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We are recruiting an Independent Financial Adviser based in Stockport.

Job Title:

Independent Financial Adviser

Reporting to:

Adviser Relationship Manager

Location:

Homebased, or as per contract of employment

Purpose

  • To deliver holistic financial advice, supporting our clients to achieve their financial objectives
  • Developing long standing relationships with clients through regular reviews and delivering solutions to meet their change in circumstances
  • Creating strategic alliances with professional connections with a view to develop new client relationships
  • Driving a referable culture within the client bank to encourage referral opportunities
  • Organically grow client relationships to meet ongoing business requirements
  • To reach revenue target and contribute to the growth of AL through client retention and new business whilst ensuring the needs of the client are being considered and achieved
  • Be an ambassador for the Ascot Lloyd brand through active promotion of our services

Responsibilities

  • To develop effective relationships with clients and professional connections as one of the principal sources of new clients and maximising brand awareness
  • Develop a sustainable business model for the provision of advice to clients
  • Develop holistic client relationships in line with our client service proposition
  • Actively seek and identify new business opportunities both internally and externally to support the growth of the business
  • Provide financial advice to clients on a range of whole of market financial planning solutions
  • Provide clients with an exceptional service, ensuring that all reviews are undertaken regularly and in accordance with their agreed service propositions to maintain and grow our recurring revenue stream
  • Operate in accordance with Ascot Lloyd policies and procedures including Compliance, Operational and Training & Development (T&D) as issued by the business

Responsibilities continued:

  • Act in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Statement of Principle and Code of Conduct for Approved Persons and all other regulatory bodies, including the Fit and Proper principles
  • Regularly review personal development and performance with the Training & Development department in line with Ascot Lloyd’s defined T&C scheme.
  • Achieve organisational, operational, personal and behavioural objectives, whilst demonstrating Ascot Lloyd’s values and core competencies
  • Expand client opportunities via networking with external bodies
  • Ensure that MI reporting is completed timely and accurately as directed by Ascot Lloyd or Adviser Relationship Manager
  • Meet set KPIs both in terms of service, sales and compliance
  • Support the Treating your Customers Fairly (TCF) initiative by ensuring you operate in line with FCA requirements
  • Observe the Ascot Lloyds values and operate within the standards provided

Experience and core skills

  • Financial Planning diploma qualified (ideally Chartered or working towards Chartered)
  • Demonstrable financial planning experience gained with a recognised organisation
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), with the ability to explain complex financial arrangements
  • Demonstrable track record of delivering challenging sales targets within a regulated environment
  • Knowledge of back office systems
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Collaborative working
  • Previously achieved CAS status
  • Ensure that all CPD logs and training is up to date
  • Up to date knowledge of industry and legislative changes that may impact advice, allowing for mitigating strategy to be built into advice

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