Job Purpose To assist in the provision of financial plans and advice to prospective and existing private clients within internal/ regulatory standards. Job Role • To draft financial planning reports in order to meet and/or exceed agreed activity targets. • To develop and maintain the appropriate technical and market awareness knowledge in order to assist the Private Client Financial Planner in providing effective advice. • To ensure that the CPD requirements, as defined in the T&C handbook are maintained and logged as appropriate. • To negotiate and agree (in conjunction with the Financial Planner/ Head of Research) the placement of contracts with appropriate terms on behalf of clients. • To ensure correct compilation and completion of all new applications and/or schemes in accordance with internal/ regulatory standards by effective communication, workflow management and record-keeping/ database management. • To record/ maintain information on Intelligent Office in order to allow work to be logged, tracked and internal records/ management information to be kept up-to-date. • To file and/or store records and files in accordance with internal standards so they can be accessed and/ or retrieved in an efficient manner. • To understand and be able to apply internal and/or regulatory standards as specified in procedural manuals and handbooks. • To identify and refer opportunities to improve working practices and/ or risk management to enable improvements to be made. • To develop/ maintain report writing and communication skills to enable effective communications with the client. • To undertake work of a project based nature as and when required to do so. Person Specification • Experience of working in Financial Services in a financial planning, research or technical capacity. • Minimum of Diploma qualified and holds either AF3 and /or AF7. (Alternatively, G60 and RO8). • Committed to obtaining Chartered Status • Good writing skills • Evidence of technical competence. • Appropriate appearance for a ‘Professional’ office. • Adaptable to changing demands and priorities. • IT skills including use of laptop/ desktop computing, Microsoft Office (or equivalent) and database (CRM) management and preferably Intelligent Office. • Seeks opportunities to develop own skills. • Demonstrates commitment to own development. • Able to prioritise workload. • Able to work to deadlines.