St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc – Specialist Graduate Programme
Team/Role: Graduate Compliance Assistant
Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Salary: £28,000, plus excellent benefits and fully funded qualification
Start Date: 23 September 2019
Selection Process: Application form / CV | Verbal and Logic Test | Telephone Interview | Assessment Centre – July 2019
Are you looking to step into a career with a progressive and highly respected wealth management company?
At St. James’s Place, we have an exciting opportunity for a number of graduates with ambition and a genuine interest in progressing to management level within a wealth management business.
St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc is a leading, and highly regarded, FTSE 100 UK company. We distribute a range of investment and retirement products and financial solutions to individuals, businesses and trustees through our dedicated network of advisers – the Partnership. Our client funds under management currently stand at over £90bn.
During your programme, you can expect to have access to a line manager who invests in your development along with a work place coach or mentor. Your mentor will meet with you on a regular basis to help you understand
the wider business and support your career. You will also be invited to workshops and training courses, designed with graduates in mind, that will support your personal development, along with you completing a funded qualification.
Main Purpose of Job:
A high level of problem solving skill is required for the Graduate Compliance Assistant role, including analysing information and data from across the business, learning to identify gaps and weaknesses to be able to provide commentary on. The Graduate will work towards being able to analyse specific areas through output of assurance engagement. This requires understanding the business and using judgement to be able to highlight areas of concern and to make recommendations for improvements in the control environment.
The role requires strong interpersonal skills, in particular communication skills to allow effective discussions on risk. The role will work towards conducting assurance activity autonomously with senior stakeholders, and supporting the Compliance Managers to influence/negotiate with senior managers (typically up to Executive Director level) to agree on key risk exposures and required mitigating control activity which become actions for the business area following risk assessments. These can often be challenging discussions given the nature of the subject matter, and a calm, professional but firm manner is required in order to represent the second line view effectively.
Although not directly responsible, there will be a requirement to interact with risk departments across our subsidery companies, including those in Ireland.
Individuals should be degree qualified, with a minimum (or predicted) 2:1 and there is a preference for a degree within Risk, Management, Law or Finance or a business related subject.
Individuals should have:
Ability to operate a high level of integrity, professionalism and objectivity.