We are hiring!

Are you interested in working with an employer that cares as much about client outcomes as you do? We are looking for talented and driven people to join our expanding team.

HA&W are a boutique firm of Chartered Financial Planners, providing financial advice and oversight of pensions & investments.  New clients are provided with a complete financial planning review, based around lifetime financial modelling techniques. We arrange products and services where necessary and are usually engaged to provide ongoing planning, advice and investment oversight. We have around 300 ongoing individual clients and provide services to a smaller number of businesses/organisations. We are a small but growing team focused on great client outcomes.

Get in touch!

Like the look of one of our roles? Please send your CV and a cover email to Laura Ripley, via her email address laura@ha-w.co.uk

If your CV is short-listed, you will be contacted by telephone in the first instance to discuss your experience and the role in more detail. Following that there is a two stage interview process; the second stage will include some tests relevant to the role.

Current vacancies:

The Role

We are recruiting a Paraplanner to join the team at HA&W, an awarding winning Chartered Financial Planning firm based in Rearsby Leicestershire.  Reporting to Managing Director you will work alongside our senior paraplanner in supporting our four Chartered Financial Planners.

You will take responsibility for providing excellent paraplanning support to our clients through client data analysis and recording, product research, building and manipulating financial lifetime models and co-writing suitability reports.  You will be highly technical with great attention to detail and a focus on getting the task completed right first time.

You are likely to considerable experience in a similar role including technical administration and may or may not have a desire to become a Chartered Financial Planner. Experience of process review and management is important as is workflow monitoring as a bridge between the administration and advisory teams. Most importantly we see this as permanent paraplanner role.

The package

c. £22,000 – £35,000 + benefits, 33 days’ holiday including bank holidays + pension + life insurance + free parking + ongoing training and development + others.

The role responsibilities

  • Gather and analyse client  data (personal & product related) and record.
  • Attend client meetings where required
  • Research and analyse product/services, including existing plans the client has.
  • Build lifetime financial models and manipulate to determine optimal solutions through various ‘what if’ scenarios and stress tests, considering client needs, taxes, liquidity, risks, care needs and estate planning.
  • Match products and portfolios to client needs.
  • Obtain/produce product documentation
  • Co-write suitability letters and co-manage suitability templates and enclosures.
  • Co-produce post review ongoing suitability letter/new actions suitability letter.
  • Anticipating potential issues in relation to the processing of review/new business actions, liaising with Admin Team to ensure the best outcome.
  • General office administration, including diary management and maintaining client records.
  • The post holder may be required to undertake additional duties as required, commensurate with the level of the job.

The Skills and Experience

  • At least 5 years relevant experience is preferred.
  • Deep understanding of the structure of the Financial Services market, including the role of the financial adviser and product/platform providers & investment managers.
  • Fully understands the Financial Services regulatory framework, the ethics and key principles of the advice process.  Comprehensive knowledge of the systems and controls that are in place to protect the client and the company. Demonstrates full adherence to these systems and controls.
  • Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of both financial products & financial planning tools. Can analyse which type and features of the financial products are appropriate to the client’s needs.
  • Understands and utilises all systems and processes required to deliver the role objectives. Has sophisticated awareness of how these fit within the wider company and the financial advice profession.
  • Consistently delivers excellent service to customers and colleagues and adhering to ‘Treating Customers Fairly’ principles.
  • Has excellent attention to detail & provides a quality assurance check for the adviser firm.
  • Develops effective relationships with customers and key contacts, handling and resolving issues through effective verbal and written skills.
  • Can write reports that includes the necessary technical language but articulates in a way that clients understand.
  • Understands role within team and its impact on others. Consistently endeavours to support colleagues and collaborate to achieve results.
  • Demonstrates relevant level of skills to be able to provide thorough research & analysis.
  • Can plan and prioritise work effectively to deliver good outcomes for both the customer & the business.
  • Consistently adheres to systems and processes using proficient IT skills and is mindful of and adheres to regulatory requirements.
  • Takes a ‘problem with solution’ approach when challenges arise, able to present the adviser with the options available to achieve the best outcome.

The Role

We are recruiting an Administrator to join the team at HA&W, an awarding winning Chartered Financial Planning firm based in Rearsby Leicestershire.  Reporting to Managing Director you will work alongside our two senior administrators at the core of our client relationships.

You will take responsibility for all areas of client’s administration and provide an excellent service. You will have great attention to detail and a focus on getting the task completed right first time. You are likely to have some industry experience in a similar role. Most importantly we see this as permanent administrator role.

The package:

c. £18,000 – £25,000 + benefits, 32 days’ holiday including bank holidays + pension + life insurance + free parking + ongoing training and development + others.

The role responsibilities:

  • Act as initial point of contact for clients.
  • Maintain client database
  • Deal with client & provider queries by phone/email/post
  • Gather client product data and record.
  • Obtain/produce pre-sale product documentation
  • Check and process applications and administer through to satisfactory completion.
  • Produce annual review meeting packs.
  • Administer review changes through to satisfactory completion
  • Manage client income requirements, regular and ad hoc
  • General office administration, including post, scanning/copying, record keeping, call answering, diary management
  • Office housekeeping
  • The post holder may be required to undertake additional duties as required, commensurate with the level of the job.

The Qualification Requirements, Skills and Experience

  • GSCE in English and Maths or can demonstrate working to this level.
  • Ideally will hold a CII qualification or willing to work towards a CII Award level qualification or higher (or equivalents).
  • Consistently delivers excellent service to customers and colleagues and adhering to ‘Treating Customers Fairly’ principles.
  • Develops effective relationships with customers and key contacts, handling & resolving issues through effective verbal and written skills.
  • Understands role within team and its impact on others. Consistently endeavours to support colleagues and collaborate to achieve results.
  • Successfully plans and prioritises to deliver good outcomes for the business and its clients.
  • Consistently adheres to systems and processes using proficient IT skills and is mindful of and adheres to regulatory requirements.
  • Broad understanding of the structure of the Financial Services market, including the role of the financial adviser and product/platform providers & investment managers.
  • Understands the Financial Services regulatory framework, the ethics and key principles of the advice process.
  • Understands the purpose & technical content of the financial services products & services provided.
  • Understands all systems & processes required to deliver the role outcomes.