Senior Private Banking assistant

Permanent contract|Gibraltar|Private Banking

Senior Private Banking assistant

Kleinwort Hambros
  • Gibraltar, United Kingdom
  • Permanent contract
  • Private Banking


Description of the Business Line or Department

The Client Services Team (CST) sits within the Commercial Department which is responsible for the profitable management and strategic direction of the Private Banking Teams in the UK, CI and GIB.

CST is a key frontline function with a core focus to provide a high level of client service for our HNW and UNHNW clients. 

Our commercial strategy focuses on three main areas:

▪  Ensure growth through our key client segments: KCS (Key Client Segment), FIM (Financial Intermediaries), Core Segment, International and Privilege teams; 

▪  Tighten our global sales management, notably by combining our indicators by entity and by private banker (AUM,

            NNMA, NBI, GOI);

▪  Anchor our risk culture, conduct, Customer Excellence and the Group values described in the Leadership Model in our sales force on a daily basis


Summary of the key purposes of the role

The purpose of the Senior Private Banking Assistant role is to be part of the Client Service Team (CST) supporting the Private Bankers.  It is a vital link between Clients, Private Bankers and Support Services from initial client introduction and throughout the life of the relationship.

The Senior Private Banking Assistant will ensure on behalf of their Team that all aspects of the Client’s experience with Kleinwort Hambros are dealt with in a professional, accurate and timely manner including:

▪  Key part of the CST supporting Private Bankers who are focused on one or more segments, managing and retaining client relationships with high net worth individuals.

▪  Proactively looking at ways to improve the client experience and internal processes

▪  Training less experienced colleagues and all colleagues on new processes 

▪  Managing operational risk and supervising less experienced colleagues

▪  Providing ad-hoc support for the CST Team Leaders 


Summary of responsibilities

▪  Key part of the Client Service Team, supporting the Private Bankers, to ensure a high standard is delivered to the client

▪  Act as a coach and a mentor to more junior staff or new joiners, supporting and providing training on the roll out of new processes as required 

▪  Pro-actively assist Ad hoc project work as required  

▪  Provide administrative support to Private Bankers, complete required paperwork and record maintenance, assist with the administration of various client reviews, respond to client enquiries and provide administrative co-ordination with all areas of the bank and, where necessary, the wider SG Group entities

▪  Use time effectively, balancing personal commitment with the use of other resources to deliver a high quality of service

▪  Coordinate meetings, diaries and attendance at relevant meetings, including attending those where assistance is required with meeting notes etc

▪  Maintain excellent professional standards through appropriate training and development and keep up to date with developments in the marketplace

▪  Work effectively and successfully within the team and corporate framework

▪  Perform all duties in accordance with the principles outlined in the SG Code of Conduct, as well as the policies and procedures relevant to your responsibilities, to ensure that you adhere to a culture that treats clients fairly and focuses on the long term sustainability of client relationships

▪  Fully respect SG Policies and Procedures defined locally, at PRIV and at Group Level, in order to control operational risks

▪  Respect of local SG procedures and relevant regulations

▪  Application of IMMUNE and FORCE rules

▪  Working in line with KH Standards

▪  Liaising with product providers where applicable to obtain / provide the required information

▪  Develop and maintain collaborative relationships across the functions

▪  Raise suggestions with line manager regarding potential efficiency / service level enhancements where applicable

▪  Must seek management advice in case of doubt

Client Engagement and meeting co-ordination

▪  Manage all client contact via email, calls and referrals 

▪  Schedule/ track annual review process by banker within Team, initiating review if change’s to a client’s situation warrants a record refresh

▪  Schedule and prepare for client meetings/calls at banker request – including investment schedules and meeting packs

▪  Track all incoming client queries along with actions arising from client meetings and calls

▪  Respond to all client valuation, statement or audit requests

▪  Track routine client reporting processes and escalate with bankers as necessary

▪  Ensure all client engagement documentation is recorded appropriate on client files within strategic archive

Client Service Management

▪  Obtain reports for all clients within Team on issues arising at client touch points outside of Private Banking

▪  Monitor key processes and client service levels for all clients within Team validating compliance time and quality targets  ▪ Co-ordinate all client service remediation activities, including calls and letters to client

Client Documentation Management

▪  Validate up to date client procedures and documentation from Business Assurance, Operations, Compliance or Legal 

▪  Drive the documentation process for : Trust estate processing; Portfolio creation; Stock Transitions and transfers - Client closure, Client death, , Closure of dormant accounts,; Manage client file details and ensure remediation of all incomplete KYC data

▪  Document storage management

Client Transaction Execution Initiation (ensuring regulatory compliance)

▪  Stock transitions/transfers in and out and within portfolios

▪  Money transmission, standing orders,payment and foreign exchange processing - all following client instruction and including engagement on sanctions checks

▪  Monitoring of client debit/credit balances and taking appropriate action where necessary ▪ Monitoring of client portfolio holdings on internal systems

▪  Adherence to call back procedures

▪  Support administration of client Execution Only activities


• Proactively challenge and adopt new processes where client experience can be improved or productivity of staff can be utilised elsewhere

• Promote digital tools for clients and staff to reduce administrative burden on Bank

• Operate as SME on key project deliveries representing CST and client outcomes


• Provide experienced business support to more junior PBA staff

• Increased sign offs to reflect experience and autonomy in role

• Some ad hoc support and holiday cover for Team Leaders

• Training and coaching

Working with Business Assurance to improve KPIs and metrics

Profile required


▪  Individual contributor competencies as defined in the SG Leadership Model 

▪  Knowledge of business processes, standards, policies and procedures ▪ Verbal and written communication skills

▪  Numeracy

▪  Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other relevant IT skills

▪  Knowledge of regulations applying to the bank, its staff and our clients

▪  Knowledge of internal risk management, compliance, AML procedures and constant vigilance in respect of them

▪  Reliability and attention to detail

▪  Strong interpersonal and client relationship building skills

▪  Team Player & Collaboration

▪  Exercise good judgement skills to prevent fraud and raise alerts as necessary

▪  Ability to engage on project work and help shape outcomes to improve client outcomes

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 23000NZR
Entity: Kleinwort Hambros
Starting date: 2023/10/16
Publication date: 2023/09/04