Public Policy Manager UK

  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

Block is seeking an extraordinary Public Policy Manager to join our UK Public Policy team. In this role you will help develop Block’s policy and public affairs strategy across the entire Block ecosystem. You will be deeply involved in the key issues at the forefront of financial services and technology policy; including payments, consumer credit, small business and digital assets.

Working with our UK Head of Public Policy, You will: 

  • Develop and implement Block’s public policy strategy across Block’s products, including  Square, Cash App, Clearpay, TIDAL, Bitkey and TBD. 

  • Represent Block with government officials, regulators and other key external stakeholders. This includes leading external discussions on key areas of focus for the business.

  • Develop and produce research, government submissions and other public policy material. This includes detailed and analytical analysis of Block’s regulatory environment. 

  • Manage and support Block’s broader external engagement, including participation in industry events and media engagement.   

  • Manage key cross-functional projects and research programs. This includes managing relationships and project managing work with third-party consultants and other stakeholders. 

  • Develop and manage partnerships that demonstrate Block’s commitment to economic empowerment - e.g. charities, business groups, trade associations and other third-parties.

  • Manage Block’s policy horizon scanning and regulatory change monitoring program for the UK and EU.


You have: 

  • 5+ years experience in public policy, regulatory affairs, government relations and/or legal roles. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Sound and practical business judgment, intellectual creativity, and problem-solving skills.

  • Proven experience in project management and delivery. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in law, economics, public policy or equivalent practical experience.

  • Experience in financial services legal and/or regulatory roles is preferred. 

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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