New opportunity to join Scotland’s thriving fintech cluster

The University of Strathclyde has just published a new job opportunity and is on the look-out for a High Growth Advisor who will be working very closely with FinTech Scotland.

The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the development of the Financial Regulation Innovation Lab which is launching later this year. They will collaborate closely with the University's Industry Engagement and Innovation Directorate, the University's FinTech Cluster Lead, and Fintech Scotland's Strategic Innovation Director, Trish Quinn whose appointment was announced recently.

The Financial Regulation Innovation Lab builds upon the UK  Fintech Research & Innovation Roadmapunveiled last year. The roadmap highlighted the potential for further research and innovation in financial regulation. Aligned with the UK Government Science and Technology Framework published in March 2023, the Lab aims to position the UK at the forefront of global science and technology.

The Lab will create a unique environment where fintech entrepreneurs, established UK and global financial services firms, technology enterprises, regulators, universities, and third-sector organisations come together to drive financial innovation, addressing opportunities and challenges in financial regulation.

Key responsibilities for this role include facilitating the Innovation Call series for the Lab, which comprises demand-led challenges set by industry.

Additionally, the role will involve developing essential partnerships between the University of Strathclyde, FinTech Scotland, and the University of Glasgow, to create more collaboration opportunities in the Scottish and UK fintech clusters.

The ideal candidate for the role should have extensive leadership experience gained from transforming leading financial sector companies digitally. They will be instrumental in shaping the Lab's interactions with diverse stakeholders, developing effective networks, sector relationships, and multi-party collaborations through their strong negotiation skills, business acumen, and strategic vision.

Interviews for this exciting opportunity are scheduled for October 2, 2023.

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For more information or informal inquiries, please contact Catherine Breslin, Head of Industry Engagement & Commercialisation, at