Financial Planner

Job Title: Financial Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greater Manchester, England
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Reference: 10481/001_1524320483
Contact Name: Jane Paton
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 21, 2018 15:21

Job Description

Our client is a national wealth mangement firm who are expanding their already successful team. You will need to have a proven record in developing clients and business along with the drive to be a high achiever.

Summary of role:

This is a key client-facing role, having responsibility for client financial planning, client relationships and for supporting the client in engagement with our investment managers.

The role manages up to 100 clients having investments valued at £250,000 or more, and / or having protection or other transactional requirements generating income of £1,500.

The role acquires new clients, through referrals, and by pro-actively presenting our service to potential clients and to introducers such as lawyers and other professional advisers.

The role also supports our business plans, including the development of our financial planning services, through input to our financial planning business forum.

This is a FCA regulated role (CF30), and the role holder is responsible for their compliance with regulatory and professional standards and for their ongoing technical competence and professional development.


  • To maintain the highest standards of client care, professional conduct and regulatory compliance.
  • Ensure that clients receive an appropriate standard of service and communication.
  • Ensure that clients receive a holistic financial planning consultation initially and reviewed at least annually, unless they are purely transactional clients who have chosen not to do so.
  • Ensure that client reviews, risk profile reviews and other client servicing activity happens at the right intervals and is conducted to the highest standards.
  • Deal with any ad hoc client requirements and ensure that clients maintain the highest levels of satisfaction with our service.
  • Follow the company's operating policies and procedures, so that client servicing is conducted consistently and efficiently and operational risks are appropriately managed.

Ensure that all areas of financial planning are offered to clients wherever they may be appropriate, liaising with colleagues as necessary to provide appropriate technical expertise.

These will include:

  • Retirement planning including cash flow modelling
  • Succession planning including consideration of IHT
  • Pension management including Defined Benefit transfers
  • For corporate clients, Employee Benefit solutions
  • Protection
  • To acquire new clients and grow revenues.

Grow the number of clients served by recruiting new clients through referrals, personal networking and by making presentations to professional firms such as lawyers.

Respond to new enquiry leads generated by the firm, converting them to become new clients.

Grow revenues by encouraging clients to do more business with the firm, through doing an excellent job and by identifying specific areas of potential need.

Encourage clients to use then firm's in-house investment management services wherever appropriate, introducing Investment Manager colleagues and managing client relationships jointly with them.

Provide input to the investment strategy process, by way of insights and suggestions shared with the investment management committee.

Maintain close working relationships with colleagues in operations, compliance and other support areas, to ensure that client servicing is maintained efficiently, consistently and safely.

Identify opportunities for process improvement and share these either directly with the relevant area or through meetings such as the financial planners' forum.

Immediately escalate any potential compliance, operational or reputational risks to a member of the executive committee.