. accompanied by a covering letter by email to hr@savings-banks.com before 31 September 2023.