Financial Services


Ref: 597| Posted: 12th Jun 2018

This vacancy is now closed

We are looking for a Paraplanner for our client in Bristol.

This role will support the Partners/Advisers in the provision of high quality, accurate report writing and research in relation to all product areas within the Financial Services market. 

Skills and knowledge

  • Excellent inter-personal skills, both written and verbal (with clients and team members).
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Quality management, to be accurate and have attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management.
  • A good level of competence with Office 365 to include Word, Excel and Outlook together with a good use of internet utilising various research websites.
  • Detailed knowledge of the FCA’s rules and requirements.
  • Detailed knowledge of the FCA’s and the firm’s record keeping requirements.
  • Broad knowledge of the financial services sector.
  • High level of technical knowledge.
  • Diploma Qualified or significant progress towards reaching this.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keep up-to-date with new product, technical or legislative changes within the marketplace.
  • Comply at all times with the firm’s Compliance; Training & Competence; Complaints and Data Security policies / procedures.
  • To ensure that the firm’s clients are treated fairly at all times.
  • To work as part of a team alongside the firm’s advisers and administrators to provide clients with a professional ongoing Financial Planning experience.
  • To constantly seek to improve the way business is done through analysis, creativity, problem solving and change initiatives.
  • To be results focused, getting the job done in an efficient way through effective time management, task and financial management.
  • To demonstrate an attitude of “get it right first time”.
  • To agree and achieve objectives, set at appraisal.
  • Ensure reports are written in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Check all paperwork / information is available to ensure that the client file meets the FCA’s rules and requirements.
  • Discuss the client’s needs and objectives with the relevant adviser (where required).
  • To maintain comprehensive files and filing systems in accordance with GDPR specifications.
  • Undertake research to identify suitable solutions to meet the client’s needs and objectives (where required).
  • Prepare information for analysis by the adviser (where required).
  • Prepare draft recommendation report.
  • Discuss draft recommendation report with the relevant adviser.
  • Obtain ‘sign-off’ by the relevant adviser. 
  • Prepare suitability reports in accordance with the agreed recommendations.
  • Complete application / proposal forms (where required).
  • Ensure all compliance paperwork is in order.
  • Implement the chosen / agreed investment strategies.
  • Act as main point of contact and deal effectively with queries from clients and other parties.
  • Establish and build strong relationships with clients.
  • If required, attend client meetings with adviser. 
  • Organise future planning meetings with clients, in accordance with agree timescales.
  • Review investment portfolio, asset allocation, risk profile etc (where required).
  • To be a strong team player, using your knowledge and experience to support other team members.
  • To identify areas of opportunity for the team and business as a whole.
  • To undertake special projects as and when requested.
  • To ensure clear desk policy is maintained at all times.

First 2 Recruit Ltd is an Employment Agency who provide permanent and fixed term contract services and an Employment Business who provide temporary services as defined under the Employment Agencies Act 1973.  First 2 Recruit Ltd will collect the personal details which job seekers provide to us for the purposes of providing job seekers with work-finding services. In providing this service to job seekers we may need to transfer their personal details to our client companies.

Please note we regret that due to the high volume of CV's received we cannot give individual feedback to candidates, if you are not contacted within 5 working days of submitting your CV please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

First 2 Recruit Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to a policy of treating all its employees and job applicants equally regardless of race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age or perceived age, marital or civil partnership status or disability.