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Consultant (LDN)

  • Full-time
  • London

Description

Valentia Partners recruits 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. For nearly fifteen years we have delivered projects tackling our clients’ most complex and business-critical issues.


Clients choose Valentia for our straightforward approach to consulting, deep industry knowledge, and relentless delivery focus. We work with clients across the Financial Services sector, who range 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 do not believe in a specific model for the candidates that join Valentia. Our people have broad interests, and equally broad academic backgrounds including geography, foreign languages, computer science, and architecture. This brings varied perspective across our teams and enhances our delivery capabilities.  


However, it is not all work and no play! Valentia 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 are currently hiring for the role of Consultant. Our key skills and entry requirements for the role are:


  • Academic / professional experience
  • 1st Class Bachelor’s (in any subject) and 3+ years relevant experience in industry, or
  • 2.1 Bachelors (in any subject) and 2+ years in Financial Services or Consulting, or
  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject and 1 / 2 years relevant experience in industry.
  • Experience in managing deliveries and / or teams under 10 people
  • Ability to broaden and strengthen relationships with clients and across the industry
  • Experience around problem solving, estimating and planning, business / technology analysis, stakeholder management and communication
  • Hands on experience in at least one area of the delivery lifecycle (eg. business case, solution design, business architecture, data modelling, operating model design, business requirements, testing, project management)
  • Ability to work with stakeholders across all levels of the organisation
  • Financial Services domain knowledge
  • Further qualifications in project management / financial services (e.g. PRINCE2 or equivalent, CFA, etc.).


On joining Valentia, our Consultants typically work with a Manager or Partner to help shape deliveries, and as part of a project team to support the delivery of specific outputs. Consultants work with a high level of independence on consulting engagements. They will be expected to produce and manage plans, milestones and RAIDs and manage independent projects or workstreams that form part of a wider client delivery programme. Consultants are also responsible for structuring and leading small teams to produce deliverables and achieve business outcomes. We also encourage our employees to get involved in company-wide initiatives to further their skills and knowledge. We have a flat structure and encourage collaboration across the firm.


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.


Benefits

  • £55,000 – £70,000
  • Performance bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Company pension
  • Training & development budget to support in career development
  • Volunteering opportunities through Valentia charity partner
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company laptop and phone


We are always working to promote and implement higher standards of good practice within Valentia on issues relating to diversity and equality of opportunity.  It is our belief that our core strengths lie in our differences not our similarities. Starting this year, we have partnered with The Girls’ Network to support their mission of empowering young women, with the goal to inspire the next generation to take on a career in Management Consulting and Financial Services. We launched the Carbon Neutrality Project, a collaborative effort among colleagues here at Valentia to address our carbon footprint and ultimately become carbon neutral using an approach focused on ways we can reduce, eliminate, or offset our emissions.