Working at the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority

Employment policy

As an equal opportunities employer, the Authority embraces a diverse workforce and inclusive culture.

Our policies and processes support the recruitment of the most suitable person for the role without discrimination.

The Authority employs around 90 people. Temporary staff, specialists and technical professionals may be contracted in line with our business needs.



Our people are at the very heart of our organisation and continue to be our greatest asset. We promote a culture of professional excellence and encourage staff to fulfil their full potential. The aim is to create an environment in which our employees are engaged, supported, challenged and motivated.


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 and external training sessions, secondments, mentoring, project work and attending relevant conferences and seminars.

We expect our staff to have equivalent knowledge, experience and, as appropriate, professional qualifications in line with the staff of the regulated entities it deals with.

With this in mind we invest significantly in the area of professional qualifications. The Authority will support staff, both financially and in terms of time off for study leave, to undertake relevant professional studies.


What’s it like to work at the Authority?

In order to attract candidates of the highest calibre we offer a comprehensive rewards package.

View the following testimonials to hear what some of our colleagues enjoy most about working for the Authority.

Andrew Kniveton – Senior Policy Adviser

Jane Carmichael - Administration Officer - AML/CFT

Lucy Hendy - Senior Manager - AML/CFT

Laura Muscutt - Assistant Manager – Legal, Policy & Risk Division

Laura Parry - Assistant Manager - AML/CFT

Sian Eltman - Actuary

Sonya Bowness - Senior Manager - HMI Supervision

Trish Cain – Manager – HR


What type of people are we looking for?

The Authority’s success depends upon the performance of its people.

We operate in a professional environment where our colleagues contribute to the organisation’s goals by working closely with industry, Government and international bodies.

We look for people who are able to demonstrate the values and behaviours that drive the culture of the Authority:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Excellence