Working at the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority

Employment policy

It is the policy of the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority (“the Authority”) to promote equal opportunities in the workplace. Procedures in relation to recruitment form part of this commitment. The Authority seeks to select the most suitable person for the post, subject to the provisions of the Control of Employment legislation. The selection process is undertaken without discrimination and regardless of disability, sex, ethnic background, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

The Authority employs around 70 people. Temporary staff and specialist technical staff are contracted as and when our business needs determine. As an independent statutory body, staff of the Authority are not Civil Servants.


The culture is one of professional excellence fostering employee development and encouraging staff to meet their full potential in order to maximise success. The atmosphere is exciting and creates an environment in which employees are engaged, challenged and motivated. We are proud of the part we play in sustaining the Isle of Man’s position as an international financial centre.

Training and development

The Authority is committed to ensuring that staff achieve continuous personal development. Learning and development opportunities are provided in many forms, such as, structured on-the-job training, professional study, soft skills training, participation on internal training sessions, secondments, mentoring, project work and attending relevant conferences and seminars.

The Authority expects its staff to have equivalent knowledge, experience and, as appropriate, professional qualifications in line with the staff of the regulated entities it deals with on a day-to-day basis. As such it invests significantly in the area of professional qualifications. The Authority will support staff both financially and in terms of time off for study leave, to attend study programmes and to sit exams, subject to the framework of the Authority’s Learning and Development strategy.

The Authority empowers its staff to take "ownership" of their learning and development.