• Paul Hulance

Paraplanner - Maidstone, Kent - £35,000 - £40,000 per annum

Updated: Jun 16, 2020

Clark James Recruitment are working with a highly respected Wealth Management business. Due to a recent retirement our client are looking to recruit an experienced Paraplanner to join their team in Kent.


To work as part of the Investments Services Team to work with the Financial Planners and help develop the Client Support Team.

Working with Pensions, ISAs, General Investment Accounts, Investment Bonds and Trusts.

Duties and responsibilities

Report writing and production of detailed recommendations

Preparing and maintaining client files.

Dealing with investment and product providers on various issues.

Carrying out portfolio analysis.

Using cash flow modelling to support recommendations.

Dealing with clients in relation to queries.

Dealing with SIPP providers and pension companies on drawdown and phased drawdown cases.

Analysis of investment bonds, recommend and implement switches of underlying investment funds.

Collection of all quantitative detailed information required to compile a financial plan.

On occasions attend client meetings.

To ensure the confidentiality of all client documentation and information.

Other duties as deemed necessary to fulfil the role.

Other duties

Check all compliance paperwork is present.

Confirm client risk profile is determined.

Discuss client objectives with Financial Planner.

Identify and obtain information necessary to compile financial cashflow forecast.

Compile draft net worth statements; income and expenditure statements and financial cashflow forecasts using Voyant and discuss with Financial Planner.

Prepare recommendations.

Identify areas for planning.

Undertake research both independently and with the Financial Planner to identify suitable solutions to meet the client’s needs.

Prepare information/comparisons for analysis by the Financial Planner.

Liaise with clients legal and tax advisers (if applicable).

Consider current and future allocation of assets for investment strategy with regard to client risk profile.

Prepare draft recommendation reports to be discussed and signed off by the Financial Planner.

Implementing recommendations

Prepare suitability letters in accordance with the agreed recommendations.

Complete application/proposal forms.

Ensure all compliance paperwork is in order.

Make changes to clients’ investments as instructed.

Implement the chosen investment strategies.

Qualifications, skills and personal qualities


Understanding of the Financial Planning process.

Able to work within defined business processes.

Ability to achieve agreed outcomes without supervision.

Able to prioritise and plan own workload.

Detailed and accurate.


Excellent inter-personal skills, both written and verbal.

Ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively.

Good IT skills.

Good report writing skills.

Ability to work independently and in a team.

Good knowledge and practical experience of dealing with pension drawdown and phased drawdown cases.


A broad knowledge of financial services.

High level of technical knowledge.



Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning/Regulated Financial Planning or be working towards Chartered Status.

Advanced pension qualification e.g.G60, AF3 or AF7.


Other technical areas e.g.Tax & Trusts, Long-term Care.

Apply today to Justin Preston: justin.preston@clarkjames.co.uk or call 01634 673155

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Justin Preston

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