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Paraplanner

Leeds, England

Competitive

Permanent

The Company We are an award-winning team of Independent Financial Advisers who provide a personal, independent and bespoke wealth management service to high net worth clients. We are an expanding business with offices in Leeds City Centre, London and Bath. Please visit our website for more information https://www.theprivateoffice.com/

The Role

As a Paraplanner you will be working as partof a productive, high performing team to provide full support to the Advisersand to a lesser extent some Financial Planning Executives. Your role would beto offer the most efficient, professional and effective client servicepossible with a high focus on quality and accuracy. Your duties would include:

  • Analysing clients circumstances,portfolios and objectives and preparing appropriate recommendation reports forthe Advisers;
  • Providing high quality technical,administrative and research support to the Advisers;
  • Undertaking whole-of-market research asrequired, including investments, pensions and protection plans;
  • Undertaking research for asset allocation on clients existing portfolios, quantifying and analysing those clients existing investments;
  • Liaising with the Regulatory &Technical team to ensure the advice is compliant;
  • Be able to prioritise work in your queue by liaising withadvisers on a regular basis;
  • Speaking regularly with advisers andtheir support to keep them up to date with advice in the pipeline;
  • Building strong and effective workingrelationships with other teams in the firm and third party product providers;
  • Attending and contributing to meetings both internal and external - and delivering group and individual training on topics appropriate to the role;
  • Ensuring that all client records and data are maintained accurately and efficiently;
  • Participating in ad hoc projects andtasks as and when required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential:

  • The ability to produce comprehensive,accurate and clear recommendation reports using a combination of standardparagraphs and free text;
  • Experience of analysing clients circumstances and objectives in order to provide suitable holistic financial advice;
  • Proficiency in complex report writing;
  • Experience liaising with third partyproviders;
  • CII Diploma in Financial Planning (as aminimum);
  • Excellent grammar, spelling andpunctuation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal andcommunication skills;
  • A high standard of personalorganisational and time management skills;
  • Experience within Private WealthManagement;
  • Experience of working to targetedservice standards and procedures;
  • A good working knowledge of regulatoryrequirements;
  • Ambitious and goal-orientated;
  • Evidence of continual learning anddevelopment of skills and knowledge;
  • Experience of working unsupervised with a high level of self-motivation;
  • Good IT skills covering MS Office, MS Outlook, MS Exceland back office systems.

Desirable:

  • Experience of using CURO or IRESS software;
  • Experience of using FE Analytics and Voyant;
  • Previous experience dealing with GroupLife and Pension Schemes;
  • Part FPC/RO/CF qualified;
  • Experience of training and peopledevelopment.

Core Requirements

  • Compliance with the Financial Conduct Authority Handbook and that bodys regulations;
  • Maintain an understanding of the regulatoryenvironment commensurate with the role;
  • Maintain awareness of all risk-related issues and ensure compliance with The Private Offices standards, policies and procedures;
  • Build and maintain effective relationshipswithin The Private Office;
  • Motivate and develop fellow employees;
  • Engender a positive and professional workingenvironment that encourages quality staff to join The Private Office anddevelop within the business;
  • Undertake the working day in accordance with The Private Offices Core Values.

Benefits

  • Company discretionary bonus scheme;
  • Full time hours Monday to Friday 9.00am and 5.00pm 1 hour for lunch;
  • 24 holidays (increasing to 26), plus 2additional Christmas days off;
  • Company Pension scheme;
  • Private Healthcare*;
  • Group Income Protection;
  • Life Assurance;
  • Eye Care Scheme;
  • Bike to Work Scheme;
  • Full support with professional qualifications,including Cii membership*;
  • Career progression available;
  • Wellbeing Programme.

*after qualifying period

Posted 20 days ago

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