Robin at Service Service Recruitment
June 3, 2021
Norwich, United Kingdom
Job Type
£32-37,000.00 DOE FLEXIBLE


Are you looking to join a Financial Planning firm who are really going places, have an excellent working environment where you are well looked after and valued, well look no further…

My client who has been trading since 2010 are looking for an experienced Paraplanner to join their friendly group of existing long serving staff.

Main purpose of the role

This is a key role to provide a first-class technical and proactive support service to the Advisers. Working closely with the Advisers, Directors and the client services support team you will be responsible for providing technical guidance and technical advice, ensuring that the centralised paraplanning function of the business provides an accurate, timely and compliant service. You will need to enjoy working as part of a busy and successful team and be able to actively contribute towards a common goal.

You will be fully accountable and self-reliant and be able to produce accurate work with minimum input from others.

The minimum qualification for this role is Level 4 Diploma PFS and my client will assist you with financial support for further training and examination, actively encouraging progression to Chartered status, but you will be expected to take full responsibility for your continuous professional and personal development.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge

• The requisite technical knowledge and qualifications, to meet FCA and company expectations.
• Detailed knowledge and understanding of compliance procedures and FCA legislation for suitability report provision and record keeping requirements.
• A high degree of technical product and tax knowledge enabling the most appropriate client solutions.
• Ability to be able to multi-task and juggle a busy workload.

General Responsibilities

• Keep up to date with relevant product, legislative and technical changes.
• Ensure relevant CPD is maintained and recorded accurately.
• Promoting the profile of the business within the professional and wider community.
• Developing and maintaining internal relationships across the business to meet expected business and income targets.

Specific Responsibilities

Fund, market, product, technical and financial research and analysis, at client level and company level, with accurate documentation and follow up

Interpreting and analyzing data obtained from Advisers and 3rd parties

Technical research and solution provision in the form of written compliant reports to meet client needs and objectives, meeting all internal and external regulatory requirements

Independently identifying planning needs

Implementing and evidencing clear centralised paraplanning procedures

Proficient use of cash flow modeling software

Coordinating the Paraplan work log and ensuring work is completed within service standards

Communicating with the Advisers regarding their work requests

Maintenance and development of compliant client suitability templates and factual technical collateral

Consulting with the Advisers on client investment, pension, protection and tax planning, making suggestions to the Advisers and confirming proposed actions to the client

Coordination of AIS model portfolio solution and follow up with clients and platform providers

Coordination of client withdrawal requests with provision of suitability report outlining any risks involved with the withdrawal

Coordination of ongoing client assessments of suitability and the drawdown review service

Review investment portfolios, performance and asset allocation

Carry out due diligence

Submitting business and managing the case to completion

Effective time and caseload management

Managing, recording and monitoring client reviews

Assisting with the writing of technical communications for mass communications to clients and professionals

Project work, management and coordination

Providing technical training to team members

Arranging training sessions for the team members

Preparation of existing client files for review and managing review requirements to ensure all client files are compliant

Preparing for client meetings, attending client meetings with the Advisers, building rapport with the clients, contributing to the meetings, taking accurate minutes and following up with the client

Providing technical support to the Advisers and other team members

Answering technical client queries

Ability to achieve desired outcomes with minimum supervision

Updating the company’s research file

Accurate system updating on IO

Competent administration through wrap platforms utilized by the company

Telephone cover and other ad hoc duties as required.


My client have a flexible approach, operating a 37 hour week, you are able to start between 8 and 9 and leave anytime between 5 and 6, Fridays are 9-3 for everyone, you can take between 1 and 1.5hrs for lunch.

Death in service 4 x salary

Free Parking

Standard pension, 3% employer contribution

Holiday entitlement is 26 days (an extra day off for your Birthday if it falls on a working day).

Financial assistance with further and ongoing studies

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