Red Recruitment
29 Mar 2018
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


During a period of expansion, our client is looking for a new paraplanner to join their expanding team. As a technical Paraplanner you will need to support the main financial adviser of the business and provide technical research and analysis of existing products, policies and funds along with the composition of compliant suitability reports.

This will be a busy and varied position and a fantastic opportunity to work in a great environment with fun, hard-working people. We actively encourage all members of the team to progress and further their studies in the financial services sector.

Duties and responsibilities:

    • Accurately and efficiently support the adviser to enable the achievement of targets
    • Preparing information / comparisons for analysis / cash flow modelling
    • Review / analyse investment portfolio / asset allocation / risk profile
    • Prepare draft recommendation letters and compliant suitability reports with agreed recommendations
    • Ensure all compliance paperwork is complete and in order
    • Ensure all data gathered by the administrators concerning the clients Financial Portfolio is complete, accurate and up-to-date
    • Research products available in the market, selecting those that are most appropriate for the respective client's financial needs, priorities and overall financial position to recommend to the client
    • Analyse the client's current financial positions and given their priorities, in line with the Financial Adviser's advice, make recommendation as appropriate· Contribute to the designing and updating of Suitability Letter templates so as to comply with current FCA, Regulatory and Legislative requirements
    • Ensure Compliance procedures are adhered to at all times, escalating and breaches or concerns to the Compliance officer in a timely manner with full accurate information
    • Maintain and proactively secure Product, Technical and Regulatory knowledge to enhance personal performanceOverseeing changes to and implementing chosen investment strategies
    • Establish strong client relationships
    • Carrying out other office tasks and activities as required

    Skills and experience required:

    • Diploma in Financial Planning or equivalent (level 4 minimum)
    • Previous experience of Paraplanning within a financial services organisation (minimum 1 year)
    • Good report writing skills
    • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
    • In-depth understanding of compliance
    • Prioritise and plan own workload
    • Working to very strict timescales
    • Own mode of transport

    Advantageous Skills:

    • Previous experience using Intelligent Office (Intelliflo), Dynamic Planner (Distribution Technology
    • Previous experience dealing with defined benefit pension transfers

    Salary and benefits:

    • £28,000 - £35,000 dependent on experience
    • Structured bonus scheme
    • 20 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
    • Company Pension (3% / 3%)
    • Private Medical Insurance
    • A fully stocked fridge to dip into during your working day!

    This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an expanding business in a great environment.

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