Wise Investment

We are Hiring – Head of Paraplanning

Posted: 20th June 2024 Key

Wise Investment


Head of Paraplanning: Full-Time Vacancy

An opportunity has arisen for a Head of Paraplanning to join a successful and growing company.


Wise Investment is an independent, employee-owned wealth management and financial planning business. Since the company was founded in 1992, we have provided financial advice and investment management solutions to private clients. Quality and excellence sit at the core of our values and our team of experienced, qualified investment and financial planning professionals are committed to providing the best service with attractive returns, through the development of long-term relationships with our clients.

Our main specialisations are long-term investment management, planning for retirement, generating income from assets, and financial protection. We also advise our clients on how to pass money through the generations in an appropriate and tax-efficient way.

We aim to give the type of advice that we would want to receive ourselves. Ultimately, our aim is to take the financial complexities and worries away from our clients, allowing them to spend time focusing on the things in their lives that matter most to them, whether it is work, business, family, or simply enjoying a well-earned retirement.               



The successful candidate will manage a team of paraplanners and provide support with ad-hoc paraplanning at Wise Investment, based in Chipping Norton.

The office hours are Monday- Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

The primary purpose of this role is to line-manage the paraplanning team and work with the CEO and the rest of the management team on business strategy and day-to-day operational issues.


Paraplanning Role:

  • Abide by the FCA conduct rules
  • Analysis of client circumstances, objectives, requirements, and risk profile
  • Research into, and analysis of, the client’s current financial arrangements
  • Analysis of client CGT position and other tax considerations
  • Researching products and solutions
  • Preparation and writing of recommendation letters and reports
  • Assist with client reviews, including attending some client meetings
  • Dealing with queries from clients and other staff
  • Work with other team members to keep client records up to date
  • Keep up to date with changes in all necessary financial planning areas


Management Role:

  • Line management of paraplanning team members, including appraisals and 1-2-1s and dealing with day-to-day queries
  • Workflow allocation in the team
  • Support the para planners with day-to-day queries
  • Attend weekly Operations meeting and be responsible for actions relating to the Paraplanning team
  • Work with the CEO and Management Team to develop and carry out the company business plan
  • Chair team meetings
  • Carry out audits for the team
  • Any other activities to help support the paraplanning team and the wider business


Key Requirements:

  • 5 years plus paraplanning experience
  • Minimum level 4 Diploma qualified or equivalent within the finance industry
  • Strong interpersonal skills and previous experience managing a team
  • Thorough knowledge of investments, pensions and financial services regulation
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Report writing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Solid numeracy skills and statistical analysis
  • Ability to conduct research
  • Good computer skills
  • Self-motivated and team-oriented
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Highly organised and strong attention to detail
  • A robust work ethic and a strong sense of responsibility
  • Prior experience of project management within a business is desirable





  • Basic salary: Dependent on experience
  • Pension contribution: 5% of basic salary. Salary sacrifice available.
  • Holiday allowance: 32 days, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas week – One volunteer day per year                                                                     
  • Individual training budget: £2,000 (10% can be used for personal training)
  • Private Medical Insurance: Aviva Private Medical Insurance
  • Death in service: 4x basic salary (salary cap £150,000)
  • Income protection: Maximum 75% of basic salary (salary cap £145,000)
  • Working hours: 35 hours per week
  • Probation period: 6 months

Salary and benefits work on a pro-rata basis for part-time Partners.

Offers of employment are reliant on the receipt of satisfactory references and background checks such as adverse credit and DBS (basic).


Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to alex@wiseinvestment.co.uk



Alex Rae