Communications Assistant

  • Communications
  • 25/11/2022
  • Permanent

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Location: Cirencester Office

Employment Type: Permanent

The role

The main purpose of the role is to support the creation, delivery and maintenance of communications collateral, including written, video and audio content, to help keep Partners and clients informed of key developments to our group investment proposition. The role also involves ensuring the smooth running of various processes and projects, and responsibility for implementing changes/initiatives to improve efficiency and impact.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Provide support to the team in the creation and management of content across various channels.
  • Support the repurposing of content across all mediums so that it is delivered in a variety of formats to meet the needs of our broad audience.
  • Provide support to the team to ensure the smooth integration and ‘championing’ the introduction of new and existing technology, including automation.
  • Subject matter expert for MI to share success and lead the improvement of communications to our audiences.
  • Responsibility for defining and delivering improvements to existing processes through the analysis of engagement data.
  • Produce and promote video and audio content and become the ‘expert’ for the use of Zoom, Teams and other platforms.
  • Represent the Partner & Client Experience team in various projects (such as IMA changes), ensuring the team are aware of key milestones, deliverables and any dependencies with other stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the Strategic Communications team to help navigate the “air traffic control” process.            

Who we’re looking for:

  • Effective communication skills, confident and capable of working with colleagues at all levels of seniority.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications, specifically word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams.
  • High levels of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Competent in the use of technology (Zoom, Teams, GoToWebinar).
  • Strong organisational skills, able to work to multiple deadlines.
  • Proactive, flexible and innovative approach to problem solving.

Flexible Working

We know that everyone works best in different ways, at different times and in different environments. We value all of our employees and appreciate that everyone is different, and at different stages within their career. Recognising this, 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.

Why work for us?


Our Rewards

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:

Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service) with further pension matching 

  • *Meaningful protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness.
  •   Best in class terms and conditions including 6 months paid maternity and paternity leave.
  •   Private Medical and Dental Insurance
  •  28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy and additional up to 5 days
  •  Discretionary bonus scheme dependent on company and personal performance, varied by level

*Not applicable to fixed term contracts (standard uplift applies in lieu of the protection benefits)

Our Culture

Our culture is the glue that binds us together - It’s one of our biggest assets and one of the biggest reasons for our success. It’s underpinned by core values of doing the right thing, being the best version of ourselves and investing in long term relationships.

We want to embrace diverse backgrounds and experiences to connect with clients, solve problems and innovate. We raise our voice on the things that matter to us and drive change from the front. Contributing to our inclusive culture is vital, ensuring a space for everyone to be their authentic self, no compromises.

In all we do, we consider how our work affects the communities in which we belong. Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities through financial education, charitable giving and volunteering. Over 80% of all our employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 3rd largest corporate charity in UK.

SJP are delighted to have signed The Armed Forces Covenant, and we are active members of LGBT Great, 30% club, The Diversity Project, Disability Confident and more! Find out more:

Our Awards:

We understand it’s important to be proud of the company you work for, that’s why we’re proud to share with you some of our recent awards:

  • Wealth Manager of the Year – Growth Investor Awards 2021
  • Best Wealth Manager – Shares Awards 2021
  • Championing LGBTQ Inclusion - Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Awards 2020
  • Top 75 Employer - Social Mobility Foundation Employer Index 2021

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