Head of Paraplanning - London

Newlind Partners Ltd
Temple, London
11 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Paraplanning Team, Temple, London

Following a recent successful expansion programme, Fleet Street Financial Ltd is now seeking to recruit an experienced and highly competent individual to head up and progress the paraplanning team.

What you will do:

  • Manage or delegate with oversight a suite of client reports taking into account all aspects of the planning and service proposition. Oversight of the continuing suitability of all planning tools currently used and make suggestions for alternatives as appropriate
  • Classic management responsibilities of delegation and quality control, maintaining efficient workflow management
  • Assist with technical issues and improve operational performance. Overseeing the communication of technical developments, including Budget updates and legislative changes to planners and clients
  • Recruitment for your team. Induction, training and development of new and existing technical staff members. Encourage qualifications advancement and monitoring CPD
  • Set and monitor performance and KPIs to ensure the department is operating in line with business requirements
  • Establish strong relationships with advisers and senior management
  • Manage the department efficiently and lead by example

You will love this job if you:

  • Are a talented juggler, successfully managing competing priorities whilst demonstrating confidence, professionalism, discretion, positivity and a superior attention to detail
  • Are dedicated and fast-moving with a track record operating with urgency, focus and discipline
  • Are adaptable and ambitious, enthusiastically taking on other assignments as needed to support the business
  • Have strong analytical, planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Are highly technical in nature with a clear understanding of the advice and paraplanning process

What you will need:

  • An ability to quickly and independently make sound decisions
  • At least 5 years experience in a paraplanning or technical role within the financial service industry, most recently as a senior paraplanner
  • Extensive experience of third party research projects including platforms, SIPPs and fund research, ideally including the creation and management of model portfolios
  • Ideally educated to graduate level
  • Diploma qualified
  • Chartered status or close to
  • Candidates with managerial experience would be preferable