St. James’s Place Wealth Management – Financial Planning Consultant – Level 4

Financial Planning Consultant – Level 4

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful and dynamic team in a growing area of the business.

Supported by the Senior Financial Planning Consultant and Managers in the Advice team, you are the key decision maker in designing financial advice solutions for clients through the adviser . This is to ensure our Partners are fully supported to acquire, advise and successfully service new (and existing) Private Clients. You should have current and extensive knowledge in some or all areas of, taxation, investment and retirement planning; and preferably an in-depth knowledge of tax and estate planning solutions. Partner and client interaction also forms part of the role; therefore, you are required to directly influence others as well as the advice outcome.

Being responsible for designing the recommendation, you will create detailed advice proposals and may be required to support Partners to present this advice to the client and their professional adviser(s). On occasion, his might also mean working alongside the client’s professional adviser eg solicitor and/ or accountant supported by a Senior Financial Planning Consultant, as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work independently and to manage workloads to meet various deadlines expectations
  • To provide effective specialist technical advice and skills to support the Partner advise clients, sometimes in collaboration with the client’s professional adviser(s), to help meet the Partner’s business objectives (including the specific business plan of the local office) and the Private Client Divisional Plan.
  • Support Partners to help them engage, advise and service new and existing Private clients. Designing the advice is a significant part of the role and will involve offering specialist tax and technical guidance and sometimes this may involve occasional travel to support Partners to present this advice at client meetings.
  • Being the key decision maker on how and where monies are invested; the investment structures to be used; and the most appropriate tax wrappers to mitigate of income, capital gains and inheritance tax.

Required Technical Knowledge & Qualifications:

  • We’d like to hear from you if you have an in-depth knowledge in some or all of the following fields: protection, retirement planning, investments, taxation, trust and estate planning, financial services products and FCA regulations.
  • You should hold advanced qualifications and have specialist knowledge and an understanding of the respective advice solutions in at least some or all the areas noted above because these are factors affecting high net worth clients and those who are selling businesses, Non-Domiciled clients, those with complex estate planning needs etc.
  • QCF Level6 qualification: CII Chartered Financial Planner/ equivalent eg STEP, CISI
  • Willing to be CF30 registered with the FCA to provide financial advice and accountable for keeping skills and knowledge up-to-date.

Required Skills:

  • You should have highly effective communication skills – both on a one-to-one and where required, a group basis.
  • The role requires good analytical and decision-making skills and the ability to evaluate multiple sources of information, often with complex situations, effectively.
  • You should be able to interpret detailed tax and trust information to provide suitable guidance to the Partner (and sometimes their client).

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. We are open to discussing reduced hours, job share arrangements and flexible working so please ask the question and start the conversation!

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.

Job Reference: DO230919_1578320528

Salary: Negotiable

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