Financial Administration Manager

Darlington Paraplanning Up to £25k Full time

We are looking for an experienced Financial Administration Manager to join us and help enhance our amazing administration team in their own right, and support our large paraplanning team. This role is for someone who has experience in financial services, with knowledge of financial administration and is looking to progress in their career and for an opportunity to apply their current skills, while further developing their knowledge and experience.

Vital Stats

  • Location: Darlington
  • Company: Para-Sols
  • Department: Paraplanning
  • Salary: Up to £25k
  • Basis: Full time

About the Role

We are currently in a large growth phase within Para-Sols and are looking to create an additional role of an Administration Manager to assist the current administrators in their support of the large paraplanning team and to help them move forward with their own service offerings.

We are looking for an individual who has finance experience, but is also a dedicated people-person to help develop our administrators. These are not your standard administrators – they conduct research, have defined benefit specialisms and are very experienced and driven in their respective fields. This is a very busy department, that we are looking to expand and progress. We are recruiting for more administrators as well as the management role.

The administration team is being developed to create their own standalone services and therefore the management of this team and these services, are a new, crucial role in The Verve Group.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting, developing and managing the team of financial administrators. Assisting them to meet their individual objectives and goals. Completing reviews and one-to-ones.
  • Report on KPIs and MI to the Para-Sols Director.
  • Work in conjunction with the Paraplanning Manager to implement processes to make the teams as efficient and cohesive as possible.
  • Managing workflow, case distribution and maintaining our SLAs.
  • Identify any trends, or potential issues and problem solve.
  • Maintaining a high level of technical knowledge to assist with training and development.
  • Liaise with our clients, and uphold a high level of communication and client relationships.
  • Upholding the culture of Para-Sols and The Verve Group; reiterating their missions and visions.

About You

We understand that the world of financial administration is varied and wide-spreading. We’ve therefore tried to split out what we are looking for into essential and desirable. If you think you are the right person for us, but don’t match these entirely, let us know:


  • Financial services experience.
  • Management and leadership skills and qualities.
  • Values-driven individual, aligned with The Verve Group values.
  • Enthusiastic, ambitious and someone who loves to be part of something new and different.
  • The ability to stay focused under pressure – we’re not joking when we say it gets busy!


  • Paraplanning/Financial Administration/Management experience.
  • Working towards a diploma or equivalent in Financial Planning.
  • Northern location.
  • Fintech/provider/fund knowledge.

Above all, we love someone with a positive attitude who likes a challenge and isn’t afraid to roll their sleeves up and get on with the job!

About Us

Para-Sols is an outsourced Paraplanning company which carry out research, analysis and report writing on behalf of a large number of financial advisers. We are a young and fun team who are part of a modern and ambitious company. The company is constantly growing and we want to find a motivated person who will fit in with our thriving business and embrace our passion for change and driving the business forward!

We approach financial services with a fun and positive outlook, and offer a range of benefits to permanent employees to ensure our staff feel welcome. We reward loyalty and offer enhanced benefits to those, but as standard these include…

Standard benefits
  • 26 days holiday (including days off at Christmas) PLUS bank holidays AND your birthday off (if it falls on a weekday)
  • Personalised salary structure to reflect your own effort and contribution
  • Death in Service cover
  • Personal Development budget (for exams, training, anything to help you excel!)
  • Company Pension Scheme
What makes us different benefits
  • Casual dress code
  • Health & Wellbeing programme, including hoodie, drinks bottle and fitness tracker
  • Office snacks and refreshments
  • Openplan ‘living office’ environment – including rocking (or sometimes dubious) playlists, beer/wine fridge, breakout lounge and breakfast club
  • 2 official annual company parties, plus adhoc team nights out.
  • Office dogs – we’re not a place for people scared of dogs!
  • Did we mention there’s no lock on the beer/wine fridge?!

How to Apply

Quite simply, get in touch. It’s as easy as that (the button to do so is below).

A little insider tip for you… Applications and/or CV’s without cover letters get immediate red pen treatment. As wonderful and extensive as your CV may be, what we really want to know is why you’re ‘the one’ for us – so don’t be shy, cut to the chase and sell yourself like you’ve never sold yourself before – it will go in your favour! Lastly, you have permission to be as creative as you wish, so break the mould and make yourself stand out. That’s what makes us smile.

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