Recruitment Roundup – 22nd October 2022 

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Welcome back to FinTech Wales’ most recent Recruitment Roundup, where you can find a selection of the latest job vacancies listed by our FinTech Wales members.

If you’re ready to take the next step professionally or know someone looking to kickstart a career with an industry-leading financial technology company based in Wales, then check out the freshest jobs in Welsh FinTech included in today’s roundup.

FinTech Wales – Office and Community Lead 

Company – FinTech Wales 

Job Title – Office and Community Lead 

Location – Cardiff (office-based)

Contract – Full-time, Permanent

Salary – £22,000 to £28,000 DOE

Perks – Yes (Private Medical Insurance & more)


Reporting into the Head of Operations, the Office and Community Lead oversees the daily operations of the FinTech Wales (FTW)  office in central Cardiff to ensure  it is a well-coordinated and welcoming place for visitors, our members and staff. The Office and Community Lead is also the key point of contact for our community of members.


Office operations (50 % of the time):

  • Coordinate – coordinate the use of our 2,500sq ft office in central Cardiff including coordinating access for Visitors, our members and team
  • Create  – create a space where our members want to be, that has the flexibility to meet as many of their requirements as possible
  • Office finances – manage our day to day office finances, with the support of the Head of Operations.
  • Supplier management – manage our office suppliers e.g. internet, gas, electricity
  • Health and safety – manage our day to day health and safety obligations, with the support of the Head of Operations
  • Office Security – Daily Opening and closing of the office

Membership community (35 % of the time):

  • Presence – be a consistent welcoming presence for our membership community
  • Be at the heart of our community – the go to person in our team for member queries, both from the internal team and external stakeholders
  • Process – own the membership sign up and renewal processes
  • Data – maintain timely and accurate data on our membership base
  • Membership finances – manage invoicing of our members on an annual basis

Supporting events (15 % of the time):

  • Prepare – support our Head of Marketing to prepare for events
  • Support – support at events held in our office, these may sometimes be outside normal office hours, you will get time off in lieu.

Key Measures (what success looks like):

  • A well coordinated and welcoming office – ensure we have a coordinated and welcoming space where members want to be
  • Member satisfaction  – increase satisfaction of our member base, and continue to build our strong community of members.
  • Enable – enable the FinTech Wales Team in their roles, supporting the Head of Operations and the Head of Marketing
  • Accurate recording – of member information and day to day finances

To apply, please email your CV and an overview of why this job could be perfect for you to [email protected] by Monday 31st October.

Sonovate – Lead QA Engineer 

Company – Sonovate

Job Title – Lead QA Engineer  

Location – Cardiff or London / Fully Remote

Contract – Full-time, Permanent

Salary – £50,000 – £60,000


Reporting directly to the Head of Applications, the right candidate with take a lead role in championing and owning the overall quality of our applications. Working closely with both our Product and Engineering teams, to get a deep understanding of the system as well as advising on best practice. 

As with most roles at Sonovate, you will be able to take ownership of the role and truly make it your own. This is not a technical role, however any technical background or automated expertise will be seen as an advantage.

What you will be doing:

  • Helping teams identify test cases
  • Working with Product and the wider team to convert business requirements into Gherkin syntax
  • Identify gaps in documentation and work with the teams to ensure they are up to date.
  • Review existing testing coverage and identify areas for improvement
    • Happy path vs edge case testing
    • The right tests at the right level
    • Concurrency testing
    • Data integrations
    • Non functional testing
  • Holistic system knowledge – able to answer questions such as “How should this work?
  • Able to hold RCA sessions with teams to help us learn and improve

Click here for more information on this role or to apply. 

Blukite – Social Media Manager 

Company – Blukite

Job Title – Social Media Manager 

Location – Cowbridge / Bridgend 

Contract – Full-time, Permanent

Salary – £30,000


Accountable for developing and delivering the paid and earned social media strategy to support stretching growth plans. We are looking for a Social Media Manager who can enhance our brand and build strong online engagement with the advisor network and our customers, using social media platforms. The Social Media Manager will be responsible for working with our campaign teams to develop and delivering social media content that is designed to engage users and create interactive relationships The successful candidate will also be required to collect and review social media data to develop more effective campaigns.

The role holder will be passionate about the customer and have experience of working with social media in both B2B and B2C markets. They will work collaboratively across the marketing team to share innovations, drive test activity and drive efficiencies as well as delivering a highly effective social media plan. They will also understand we operate in a highly regulated market, the job holder will be responsible for ensuring our social media activity is always delivered in a compliant manner.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop the company’s social media strategy, be clear how each channel is used and deliver engagement within those chosen channels.
  • Work closely with the marketing teams to develop social media campaigns that help to achieve brand and customer engagement (B2B and B2C).
  • Identify and where appropriate engage with relevant influences to drive broader brand engagement.
  • Develop and distribute regular reports on campaign performance, channel performance and competitor activity.
  • Understand and share emerging social media trends.
  • Develop a social listening program which will drive new and engaging content themes.
  • Educate colleagues in social media best practice.
  • Monitor for and respond to brand mentions across all social channels.
  • Work with the servicing teams to manage customer contact via social channels
  • Oversee the sign-off of social media posts to ensure regulatory requirements are being met.

Click here for more information on this role or to apply. 

Smart Money Cymru Community Bank – Powys Development Officer Vacancy

Company – Smart Money Cymru Community Bank

Job Title – Powys Development Officer Vacancy

Location – Powys

Contract – Full-time, Permanent

Salary – Starting at £27,300.00 per year, with annual increases 


To be responsible for development of SMCCB membership and increasing business activities in Powys including delivery of services to members with support from the Customer Services Team, Operations Manager, Marketing & Development Officer and CEO; engagement with public sector, third sector and private sector business networks and key contacts; development of SMCCB volunteer and outreach activities, arranging and attending events, undertaking any activities to increase membership, member deposits and loan applications

Main Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Meeting targets, outputs, outcomes and other key performance indicators required for the growth of SMCCB in the Powys area
  • Meeting any other targets, outputs, outcomes and other key performance indicators required for the Welsh Government funding which supports this role
  • Providing efficient and prompt customer service support to local members as required, liaising with the Customer Services Team and Operations Manager to ensure delivery
  • Identifying and following up new business leads and potential new markets especially for new payroll deduction contracts
  • Promotion of SMCCB services and products to communities and businesses
  • Creating and strengthening external partnerships with public, private and third sector organisations and payroll partners
  • Engagement with key political figures in Powys including town councillors, county councillors, Members of the Senedd and Members of Parliament
  • Attendance at and presentations to networking meetings and events as identified and required
  • Identifying new market initiatives, products or services and other ways in which SMCCB can deliver services to members more effectively
  • Monitor and report effectiveness of local marketing campaigns
  • Monthly analysis of local business performance to identify trends and market gaps
  • Work closely with the Marketing & Development Officer to provide content and promotional opportunities for press coverage, social media and other marketing channels, digital and non-digital
  • Management responsibility for any staff (temporary or permanent), interns, work placements or volunteers working within the Powys region from time-to-time with support from the Marketing & Development Officer, Operations Manager, Customer Services Team Leader or CEO as appropriate
  • Promoting volunteer participation and supervising volunteer activity within Powys including identifying key locations for development of community-banking hubs
  • Managing and facilitating the local volunteer advisory board and liaising with the Chief Executive Officer and main board of SMCCB regarding developments proposed
  • Preparation of high-level reports for the Chief Executive Officer, Finance Manager, SMCCB Board, Welsh Government and any other funders as required from time-to-time
  • Attendance at Marketing Committee meetings and other Board committees or working groups as required
  • Keeping up to date with services, products and developments within the credit union and consumer finance sectors generally
  • Attend training and other development activities as appropriate and take responsibility for identifying suitable training opportunities
  • Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required
  • Occasional attendance at other SMCCB offices in Caerphilly, Blackwood or Tredegar as required

Click here for more information on this role or to apply. 

Admiral – Senior Pricing Analyst

Company – Admiral

Job Title – Senior Pricing Analyst

Location – Cardiff 

Contract – Full-time, Permanent

Salary – Competitive 

Perks – Yes (View some of Admiral’s key benefits here).


Home Insurance is a key part of Admiral’s strategy for the upcoming years. Admiral is one of the fastest growing Home Insurance businesses in the UK market and have bold plans to accelerate this growth.

Admiral views Pricing as one of the cornerstones of Admiral’s success. As such, Admiral has exciting Senior level roles available in the following fields:

  • Risk Pricing
  • Retail Pricing
  • Data Science

Admiral are looking for: 

  • Demonstrable experience within a General Insurance Pricing department, with a proven track record of driving forward complex projects or initiatives.
  • Ambition to act as a mentor or manager for more junior members of the team, even if you have not had the opportunity to do so before.
  • Creative and innovative mindsets to find opportunities to improve how we make choices.
  • Strong communication skills, so, being comfortable explaining complex topics to Senior Pricing Management and other key stakeholders who may be less familiar with the technical aspects.
  • Are comfortable undertaking analytical work, using some of the following:
    • SQL (Google Cloud is considered advantageous but not essential)
    • R
    • SAS
  • Any experience in a Home Insurance context would be an advantage but is not essential.

Click here for more information on this role or to apply. 

Pepper Money – Business Development Manager

Company – Pepper Money

Job Title – Business Development Manager 

Location – Fully Remote 

Contract – Full-time, Permanent

Salary – Competitive 

Perks – Yes (View some of Pepper Money’s key benefits here).


Working in our fast paced, successful Wholesale team and reporting into Pepper Money’s Head of Sales, there has never been a better time to join Pepper Money, a specialist mortgage lender backed by a global financial institution offering first and second charge mortgages. 

Pepper Money believes that it’s their people who are their main competitive advantage – the ‘thing’ that sets them apart from their competitors.  

Pepper Money’s passion is to ‘Help People Succeed’. This is at the heart of everything they do and includes their valued customers, intermediary brokers and partners.

This is a field role covering the North of England and Scotland and a car allowance will be provided.  

What you will be doing: 

  • Working in the second charge function you will assist the business in achieving its origination targets through an extensive Broker network and will develop existing Broker relationships ensuring TCF is embedded in all interactions. 
  • You will be proactive, confident and knowledgeable with the processing of cases, packaging cases and pipeline management.
  • You will be responsible for delivering high quality training for both products and concepts across the Broker Network. 
  • As this is a field role you will manage your own time, and workloads, so you will be proactive and organised with the ability and drive to build and maintain relationships including Broker relationships which will be key to your success in your new role. 
  • Responsible for the design and delivery of MI to key stakeholders, your new role will be busy and rewarding and one where you can really make it your own so will have lots of drive and confidence! 
  • CeMap qualified with a thorough understanding of 2nd charge mortgages and associated regulations, you may be in a similar role now or are looking for your next step up within the industry. 

For more information on this role or to apply click here. 

Go.Compare – Senior CRM Executive

Company – Go.Compare

Job Title – Senior CRM Executive

Location – Cardiff

Contract – Full-time, Permanent

Salary – Competitive


As part of the CRM Centre of Excellence, this role is responsible for helping deliver the CRM strategy for the Savings vertical with a primary focus on Go.Compare.

You’ll be joining the business at a key time for the future success of the team as Go.Compare starts to unlock more functionality across their MarTech stack and work towards a more conversational relationship with our customers by ensuring Go.Compare is sending the right message, to the right people and at the right time. 

Using Go.Compare’s tech partners you’ll will continue to optimise the customer experience and existing journeys whilst identifying new revenue opportunities.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Support the CRM team in the delivery of the customer contact strategy to meet business targets across the Future Savings vertical. 
  • You will play a key role in developing strategy to improve Go.Compare’s engagement strategy and identify new opportunities to cross-sell to their customer base. 
  • You will also support the Senior CRM Manager in improving Go.Compare’s retention strategy for some of their core products and customers.

Click here for more information on this role or to apply. 

Backbase – Java Backend Engineer (Hybrid)

Company – Backbase

Job Title – Java Backend Engineer

Location – Cardiff

Contract – Full-time, Permanent

Salary – Competitive 


Impact millions with your beautiful code and help shape the future of banking.

About you: 

  • You have at least 3 years of experience as a Backend Developer,
  • Your background speaks for itself; you have solid experience working in enterprise projects;
  • Backbase needs your experience to be within a product organisation as this is their core;
  • Backbase are a global company and fluency in English will help you succeed;
  • Backbase are looking forward to learning about your additional skills, for example Java 8, Spring Boot, Hibernate, Rest APIs, Microservices, design patterns and TDD.

Click here for more information on this role or to apply. 

Coincover – Revenue Operations Manager

Company – Coincover

Job Title – Revenue Operations Manager

Location – Cardiff

Contract – Full-time, Permanent

Salary – Competitive 

Perks – Yes (Flexible and remote working available, Self-driven development opportunities & more). 


As Revenue Operations Manager you’ll play a critical role in driving forward Coincover’s strategic and operational activities supporting their B2B2B and B2B2C business units delivering on their commercial goals, efficiently, aligned and data driven as Coincover scales their business and their customers.

In this core role, you will be collaborating with the Coincover sales, customer success and marketing teams to understand blockers in demand generation, and acquisition strategy and helping to deliver a solid commercial pipeline.


  • Lead the Revenue analytics for Coincover’s commercial divisions by coordinating with business unit leaders, sales, and marketing.
  • Building and maintaining revenue-based reporting and analytics to enable the business and help validate and execute on our strategy.
  • Developing key metrics that provide insights into sales performance and operational efficiency.
  • Analyse business data across departments to make high-level decisions that impact the company’s bottom line.
  • Extract key business insights from qualitative and quantitative data, identify potential risks and opportunities and create solutions to mitigate long-term issues and drive more revenue and growth.
  • Develop and track team metrics (OKRs, quota’s), reporting, dashboards and salesforce hygiene.
  • Change Leadership: Provide recommendations on changes and design enhancements to improve processes, customer experience, performance and identify potential risks.

Click here for more information on this role or to apply. 

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These are just a few of the new opportunities available in Welsh FinTech, so if you’re ready to take the next step professionally or know someone looking to kickstart a career in financial technology, don’t hesitate to contact any of these outstanding companies and apply for an exciting position.

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