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Consultant (LDN)

  • Full-time
  • London

Description

For 15 years Valentia Partners has recruited ambitious and driven individuals who share our commitment to support our clients’ most compelling challenges. We are always looking for talented, motivated individuals, and actively look to hire people who will one day lead our firm.


Clients choose Valentia Partners for our straightforward approach to consulting, deep industry knowledge, and relentless focus on delivery. We work with clients across the Financial Services sector, ranging from Retail and Institutional Banks, Wealth and Asset Managers, to Fintech and Cryptocurrency Exchanges. We work across Business Advisory, Technology Consulting, and Transformation Delivery. Some of our recent projects include design and proof-of-concept of a Fintech cloud platform, US Retail Banking proposition development, and re- design and delivery of a Treasury function.


We believe there is no specific model for the candidates that join Valentia Partners. Our people have broad interests, and equally broad academic backgrounds including geography, foreign languages, computer science, and architecture. The diverse academic and cultural background truly enhance our delivery capabilities. 


As a key individual in a growing organisation, you will have the opportunity to influence the direction of the firm. We have a flat structure and encourage collaboration across the firm. Our employees enjoy the freedom and flexibility of an entrepreneurial mentality, focused on the positive change we can deliver to our clients and our colleagues.


However, it is not all work and no play! Valentia Partners value team activities and regularly organise social events to bring the team together and chill out. Socials have included an escape room, ziplining, a wine tour, watching the rowing at Henley and of course plenty of team dinners! 


Requirements

Valentia Partners are currently hiring for the role of Consultant. Our essential skills and entry requirements for this role are below. 

 

Academic / Professional Qualifications

  • 1st Class Bachelor’s (in any subject) and 3+ years in Financial Services or Consulting, or
  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject and 1+ years experience in Financial Services or Consulting.
  • Further qualifications in project management / financial services desired (e.g. PRINCE2 or equivalent, CFA, etc.)


Project Work Experience:

  • Strong foundational knowledge in the Financial Services sector and continues to develop domain knowledge in particular areas over a 3-to-7-year period
  • Has specific expertise in one or more of the following delivery capabilities: Target operating model, project management, data modelling, business requirements, process improvements, data analysis, business architecture, business case, solution design, business architecture, system design, testing
  • Experience in managing project deliveries and / or small teams under 5 people  within a programme workstream to produce specific outputs, including business and function requirements documentation, test documentation, data analysis, Excel models, operating model documentation and process maps
  • Creates delivery plans, status reports and manages milestones and RAIDs to consistently produce the delivery output to a high standard and to tough deadlines
  • Experience around problem solving, innovative thinking, critical assessments, roadmaps, estimating & planning work effort, stakeholder management and communication
  • Works with a high level of independence, flexibility and integrity to deliver specific outputs as required by the project and understands how these elements deliver client value and fit with the overall programme objective


On Client Site, the person will

  • Work with stakeholders across all levels of the organisation and client project to build positive working relationships that achieve results
  • Broaden and strengthen relationships with clients and industry professionals. Engage and work directly with SMEs and other clients to create sustainable client value to industry best practice standards
  • Work with a Manager (Valentia Partners or Client) to shape elements of the delivery and structure a small team to execute quality work deliverables
  • Provide support and guidance to Consulting Analysts and other junior team members
  • Develop a strong professional network within the client group and maintain strong relationships with former clients. Utilise this network to identify opportunities for potential client engagement. Establish broad industry connectivity with peers and leaders.


Within Valentia Partners, the person will

  • Contribute to Valentia Partners success as a firm by helping to identify commercial opportunities, build strong working client relationships, develop sales pitches for new / existing client work and support/coach new team members to ensure successful transition to client teams
  • Work with and mentor more junior employees to build their skills and knowledge and look to continually improve and develop their own skills, knowledge or qualifications as part of a lifelong learner and growth mindset
  • Independently lead projects within Valentia Partners and contribute to the delivery of larger propositional or internal initiatives. Propose ideas for the development of the firm and actively support the recruitment process


Valentia Partners is a strong advocate of continuous staff development. We offer employees mentorship opportunities from our leadership team, and flexibility to work towards specific qualifications or take on training & development courses to support them in their career development. Courses that employees have enrolled in include Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, CFA Level 1, Public Speaking courses and the CBI Certificate in Green and Sustainable Finance.


Valentia Partners is dedicated to building a globally diverse and inclusive team. We are committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to be successful. Diversity and Inclusion in Valentia Partners is about understanding, appreciating and valuing people’s uniqueness and differences. Creating an open, supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can succeed and thrive and be their best self is a very important part of bringing Valentia Partner’s Core Value ‘Always do Right’ to life.  If you require any additional support to ensure you can be your best self during the interview process or during your working day, please let us know. 

Benefits

Valentia is a strong advocate of continuous staff development. We offer employees mentorship opportunities from our leadership team, and flexibility to work towards specific qualifications or take on training & development courses to support them in their career development. Courses that employees have enrolled in include Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, CFA Level 1, Public Speaking courses, and the CBI Certificate in Green and Sustainable Finance.


Valentia is dedicated to building a globally diverse and inclusive team. We are committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to be successful. Diversity and Inclusion in Valentia is about understanding, appreciating, and valuing people’s uniqueness and differences. Creating an open, supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can succeed and thrive and be their best self is a very important part of bringing Valentia’s Core Value ‘Always do Right’ to life.  If you require any additional support to ensure you can be your best self during the interview process or during your working day, please let us know. 


Benefits:

  • Consultant: £55,000 to £70,000 base salary based on experience
  • Performance bonus Company and Performance-based bonus of up to 25% of base salary
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Company pension
  • Company maternity/paternity/adoption
  • Training & development budget to support career development
  • Volunteering opportunities through Valentia Partners charity partner
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company laptop