We are looking for an Assistant Consultant with fantastic IT skills to join our advisory team. You will support all our investment models and tools as well as build and develop new ones. This requires excellent communication skills, Visual Basic skills, a passion about investments together with drive and enthusiasm.We want someone who can create robust, sometimes complex models and tools that can be easily understood and used by a wide team of people. We also want someone who is unafraid to express a view and can express their view clearly, thereby contributing to the investment ideas we rely on to achieve our aims.We want to help you reach your potential and be the best that you can be. By joining XPS you will be involved in a wide variety of work. Youll be supported by on-the-job training, resulting in you developing your knowledge and abilities quickly.
Weare looking for an Assistant Consultant with fantastic IT skillsto join our advisory team. You will support all our investment models and toolsas well as build and develop new ones. This requires excellent communicationskills, Visual Basic skills, a passion about investments together with driveand enthusiasm.
We want someone who can create robust, sometimescomplex models and tools that can be easily understood and used by a wide teamof people. We also want someone who is unafraid to express a view and canexpress their view clearly, thereby contributing to the investment ideas werely on to achieve our aims.
We want to help you reach your potential and bethe best that you can be. By joining XPS you will be involved in a wide varietyof work. You’ll be supported by on-the-job training, resulting in youdeveloping your knowledge and abilities quickly.
In addition, we will support you through anapprenticeship scheme to start you on a path of becoming an InvestmentConsultant (I.T). We know that it’s a real challenge completing professionalqualifications whilst progressing in a new job, so we’ll help you every step ofthe way
- we’ll equip you with study materials and time to study.
We will of course pay you an attractive salaryalongside a broad range of other benefits which you can shape to reflect yourcircumstances.
Main duties and responsibilities
>To promote and adhere to the XPS workplacevalues.
>Assist with the development of and supportfor all the tools and models within the practice, including but not limited to:
-Contributing to idea generation and debatearound what tools and models we want and need
-Creating and testing new tools as required
-Supporting and updating existing tools
-Workflow and Project management, takingresponsibility for completion of your work, working directly with seniormembers of the investment team and IT
-Developing a good understanding of relevanttechnical issues and the coding that is required to implement improvedsolutions to our client teams, ensuring work is reviewed and ensuringcompletion of tools documentation and user instructions
-Developing internal standard processes andmodels, identifying new ways for the team to work more efficiently
-Development of solutions for individual clientsor groups of clients as new ideas and propositions are developed
-Communicating with and training teams on newand existing tools
-Regular liaising with other departments in XPSto ensure our models and tools are joined up, efficient and maximise thebenefit to clients and XPS as a whole
>Working as part of a team, but with a strong ability to takepersonal responsibility for progressing project.
We offer an attractive reward package, typicalbenefits can include:
> Competitive salary
> Participation in Discretionary Bonus Scheme
> 25 days holiday
> Pension Plan
> Flexible Benefits Scheme to support you inand out of work, helping you look after you and your family covering Security& Protection, Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle
> Life Assurance cover
> XPS Rewards (offers discounts and savingsfrom retailers and services providers as well as offers available via phone)
> Interest free season ticket loan
XPS Pensions Group is an equal opportunities employer and positivelyencourages application from suitably qualified and eligible candidatesregardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
Qualifications Required: A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in any discipline
An A grade (or higher) at A-Level (or equivalentqualification) in mathematics (if actuary or CFA)
GCSEs in Mathematics and English