• Job Reference: 11747
  • Date Posted: 29 January 2021
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicester
  • Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Comprehensive Benefits Package (see job spec)
  • Sector: Administration, Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Paul Mitchell
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0)116 254 9404

Job Description

11747 – Paraplanner Job Spec

Location: Leicester City Centre


Our Client – an established and well-respected Wealth Management Consultancy based in Leicester – is seeking an experienced Paraplanner to join their team on a full-time permanent basis. The successful candidate will provide support for financial advice & services ranging from Pensions – SSAS & SIPP (incl. property purchase), pension drawdown & transfers & workplace pensions, to investment portfolio advice, estate planning and protection.


The Role

  • Supporting one IFA initially, with growth expected so supporting a further IFA going forward,
  • Providing financial planning / suitability reports using the appropriate research tools within agreed timescales,
  • Ensuring that FactFinds and the adviser’s meeting notes are fully completed and that all outstanding information has been received prior to preparing any financial planning reports / suitability letters,
  • Ensuring that on completion of business by the Financial Planner client files are complete and all relevant documentation enclosed before submission,
  • Completing research & report writing, ensuring all Financial Planning and Suitability Reports and letters are compliant, technically accurate and completed in line with the IFP Business Standards and templates provided,
  • Cross-selling services to new & existing clients, working collaboratively with financial planners and administrators to ensure work in progress is completed in a timely fashion,
  • Establishing strong relationships with clients and attending client meetings with the IFA where appropriate / required,
  • Ensuring all meetings, enquiries and subsequent dealings with clients, introducers and product providers are conducted in a professional manner and comply with the company’s procedures,
  • Acting as client contact, able to communicate effectively with key stakeholders (via phone & email),
  • Submitting new business promptly to providers, ensuring legible copies are uploaded to the back office system and implementing agreed actions,
  • To work with Financial Planners, other Paraplanners, Managers and Directors on other projects, from time to time as required,
  • To maintain the professionalism of the firm at all times and act accordingly in all dealings with colleagues, clients, providers and visitors.


The Right Person

  • Level-4 Diploma qualification in financial services is desirable,
  • Paraplanning experience is essential,
  • Excellent computer skills incl. Word & Excel,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Good organisational skills… an ability to prioritise your workload and meet deadlines,
  • Professional & confident telephone manner,
  • Excellent technical knowledge, good awareness of Data Protection legislation and risks,
  • Good knowledge of pensions and pension transfers. 



  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum (subject to experience)
  • Hours: Full-Time
  • Holiday 24 Days + Bank Holidays (Xmas Closure)
  • Flexible / remote working arrangements considered in line with the needs of the business
  • Comprehensive Benefits incl. Study Support / Leave, Exam Bonuses, Paid Professional Membership Fees, EAP Scheme, Holiday Purchase Scheme, New Business Referral Bonuses, Company Pension PLUS MUCH MORE!!

If you – or someone you might know – are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 11747) on 0116 254 9404.