Paraplanner – Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire, Witney
Posted 3 weeks ago

Role title: Paraplanner

Location: Witney, Oxfordshire

Salary: 35-38k

Please email your CV to to be considered for the role.

Main Purpose of the Role:

  •   To provide all employees with a focal point for technical enquiries and to produce compliant reports and supporting documentation for clients of the firm (existing or potential) to support the recommendations made by their adviser
  •   To write comprehensive suitability reports for both existing and potential clients which are readable, compliant, and technically accurate (from templates but with the ability to write freehand)
  •   To provide support to the adviser team on technical matters Duties and Responsibilities:
  •   Production of new business reports and recommendations
  •   Following client meetings ensure the Fact Find and all other relevant financial information

    is obtained in order to proceed with a full financial needs analysis

  •   Liaise with Business Administration for any additional information required
  •   Liaise with Investment, and accounts and dealing teams in respect of reviews of existing

    investments and feasibility of in-specie transfers

  •   Analyse client information and existing investments/insurances, identifying any gaps in the

    clients’ financial plans

  •   Construct appropriate solutions for clients and make recommendations in conjunction with

    the advisers


    •   To ensure the confidentiality of all work undertaken
    •   To be aware of and comply with all Health and Safety Requirements affecting your work

      and report any problems immediately

    •   Yearly review of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

      Business Development:

  •   Assist with updating of Procedures Manual and ensure that it remains up to date
  •   To make recommendations as to how the firm’s systems and procedures might be


  •   Contribute to corporate development and prosperity, assist other employees and be

    involved with their training as required

Job Description

  •   To assist in the creation, implementation and development of internal systems, in order to meet regulatory obligations, and to improve and maintain efficient working practices within the organisation
  •   Promote the core values so that they are live throughout the team

    Client Service:

    •   Ensure the firm’s high standards of client care are met
    •   Ensure the confidentiality of all work undertaken for clients, and work within the principles

      of the Data Protection Act

    •   The 5 Individual Conduct Rules that apply to all persons working in financial services





Comply with the FCA’s Treating Customers Fairly requirements, and other requirements set out in the company manual and processes
To co-operate fully with Anti Money Laundering requirements
To maintain records in accordance with compliance requirements as set out in its compliance manuals and procedures

Work within the requirements of the Data protection policy

To effectively use all the relevant IT facilities made available by the company To use IT facilities within the guidelines set out by the IT Department


  •   To work with and support other employees working within the various departments of the company
  •   Create and promote a positive working environment within which each individual feels they make a valuable contribution and knows how their success will be measured

    Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  •   Willingness to undertake study
  •   Ability to manage own workload and work within a small team
  •   Knowledge of business processes, standards, policies and procedures
  •   Experience within the Financial Services Industry
  •   Exceptional communication skills at all levels
  •   Excellent organisational skills
  •   Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and ideally Adviser Office, Volume and

    Pulse dealing system

  •   Ability to work under pressure at times
  •   Provide leadership for the team
  •   Ideally at least 5 years’ experience in the financial services industry of which a minimum

    of 2 years has been in a Paraplanning role within a firm of financial advisers

  •   Produce Technical Bulletins for website and client emails


  •   Take part in any relevant in-house or external training as required
  •   To attend relevant seminars and other presentations as appropriate
  •   To retain a record of personal CPD

Additional Responsibilities and limits of Authority:

  •   To assist the Heads of other departments in any tasks relating to the development of business
  •   Any other duties which may reasonably be expected and which fall within your capabilities or general area of responsibility

Job Features

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