Paraplanner - Relationship Manager

Six Degrees Recruitment
11 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


To assist the Financial Planner in all aspects of the client relationship to ease the amount of administration work they become involved in.

To oversee, prioritise and manage the team workload of the Planner(s) & ensure company values, behaviours, procedures & best practices are being followed.

Key Tasks:

·Assisting the Financial Planner in their client relationships

·Filtering calls from clients, assisting where possible and passing the query to the Financial Planner if necessary

·Organising client reviews & appointments

·Providing commentary on fund & portfolio performance based on last valuation

·Assisting the Financial Planner with their time management and workflow

·Organising weekly catch up meetings with Financial Planner and organising follow up work

·Relevant follow up work to be documented and passed to Client Services Team within agreed timescale

·Assisting with analysis and research to prepare a financial plan & pension transfers, including use of research systems etc. and producing supporting documents

·Checking client profitability reports & advising Financial Planner of any required actions, ensuring relevant plans are set up with advisor charges and any issues are resolved at the earliest possible opportunity so as not to detrimentally the company’s cash flow.

·Establishing needs and objectives of client from fact find, undertake research & consolidation information to write the Financial Plan/suitability letter

·Obtaining relevant documents to support the Financial Plan/suitability letter (e.g. fund fact sheets)

·Attending client meetings and note taking, where necessary

·Completion of application forms where possible both on-line with the client & paper

·Ensuring client files are compliant and tidy on an ongoing basis & proactively looking at ways to improve Planners file check score

·Ensuring that all compliance requirements are being met, remedial actions from compliance file checks are completed

Entry Level Requirements:

·A Levels or equivalent NVQ, BTEC in Financial Administration

·R01 (or CF1)

·Flexible attitude to work hours

·Willingness to participate in learning opportunities/events outside of usual work hours

Further Requirements:

·Achieved or working towards CII Level 4 Certificate in Paraplanning and/or CII Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning Qualification

·The candidate will need to have a good understanding of the different financial solutions available in the market place and should be looking to further their knowledge in areas including; investments, protection, pension, tax and estate planning,

·FMB will provide training to ensure the candidates fully understand the FCA rules surrounding ethics, and treating customers fairly. We will hold you to the same standards expected of a Financial Planner in terms of the FCAs test of being a fit and proper person

Required Behaviours:

·Business like in both appearance & approach

·Demonstrates a ethos of trust both in personal behaviour & towards all colleagues

·Speaks & deals with all colleagues in a respectful, positive & polite manner

·Proactive approach to challenges to deliver results

·Behaves professionally at all times & does not bring the company into disrepute

·Well organised

·Happy & cheerful when dealing with both clients & colleagues

·Keeps work & client areas, clean, tidy & in a professional manner

·Does not involve themselves in office politics or gossip

·Able to proactively research for solutions to challenges/issues/problems

·Working in a collaborative & supportive way

·Constructive when providing feedback to others

·Positive attitude to change

·Does not publicly criticise colleagues

·Fully supports the Directors/Management Team & aligns own workload to achieve FMB’s business strategy & goals

·Positively & publicly recognises others for their achievements

·Positive & enthusiastic ‘Can Do’ attitude

·Recognises ones internal & external customers

·Flexible approach to tasks & working hours to ensure work is completed & meet the needs of the business

·To maintain a good standard of product knowledge and system knowledge

·To prioritise daily activities and respond efficiently and effectively to queries including meeting SLA’s

·To be professional and tactful with customers & colleagues and enhance the business relationship even when under extreme pressure

·To act to minimise problems & take ownership of them to ensure their successful resolution

·To ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times both regarding clients & colleagues

Report to:

This role reports to thePractice Manager

Employee Benefits:

·22 days holidays + bank holidays + currently 3 additional days off between Christmas & New Year

·Death In service Scheme

·3% company contribution Pension Scheme

·Annual appraisal

·Bonus scheme

·Birthdays - Paid day off if your birthday falls on a working day

·Free full financial planning service with no ongoing fees

·Attendance at annual company conference

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