Job Introduction

We arelooking for people with a real passion for Financial Advice to step into a rolethat offers wide reaching career progression and a real opportunity to buildyour knowledge on holistic Financial Advice. The Advice Support Team is responsible for preparingadvice and mid-appointment activity for Financial Advisers, along withsuitability reports where required. Whether your goal is to establish yourself within the teamor gather the skills to become a Financial Adviser, the Advice Support Team can provide an excellent grounding with a route togaining an Industry leading Financial Planning Diploma Qualification.

Main Responsibilities

The Advice Support team supportFinancial Advisers with complex areas of Financial Advice. The goal is to prepareadvice, complete mid- appointmentactivity and create suitability reports where required, which will be presented to the customer by a Financial Adviser. The skills that will be acquired involve being able toanalyse and interpret investment research for our customers’ investments, complete and interpret tax calculations thus ultimatelyassisting our customers in achieving their financial goals. At any one timeyou’ll be coordinating multiple cases for Financial Advisers which will involve areas of complexity whichrequire excellent analytical skills.

Ideal Candidate

Itgoes without saying you’ll need to be highly organised, with the ability tobalance priorities and worktowards deadlines. You’ll be an excellentcommunicator with the ability to manage expectations and challengestakeholders. An eye for detail and quality is essential with an ability tomaintain high standards. You don’t need to have experience within financialservices at the entry level of our progression scheme although experience isdesirable; however,the ideal candidate will either have obtained or be working towards/willing towork towards their Diploma in Financial Planning. Our progression Scheme iswide reaching and caters for fully qualified individuals as well as entry levelcandidates with a robust skills matrix to ensure we can develop your skills andprogress your career within Financial Advice.

We will consider applicants with varyingcapabilities ranging from trainee level to a qualified planner. The startingsalary for a trainee within this role is £19,750.00; however, your role withinour progression scheme and salary can be discussed and negotiated depending onexperience, in addition to any exams already obtained if working towards orhaving achieved Diploma in Financial Planning.

About Skipton Building Society

At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues’ unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.

Why Work For Us

We’re committed to payingour people fairly for the role they undertake and provide a wide range ofbenefits to support our colleagues’ finances and wellbeing, including ourEmployee Assistance programme, the opportunity to buy extra holidays andshopping discount vouchers You’ll be able to shape your career within your team and can expect astructured learning and development programme where you’ll be valued recognisedand rewarded.

 More information on our benefits can be found here

Skipton are an equalopportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled orqualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability,religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age