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DC Consultant

Salary Competitive
Location London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Our Defined Contribution Consulting (DCC) Business Unit works with all types of DC Pension schemes to provide advice on investment strategy, portfolio construction and implementation, as well as working with product providers and retail advisors to deliver the latest investment proposition innovation.

This offering is a key component of our consulting services and helps firmly establish us as a UK market leader in this area. Our diverse client base for these services spans both corporate and trustee bodies across a wide variety of business and industry sectors, as well as local government pension schemes and other public sector clients.

We have an exciting opportunity to join this Business Unit as a DC Consultant, and we are excited to welcome applications for this role.

What will your role look like?
As a Consultant you will be a key member of the DC Business Unit. You’ll play an active role in bidding for new business including contributing to new ideas, tender completions, and pitch presentations.

Drawing on your understanding of the DC Market you will provide high quality investment advice for all aspects of our DC Consulting Service to both trustee and corporate clients. This will include advising on areas such as pension scheme vehicle advice, investment advice, at retirement advice, pension benefit design and provider platform assessments.

Alongside this, for those with an interest in provider research, there is the opportunity to play a leading role in our provider research team. This would include taking part in the assessment and rating of providers, supporting with the development of related processes and collateral and collaborative working and communication of services across the DC Consulting Business Unit and wider Firm.

To enjoy and succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Relevant experience of working within the Pensions industry, with experience and knowledge of the provider market for DC schemes in the UK;
  • An understanding of DC market including Auto-enrolment, Chair’s Statements, Disclosure Requirements, Statement of Investment Principles and Illiquid Investments;
  • Experience of carrying out provider research, review and selection and the transition of clients to new pension arrangements;
  • Strong commercial awareness of the pensions and employee benefits market, and you will enjoy keeping up to date with topical matters arising within this;
  • Some experience of advising on DC provider’s investment strategies
  • Exceptional communication skills, demonstrated through your ability to consult and influence successfully with stakeholders;
  • A flexible, innovative approach to developing solutions for our clients and be enthused by the opportunity to solve complex problems for them;
  • The ability to work well as part of a team, and lead by example with a motivational, hands-on approach, including supporting with the coaching and development of junior colleagues within your Business Unit; 
  • The ability to work with large sets of detailed data and other forms of information;
  • Strong attention to detail, with excellent organisational skills and the ability to work quickly and accurately.

It would also be great if you were FFA/FIA or CFA qualified (or be close to achieving this), preferably being authorised to give investment advice (either following one of these qualification paths or having an alternative qualification/experience).

A more detailed list of requirements for this position is available within the role profile – which is available on request.
In addition to a competitive salary and access to our profit share scheme, we offer:

  • A flexible selection of employee benefits, so you can choose a package that best matches your lifestyle and needs.
  • A collaborative and supportive work environment where your thinking and ideas are encouraged.
  • On site mental health and wellbeing support
  • A commitment to helping you develop both personally and professionally, with mentoring opportunities and access to our award-winning learning portal, Aspire.
  • Regular social activities, in addition to three days paid volunteering leave each year and a day’s leave to celebrate your birthday.

Our preference would be for this role to be based in our London or Birmingham office but would be open to it being based in any of our four UK offices – London, Birmingham, Edinburgh or Glasgow. We offer hybrid working so you can enjoy the positive wellbeing of working from home as well as the benefits of meeting colleagues in our sociable, modern office environments.

Together, we’ve been building better futures for over 100 years. For our people, our clients and their people, our communities and the environment. 

We thrive on tackling complex problems. And we believe those problems are best solved by diverse teams – diverse in skills, approaches and backgrounds. Our independence lets our people be themselves and think freely, while working in a collaborative, supportive environment.  We love innovative, independent thinking and want everyone to share their ideas.  

Working alongside employers, trustees and financial services institutions, we offer pensions, investments, benefits and risk consulting services, as well as data and technology solutions. With over 1000 employees and counting, we’re one of the leading consultancies in our field and are proud to be recognised by numerous industry awards. 

We’re committed to developing our people and encourage everyone to carve out their own career path. We’ve many colleagues who started out in one team in the business and have ended up somewhere completely different, having had the chance to develop new skills and explore new passions.   

We are continually working to improve our inclusive culture and employ diverse talent. We therefore welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, which includes but isn’t limited to: age, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, marital or civil partnership status, neurodiversity, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background.

Our hybrid working model offers the best of both worlds – home working as well as a fun, collaborative office environment - meaning flexible working patterns to accommodate individual needs. Find out more about our careers here.

If you need any assistance in relation to a personal requirement, medical condition or neurological difference during our selection process then please let us know. 

Together, we can make this the best job you’ll ever have. 

Our culture

We live and breathe our four values – friendly, confident, partnering and straightforward – and genuinely care about out people, clients, community and the environment.

Job satisfaction

Every employee can genuinely make a difference and contribute towards achieving our purpose – together, building better futures. Whether that’s helping our clients build more secure financial futures, using your 3 days volunteering or helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

Reward and wellbeing

We offer competitive salaries, a share of company profits and an award-winning benefits package. We also take your mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing seriously, both in and outside of work.

Flexible working

We trust our people to work in a pattern that suits their circumstances with a healthy balance of home and office working.

Latest technology

We use the most up-to-date technology and software to match our ground-breaking business solutions that make life easier for us and our clients.

Career development

There is no linear path – learning opportunities are plentiful and empower you to carve out your own career.

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