Enabling functions

Enabling functions

Contribute your business expertise and communication skills to the departments that are responsible for keeping our organisation running smoothly.

Many of our roles are highly specialised: it takes a lot of different skills sets to run a bank effectively. Enabling functions colleagues not only apply their technical and business expertise to our organisation, but also explain it to others across the business and external stakeholders. They have the knowledge to help us understand the implications of everything from basic customer transactions to multi-jurisdiction mergers and acquisitions. 

Job areas

  • Corporate Relations Corporate Relations

    Enhance and protect our reputation

    What we do

    Our corporate relations team manages both internal and external communications, keeping many different audiences up to date with our news and our plans for the future. They help us to build and maintain positive relationships with local communities, the media, the Government, and various independent and regulatory bodies.

    Why join us?

    You'll work in a team that deals with colleagues from branch teams to senior leaders, and with a wide variety of external stakeholders. You'll also get to work with our citizenship programme, which helps us make decisions that contribute to long-term sustainability and growth.

  • Human Resources Human Resources

    Barclays employs over 85,000 people in over 40 countries. Our HR team helps them with everything from recruitment and retention, to skills development, talent management, and analytics

    Our HR team is truly global, creating strategic insight to help the business grow and create the best possible experience for our colleagues - whether they’re experienced professionals or just starting out. We offer them plenty of opportunities to develop and get the most from their careers.

    What we do

    HR business partners help the business achieve its objectives using effective people initiatives – for example, by developing individuals, structuring teams and implementing change. We have centres of expertise specialising in diversity and inclusion; employee relations; leadership, learning and talent; resourcing; reward and performance; and HR operations.

    Why join us?

    Our HR team collaborates with business leaders to meet the HR needs of individual divisions and teams. It also sets the HR strategy for Barclays as a whole.

    As a member of our HR team, you could work with both individuals and entire business units, covering on anything from employee relations to shared services.

  • Investor Relations Investor Relations

    Keep in touch with the market

    What we do

    We keep a close eye on share prices and analyst recommendations. We communicate with institutional investors, potential investors and stock markets across the world. We work closely with analysts to keep the market informed about how Barclays is performing, and make sure that what the market is saying about Barclays’ performance is in line with our own forecasts.

    We use our detailed knowledge of financial markets to produce quarterly trading updates, interim and preliminary results announcements and content for Barclays Annual Report. We collaborate with colleagues across the organisation to answer any questions they might have about the bank's financial performance. We also help our senior leaders to stay in touch with investment portfolio managers, institutional shareholders and investors.

    Why join us?

    We’re based at Barclays’ headquarters in Canary Wharf. We work closely with senior leaders, including the Chief Executive and Board of Directors. We’ll give you plenty of opportunities to develop, through both classroom-based courses and the wide-ranging experience you need to enhance your skills in this sector.

  • Operations Operations

    Help us create fast, reliable and secure services

    What we do

    Our 20,000 operations colleagues across 18 countries support millions of financial transactions.

    Our customers range from personal bank account holders to corporate and wealth clients. All of them look to us to create simple, standardised and scalable platforms that protect their assets and help them achieve their financial outcomes in a safe and controlled way. For example, our work with Barclays Investment Bank aims to give them a seamless experience, ensuring that trades get to the right client’s account at the right time.

    We work within a complex and ever-changing environment, and have an essential role in new market initiatives and dealing with regulatory changes. We aim to keep Barclays ahead of competitors in these areas, reducing costs and increasing revenue.

    Why join us?

    Operations is a fast-moving team. Innovation is part of our everyday work, so you’ll get to play a pivotal role in providing the services that keep us at the forefront of financial services.

    We want you to succeed. We offer a strong training and development programme to help you learn and an internal mobility programme to recognise your achievements.

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