Experienced Paraplanner/Senior Administrator or Trainee Paraplanner/Senior Administrator (Gillinghams Independent Financial Advisers)

Bridport, Dorset

Gillinghams Independent Financial Advisers

Job Description

About Us

At Gillinghams Independent Financial Advisers, we believe that great financial advice begins with an understanding of our clients’ lives and what is important to them.

We are a well-established firm with many years’ experience in Financial Planning. We work with clients who require financial solutions for their investments and retirement plans and are committed to delivering exceptional results for our clients.

As a company, Gillinghams places great importance in developing our team members and giving them the opportunity to be the best that they can and achieving their full potential.

Job Role

Experienced Financial Planning Paraplanner/Senior Administrator or a Trainee Paraplanner/Senior Administrator required for a busy, successful Independent Financial Advisers practice in Bridport, Dorset.

We need your expert IFA administration help. Bring us your knowledge and skills in financial planning administration, and we’ll reward you with a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and the chance to progress your career with us.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled and experienced financial services individual to take on an important role in well-established business that is built on solid foundations.

Reporting to the Director, the main purpose of this role is to:

Help manage the client journey from start to finish in a timely and compliant manner, showing understanding and compassion towards the client at all stages of the processes.

  • Process, submit and record all business, ensuring all appropriate systems are kept up to date.

  • Help the advisers prepare for client meetings as required ensuring all necessary documentation is available to them and recorded appropriately.

  • Research and information gathering to assist the advisers with their work.

  • Prepare compliant suitability reports.

  • Report accurate and timely information back to the advisers, clients, providers, and the business as appropriate.

  • Work alongside the back-office team to ensure recommendations are implemented effectively and compliantly.

Essential Skills

  • At least 2-3 years of experience gained working as a support administrator within a financial planning environment. Consideration will be given to exceptional applicants with slightly less time spent in the industry.

  • Hardworking, organised, methodical and dedicated.

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills.

  • Analytical and attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Good IT knowledge, particularly in Word and Excel and industry back-office systems.

  • Able to work unsupervised, often to deadlines so excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise own workload key.

  • A positive attitude and willingness to help other team members.

What’s on Offer

This role would be a fantastic opportunity for someone who has experience in a paraplanning role and is looking to develop this skill further. The role is full-time based in Bridport, Dorset and whilst we enjoy being office based, we will consider some hybrid/remote working for the right person.

Starting salary is negotiable and dependent on current qualifications and work experience related to the role. The range is between £25,000 and £40,000. Plus:

  • Pension

  • Life assurance cover

  • Performance related bonus

  • Holiday allowance: 23 days plus bank holidays

  • Full exam support and development training up to Chartered if desired.


Further information or to apply for this role please submit your CV or any questions you have to: sdonovan@gillinghamsifa.co.uk