With a robust, ongoing training plan in place, coupled with a myriad of progression opportunities, there can be few better places for the ambitious to forge a rewarding career than the Sheffield office of this global insurance broking house.
This broker is one of the largest on the global stage, and has a long and proud history in Yorkshire. For numerous decades, it has controlled the insurance programmes of many of the region’s largest publicly-listed and privately-owned firms, and its branches across the region are continuing to grow both organically and through the acquisition of quality new accounts.
The Sheffield branch acts as the regional SME Hub, typically dealing with clients with annual premium spends up to £10K and accounts are traded both electronically, and more traditionally, by negotiating with Underwriters at a panel of insurers. You will use your rapport building skills to develop relationships with a portfolio of clients, ensuring that policies are renewed, as well as undertaking mid-term amendments and dealing with any day to day enquires that may arise throughout the year.
Taking a thorough review of each of your clients’ specific circumstances, you will scrutinise their insurance requirements, and ensure that the correct cover is in place in a timely and efficient fashion. You will also be required to help prepare a variety and reports and documentation, all the while ensuring work is undertaken compliantly.
We welcome applications from candidates who currently work in SME or personal lines insurance, as well as those from outside of the industry who have worked in similar sectors such as banking, utilities, customer service or telesales. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who can demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for developing their own technical knowledge of commercial insurance and commit to ongoing learning, including studying for professional qualifications under the Chartered Insurance Institute.
You must have an excellent telephone manner and, given the wide range of clients you will be dealing with, you’ll pride yourself on your ability to build a professional rapport and explain complex financial matters to people from all walks of life. You must also be numerate, competent with a variety of IT packages, and have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal). Whilst you will be responsible for managing your own portfolio of clients, you should be a team player and be willing to help with colleagues’ accounts when needs be.
Our client is based just outside of Sheffield in pleasant offices with ample parking, and is close to the motorway and main arterial roads. At present, it’s operating with employees working flexibly (typically 2 days per week from home) and a similar approach is likely to remain for the long-term. As such, this role is likely to appeal to candidates from across Yorkshire and East Midlands.
In return, you will receive a generous basic salary and comprehensive benefits package, including a quarterly bonus. This company is well-known for its culture of promoting from within and it is entirely feasible that you could move into a managerial or client-facing role, or into a team that deals with more complex risks.
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