Paraplanner (Brown Dog Financial Planning)


Brown Dog Financial Planning

Job Description

We are a Financial Life planning business with big plans. We’ve just had a year of significant business growth, growth which with an expanded team onboard we plan to continue – our first priority for 2022 is a Paraplanner!

We might look and feel a bit different to other Financial Planning firms and that’s ok with us. We are purpose driven to help as many clients actually live their dreams as possible. We are innovative and forward thinking and if left alone for too long the Boss will have lots of new and exciting (and sometimes crazy) ideas that keep us on our toes! I guess you’d say it’s a good mix of Dynamic, Approachable and People-Oriented. As a team we are Friendly, Professional, Normal(ish) people who are all about the person, not just the money – If you like what you’ve read so far, and think you’d like to be in that sort of environment then please read on and find out what exactly are we looking for in you.

The Role

In a perfect world you’d be...

  • Organised and process driven

  • A Problem fixer

  • Delighted when a plan comes together, and everything works effortlessly

  • Forward thinking and likely to look out for ways to do it more efficiently (We love new tech here)

  • Probably a bit of control freak, but that’s ok

  • Generally a bit geeky, nosey and inquisitive


We’d also like it if you had...

  • Level 4 Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning

  • 2 years’ experience in a paraplanning role

  • A strong knowledge of all investment, life and pension products, legislation, tax and compliance

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Great research, report writing and communication skills

  • Excellent collaboration, admin and organisational skills

Your day-to-day would be...

  • Creating financial plans

  • Building cashflow models (in a perfect world you’d be Voyant ninja, but we can teach you.)

  • Writing suitability reports and supporting in client meetings

  • Applying your great attention to detail, (because we all know Advisers are not strong here)

  • Working with the Ops Manager making process improvements and enhancing our client experience

  • Being excited to work on HNW interesting and challenging cases

  • Getting stuck in with what needs to be done, not be a prima donna, sorry there is no room for drama

  • Happy to give the Boss’s dog a bit of love and attention when they visit the office!

What’s in it for you...

  • A decent salary £35,000-£45,000 depending on what you bring to the table

  • Pension contributions

  • 24 days holiday, plus we close between Christmas and New Year too

  • Flexibility in where and how you work, although we think team work makes the dream work, so its good to see you in 3D at least half the time

  • Progression, Purpose and Prospects

  • Mentoring and the opportunity to make this role what you want it to be


If this sounds like you, then in the first instance email with your CV and let's have a chat.

If you think this is mostly you and I really mean MOSTLY not it’s just another job I could apply for, but you’re not quite there with the Diploma Exams then include a covering letter and make a REALLY good case for why you are ideal for this role.