We are seeking an Independent Financial Advisor (Wealth Advisor) to join our Private Wealth team in Newcastle who operate as part of Womble Bond Dickinson Wealth Limited and have a solid reputation for providing creative financial planning, legal and tax solutions and investment advice to a wide range of both corporate and private clients.
Our Private Wealth team are a collaboration of lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and tax specialists. Their expertise are highly regarded and ensure that our clients' wealth is protected, now and for future generations. For law firms, this is a pretty unique setup which allows us to offer our clients the very best full-service advice possible.
The role of Wealth Advisor will offer you breadth of experience, development opportunities and an environment that is hard to replicate elsewhere in the industry. You'll join our Investments and Pensions team in Newcastle, working primarily on clients of the law firm, including individuals, corporates, trusts and charities.
Our Wealth Advisors provide independent advice and reviewing clients affairs. Much of our work is done in close collaboration with lawyers and accountants in the wider private client team, which allows us to formulate complex and holistic advice for clients which factors in the full range of financial planning, legal and tax issues.
So, what are we looking for? Ideally, you'll be Diploma level 4 qualified and ideally a Chartered Financial Advisor, have experience working within an investment / financial planning environment.
This is a busy team and you'll need to be prepared to work under pressure with a high volume of work. We operate in a highly procedural environment, shaped by the practices of a law firm as well as the usual FCA regulations, so a good grasp of processes and procedures is required. Your communication skills will be first-class, both written and verbal, and you'll have excellent technical knowledge, plus experience in recommending investments, pensions, and life assurance. Familiarity with a wide range of IT packages is expected, including Microsoft Office, plus ideally (though not essential) Intelliflo and Voyant or other cashflow analysis tools.
Who are we?
A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
What makes it great to work here?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships.
Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBT+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders. We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.
If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. My name is Lisa Gater (firstname.lastname@example.org) No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!
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