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St. James's Place Wealth Management Overview

Cirencester, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1992
Company - Public (STJ)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
Unknown / Non-Applicable
St James's Place e is a FTSE 100 organisation that offers a range of wealth management services. Holistic, face-to-face advice is delivered exclusively through our Partners, also known as the St James's Place Partnership because of the way they ... Read more

Mission: St James's Place e is a FTSE 100 organisation that offers a range of wealth management services. Holistic, face-to-face advice is delivered exclusively through our Partners, also known as the St James's Place Partnership because of the way they ... Read more

St. James's Place Wealth Management – Why Work With Us?


 

With our head office in the Cotswolds and offices across the UK and in Asia, we create a unique environment for our employees – bringing City careers beyond the capital. With easy access to major cities and great transport links, you are never too far away from vibrant surroundings, without having the expense and pressures associated with working in a city. 

Since we started trading in 1992 we have seen strong growth at the company and were delighted to enter the FTSE 100 in 2014. We are proud to have maintained our values and loyalty to our employees as we have grown – the people that make up the SJP community are at the centre of everything we do.

 

We're invested in you

To continue to achieve our aspirations and growth, we need bright, talented people – the kind of people who have the drive to grow and succeed with us. We value all of our employees and appreciate that everyone is different, and at different stages within their career. This is why we are totally committed to personal and professional development, so that you can develop your career in the way that works best for you.

Finding the right role is not just about who you work for, but where you work. Life should be all about balance.

Want to find out more: https://www.sjp.co.uk/careers

Just as our clients invest in us, we, in turn, invest in our people. We focus on attracting and retaining individuals that share our core values and determination to build our business. Our employees give us a sustainable, competitive advantage. Their attitude, knowledge and commitment set us apart within our industry.

Individuals from all backgrounds and sections of the community are welcome. We want to help each person fulfil their potential and we secure their commitment by providing interesting and challenging careers within a first-class working environment.

You can be yourself at SJP, no compromises. Our people are encouraged to work in a flexible way that suits their lifestyle, and we understand how important purpose is. That’s why we focus on activities that create social value, like our Advising Women and Responsible Investment propositions. While our Foundation, which every member of staff is invited to support, is approaching the historic milestone of £100 million raised.

The business has been able to grow thanks to our people, and they are well rewarded. Joining SJP means you’ll also enjoy personal and professional development tailored to your needs, and your wellbeing is something we take seriously.

St. James’s Place is committed to creating financial wellbeing in a world worth living in, and we invite you to be part of the journey.

 

As part of our commitment to bringing better gender balance, wider diversity and more inclusion to our business, St. James’s Place has become an active member of these schemes:

LGBT Great

LGBT Great is an organisation focused on driving awareness of LGBT+ issues in the investment industry and works with the Diversity Project, Investment2020, CityHive, NICSA, The Guild of Investment Managers, LGBT Capital, My G Work and The Investment Association.

St. James’s Place is excited to be a founding member of LGBT Great's Investment Industry Benchmark Tracker. We passionately believe in the importance of LGBT+ inclusion as demonstrated by the launch in 2017 of our Equality Wealth business, serving the financial advice needs of the LGBT+ community. We look forward to working closely with LGBT Great to champion greater inclusiveness of LGBT+ talent both within St. James’s Place and the wider investment industry.

30% Club

Launched in 2010 to address gender balance on FTSE 100 boards, membership of the 30% Club signifies the commitment to achieving better gender balance and diversity both Board level and through wider organisations. This emphasises the commitments we have made in our gender pay report.

Disability Confident 

St. James’s Place supports the Disability Confident scheme which helps its members to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to workplaces by changing attitudes, behaviours and cultures to enable those with disabilities to have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and contribute fully to an organisation’s success.  We are proud of our level 3 status.

Women in Finance Charter

The Women in Finance charter is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry, in particular with regard to the representation of women in senior roles. St. James’s Place is a signatory to the charter and is committed to a target of 30% women in senior roles by September 2023.

 

 

Social value plays a huge part in the culture of SJP, here are just a few topics we’re passionate about:

Community Activities

St. James’s Place has a long tradition of community support and looking to do the right thing. As a business in 2019 we gave 4.4% of our profit before tax to community activities and the Tortoise Responsibility100 Index (January 2020) showed us to be the second most generous FTSE100 company by community investment for very £1,000 earned.

Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities and good causes.

St. James's Place Charitable Foundation

Formed in 1992, the Foundation is the charitable arm of the St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group and has so far raised over £71 million.

Over 80% of all our 12,000 employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 6th largest UK corporate foundation.

Through the matching St. James’s Place gives on all donations our Charitable Foundation distributed over £12m in 2019.

Financial Education

We strongly believe in equipping young people with the knowledge skills and attitudes to manage their money now and in the future.  Our volunteer-led Financial Education days enable students across different age ranges to experience the reality of managing their money in the real world.

In 2019, 9672 students took part in a volunteer led financial education session.

 

Experienced Hires

What do we offer?

We offer permanent, temporary and fixed term opportunities over a large range of our business areas including our People Division, Marketing, Finance, Business Assurance and more. We regularly post new vacancies on our careers website: http://careers.sjp.co.uk/

If you would like to work with us but there are not any vacancies that suit you now, please sign up for job alerts on our website to be notified when a job is advertised that meets your requirements.

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 one of our roles and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you tick every box.

Any questions? Email the team: careers@sjp.co.uk

 

Early Careers

At SJP, we recognise the benefits of bringing young talent into the business and we know that choosing the right career path isn't easy. That's why we offer a variety of programmes support you wherever you are on your journey.

What do we offer?

  • Apprenticeships – ranging from Level 3 to degree
  • Graduate Programmes – Rotational or Specialist
  • Paid Summer Internships
  • Industrial Placement (1 year)

Not sure what programme is right for you yet? Why not register for one of our Career Insights days: These days are specifically designed to widen your understanding of our business and help you make an informed decision if joining SJP is right for you.

Our comprehensive range of training programmes are tailored to develop early careers at a number of stages. Whether you are looking to join us on an apprenticeship, to gain experience whilst studying at sixth form or college, or graduating from University - our dedicated early careers team are here to support you along your chosen path.

But why just listen to us? Hear it from our current and previous early careers employees:

Follow our Instagram @SJPEarlyCareers to find out more

Any questions? Email the team: early.careers@sjp.co.uk

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St. James's Place Wealth Management Interviews

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    The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at St. James's Place Wealth Management in July 2020.

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    The interview process was a bit different to usual years because of restrictions provided by COVID. It felt like a very long process. Everyone is asked to give their CV, complete some situation judgement tests and if you pass those then you're straight on to the video interview. 4 questions where you have to record your answer within a minute. This was fairly straight forward and like other video interviews. From there it felt like forever before they chose the applicants for assessment centre. I was one of 7 and it was done virtually via Microsoft teams which was interesting. 2 tasks, one written and then an interactive exercise - plan and then participate in a one-on-one meeting with your line manager. Finally a competency interview. It was an extremely long day and they got you to fill out self-reflection forms after each exercise. This felt very bizarre and often had extra questions about you and your process.

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St. James's Place Wealth Management Awards & Accolades

  • Wealth Management Company of the Year, City of London Wealth Management Awards, 2019
  • Best Wealth Planning Team, Wealth Adviser Adwards, 2019
  • Best High Net Worth Team, Wealth Adviser Awards (UK), 2019
  • Wealth Management Company of the Year, City of London Wealth Management Awards, 2018
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