Bringing out the best in you...
Over the years Lowes Financial Management has prided itself on its ability to spot and develop talent to bring out the very best in its people. As a result of this approach, Lowes employs some of the best people in the profession, and due to both forthcoming retirements and expansion we are looking to recruit.
Established in 1971, Lowes has an unrivalled history of providing Independent Financial Advice to a wide range of people throughout the country. Over the years the Company's personal approach to financial planning has helped both clients and Company to prosper and Lowes is regularly recognised as one of the UK's top 100 Independent Financial Advisers.
Whilst naturally the Company's objective is to be profitable, we aim to achieve this by putting clients first, the company and staff second and shareholders third. This philosophy ensures that we do right by our clients, and it translates to making a working environment that is challenging and stimulating. More importantly, it also makes it fun and friendly in a unique way. A family firm in the sense that everyone connected to the organisation feels part of that family. As with any organisation some employees are tempted away to other pastures from time to time, and it is a testament to Lowes that many return.
As a company, Lowes operates differently from many other IFAs by providing an exceptional degree of back up to its client facing Advisers. This back up includes significant IT, Technical, Marketing and Administrative support to help ensure that the Advisers can spend more time in front of their clients and less time chasing paper. This practice has meant that the Company's Advisers are some of the most successful people in the profession.
Everyone within Lowes has the opportunity to develop their strengths and play an important part within the organisation; over the years a number of individuals have joined the company in relatively junior positions and subsequently developed their value to the extent that they are ultimately promoted to senior positions or even Board level.
We are based in prestigious spacious offices with ample free parking, situated a short walk from Jesmond Metro and Newcastle city centre.
Normal working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with an hour for lunch. In addition to basic pay, employees are provided with death in service benefit of four times salary, 22 days holiday per year rising by one day for each year employed up to a maximum of 25 days, and with effect from 1st January in the year following recruitment will participate in the Company's Profit Related Pay Scheme which pays a bonus at the end of the year calculated by reference to the Company's profits and the individual's salary. Bonuses for previous years (as a percentage of calendar year salary) have been:
- 2004: 10.26%
- 2005: 9.49%
- 2006: 12.16%
- 2007: 10.44%
- 2008: 10.65%
- 2009: 6.84%
- 2010: 10.18%
- 2011: 8.42%
- 2012: 6.20%
- 2013: 12.00%
- 2014: 12.26%
- 2015: 8.36%
- 2016: 8.90%
- 2017: 12.69%
- 2018: 11.96%
- 2019: 9.2%
- 2020: 6.9%
We are always interested in hearing from anyone who thinks they can add value to the company, our procedures and our clients. Please send your CV, a covering letter and your career aspirations to firstname.lastname@example.org