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Training & Competence Manager

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £55,000 + £6K car allowance + benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 7 days ago

  • Sector: Compliance
  • Contact: Paul Clayton
  • Expiry Date: 19 February 2023
  • Job Ref: PC/19612

My client is a growing wealth management company who are seeking to employ a dynamic and resourceful manager to lead their Training & Competence (T&C) scheme. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone wishing to join an exciting wealth management group focussed on providing top quality financial advice and wealth management services to both retail and professional clients. Building a team of high-quality, technically competent advisers, within in a strong regulatory compliant environment, will be core to business.

The role will involve:

• Manage the T&C Scheme, proposing amendments and enhancements to the Scheme where appropriate and ensuring the delivery of its requirements

• Keep abreast of regulatory developments and announcements to ensure the T&C Scheme remains current

• Collation, assignment and tracking of individual development plans

• Undertake annual competence assessments and manage the annual certification of individuals

• Update training and competence records for Financial Advisers and Planners to support the collation of risk-based data

• Undertake case reviews to assess risks and training needs to help Financial Advisers and Planners to maintain competency

• Where appropriate, support the client meeting assessments process through spot checks either as role plays or “live” reviews

• Work alongside the Senior Management Team across our regional offices to help develop the skills and understanding of Financial Advisers and Planners

• Provide 1 to 1 or group training where support is required in relation to competency, organisational skills and file quality

• Build and maintain business relationships with all relevant stakeholders and contribute to corporate projects and initiatives. This will require regular on-site visits to our various regional offices

• Reporting of Adviser/Planner linked risk events and resolution of training needs

• Keep relevant members of the Senior Management Team updated on progress of any issues with Advisers/Planners under their management

• Liaise with HR and Compliance to ensure new recruits achieve competency and are entered on to the FCA’s register as efficiently as possible

• Assist with the development and enhancement of processes and procedures, using the experience gained from the competency assessment process.

Key Requirements:

• The candidate should be a certified individual and demonstrate knowledge and adherence to the FCA’s Principles and Conduct of Conduct rules

• Financial Planning and/or Investment Management qualifications to at least level 4 equivalent

• Significant practical T&C experience within the financial services sector

• Understanding of risk and compliance in financial services and/or wealth management.