Administrator/Paraplanner - Ipswich

Posted 30 March by Blakemore Recruitment
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We are currently recruiting for a Financial Planning practice based in Ipswich that are looking to recruit an Administrator/Paraplanner. A large part of this job will be compiling suitability letters so they are looking for someone with relevant experience and ideally diploma qualified or almost qualified.

Summary of Role

  • To provide high quality financial planning support to Financial Advisers as part of an administrative team, in accordance with FCA standards and our Chartered Code of Ethics, representing the company in a professional manner with honesty and integrity at all times.


  • Collate and manage information and facts for client meetings.
  • Process applications and servicing matters, communicating with providers, clients and professional parties such as accountants and solicitors
  • To process post sale requirements, working to and ensuring deadlines are met for both individual and corporate clients.
  • Computer based duties include using a networked Iress Adviser Office recording and reporting system, Microsoft word, excel and Outlook. Use of Internet including numerous provider sites.


  • To assist in ensuring that all client files and company records are compliant in line with FCA regulations
  • To keep abreast of and adhere to the rules within the compliance manual.
  • To continually conduct oneself within the 6 core principles of the FCA’s TCF and CII’s Code of Ethics.


  • Keep up to date with legislation, taxation & trusts, regulation, technical, product andprovider changes
  • A thorough knowledge is necessary of all product types that the company generally deals with, in its fully independent status.
  • Compiling recommendation/suitability letters, building from basic templates from our 3 rd party compliance assistance company together with provider information, company policy requirements, client soft facts and specific adviser instructions.
  • Holistic para-planning research, working with the advisers on investments, pensions, protection and mortgages, having first discussed & detailed as necessary the fact-finding information, considering the remuneration method options available to the clients.
  • Researching portfolios and funds, keeping abreast of market movements, trends etc.
  • Be present and provide input at client meetings when required.
  • Assisting team members with technical support.

Training & Development

  • To continue private study to obtain the CII level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning
  • To pass internal training & test in Data protection, Complaints, Anti-bribary and Moneylaundering.
  • To continue with ongoing technical training within the office, keeping a good working knowledge of the products and systems used.
  • To continually complete annual CPD in accordance with company and CII requirements.

Pre-requisites & Experience

  • At least 4 GCSEs inc English & Maths at grade C above (or equivalent
  • At least partial completion of the CII level 4 Diploma modules.
  • Ideally At least 2 years IFA support experience, including use of a back office system such as Iress or Intelliflo.
  • High level of written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritise workload.
  • Ideally to commence this role with at least 2 years of suitability letter writing.
  • There is a strong element of working on your own, relying on initiative gained from your experience within the industry. You be required to use paraplanning / extracting information skills etc. unaided.

Required skills

  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Report Writing

Reference: 42367296

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