Independent Financial Advisor

  • Job Reference: 1308
  • Date Posted: 17 October 2022
  • Recruiter: Independent Resourcing Consultancy
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Negotiable DOE
  • Sector: Financial Advisers
  • Job Type: Self-employed, Employed
  • Contact: Eamon Behan
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0208 1673 359

Job Description

Job Summary

As an employed Independent Financial Adviser, it is your role to understand your clients’ present and future financial goals and develop a clear financial plan with easy-to-understand financial strategies. Deliver dependable and exceptional customer service and direct your clients to financial success and independence.

Main Responsibilities

  • Acquire knowledge of the mission and guiding principles of the Financial Group customers.
  • Complying with the clients' advising process, maintaining regulatory competence, and meeting KPI criteria.
  • Always Representing the clients’ brand in a pleasant and professional way.
  • Generating new business from existing and potential clients as well as qualified introducers.
  • Use the Six-Stage Advice Process to create lasting connections and provide superb client outcomes.
  • Find new clients by using company lead generating programmes, personal business planning, recommendations, and professional introducers.
  • Building and sustaining strong connections with clients and introducers through client meetings, seminars, and ongoing team and Contact Centre feedback.
  • Making contact with businesses and individuals to schedule meetings, either in a physical location like an office, at the clients' homes or places of work, or digitally via Microsoft Teams.
  • Conducting thorough analyses of clients' financial situations, present offerings, and long-term goals and ambitions.
  • Ensuring that all tasks are completed on time, in compliance with the law, and in a way that complies with the company's standards.
  • Constantly pushing for improvements in the quality of client files and recommendations.
  • Conducting research, analysing data, and creating financial planning reports that are most suited to each client's needs and include all areas of advice
  • Comply with regulatory components of the position, such as disclosure obligations, service prices, and product recommendations.
  • Reviewing and responding to Clients’ changing needs and financial circumstances.
  • Analysing and reacting to the shifting requirements and financial situations of the clients
  • To grow your business, take use of all marketing options, including those offered by social media and networking with other experts and introducers.
  • Informing Introducers and Clients about new financial products or legislative changes that may have an impact on their Clients' pensions, savings, investments, and financial planning.
  • Providing correct management information in accordance with requests.
  • Constantly uphold the Fit and Proper and TCF standards in line with the policies and practises of the clients Financial Group.
  • To keep one's knowledge current and to keep one's own CPD records current.

Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • A Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning (or an FCA-approved equivalent) is a requirement for maintaining CF30 status and meeting FCA rules.
  • The capacity to network and entice new clients through business growth and efficient business planning.
  • Exemplifying a client-centred approach. demonstrating good communication, approachability, and professionalism.
  • Excellent IT abilities and acceptance of the new virtual/digital means to engage with clients.
  • Well-spoken, articulate, and committed to doing the right thing for our clients.
  • Working with affinity groups, business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, and retail customers to expand a client base.

New business Target

  • Salary validation 2.75 x basic salary
  • Bonus pot accrued based on gross remuneration received above the validation level. Bonus payments are subject to satisfactory KPIs. The following areas will be assessed:
    • Initial Advice Quality
    • TCF Surveys
    • Continuous Professional Development
    • Customer Service Complaints


Employed benefits:

  • Pension
  • Death in Service (four times of the agreed salary)
  • Car allowance
  • 30 Days Holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Bonus scheme
  • Validation
  • Technology (laptop and phone) 

Self Employed (example)

  • 60/40 split of income in favour of the adviser on all income streams
  • All paraplanning provided
  • All administration support provided
  • 40/60 split in the clients favour if provided with clients
  • Guarantee of sale when required either all or partial
  • Opt in to call centre lead generation
  • Opt in to Unbiased leads
  • Opportunity for large novation of clients post purchase of firms depending on location

Next Steps

Does this sound like an opportunity that aligns with your career ambitions?

For this immediate opportunity please forward your CV to Eamon Behan today!

We look forward to starting your journey with you!