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Paraplanner, North Bristol

£30000 - £34000 +benefits

Our client in North Bristol is looking for a Paraplanner to join their growing team. 

Purpose of the role

To 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.



  • 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.
  • To prepare and maintain client files 
    • 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.
  • To prepare recommendations
    • 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.  
  • To implement recommendations
    • 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.
  • To undertake client reviews 
    • 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).

About You

  • 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
North Bristol
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