Course Director - CQF

At Fitch, we have an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity encouraging an environment where employees can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective.  Fitch is also committed to supporting its employees by advancing conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion.  Fitch’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been established by employees who have joined together as a workplace community based on similar backgrounds or life experiences.  Fitch’s ERGs are available to connect employees with others within the organization to offer professional and personal support. With our expertise, we are not only creating data and information, but also producing timely insights from every angle to influence decision making in this ever changing and highly competitive market. We have a relentless hunger to innovate and unlock the power of human insights and to drive value for our customers. There has never been a better time to make an impact and we invite you to join us on this journey. Fitch Learning partners with clients to deepen knowledge, develop skills and enhance conduct, delivering positive business outcomes. We have centers in established financial hubs including London, New York, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong. We are committed to understanding complex client needs across fast paced financial markets, globally. Our learning solutions encompass expert faculty, e-learning, coaching and blended candidate assessments, improving individual contribution and collective business performance.   CQF Course Director London, UK Company Brief Fitch Learning is a leader in financial services training. With unrivaled breadth and depth of training, the company delivers learning solutions for apprentices and graduates, to those with 10+ years’ experience in Financial Services.   A truly global company we have offices in New York, Chicago, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, providing services to many of world’s top banks and financial institutions. Fitch Learning is part of the wider Fitch Group which includes Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions. Agile and fast-paced we are able to tailor our solutions to a wide range of Financial Services clients with operations in more than 30 countries. We’re looking for individuals with drive, flexibility and passion to help us deliver a world-class service to our clients. In return, Fitch Learning offers a fast-paced, start-up like environment with considerable financial backing and stability that you associate with a larger corporate. It’s a place where you can really make a difference and progress in your career.   About the Certificate in Quantitative Finance Program: The Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) is the flagship professional qualification delivered exclusively by Fitch Learning. Established in 2003 by leading quant finance expert Dr. Paul Wilmott, the online CQF program teaches real-world financial engineering and focuses on practical quant techniques used by industry professionals. With more than 5,500 alumni in over 90 countries, the CQF has gained global recognition as the benchmark qualification for anyone in quant finance or aspiring to move into the field. Role Purpose The purpose of this role is to provide programme leadership to the CQF qualification, this will involve working within a team of experienced international lecturers to help teach, assess, support and guide delegates through the CQF qualification.  You will be responsible to work with the rest of the faculty to ensure that all aspects of the programme from syllabus, assessments and support are world leading. Reporting into the CQF Managing Director, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact and support professionals undertaking professional education programmes. Role Responsibilities Reporting to the MD, provide regular updates on product and industry dynamics, challenges and new opportunities, maintaining a commercial centric reporting approach Support the Thought Leadership in QF, helping shape and position the CQF message Deliver against key performance indicators, examples of which include Product Quality – feedback from learners, market reputation, topicality Client Quality– learner satisfaction Working with CQF Faculty, CQF Alumni and CQF Institute governance committees to manage the CQF syllabus and ensure it remains cutting edge and industry focussed Teach lectures, tutorial, primers, and labs on the CQF programme as required Ensure CQF delegates are fully academically supported through the qualification Manage the CQF assessment process, including exam setting, marking and exam policies Contribute to the development of learning materials, exams, and projects Manage and recruit external exam markers and teaching assistants Conduct CQF Information Sessions to help recruit new CQF delegates Support the CQF ‘Go 2 Market’ strategy, including subject matter expert support for the sales and marketing teams Support CQF Institute activity as a Quant finance subject matter expert Participate in other projects and initiatives as directed by the CQF Managing Director Role Requirements Experience in managing an academic programme or professional qualification as a subject matter expert In-depth subject knowledge in quantitative finance and/or machine learning for finance Programming experience in one or more languages Excellent presentation and listening skills Effective communicator with a passion for education Strong levels of professionalism appropriate to our industry A desire to innovate Desirable Previous teaching experience in an academic or professional environment Previously worked within Financial Services CQF Qualification Company Benefits Private Healthcare Wellbeing and EAP Programmes Company Pension Life Assurance Income Protection Cycle to work scheme Gym Membership Employee Discounts Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning. For more information please visit our websites: | | Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch’s credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interest or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work. Fitch is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. UNITED STATES ONLY:  As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Fitch requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after October 4, 2021, be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.  Fitch will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements. #LI-AC2 This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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