Recruitment Roundup – 23rd February 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 – Head of Membership

Company – FinTech Wales

Job Title – Head of Membership 

Location – Cardiff / Hybrid 

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Salary – £35k+

Perks – Yes 


Reporting into the CEO, the Head of Membership is an essential role responsible for FinTech Wales’s strategy driving the growth of new members and how we get them, the process to convert and win them over, along with how to deliver value and keep them as members.


Strategic (25 % of the time):

  • Analyse – ensure we know our members! Develop regular analysis, feedback and surveys to understand what our members need, what they think about the ecosystem and FTW.
  • Lead the membership strategy – develop a comprehensive membership strategy in order to get, convert and keep members.
  • Measure – develop a strategic reporting framework that allows us to benchmark the impact we have on our members and the value we deliver.

Get (25 % of the time):

  • Synergies – working with other members of the team, specifically marketing and commercial teams ensure we leverage all opportunities and initiatives to win new members and sponsors.
  • Campaigns – develop specific campaigns to get new members.
  • Prospects – work on a process and pipeline to identify new members and sponsors.

Convert (25 % of the time):

  • Win – new members by working closely with the CEO to develop a process which enables FTW to efficiently win new members and sponsors.
  • Legal – manage and develop a process to ensure all members and sponsors are supported with relevant legal and commercial documents.
  • Reporting – report back to the team, board, panel and members on new wins. Work closely with the marketing team to ensure these new wins are promoted.
  • Onboarding – develop an appropriate process to ensure we onboard new members and sponsors in the best way possible.

Keep (25 % of the time):

  • Retain – ensure we retain members/sponsors by delivering them value.
  • Identify – develop a process to identify members/sponsors who are unhappy with their membership, or there are opportunities to improve.
  • Improve – members experience both positive and negative.
  • Report – back to the team and board around retention and membership/sponsorship success and challenges.
  • Promote – working with the marketing teams, promote the success members experience with FTW.

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

FinTech Wales – Head of Operations

Company – FinTech Wales

Job Title – Head of Operations

Location – Cardiff / Hybrid 

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Salary – £50-£65k

Perks – Yes 


Reporting into the CEO, the Head of Operations oversees the daily operations of

FinTech Wales (FTW) to ensure that the business is well-coordinated, productive,

compliant and meets its obligations from a reporting and fiduciary perspective.


Operations Framework (10 % of the time):

  • Collaborate – with the CEO, other members of the team, board and external suppliers to develop an operational work that enables FTW to function to the best of its ability.
  • Iterate – Importantly, revisit this framework on a regular basis to ensure it’s fit for purpose and evolves as the business grows and changes.
  • Calendar – develop an easy to understand calendar around all operational requirements, deadlines and events.

Financial (50 % of the time):

  • Lead – the financial management of all FTW financial matters from annual/qr reporting, filing/submission of key documentation (e.g. annual return, companies house filing statement etc…), to monthly revenue numbers and P&L updating.
  • Manage – internal and external resources (e.g. book-keeper) to help achieve

key financial responsibilities.

  • Report – in appropriate manner and time on all financial related activities.
  • Update – all documentation in the appropriate and timely manner.
  • Manage – Resource, both internal and external to deliver and meet all financial requirements. (e.g. Accountants, Pension providers etc…)

People (25 % of the time):

  • Support – the CEO in managing employees from an operations perspective, e.g. payroll, contracts, pension etc…
  • Own – being the point of contact for FTW employees for all operational matters e.g. payroll changes, pension etc…

Legal (10 % of the time):

  • Own – the filing and management of all legal documents related to the operational running of FTW.
  • Report – in appropriate manner and time on all legal related activities.
  • Update – all documentation in the appropriate and timely manner.
  • Manage – Resource, both internal and external to deliver and meet all financial requirements.

Key Measures (what success looks like)

  • Hit personal objectives -around managing key Financial, People and Legal targets.
  • Lack of errors – minimise the number of errors or issues from an Operations perspective.
  • Efficiencies – make improvements to the way FTW works and operates.

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

FinTech Wales – Head of Marketing

Company – FinTech Wales

Job Title – Head of Marketing

Location – Cardiff / Hybrid 

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Salary – £50-£65k

Perks – Yes 


Reporting into the CEO, the Head of Marketing is responsible for raising the

profile of FTW it’s members and the ecosystem. Delivering a comprehensive

marketing strategy encompassing all of FTW activities across Members, Skills,

Foundry, Promotion and more. A specific focus is also helping win and retain

members along with leading on Events and the promotion of key activities.


Strategic (25 % of the time):

  • Analyse – develop annual analysis of the ecosystem to drive insight and the formation of strategic initiatives
  • Lead the marketing strategy – develop a comprehensive marketing strategy in order to promote, elevate and enhance all key areas FTW.
  • Comprehensive – develop a comprehensive promotional plan and activities to support Skills, Ecosystem, Funding and Promotion core FTW strategies.
  • Measure – develop a strategic reporting framework that allows us to benchmark the impact of marketing and promotional activity within the principality and beyond.

Promotion (50 % of the time):

  • Brand – the FTW brand, website and social media assets to ensure regularupdating and communication of key messages.
  • PR & Coms – ensure FTW maximises all opportunities and mitigates risksfrom a PR and Communications perspective.
  • Campaigns – develop several key campaigns to help promote key FTW initiatives
  • Events – take responsibility for all events promotion and management (both direct and indirectly when supporting other team members).
  • Calendar – develop an easy to understand marketing and events calendar around all promotional activity

Manage (25 % of the time):

  • Budgets – ensure all marketing activities, campaigns and management of agencies fall within agreed budgets.
  • Marketing team – lead, develop and support the marketing team
  • FTW team – ensure the wider team are supported and have input into marketing activities where relevant.
  • External – resource including agencies to deliver on all relevant marketing activities.

Key Measures (what success looks like):

  • Brand – grow FTW brand and recognition
  • Press – ensure positive press coverage
  • Promotion & growth of the ecosystem – hit all promotional targets

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

Ship Shape – Business Administration Manager

Company – Ship Shape

Job Title – Business Administration Manager

Location – Remote work (must be in UK)

Contract – Permanent part-time role, 15 hours/week (school hours)

Salary – Competitive 

Perks – Yes 


For the COO, manage the efficient administration of Ship Shape’s small Cardiff-based business. You are required to do all the groundwork that is presently done by the COO to administer the business, with a strong sense of organisation, an eye for detail, and a love of seeing a job done to completeness.

Ship Shape has good relationships with its accountants, book-keepers, Company Secretariat advisors, lawyers, HR advisors. You are not expected to be a single-point expert at any of these things. You are however expected to engage with those experts directly.

What you’ll be doing:

Management Meetings:

  • Own and manage collation of dashboards (Mgmt overview, Product, Sales & Marketing, etc)​
  • Monitor actions arising from weekly Mgmt meetings
  • Documentation and Information Control
  • Own the company’s internal Document Structure and taxonomy​
  • Police what is filed in which drive, when, and why


  • Monitor the General Ledger
  • Prepare inputs to finance tasks e.g. annual R&D tax claim, government grant claims
  • Prepare expenses for the book-keeper
  • Monitor and manage HMRC reporting and other needs


  • Review contracts and escalate issues that you see, and suggest improvements
  • Manage billing, on a monthly and annual basis​


  • Manage on-boarding e.g. contract review inc. payment terms​

Company Secretariat:

  • Ensure all Minutes, Actions are taken in accordance with the guidance from our CoSec advisors​
  • Manage investor and option-holder documentation
  • Manage Option valuation process​
  • Monitor and manage Companies House filing and other needs


  • Instructing payroll provider
  • Maintain Policies and Procedures

Risk Management​:

  • Run the company’s risk identification and management process​

For more information on this role or to apply, visit Ship Shape’s website here. 

Currencycloud – Java Software Engineer

Company – Currencycloud

Job Title – Java Software Engineer

Location – UK (Remote)

Contract – Permanent, full-time 

Salary – Competitive 

Perks – Yes 


Currencycloud’s ​​Java Software Engineers are responsible for implementing an industry-leading API that has already processed over $50 billion of cross-border transactions for over 5 million end users, and is available to our clients 24/7. But Currencycloud are not stopping there, and their engineers are at the forefront of taking them forward to meet the demands of even greater scale.

What you’ll get to do:

  • As a Java Engineer you’ll play a key role within your cross functional team; taking responsibility for your services and the technology within them.
  • These roles fit in to squads who are building out brand new parts to Currencycloud’s payments platform, focusing on high availability, cloud native, microservice concepts

You’ll get:

  • Clear ownership of your domain
  • A clean modern codebase
  • An independent path to production
  • Strong platform and product support
  • The ability to make real changes with real business value. 

Currencycloud ask that you have experience with:

  • 3+ years experience in Java Backend Development
  • Skills with functional Java (versions 8+) and Spring (ideally Springboot)
  • Agile ways of working such as Scrum or Kanban in cross-functional teams
  • Some knowledge of Docker, EKS, AWS (public cloud) or Kafka

For more information on this role or to apply visit Currencycloud’s website here. 

Hodge – Savings Product Specialist

Company – Hodge

Job Title – Savings Product Specialist 

Location – Cardiff 

Contract – Permanent, full-time 

Salary – Competitive 

Perks – Yes (Extensive learning and development programme, enhanced parental leave, and more)


Hodge’s ambition is to become a truly customer-centric organisation. Hodge are looking for an experienced individual who will play a vital role in the day to day management and development of Hodge’s Savings product offering. Reporting into the Savings Product Manager, this role will be responsible for ensuring Hodge’s savings products are operating in a customer centric and compliant manner.

Your key responsibilities as Savings Product Specialist will include:

  • Responsible for the production and maintenance of savings product risk assessments, ensuring that all savings products are operating in a customer focused and compliant manner.
  • Complete Savings reports for key forums including Pricing and Treasury Committee, ALCO and Savings Leader’s forum
  • Supporting the Savings Product Manager in setting pricing recommendations each week.
  • Briefing in and managing the implementation of pricing changes.
  • Reviewing changes in the savings market daily, reporting back on any changes that may impact Hodge.
  • Work closely with the Change and Marketing functions to identify improvements to Savings user journeys – focused on driving continual improvement.
  • Ensuring the Product and Pricing policy is updated and maintained.
  • Managing changes to customer documentation, ensuring documents and communications are up to date and regulatory compliant.
  • Tracking and managing closure of risk events within Savings.
  • Develop knowledge of the UK Savings market to share insight with the wider business and deputise for the Savings Product Manager in key meetings.
  • Assist the business in responding to regulatory changes that impact or include Hodge’s savings products.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of divisional compliance requirements in order to identify and minimise regulatory risk (i.e. Financial Services Authority Regulation, Consumer Credit Act, Money Laundering, Data Protection).

Are you the one for Hodge?

  • 2+ years of experience of retail banking product and propositions experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of: BCOBS, FCA and PRA regulatory frameworks
  • Savings product knowledge is desirable
  • Excellent Microsoft Office IT skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive and self-motivating.

For more information on this role or to apply visit Hodge’s website here. 

Principality Building Society – Business Intelligence Analyst

Company – Principality Building Society

Job Title – Business Intelligence Analyst

Location – Principality Head Office, Cardiff 

Contract – Permanent, full-time, 35 Hours

Salary – Starting from £26,734

Perks – Yes (read about Principality’s Rewards and Benefits here)


Principality is a mutual building society, owned by and run for the benefit of our 500,000 Members.

As a Business Intelligence Analyst you will be responsible for understanding and translating user requirements for all data and reporting development. To maintain and develop management information and analysis capability that supports business planning, strategic decisions, regulatory and the day to day operation of the business across all aspects of the Societies businesses across all platforms.


  • To develop and maintain a reporting portal for the business that is easy to use and is secure.
  • Build key stakeholder engagement and relationships that allows the business to complete its reporting needs.
  • Increase the organisation’s ability to generate value and maximise customer benefit whilst removing cost reduction of manual process.
  • Raises data disparities and development gaps in the Data Warehouse and Operational Data Store via the agreed methodology
  • Sign off on Warehouse Development by completing full regression of developments and changes to Warehouse structure.

 Experience Needed:

  • Experience of building and publishing Data Mining models using Data Mining Analytics
  • Specialist business knowledge of areas such as Mortgage Processing, Finance & Treasury, RMBS, Arrears Management, Mortgage Portfolio, Commercial and Regulatory Reporting.
  • The ability to use Microsoft TFS for source code management and requirements of reporting deliveries.
  • Relevant Industry knowledge of Financial & Regulatory returns
  • Experience of publishing Business Intelligence Solutions via SharePoint integration
  • Relevant industry end to end knowledge of Savings & Mortgage products
  • Ability to use and build in Advance Excel tools such as Power BI to build and manage Data Models.

For more information on this role or to apply visit Principality’s website here. – SEO Executive

Company –

Job Title – SEO Executive

Location – Cardiff 

Contract – Permanent, full-time

Salary – Competitive 

Perks – Yes (Enhanced maternity and paternity leave, private medical scheme and more)


An exciting opportunity has arisen in the marketing team at! are looking for an executive to support them in their SEO team. wants you to help drive more organic traffic to

Reporting to the SEO manager, the role involves a range of responsibilities including:

  • Working collaboratively with the SEO, Design & UX and Web Production teams to make changes to existing and new landing pages based on research in line with Google quality guidelines
  • Work together with the editorial content and in-house PR and outreach teams on the optimisation and creation of editorial content to support SEO and link acquisition
  • Day-to-day monitoring and reporting of performance, progress against targets, search engine rankings, team KPI’s and ongoing optimisation of campaigns
  • Help to maximise SEO benefit from products, above the line campaigns and any other company initiatives.
  • Working with external suppliers (e.g. SEO agencies, content producers) to ensure that external tasks and projects are delivered on time, and provide data and support to them as required
  • Support and run digital landing page optimisation test plans; including building and testing new landing pages, and analyse the effectiveness and performance of landing pages using a range of sources
  • Keeping up to speed with changes within the SEO industry and changes to Google’s algorithm

Knowledge of all aspects of search engine optimisation is a must, and ideally a moderate level of experience of working on specific SEO campaigns, as well as:

  • The ideal candidate will be a proven performer with strong experience in Search Engine Optimization.
  • Intermediate experience of using Excel, experience in creating reports
  • Experience in using web analytic tools, such as Google Analytics
  • Experience of a suite of SEO tools such as GSC, SEMrush, Majestic and Ahrefs
  • Experience in link building, outreach and integrating your tactics with PR
  • A good understanding of the technical side of SEO such as html, CSS, log analysis and xml sitemaps
  • A strong understanding of the Google algorithm, including the separate parts i.e. Panda, Penguin, Hummingbird & the knowledge graph
  • Experience of editing and creating expert informative content for search
  • A good communicator able to analyse and present results
  • Experience of using a CMS

For more information on this role or to apply visit’s website here. 

Chetwood Financial – Graduate Opportunities

Company – Chetwood Financial

Job Title – Graduate Opportunities 

Location – Cardiff 

Salaries – Competitive 


Founded in 2016, Chetwood Financial is a digital bank using technology to make people better off.

Chetwood’s Graduate programme offers an array of opportunities for you to build upon your educational foundation with a step into the world of Fintech.

From early stages you will be provided with the autonomy and authority to support our teams in designing and building financial services products, assisting with improving service delivery and efficiencies across customer portfolios and understand and encourage the brand development across the financial services market.

With technology at the forefront of everything Chetwood does, their ever-evolving landscape allows them to constantly review new ways of working. The pace is fast, the teams are dynamic and the talent Chetwood builds is paramount to their success.

What can you bring?

Regardless as to which function appeals to you to explore at Chetwood, the type of individual that would thrive in their environment would ideally bring the following:

  • Graduated with at least a 2:1 in a relevant subject
  • A can-do attitude with a willingness to learn
  • An analytical mindset with the desire to build and develop
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, bringing a creative flair
  • The ability to be flexibility to the needs of the business
  • Able to work within a fast paced, reactive environment
  • An interest in the financial services industry and the competitiveness of the market

What Chetwood offer:

  • A relaxed, sociable and flexible working environment.
  • Great benefits including: life insurance, pension, private medical insurance (including dental and optical), free breakfast and drinks, monthly social events.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Opportunity to work for a progressive and exciting company.

For more information or to apply to Chetwoood’s Graduate programme click here. 

Stay Up To Date

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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