Trainee Paraplanner

  • Job Reference: 702
  • Date Posted: 12 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Independent Resourcing Consultancy
  • Location: Altrincham
  • Salary: £18,000 to £25,000
  • Sector: Paraplanning, Client Services
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Jon Minns
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Job Description

Our client, an award-winning financial planning practice, base near Altrincham specialises in providing high-quality financial planning advice to business owners, professionals and high net worth individuals. Due to their continued expansion, they are looking to recruit a Trainee Paraplanner to join their busy team.

The role could suit a candidate currently working as an IFA Administrator that has made some progress towards the Diploma qualification.

Our client invests heavily in the development of its team and will therefore expect you to become Diploma qualified in financial planning. They will also encourage you to achieve Chartered status in the longer-term via funding your exams and coursework. In addition, they also provide excellent on the job training through our Quantum Academy Programme, which enables you to operate at the highest level. These positions are for people who wish to progress quickly in a financial planning career and are prepared to put in the work to achieve this.

The Role:

You will be responsible for providing the Advisers with technical information and assisting the other Client Managers and advisers with draft reports, ensuring clients' investment transactions are carried out accurately. You will prepare client packs for ongoing review meetings. You will also make sure all the information for the client meetings is there on time and accurate to ensure the smooth delivery of the client proposition.

You will be:

  • Dynamic, confident and determined
  • Committed to putting the Client first
  • Highly organised, methodical, and disciplined, your inbox never gets full.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines but are usually so well organised that it's not necessary.
  • Updating and reprioritising your to-do list daily.
  • Able to create and use Excel spreadsheets including formulae.
  • Able to follow instructions and work within defined business processes.
  • Able to follow systems for making sure that records are always up to date and transactions correct.
  • An excellent communicator with a high level of customer service
  • Be able to work on your own as well as be a great team player
  • Able to use Microsoft Office
  • Open to learning
  • Prepared to study towards Level 4 Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning
  • For the Trainee Client Manager role no experience is required and all training will be provided
  • For the Client Manager role - a minimum of 2 years previous experience in a Financial Planning Practice
  • Able to use back-office systems, ideally Intelligent Office, Selecta Pension, FE Analytics and Iress

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend client meetings alongside Wealth Strategists, create meeting minutes which accurately reflect the information gathered to fully document a client’s financial needs and objectives.
  • Maintain an ongoing relationship with the clients, keeping them informed, answering queries and arranging review meetings.
  • Carry out research and analyse products and services that are appropriate to each client’s financial circumstances then discussing appropriate solutions with the Wealth Strategist.
  • Complete reviews of clients’ portfolios to support the ongoing client relationship, including maintaining a client file review system to regularly assess client holdings and changing financial priorities.
  • Effectively use research and planning systems such as FE Analytics, Cashcalc and wrap platforms such as Elevate.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the industry, compliance, and regulatory developments.
  • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues and clients throughout the financial services environment, both within and outside of the business.


  • Additional leave
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • On-site parking
  • Private dental insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Unlimited paid holidays
  • Work from home