• Financial Services
  • 17/11/2023
  • Fixed Term Contract

Job Overview

Job Type
Fixed Term Contract
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Remote and/or Onsite

Job Description

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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.

Location: Flexible with a requirement to travel to Cirencester on occasion for team meetings and collaboration days

We have a brand new and unique opportunity for qualified or almost qualified Actuary to join our Research and Development Division. This is an initial 12-month contract with strong intent to become permanent for the successful candidate.

This is not your traditional Actuary role as you will be working with the business to define how our future products and fees are calculated and presented to the business.

The role will include a combination of supporting other actuaries within the team and independent working, developing into a role requiring increased leadership over time with specific responsibilities for legacy products that are closed to new business.

Who we are looking for:

A highly technical person who is numerate and enjoys the manipulation of data, as well as being a vibrant standout colleague, people orientated with outstanding communication skills. You will be self motivated with a can do approach to work, able to understand complex information and enjoy finding creative solutions.


  • Monitoring and reviewing outcomes clients receive from products that are closed to new business, in adherence with the Consumer Duty
  • Provide technical support to various stakeholders including the Partnership, third-party administrators and internal teams across a range of business areas including product functionality, system changes, projections and other calculations.
  • Ensure that the product maintenance of SJP products and services aligns with all relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Provide support to other actuaries on the team on large projects, and lead on small and medium-sized projects across the business, providing actuarial expertise and skills. Example projects may include annual reviews of closed products, implementation of system enhancements and product governance following Consumer Duty requirements.
  • Liaise and maintain relationships with teams across the business
  • Provide figures and analysis to support business decisions.
  • Ensure accuracy of projections, adherence with terms and conditions and product documentation.
  • Provide guidance and support to more junior actuarial analysts and financial analysts.
  • Carry out all activities with integrity and professionalism in line with our values and principles of treating our clients, Partners and shareholders fairly.

Special Requirements:

  • Qualified or nearly qualified Actuary
  • Strong knowledge of UK Financial Services marketplace
  • Knowledge and experience of Consumer Duty will also hold a distinct advantage

What's in it for you?

  • Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service up to 15%) with further pension matching.
  • Parental leave – 6 months full pay
  • 28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy up to an additional 5 days holiday

Flexible Working

We know that everyone works best in different ways, at different times and in different environments. We have introduced a hybrid working policy to provide greater flexibility for part-time work, job-sharing, remote working, and flexibility on hours. Our people are encouraged to work in a flexible way that suits their lifestyle, 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.

What's next?


Our team will be in touch. As a business regulated by the FCA we would advise you to familiarise yourself with the conduct regulations and in particular consumer duty obligations prior to an interview with SJP.

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