Field Consultant Graduate

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St. James's Place (SJP) works in partnership to plan, grow and protect our clients’ financial futures. We deliver personalised, face-to-face financial advice to our clients, who trust us to manage their money to reach their goals. We provide this service via the Partnership, a network of qualified, expert advisors. We put financial wellbeing and responsible business choices at the heart of everything we do. We believe in the value of difference and know that diverse teams can help us problem and innovate for clients. We look for people to join SJP to make an impact and to contribute to our culture which is based around long term relationships, doing the right thing, and being the best version of ourselves.

Our comprehensive range of training programmes are tailored to developing early careers at a number of stages. Whether you are looking to gain work experience whilst studying at sixth form or college, or graduating from university, our dedicated Early Careers team are here to support you in driving your career along your chosen path.

  • Please note that the application deadline for this vacancy is the 16th December but we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so may close the vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications.  Early applications are therefore advised.
  • To help us effectively manage your application, please only apply for one Graduate vacancy. If you are unsure which role is best for you, please contact us to discuss the options.
  • Assessment centres for this vacancy will be run on the 23rd January so please ensure you are provisionally available to attend

About the role

You will join St. James’s Place on a permanent full-time contract and complete a 2 year Graduate Programme. During this time you will rotate within your chosen division, this will give you full exposure to that division and help you understand how it interacts with other areas of the business. On completion of your Graduate programme, we intend for you to continue your career at St. James’s Place with that division.  

The teams you will be working with are based all around the UK so this role will involve some travel to SJP offices around the UK.

The Field division exists to support the Partnership, enabling Partnerships to be effective and successful, ultimately supporting good client outcomes. This is archived through recruitment, checking and development of partners and advisers, oversight of the provision of good advice to clients, business consultancy to help Partnerships maximise their growth and potential.

You will rotate through a variety of teams which may include those listed below. During this time, you will build the knowledge and contacts you need to continue your career within the Consultancy team at the end of this 2 year programme.

  • Supervision and Risk- who oversee and manage compliance across our Partnership network.
  • Academy – Growth & Development who help to train and develop new partners and Advisers.
  • Partnership Operations – supporting the communication and administration of the Field Division.
  • Business Partnering – enabling our Partners to manage and grow their businesses by offering day to day business support.

Alongside the above placements, you will be involved in key projects and given exposure to a variety of work. You will also undertake a professional qualification such as ILM.

During your time on this graduate programme, you will build the knowledge and and contacts to kick start your career in a role within the Field Consultancy team, working with Partners, helping them grow their businesses offering business consulting.

About you

You’ll be a people person with a strong business acumen and numerical ability. We’d like to see applicants with degrees in the following subjects; Economics, Maths, Business Management, Business, Sciences, Management consulting and other degrees with a strong mathematical or analytical content. You will need to have achieved or be on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:2. 

Flexible working

We understand that employees work best in different ways, at different times and in different environments. We value all of our employees and appreciate that everyone is unique, and at one of many stages within their career. Our people are encouraged to work in a flexible way that suits their lifestyle where it can be accommodated, so please ask the question and start a conversation!

Research tells us that applicants (especially those from underrepresented groups) can be put off from applying for a role if they do not meet all the criteria or have been on an extended career-break. If you think you would be a good match for this role and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you tick every box.

Why work for us?

Our rewards

In addition to an attractive salary and eligibility to participate in the discretionary annual bonus opportunities, you will also receive an excellent benefits package including:

  • Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service) with further pension matching
  • Meaningful protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness.
  • Best in class terms and conditions including 6 months paid parental leave.
  • Private Medical and Dental Insurance
  • 28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy up to an additional 5 days holiday
  • Discretionary bonus scheme dependent on company and personal performance, varied by level
  • Not applicable to fixed term contracts (standard uplift applies in lieu of the protection benefits)

Our culture

Our culture is the glue that binds us together - It’s one of our biggest assets and one of the biggest reasons for our success. It’s underpinned by core values of doing the right thing, being the best version of ourselves and investing in long term relationships.

We want to embrace a diverse group of backgrounds and experiences to connect with clients, solve problems and innovate. We raise our voice on the things that matter to us and drive change from the front. Contributing to our inclusive culture is vital, ensuring a space for everyone to be their authentic self, no compromises.

In all we do, we consider how our work affects the communities in which we belong. Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities through financial education, charitable giving and volunteering. Over 80% of all our employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 3rd largest corporate charity in the UK.

SJP is delighted to have signed The Armed Forces Covenant, and we are active members of LGBT Great, 30% club, The Diversity Project, Disability Confident and more! Find out more: https://www.sjp.co.uk/careers/life-at-sjp

What happens next?

Our process is the same for each of our Graduate opportunities, so once you have completed the application form, we will invite you to complete a Job Focussed Assessment (JFA). If successful after the JFA, you will be invited to complete an online video interview and if successful at this stage we will invite you to the final stage of the process, that consists of a face to face assessment centre.

DEADLINE 28th December 2023