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Red House seeks a ‘special’ paraplanner

Red House seeks a ‘special’ paraplanner

A small London-based IFA firm is seeking a paraplanner with an eye for detail.

The Red House Consulting, which has five members of staff, has held interviews in search of someone to play a key role in the business.

Ruth Sturkey, the firm’s managing director, said: “We are looking for a special paraplanner, who is likely to be chartered or close to, who loves technical work, with an eye for detail.”

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Ms Sturkey stressed the new employee would need to work in a small team.

She said: “They must want to work in a close-knit team where everyone watches each other’s back and are committed to being the best they can.”

Richard Allum managing director for Oxfordshire-based The Paraplanners, said the advice industry had shown increased interest in using paraplanners. He said: “From our perspective alone, we have seen demand for what we do increase in the last three years, to the point where demand is outstripping supply.”

“Paraplanners have traditionally come from administrative roles or from providers. But because large companies have cut back on staff, the pool of talent has shrunk.”

Adviser view

Kirsty Cooper, outsourced paraplanner for Dorset-based South Coast Paraplanning, said: “There has been a much higher demand for paraplanners in recent months. Over the past year I had to start turning down enquiries from advisers because there are too many.”