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Junior Regional Manager - Manchester

Job in Manchester, United Kingdom

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Responsible for the management of the Academy Support teams, who provide administrative support to the Head of Business, Partnership Development Managers and Academy Selection Managers. The support that the teams provide ensures that the Field Management Teams spend more time with the Academy delegates, ensure the Academy Selection Managers are able to focus on the selection of new recruits to meet both personal and corporate objectives and deliver a consistent experience through Attraction to Implementation. We are looking for a strong people manager who is comfortable with weekly travel to multiple sites across the UK (Edinburgh, Manchester, Solihull & London).

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the Academy Support Teams in the Core Academy locations  
  • Lead, manage and develop the team, making the best use of skills and helping them individually to maximise their potential, including monthly 1:1’s, annual PDR’s, and day-to-day guidance, encouragement and support.
  • Monitor quality and standards of work being produced by the Academy Support team and ensure team members are supported and trained as required to improve performance and efficiency.
  • Have a detailed understanding of the teams’ capacity, delegating tasks as appropriate.
  • Budget management responsibility including monitoring, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Manage holiday approvals and resource plan to ensure adequate cover for the location, ensuring internal options are utilised and keeping use of recruitment agencies limited where possible.
  • Responsibility for managing sickness absence procedures including dealing with sick calls outside of working hours from the Academy Support Teams and arrange temporary resource where applicable. Addressing sickness absence issues when they become known and seeks to resolve these at the earlier opportunity.
  • Develop strong relationships with the Head of Academy Operations and Academy Head of Business to ensure a joined up approach to the overall strategy and location objectives.
  • Production of standard and bespoke MI
  • Advise and collaborate with the Head of Academy Operations
  • Work closely with Operations management team to align the Academy locations and drive continuous improvement in the quality of delivery

People Management Responsibilities:

  • Leads, manages and develops a team over multiple locations, who provide support to the field management team in location and PA to Head of Business.
  • Responsibility of monthly 1:1’s, mid-year and annual PDR’s, team meetings and recruitment and induction.
  • Ensures quality and efficiency is achieved and team members are appropriately trained
  • Act as a role model and mentor for less experience colleagues

Thank you for taking an interest in a career with St. James’s Place Wealth Management.  We are an equal opportunities employer and committed to ensuring all applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. 

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.  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. 

How we Reward You

In addition to an attractive salary and eligibility to participate in the discretionary annual bonus opportunities, you will also receive an excellent benefit package including a non-contributory pension, private medical insurance for you and your family, life assurance, equity participation opportunities, and an attractive holiday allowance, to name but a few.

The Charitable Foundation

We are extremely proud of The St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation. It is a grant-making charity where funds are raised and donated by the St. James’s Place community.  The Company matches all funds raised or donated, pound for pound and since its setup in 1992 we have raised and distributed over £70 million to good causes operating in the UK and abroad.


We are proud of the recognition we receive for the high quality advice and service we provide to our clients. Most recently, this has included being voted the: '2018 Best Private Client Investment Manager'by readers of Wealth Adviser magazine; '2018 Best Wealth Manager' by readers of Shares Magazine; '2018 Personal Finance Awards - Best Financial Adviser’ by readers of Money Pages and voted the City of London '2019 Wealth Management Company of the Year'.

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The St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group is a FTSE 100 company with £83bn of client funds under management. The group was established in the UK in 1991, and expanded to Asia in 2014.

Finance & banking
750 employees

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