Client Manager Programme

£55,000 per annum + benefits 
09 Feb 2023
20 Mar 2023
Job role
Contract type
Full time

Invest in a new career 

Client Manager Programme
£55,000 per annum + benefits 

Whatever your background, if you’re a person who’s great at building relationships, then you could become a Client Manager at Baillie Gifford. Our two-year programme is the chance to take a new career direction or return to work and build on your existing skills while learning new ones. Financial services experience isn’t necessary, just a curiosity about the world around you and a real passion for learning new things. 

Client Management at Baillie Gifford – building relationships
As a Client Manager, you’ll build strong relationships with our clients to get an in-depth understanding of their requirements, aiming to become a trusted long-term partner and adviser. At Baillie Gifford, we put the interests of our clients ahead of our own. Clients as varied as pension schemes, charities, public funds, and financial institutions. Established as an investment management partnership over 100 years ago, today we are a leading independent global business with over £230 billion under management and more than 1,700 employees.

A key part of the Client Manager role is to effectively convey the investment teams’ process of in-depth research and their investment decisions to our clients. So, you’ll build a close working relationship with specific investment teams to gain a comprehensive understanding of their strategies and effectively communicate with clients on their behalf.

The programme - a gateway to a new career
Our two-year programme includes a comprehensive induction to the firm and the investment management industry, as well as full support to study for professional qualifications. Throughout the programme you’ll receive on-going training and support, such as mock client meetings and practice pitches, as well as the opportunity to move between different teams. 

What we’re looking for 
Financial services experience isn’t required, as we’re looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds who display an interest in learning about our industry. However, there are some key attributes that will help you flourish as a Client Manager. These include the ability to easily build rapport with clients and colleagues alike as you convey complex information in an engaging manner both verbally and in writing. An eye for detail and intellectual curiosity are also essential to learn about our different investment strategies and keep abreast of world events.

The rewards 
We offer a £55,000 fixed starting salary, as well as an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • 15% employer contributory pension 
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Annual bonuses
  • 33 days’ holiday
  • 52 weeks’ parental leave regardless of gender or length of service
  • Free access to confidential counselling and Headspace 
  • Annual employee events programme
  • Employee networks that actively shape the working environment (Multicultural, LGBT+, Neurodiversity, Mental Health, Working Families & Carers).

How to apply? 

To find out more visit our website via the apply button below where you can read about the experiences of some of our recent recruits and apply. 

Closing date for applications: 20th March 2023.

Baillie Gifford is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful culture in which each of their staff can thrive and develop. They believe their clients are best served by a diverse workforce with the experiences, ideas and perspectives this brings.

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