We promote and follow our five core values which are Excellence, Ambition, Respect, Happy People and Helping others. Our focus is on attracting individuals to the business with a wide range of experience and abilities to create a more diverse workforce. We are committed and fully support our people managers (Heads of Department, Practice Manager and Directors) to become better leaders.
Having the freedom to work wherever you choose means that we can best support each employee to work in an environment best suited to them and their individual requirements. Being a dynamic and open-minded employer means that we are approachable and are willing to do our best to support the needs of each person within the team as best we can.
• All new employees to the business receive a £250 work from home (WFH) allowance, to put towards the cost of creating a comfortable environment in your home
• Generous holiday allowance (min 25 days, max 30) and the ability to purchase additional days
• Nursery care funding via salary sacrifice – increase the tax efficiency on your childcare payments
• Equal maternity, paternity and adoption leave – 2 months full paid leave which can be taken over a period of 24 months
We are passionate about having an inclusive, positive, and creative environment for our team to be able to focus on their personal wellbeing and career opportunities, as well as wanting to be a part of a wider team who are not afraid to do things differently. We want to continue to create a culture of inclusivity where any individual within the business feels safe and secure within their environment that they can ask for help and support where needed to be able to be at their best.
It does not matter about your previous work experience, how old you are, what gender you identify as, what ethnic group you belong to, or whether you went to university; we focus on your drive and ambition to want to be a part of a team which is bigger than any one person alone, and who is focused on doing their best for the bigger cause.
If you have a concern regarding how First Wealth can support you and any issues you may have regardless of the nature, our Practice Manager, Kerry Burgess is your first point of contact to raise any concerns to. There may be the need for the nature of the issue to be raised to management level if more significant changes are required within the business, but your personal information will be protected and will remain confidential within these boundaries. We ask all new employees to complete a medical assessment form and a conversation is held with our Practice Manager to find out what additional support you may require from us as your employer. We value the differences each of our employees bring to the team and actively encourage individuals to be themselves.
As a company we innovate, try new things and experiment. If we mess up, we learn from our mistakes and we move forward. We build trust through radical transparency, from our company financials to our future business plans. Financial Services has historically been a predominately white, middle-aged man’s world. We are fully committed to take proactive steps to improve our organisations, diversity and inclusive landscape every day. We are dedicated in taking positive steps to include everybody within the organisation to achieve these goals and will continue to communicate our purpose with the team.
Each year, we carry out an employee engagement survey to ensure our people have a say in how well they feel supported by the business, whether we have any underlying concerns and to ensure our team remain happy.
Everyone within First Wealth is responsible for Inclusion and Diversity. Our management sets the tone from the top of having a business which values differences in people as this is how we thrive. If everyone within the business had the same educational background, cultural background, sexual orientation, age etc; we would be very one dimensional and miss out on the learnings from different thinking, experiences, and ideas.