Valuation Services Analyst Year Placement

  • Financial Services
  • Cirencester
  • 11/11/2023
  • £10.42 /hourly
  • Internship

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Who we are

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.

Our comprehensive range of training programmes are tailored to developing early careers at a number of stages. Whether you are looking to gain work experience whilst studying at sixth form or college, or graduating from university, our dedicated Early Careers team are here to support you in driving your career along your chosen path.

 You will join St. James’s Place on a temporary full-time contract and complete a year long placement with us.

During this time you will work in a specified division, this will give you full exposure to that division and help you understand how it interacts with other areas of the business. On completion of your Year Placement, we would aim to fast track you into one of our graduate programmes on completion of your degree.

Location: Cirencester Office

Salary: National Living Wage (£10.42ph) 

About the role

Valuation Services sits within the Partner Finance Operations team. Partner Finance Operations are a team of 20 people, with 4 roles sitting within the technical Valuation Services sub-team. The wider team encompasses a wide variety of skillsets, backgrounds and experience. There is a hard-working, supportive and sociable culture within Partner Finance Operations, and there’s always space to learn, collaborate and develop alongside colleagues.

Promoting confidence in the Valuation model is vital for maintaining the integrity of the Partner Finance proposition. The Valuation model feeds business-critical Management Information (MI); and underpins the Partner Finance loan book.

The role also plays an important part in the Business Sale process (BSP) and involves direct contact with Partners during what can be a sensitive transaction often aligned to a major life event (divorce, retirement, exit etc.) As such it is important to deliver a good service and on promises made to Partners. Failing to do so has an impact on this key recruitment and retention tool.

During this placement year, you’ll work alongside your Valuation Services and Operations colleagues to:

  • Support the ongoing maintenance of the actuarial Valuation Model used to value SJP Partner businesses.
  • Contribute to the delivery of projects relating to development of the Valuation Model and/or wider Divisional objectives.
  • Be a point of contact and respond to the Field Management Team and Partnership queries on aspects of the Valuation Model and related processes.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the Partner Finance Operations team.

About you

You will need to be in your penultimate year of study and on track to achieve a minimum of 2:2. you can be studying any subject, but those studying Finance, Economics, Maths, Data and Process focussed subjects will find this of particular interest.

This role would be great for those candidates looking to pursue Graduate programmes and careers in Actuarial, Data Analysis, Process Improvement & Change and consultancy focussed areas.

Flexible Working

We understand that employees work best in different ways, at different times and in different environments. We value all of our employees and appreciate that everyone is unique, and at one of many stages within their career. Our people are encouraged to work in a flexible way that suits their lifestyle where it can be accommodated, 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 benefits 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 parental leave.
  • Private Medical and Dental Insurance
  • 28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy up to an additional 5 days holiday
  • 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 a diverse group of backgrounds and experiences to connect with clients, solve problems and innovate. We raise our voice on the things that matter to us and inspire 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 the UK.

SJP is 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:

What Happens Next?

Our process is the same for each of our Graduate opportunities, so once you have completed the application form, we will invite you to complete a Job Focussed Assessment (JFA). If successful after the JFA, you will be invited to complete an online video interview and if successful at this stage we will invite you to the final stage of the process, that consists of a face to face assessment centre.

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.

Accessibility Statement

We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment processes are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. We particularly welcome applications from disabled applicants. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, such as apply in an alternative format, please let us know before you apply or contact our hiring manager through the details provided above.

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