Responsible Business Specialist - Corporate

  • 13/03/2023
  • Permanent

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Location: Cirencester/Hybrid (2 days p/wk in Cirencester office)

Employment Type: Permanent

Here at St. James’s Place, we’re on a journey to create a better future for our clients, Partners, and employees by being a responsible business. We’re committed to reducing our environmental impact and step by step, year after year, are working to become good ancestors.

The main purpose of the role is to help develop and manage the activities and initiatives within the Responsible Business (RB) portfolio. This involves organising and coordinating activities within the RB plan, promoting initiatives to key partners and monitoring the progress of the plan against metrics and targets.

You’ll provide support to colleagues in SJP UK and Asia, to deliver the responsible business framework and support SJP in our ambition to be a leading responsible business.

What you’ll be doing:

  • You’ll provide expert knowledge, guidance and support to collaborators across the business on all aspects of RB, including but not limited to; Financial Wellbeing, Investing Responsibly, Climate Change and Community Impact.
  • Support the delivery of the strategy for RB, to leverage the commercial opportunities of RB and mitigate the risks.
  • Responsibility for specific areas and project delivery of SJPs RB framework and strategies including Climate Change, Financial Education and Community Impact.
  • Support the RB Corporate Consultant with specific areas of focus within the RB portfolio.
  • Develop, in collaboration colleagues, resource for all material topics relating to SJPs RB framework including; Investing Responsibly, Responsible Relationships, Responsible Procurement, Inclusion & Diversity, Human Rights, Policy Influence, Client Satisfaction and retention, Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Data Privacy.
  • Work closely with the RB team to support the embedding of the RB framework and philosophy within SJP, with a focus on subject matter expertise in I&D, Climate Change, Community Impact and Financial Education.
  • Support the RB Corporate Consultant, to deliver the strategic goals and critical metrics across all material topics to support our ambition to be a leading responsible business and to feed into the RB dashboard.

Who we’re looking for:

  • We’re seeking someone with broad and comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles relating to RB, Environmental, Corporate and Social Governance (ESG), Sustainability, I&D, Community Impact.
  • Experience of developing resources such as PowerPoint presentations and toolkits.
  • Good understanding of the commercial business case for RB.
  • Basic understanding of the ESG frameworks and benchmarks used to determine and assess progress against responsible business goals and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Well-developed communication skills, with a good ability to talk confidently and competently about RB with partners across the SJP community
  • Adept at building strong long-term relationships based upon authenticity and trust.
  • Ability to filter, prioritise and analyse potentially complex and dynamic material from a number of different sources.
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving with the ability to engage with others and seek alternative perspectives.

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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