Senior Manager - Business Partnering

  • Management
  • 17/05/2023
  • Permanent

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Location: Edinburgh Office

Employment Type: Permanent

We are currently looking for a Senior Manager – Business Partnering, based around the Edinburgh area and required to travel regularly to Partner Practices within your defined area.

Are you a driven, people focused individual, seeking challenge and variety in your work?

Do you have a growth mindset with a desire to coach and develop business? Do you want to work for an outstanding FTSE 100 company offering a highly competitive salary and benefits package?

A Business Partner acts as the primary point of contact to SJP Partnership: those Partner and Adviser businesses that provide outstanding advice to their clients.

The work you’ll do is crucial to maintaining their effectiveness in delivering excellent client outcomes. It encompasses creating a sense of belonging and community with your aligned Partners; helping them achieve their business objectives; and ensuring they get the right specialist support at the right time.

Your work will support and maximise their business potential, objectives, and goals within SJP, in turn supporting the achievement of corporate growth objectives and improving the quality of the client experience.

Whilst having no direct line management responsibilities, you will guide and mentor Partner businesses to support new growth in line with company objectives to deliver excellent client outcomes.

What you will be doing:

  • Taking responsibility for managing the output and performance of the Partnership in line with SJP values through impactful relationships, actively seeking information and understanding of a Partner or Adviser’s business, conducting analysis and identifying business development requirements.
  • Ensuring that Partners and Advisers develop their knowledge and skills necessary to write, document and submit business within SJP guidelines and meet the required standards.
  • Keeping your Business Partner Lead (your Manager) updated and working collaboratively with Risk, Supervision and other parts of the Field Management Team to ensure all stakeholders are kept up to date on key matters, risks and competence involving Partners or Advisers.
  • Working with Partners and Advisers to ensure that they fully understand and utilise the SJP proposition most effectively.
  • Inspiring and encouraging appropriate strategy, operational activity and best practice aimed at enhancing the quality of Partners’ and Advisers’ business and their results.
  • Encouraging best practice in business planning, marketing, systems, people management, and administration to create a Partner or Adviser capable of achieving long-term growth and productivity.
  • Applying judgment to determine where to apply your time and resource to the Partnership.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Rapport and relationship building attributes that enable impact and influence both in the Partnership and wider SJP.
  • Well-developed and proven skills as a coach – if you have a Certificate in Advanced Coaching and Mentoring (or equivalent), that’s great, but certainly not essential.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels up to and including Director level management.
  • Good analytical and decision-making skills underpinned by informed sound judgement.
  • Ability to organise time and workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collegiately with other parts of the business.
  • Ability to identify skills and knowledge shortfalls, provide constructive feedback and through strong coaching/development skills support Partners & Advisers to become established.

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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