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Financial Services



Type of Position: Trainee Paraplanner
Pay: £23-28k

Trainee Paraplanner

Working in collaboration with the Advisors and other colleagues, the Trainee Paraplanner will carry out preparation of paraplanning tasks – i.e. reviewing files, handover sheets, calculations, and writing Suitability Letters to ensure cases are progressed within agreed timeframes and SLAs.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Checking cases and identifying information requirements
  • Liaising with the Administration team to highlight where additional information is required
  • Writing Suitability Letters (SLs) within the agreed timeframes (specific SLAs to be shared separately; SLAs are reviewed regularly)
  • Working in ibusiness to maintain Advice Sets and update case status
  • Liaising with Advisers to obtain clarity on information required to complete SLs
  • Liaising with SJP’s Business Assurance (BA) to ensure Advice Framework is clearly understood and embedded in paraplanning activities
  • Maintaining paraplanning knowledge to effectively progress cases and write SLs
  • Identifying issues and opportunities to improve the paraplanning process; to be shared with the
  • Executive Business Operations Manager
  • Meeting Quality of Documentation (QoD) targets and other KPIs (to be shared separately)
  • Contributing to BST process and quality improvement initiatives
  • Escalating issues to Executive Business Operations Manager


  • Experience of working within a wealth management firm either as a paraplanner or the Business Administration teams dealing with LOA, Submissions queries looking for the next move towards the paraplanning certificate
  • Experience of working within a financial services sector
  • Demonstrable experience of building rapport and interacting with clients effectively
  • A driven individual with a focus on client service and leading a high-performance culture
  • Adaptable to change management plans and advocate to business initiatives
  • Highly skilled and organised to manage multiple case management progress channels
  • Strong numerical ability and ability to analyse financial data and performance metrics
  • Confidence and ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as follow direction managers
  • IT technically proficient including Office 365
  • Committed to advocating and encouraging an inclusive and diverse team culture.
  • Understanding the benefits of the wellbeing agenda and promoting an open and considerate culture.

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV to 

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