Sep 232016

Requisition Number: 1180
Job Title: Non-Executive Director
Area of Interest: Business Development
Location: London, United Kingdom

Purpose of Role

Provide objective and independent advice to the Forex Capital Markets Limited Board to enable it to make better decisions in the interest of all shareholders.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Bring a genuine independent perspective to enhance decision making;
  • Provide value added input to strategy and strategic development;
  • Act in the best interests of the company as a whole rather than any particular group of shareholders;
  • Assist in carrying out the duties of the Board, such as:
    • reviewing, approving and conducting on-going monitoring of the strategic plan;
    • reviewing organisational capability in relation to stated objectives;
    • reviewing financial performance against targets;
    • raising capital;
    • reviewing any major changes in the company, such as financial and organisation structure;providing advice on major investments / disinvestments to be made; and
    • monitoring legal, ethical, risk and environmental compliance where appropriate.
  • Act as a catalyst for change and challenge the status quo, when appropriate;
  • Monitor and challenge the performance of Executive Directors and the Management Team;
  • Take an active role in the appointment and replacement of key senior management and in plans for management development succession;
  • Attend Board Committee meetings, as appropriate (a Non-Executive Director may also have special responsibility for audit, nomination and / or remuneration committees);
  • Attend Board meetings, ad hoc meetings with the Chairperson, and meetings of Non-Executive Directors, as appropriate;
  • Satisfy themselves that financial information is accurate and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible;
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information received;
  • Carry out functions with due skill, care and diligence; and
  • Devote sufficient time to responsibilities.


Critical Knowledge, Skills & Experience (candidates should have):

  • Strong business and financial acumen;
  • Board level experience in a medium to large United Kingdom or pan European, complex and changing organisation;
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • Clear understanding, and acceptance, of the legal duties, liabilities and responsibilities of Non-Executive Directors.

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Controlled Function(s)

  • CF2 - Non-executive director

Interfacing With:

  • The Board of Directors
  • Members of executive committees
  • External bodies and authorities
  • Senior management
  • Compliance
  • Finance
  • Audit
  • Risk
  • Human Resources
  • Other Information:

Location: London

Salary: up to £40k (commensurate with skills and experience)

Hours: 80 hours min per year

Prior to submitting your cv, the Firm requests that you do the following:

  • ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK (no sponsorship)
  • review the Firms website thoroughly at

Company Description

The FXCM group of companies (collectively, the "FXCM Group") is a leading provider of online foreign exchange (forex) trading, CFD trading, spread betting and related services. Our mission is to inspire global traders with access to the world's largest and most liquid market. By offering the most innovative trading tools, hiring the best trading educators, and meeting strict financial standards to protect trader funds, we strive for the best online trading experience in the market.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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