Exam Trainer – Financial Services

Nationwide Operations £25,000.00 to £35,000.00 /year Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

We are looking for an experienced Exam Trainer to help us take The Art of Finance to the next stage of its journey. Despite being just a year old, we’re already developing a fantastic reputation across financial services, with incredible success rates and positive reactions to our style of training and so we’re looking for someone who’s just as ‘colourful’ as us in energy and enthusiasm for CII exams. A positive attitude and being unafraid of hard work are the other two essential qualities for a career with us! If that’s you, then keep reading.

Vital Stats

  • Location: Nationwide
  • Company: The Art of Finance
  • Department: Operations
  • Salary: £25,000.00 to £35,000.00 /year
  • Basis: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

About the Role

Despite being less than a year old as a company, we’re growing at pace as the demand for a different and creative solution to training in financial services grows too. Our courses are split into two streams – the practical skills training and qualification support for the role (typically CII Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning). So, we’re looking for someone who has been in those same shoes – who knows financial services, has their own personal experience of sitting the CII R0 exams (they’re probably wearing an I heart Calculators slogan tee) and also has the energy and charisma to make classroom learning interactive, fun and relevant.

Our head office is located in Co Durham, but we also have a London office, and our courses and candidates are based all around the country so we’re to open to applicants from all locations. That said, we’d hope as a minimum that they can attend the northern office twice a month and must certainly be prepared to travel to wherever the courses are taking place.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Design and delivery of classroom study sessions (typically CII R0 exams) across the UK.
  • Forensic depth of knowledge of financial services and knowledge of CII exam structure.
  • The ability to transfer their knowledge and experience into a series of study resources and useful take-away material.

· Regularly sit all R0 exams to get a deep understanding of themes and trends as well as keeping knowledge relevant and up to date.

· Answer course candidates technical related queries.

· Attend events for CPD purposes.

About You

Ideally, you’d have at least three years’ experience in financial services and hold the CII Diploma in Regulated Planning (or at least be well on your way to completing it) – any higher qualifications would certainly be an advantage! In addition, our perfect candidate would…

  • Have bags of charisma and energy which is infectious among candidates!
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the passion to support others in their study.
  • Be able to bring initiative and fresh ideas to the role and the company.
  • Be a skilled and confident learning and development facilitator who has a natural astuteness to read a room of diverse candidate, understand different learning styles and the ability to manage a classroom. That said, we believe we can train those skills in the right candidate so will train those who need it.
  • Strong brand awareness, and fully embody the company values.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to their own ongoing learning and development.

We also work alongside colleges / higher education institutes to engage students in understanding their career options and consider The Art of Finance as a professional alternative to university so someone who’d be willing to share their experience with the next generation will be a huge draw!

Above all else, we love someone with a positive attitude, who likes a challenge and isn’t afraid to roll their sleeves up and get on with the job – it’s part of the fun of being a start-up right?!

About Us

The Art of Finance provides training to those looking to get into, or further develop, their career in financial services. It’s for people who want something a bit different and are keen to take a fresh approach to finance. The financial services profession is changing, and we believe the training should be ever-evolving too.

We are a small, young and fun team who are part of a modern and ambitious group of companies – The Verve Group. The company is constantly growing, as is the wider group, and we are looking for someone wanting to build a career and come on this journey with us.

We approach financial services with a fun and positive outlook, and offer a range of benefits to permanent employees to ensure our staff feel welcome. We reward loyalty and offer enhanced benefits to those, but as standard these include…

Standard benefits

  • Starting 21 days holiday, plus bank holidays, Christmas shut-down and your birthday off (if it falls on a weekday)
  • Competitive personalised salary structure to reflect your own effort and contribution
  • Death in Service cover
  • Personal learning and development budget (for exams, training, anything to help you excel!)
  • Company Pension Scheme

And all the other good stuff

  • Casual dress code
  • Health & Wellbeing programme, including hoodie, drinks bottle and fitness tracker
  • Openplan ‘living office’ environment – including rocking (or sometimes dubious) playlists, our own pub, breakout lounge and breakfast club
  • Unlimited snacks and refreshments
  • 2 official annual company parties, plus adhoc team nights out.
  • Office dogs to play with
  • Did we mention we have our own pub? IN the office?!


How to Apply


Quite simply, get in touch. It’s as easy as that (the button to do so is below).

A little insider tip for you… Applications and/or CV’s without cover letters get immediate red pen treatment. As wonderful and extensive as your CV maybe, what we really want to know is why you’re ‘the one’ for us – so don’t be shy, cut to the chase and sell yourself like you’ve never sold yourself before – it will go in your favour! Lastly, you have permission to be as creative as you wish, so break the mould and make yourself stand out. That’s what makes us smile.

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