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Senior Manager - Academy Training

  • Financial Services
  • London
  • 15/05/2024
  • Permanent

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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 solve 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: London - Kingsway

Workplace Type: On-Site

Employment Type: Permanent 

Seniority: Mid-Senior Level

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager to join the St James's Place Academy Training team, supporting and developing the largest intakes of new financial advisers of any financial institution in the UK. This individual will support the Executive Academy Manager with the development of Academy Trainers whilst also delivering some training to delegates themselves.


  • Support the delivery of the Academy Curriculum for New Partners and Advisers to increase standards and productivity.
  • Support the Executive Manager in the development of the existing Training team.
  • Act as an Ambassador for the Academy Training Programme with partners across the business.
  • To be proactive in keeping up to date with the knowledge and content of the Academy Programme.
  • Deliver first class training interventions via face to face in locations, virtually and in peer group sessions.
  • Ability to interpret a Training Needs Analysis and deliver custom training interventions.
  • To work as part of the Academy Leadership Team who will engage with other customers in the business.


Special Requirements

  • This is a management level role that requires you to oversee and develop a team of direct reports. Previous line management responsibility is essential.
  • Being a Qualified Level 4 Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning is required.
  • Experience of delivering training, or experience of presenting to large groups.
  • Proven experience of training and coaching Financial Advisers would be an advantage.
  • Previous experience of leading and developing Individuals
  • Holding a coaching qualification would be beneficial.


What's in it for you?

  • Private Medical paid for by Company.
  • Meaningful protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness.*
  • 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.

* Not applicable to Fixed-Term Contracts (standard uplift applies in lieu of the protection benefits).

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.

Reasonable Adjustments

We're an equal opportunities employer and want to ensure our recruitment process is accessible and inclusive for all, if you require reasonable adjustment(s) at any stage please let us know by emailing us at [email protected]

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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