Careers that make a difference to the UK economy

Experienced professionals

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Career development

We take a flexible approach to help you to shape your own development through experience and through exposure to our senior team.

I’ve done a number of different roles at the Bank and, for me, it’s been one of the many pluses of working here. You can develop your skills and you can get on – I think I’m a pretty good example of that.

Judith Hartley
CEO, British Patient Capital

Opportunities to grow

Our size and shape means that there are always opportunities to engage with leaders and colleagues across different parts of our business to round out your leadership and commercial experience.

If you’re stepping into leadership, then informal and formal mentoring will help you accelerate your skills. Our Career Conversations programme offers the opportunity to work with our most senior leaders, shape your development plan and identify next-step experiences that will build your potential.

Our work is varied and challenging. We’re a fast-moving team in an ever-changing environment, with colleagues working across many diverse areas to make a positive impact on the UK economy.

Nothing ever stands still at the Bank, so it’s important you have an open mind and want to be involved in helping to shape our future.

Bring your knowledge and experience to the team and we’ll support your career ambitions.

Career areas

Works with delivery partners on investment programmes that help support businesses across a wide range of sectors, regions and stages of growth.

Visit British Business Investments

Manages a £2.5bn investment programme designed to support UK businesses with high-growth potential in accessing the long-term financing they need to scale up.

Visit British Patient Capital

Delivers the Government’s Start Up Loans programme, providing finance and support for businesses who struggle to access other forms of finance.

Works to address imbalances in access to finance for small businesses across the regions and nations of the UK.

Works to ensure the Bank operates effectively as part of the Government, including advising ministers on issues relating to access to finance and maintaining relationships across Whitehall.

Leads on the Bank’s overall strategy, including the business planning process and negotiations with the Government over its budgeting.

  • Change
  • Digital and Direct Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Legal and Secretariat
  • Procurement

Our recruitment guidance

We use a repeatable, four-step process when it comes to recruiting. And, as an equal opportunity employer, we can and will make adjustments to our process depending on what an applicant needs.

We’ve pulled together a useful outline of what our recruitment process looks like, along with some recommendations - and frequently asked questions – for anyone who wants to apply for a role with British Business Bank.