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Barnett Waddingham is a partner-led business which prides itself in providing straightforward and well communicated pension and benefits consultancy services. This philosophy means that we are dependent on talented and well trained employees who enjoy working in a closely knit and friendly organisation. Our growth has been significant since our creation in 1989. We aim to continue this growth by recruiting people who share in Barnett Waddingham’s values.
Our Workplace Health & Wealth (WHW) Practice area has grown considerably and provides ongoing consultancy services to over 200 clients. As a result of continued growth, we are looking to add to our DC Consultancy team. These roles can be based in either our Amersham or London offices.
About the role
Our Associate / Trainee Employee Benefits Consultants (known internally within BW as Trainee Consultants) work alongside experienced consultants to progress quickly to a consultancy role and hold responsibility for a portfolio of corporate clients.
If you’ve 12 months experience in a trainee DC consultant or paraplanner role and are looking to take that next step in your career into a client-facing consultancy role, this could be the opportunity for you!
As well as the relevant DC pensions knowledge and experience, you will be highly-motivated with the ability to work as part of a team within a collaborative environment. You will demonstrate great inter-personal and communication skills and will be organised and competent in managing your own time effectively. You will be someone who enjoys finding solutions and working with clients.
In terms of qualifications, you’ll ideally have a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree and comprehensive support will be provided to you in relation to your study towards relevant level four qualification through either the either Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) or Pensions Management Institute (PMI).
If you demonstrate all of the above and have an interest in workplace savings and benefits with a strong desire to advance your career within the financial services industry, then we’d love to hear from you.
What we offer
- Flexible annual leave scheme, a generous pension scheme and a competitive (discretionary) annual bonus
- A broad range of flexible (salary sacrifice) benefits to suit your lifestyle and stage
- Scope for career progression – we will encourage and support your personal and professional development if that is what you want. This doesn’t necessarily mean climbing the career scale or pursuing a professional qualification but making sure you feel a sense of achievement and progression
- The opportunity to work in a multi-award winning pensions consultancy
- Fresh fruit available to all staff free of charge (along with free squash, teas, coffees and hot chocolate – something for everybody!
- Opportunities to socialise or participate in sport, social or cultural activities
- 1 paid volunteering day per year
- Dress-down Fridays
- Modern and comfortable offices where adjustments can be made in order for you carry-out your role in a safe and effective way
Values at Barnett Waddingham
Our values are important to us and we want them to be important to you too: Principled, Quality, Partnership and Respect
Wellbeing at Barnett Waddingham
Employee wellbeing has always been important to Barnett Waddingham and we believe that wellbeing at work is about raising awareness of where issues can arise and balancing the needs of employees and the business. Our aim is to create an environment which allows individuals to be satisfied at work, be successful in what they do and enable them to achieve their full potential. We have a number of programmes to support wellbeing at Barnett Waddingham.
Diversity at Barnett Waddingham
We want to have a diverse and inclusive workforce as we believe that it will provide us with high performing teams that will be the driving force behind our continued success. An essential part of this is developing teams who give and welcome different opinions, perspectives and cultural reference; bringing a real richness in our day to day activities, which will achieve better business results, for both ourselves and for our clients. It will also enable us to access a wider talent pool without any boundaries or bias.
We define diversity and inclusion in the following ways:
Respecting differences - we recognise, respect and value individual differences, which may include gender, background, education, religion, ethnicity or perspective. It is the individual that matters and the skills they bring to our organisation.
Inclusion is about embracing these differences for the future of the company. We have created an environment where all our people feel valued and respected, where people give their best. No member of staff should feel excluded from any activity because of their own background.
Corporate Social Investment Barnett Waddingham
As a firm, we recognise that we have an impact that goes beyond our core activities.
Our corporate social investment programme is an integral part of what we do and is focused on ensuring that our overall impact is a positive one.
Our environment - We have an obligation to reduce the impact that we have on the environment and we consider our consumption, waste, and travel to set clear improvement targets.
Sustainable development - we aim to avoid adverse social and environmental impact in our supply-chain by reducing the environmental impact from service contractors as well as purchasing products that meet recognised environmental standards.
Ethical procurement - People in our supply-chain must be treated with respect and have clear employment rights; we would not knowingly use any service contractors who contravened any such issues.
Charities and volunteering - Our employees make a valuable contribution through their volunteering - each employee is entitled to take one working day a year to volunteer for a recognised good cause. We also match any employee’s personal donations or sponsorship to recognised organisations and charities.