Are you looking for a new professional career, doing something you can be proud of and become qualified in? Do you have life experience that enables you to identify with North Easterners considering retirement?
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From a technical and regulatory viewpoint, we are Independent Financial Advisers. However, we operate completely differently from traditional financial advice firms because we do not focus solely on selling financial products. Instead, we use our PlanHappy life coaching service to help people plan their life and retirement and enable them to enjoy their desired lifestyle free from worry.
So this fantastic role really is a combined Life Coach and Financial Planner.
Whether you already work in the financial services industry or you are looking for a change, this could be a superb opportunity to build a great career. We focus on recruiting individuals who can bring the practical intelligence and a desire to deliver genuinely exceptional results for our clients. We can train you in the technical aspects of financial advice.
Our most recent Trainee Financial Planners have come from various professions including Teaching, Operations Management and HR. They are in their 30's, 40's and 50's!
You will be expected to study and pass exams in order to become a fully qualified Financial Planner.
We've built a great team of people, which currently stands at 40 and is growing, all working to our Core Values. We work from a beautiful office in Preston Farm, called The Planning Rooms.
As a Financial Planner your role will be to hold meetings with Clients. Initially this will be to explore their current assets and help them work out what they want from life. Then you will guide them through their technical options and how they can use their assets to live the life they desire. You will be supported by a team of Paraplanners to produce reports and charts to visually prove to our clients that they can have financial peace of mind. You will deliver the Financial Advice we believe gives the best outcome for that client's individual needs and circumstances. Ultimately your job is around dealing with any concerns the client has and give them the comfort that everything is going to be okay.
The role really is open to anyone. Who you are as a person and your experience in life to date is what we can help you harness into a tool for helping others. It’s up to you to assess whether you can see yourself succeeding in this role and are prepared to put in the work, commitment and self-belief. You don’t necessarily need experience of financial services, pensions or investments. We can teach you that.
Existing financial qualifications are not required however, you will be studying for the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning which is a level 4 qualification so academic study is something that you should be comfortable with.
You will be expected to study in your own time although support and study sessions are provided.
Then you will proceed with the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning which is a Level 6 qualification.
Fitness & Propriety:
We are required to register you with the FCA as a Controlled Function in order for you to see clients. This includes an assessment on your fitness and propriety for a role advising people on their investment and pensions. Previous convictions, credit problems and bankruptcies would likely hinder your chances of satisfying the FCA.
Every team member is expected to work to our Core Values: