Senior Paraplanner

Join our Wealth Planning Team.

Manchester – Liverpool – Leeds – London – Birmingham


Our Mission

Our Mission

At Sedulo we are building a world class team to deliver our mission to make positive change in the communities we work in. We do this by:

  • Working with our clients to transform their business and personal finances
  • Connecting and contributing to the business community in the cities we are located in
  • Working with charities by volunteering, fundraising and influencing change both now and in the future through the Sedulo Foundation
  • Being a great place to work and develop your career


The opportunity & role

As a Senior Paraplanner, you will be the focal point and leader within our para-planning team, providing high level technical support  as well as general mentoring to our junior Paraplanners whilst also working closely with our admin team to assist with the preparation of suitability reports for our clients.

As a Senior Paraplanner a typical week may involve the following;

General Responsibilities;

  • Making sure you follow the firm’s compliance processes and procedures at all times in the following areas:
  • T&C, complaints, financial crime, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, data security, date protection, conflicts of interest, inducements, record keeping.
  • Making sure you follow relevant advice and sales procedures at all times
  • Complying with the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, the FCA’s Statements of Principle & Code of Practice and the relevant rules from the FCA at all times
  • Keeping up to date with relevant regulatory, product, legislative and technical requirements
  • Making sure all client contact is carried out in a professional and courteous way
  • Making sure all client files are compliant on an ongoing basis

Specific Responsibilities;

  • Acting as team leader and people manager within our para planning team, you will be responsible for:
    • Providing leadership, mentorship and technical support
    • Ensuring adequate training is provided where required
    • Maintaining output to a high standard and within agreed timescales
  • Providing support to our firm’s advisers in completing non-client facing tasks in relation to the preparation and administration of recommendations being made
  • Liaising with advisers as appropriate
  • Dealing with client queries in an efficient and timely manner
  • Making sure any updates and reports are issued to clients in a timely manner
  • Reviewing client investment portfolios, asset allocations, risk profiles etc. when requested
  • Preparing recommendations, including:
    • Identifying and discussing areas with the adviser
    • Undertaking relevant research
    • Preparing documentation to the reviewed by the adviser
    • Preparing draft suitability reports
  • Implementing recommendations, including:
    • Preparing suitability reports
    • Completing applications / proposal forms
    • When instructed, making changes to a client’s investment portfolio
  • Preparing and maintaining client files, including:
    • Collecting all relevant information to support any recommendations to be made
  • Making sure all relevant documentation held within a client file is compliant


Knowledge Skills & Experience

  • 5 yrs relevant experience
  • Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning (CII) or equivalent
  • Having a positive attitude at all times
  • Good written /oral communication skills
  • The ability to take on and understand the environment we operate it, and the issues this raises
  • General IT skills
  • Ability to compile reports

You may also have;

  • Be working towards or have achieved chartered status
  • Experience of managing a small team
  • Practical experience with cashflow forecasting (ideally Voyant)
  • Competent user of Microsoft office

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What we offer

  • A company culture where we get results together, we give back together, we have fun together
  • A company recognised by Investors in People for our attitude and commitment to training and development
  • A training and development plan tailored entirely to you with the opportunity to gain relevant professional qualifications
  • A fast paced career with clearly defined career progression
  • An open plan workspace recognised by the likes of the BBC as one of the UK’s quirkiest offices, featuring an in-office bar and much more
  • Healthcare benefits including cash back dental, optical and medical support, including alternatives therapies
  • Perks including free breakfast, afternoon tea and an annual Christmas trip abroad
  • All the usual advantages you would expect from a good employer, including your birthday off as a paid holiday

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