Job Description

Our client was established in 2009, with the aim to provide a unique and modern approach to financial planning for high net worth individuals and the employee benefit market. They currently manage over £350m of assets for clients and was awarded Chartered status from the Chartered Insurance Institute in 2013, showing their commitment to high levels of standards and professionalism.

With exciting exciting growth plans over the next 5 years they want to expand their highly valued Paraplanning team to support its team of client facing advisers.

Job purpose:

Candidates must be able to analyse information and conduct appropriate research to produce articulate and personalised suitability reports. This must be done in such a way as to ensure that the firm’s client and service propositions are delivered in an efficient and robust way, whilst maintaining high levels of risk management and operational effectiveness.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Receiving instructions during debriefings from advisers following client meetings.
  • Interpreting data obtained by advisers during client meetings.
  • Analysing data and using research tools to provide solutions to meet client needs and objectives.
  • Providing records to support research undertaken.
  • Consolidation of client needs and objectives, together with the recommendations and course of action in a written format via suitability reports, client specific illustrations and key features document.
  • Carrying out all tasks in a manner consistent with compliance procedures.
  • Preparation of existing client files ready for reviews.
  • Ensuring all client files are compliant on an ongoing basis.
  • Carrying out research and analysing products and services that is appropriate to each client’s financial circumstances.
  • Proposing and drafting financial solutions that meet each client’s goals, needs and objectives.

    Relevant Skills and Experience

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a Paraplanning role, preferably within an independent financial adviser environment.
  • Clear understanding of the financial planning process.
  • The ability to produce professional and technical reports, to support the advice process.
  • Able to work within defined business processes.
  • Ability to achieve agreed outcomes without supervision.
  • Prioritise own work load, and the work load of the Paraplanning team.
  • Ability to multi task and prioritise effectively.
  • Good level of technical knowledge of investments and pensions advice.
  • Proficient in using MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Intelligent office.


    • At least level 4 Diploma qualified in financial planning
    • High level of Investment and Pension knowledge


  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook.
  • A natural forward planner who critically assesses their own performance.
  • Good understanding of compliance issues.
  • Reliable, tolerant, and determined.
  • Keen for new experience, responsibility, and accountability.
  • Able to get on with others and be a team-player.


  • £30,000 - £40,000 salary, based on experience and qualifications
  • 23 days holiday
  • 4 x Death in Service Benefit
  • Employer Pension Contributions
  • Flexible working hours
  • Business Park location including Free Parking
  • Support to encourage study for further advancement within the business