We are looking for a Paraplanner, which internally we call a Financial Planning Assistant (FPA) to join our team and provide day-to-day support to the Financial Planners. The Financial Planning Assistant role is a unique client-focused role supporting the Financial Planner to deliver our client service commitment by following the client engagement and ongoing service processes.  The FPA role differs from the traditional Paraplanner roles, as the FPA attends the client meetings and works alongside the Financial Planner to develop the best client outcomes.

The ideal candidate would already have or be working towards their Diploma in Financial Planning and is confident in writing technically accurate and well-structured letters and reports.  

Job Description 

  • Gain an understanding of the client’s circumstances, objectives, and risk tolerance to ensure advice is appropriate
  • Analyse and fully understand details of the client’s existing policies, pensions, and investments
  • Build and understand the client’s long-term financial plan including cash flow and future wealth expectations
  • Identify new business opportunities and areas for financial planning and develop solutions to meet client needs and objectives
  • Organise the production of key features, illustrations and quotations necessary to support advice given
  • Prepare detailed, technically accurate and compliant financial planning and suitability reports
  • Prepare for review meetings by discussing agenda with financial planner and updating planning software for presentation to the client
  • Ensure fact finds, client questionnaires and meeting notes fully support the advice given and compliance paperwork is present and correct
  • Assist with the accurate completion of application and proposal forms, when necessary
  • Act as the main point of contact for technical queries from clients
  • Liaise with client’s legal and tax advisers when necessary
  • Work closely with other Paraplanners and Financial Planning Assistants to share ideas and best practice
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of all products and services in the financial planning marketplace
  • Undertake appropriate professional development and training
  • Anything else reasonably requested by the Directors

Why Should You Apply?

  • Herbert Scott is one of the most professional and forward-thinking financial planning practices in the area and truly wants every employee to enjoy coming to work
  • We offer some flexibility in our approach to working hours, to help support your work/life balance
  • We are a progressive business that is always striving to improve and, as such, will support any further learning you wish to undertake and will listen to your ideas
  • We offer a fantastic range of benefits, have a fabulous new office, a brilliant team and a desire to grow the business

If you are interested in joining our team as a Financial Planner’s Assitant, we would love to hear from you, please send your CV to Hannah Bibby,

How to apply

Please email your CV, covering letter and your salary expectations to:

  • Location Lewes
  • Salary £25,000 - £40,000
  • Contract Type Permanent
  • Attentance Full Time