Technical Specialist

The Role

  • Technical Specialist

Reporting to

  • Technical Services Manager


  • Birmingham

We are looking for someone who can:

  • Review and approve high risk written advice ensuring it is suitable, compliant and appropriately communicated
  • Communicate any remedial work on written advice to the relevant consultant effectively and efficiently
  • Provide guidance to Directors, Consultants and support staff on technical and advice issues
  • Undertake periodic reviews of past business files and agree remedial action plans
  • Undertake ad hoc file reviews as required
  • Assist the Technical Services Manager in the research, assessment and maintenance of the Company’s approved Investment and Product providers
  • Assist the Technical Services Manager in the production and maintenance of standard advice templates
  • Assist in the training of Consultants and support staff on technical matters where requested
  • Review and approve financial promotions per FCA guidelines
  • Assist the Compliance Officer, where requested, in the preparation of Management responses to complaints and liaise with Legal Counsel and the Financial Ombudsman
  • Assist with ad hoc project work as and when required

Do you have the following experience?

  • Experience working in an IFA environment either in a Compliance, Para-planning or Technical role
  • Knowledge and understanding of FCA rules and procedures
  • Employee Benefits experience would be advantageous

Qualifications required:

  • Diploma in Financial Planning or within 1 exam of it
  • G60/AF3, Equity Release and Long Term Care qualifications an advantage

Do you have the following qualities?

  • Are you personable and enjoy working within a strong team ethos
  • Able to pro-actively manage your time, workload and multiple tasks on a daily basis to achieve satisfactory client outcomes
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including questioning techniques
  • Are you conscientious with excellent attention to detail
  • Reliable and well organised
  • Able to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • A great sense of humour

If you meet the above criteria we’d love to hear from you. In Pannells you’ll find a company which:

  • Acts with the highest ethical standards and integrity
  • Acts in the best interest of each client
  • Provides a high standard of service
  • Treats people fairly
  • Embraces the core values of honesty and professionalism at all times

We offer:

  • A competitive package and benefits
  • Excellent training and support

If you are interested in this vacancy in the first instance please send your CV and any supporting information to Sarah Cook.