Trainee Paraplanner

Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£18,000 per annum
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Trainee Paraplanner

£18,000 per annum

Cardiff – St Mellons

Permanent, Mon-Thursday 9am-5pm and Fridays 9am-4:30pm


To provide technical and research support to Financial Planners in the delivery of their advice to clients. This support includes completing research and analysis, preparing suitability letters and writing client reports.

Key Responsibilities:

·Preparation of new and existing client Cashflows ready for Cashflow meetings and Annual Strategy meetings

·Receiving instructions from meeting notes/tasks from Financial Planners that have been delegated by the STM&P

·Contacting third parties and providers to gather detailed information.

·Generating and accurately saving research undertaken in a structured and consistent format

·Writing suitability letters that are accurate, personalised and match the clients’ objectives

·Provide all appropriate appendices, illustrations, applications and Key features documentation for suitability letters and reports

·Supporting the paraplanner with the annual ISA reporting to ensure all clients (where applicable) has utilised the annual ISA allowances

·Carrying out all tasks in a manner consistent with regulatory and internal compliance procedures

·Keep up to date with legislation and product changes by attending and maintaining continuous professional development

·Ability to work efficiently under own initiative with impeccable attention to detail

Assisting and covering the Professional Support Role when required

·Open, scan and distribute the post each morning

·To meet and greet clients and guests as they arrive at the office in a friendly and professional manner as per the documented process. Provide tea and coffee

·Prepare meeting rooms prior to clients or guests arriving

·To be the first point of contact for incoming telephone calls

·Make checks for Anti Money Laundering

·Send letters of authority and change of service letters to providers

·Frank and post all outgoing correspondence each evening. Ensure put in post box.

Mortgage related work

·Proactively assisting with the mortgage process if appropriate, including new business and liaising with clients, Providers/lenders and solicitors to progress the mortgage application

·Updating the mortgage expiry schedule spreadsheet with the mortgage expiry deal dates


·Attend weekly team meetings & monthly Open Forum meetings for the professional support team

·Provide minutes of team meetings and post to N drive


·Ideally GCSE grades A-C in Maths and English and hold the Diploma in Financial Planning or equivalent.

·The candidate must be prepared to working towards obtaining the Certified Financial Planner qualification

·Must have good IT skills and excellent telephone manner

·Continuing Professional Development (CPD) should be undertaken to develop skills and knowledge

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