EUROPE - The Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (CEIOPS) is looking to recruit a chairperson and an executive director for the new European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA).

CEIOPS - which is composed of high-level representatives from EU member states' insurance and occupational pensions supervisory authorities - is set to become EIOPA some time next year under the proposed European financial supervisory reforms.

CEIOPS said the successful candidates would join the organisation at an "important and very interesting time of transition" to EIOPA.

"EIOPA will be one of the main actors in completing the EU single market for financial services by ensuring consistent regulation and supervision across member states," it said.

"It will play a vital role in protecting policyholders and beneficiaries, overseeing the orderly functioning of financial markets and safeguarding the stability of the system. The chairperson and the executive director will be central to its success."

Both positions will be based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Full job descriptions - with eligibility and selection criteria, as well as application details - can be found here.

Applications must be sent either by e-mail or by registered mail no later than 17 November.