Commercial Account Handler - Tavistock

Job Type:
General Insurance
Account Handler, Commercial
London & South
Salary range:
£10, 000 - £19, 999, £20, 000 - £29, 999, £30, 000 - £39, 999
Salary Description:
£25-30K plus benefits
Start Date:
Job Ref:
RJ - 2438

This broker has been trading for over 100 years, and is still continuing to thrive – it operates within several niche sectors, is the preferred broker for several UK-wide governing bodies / trade associations and, in addition, controls a large portfolio of ‘general commercial’ businesses from miscellaneous industries. It has never lost its focus on delivering excellent client service, and is proud to be recognised as one of the few insurance firms to hold the Investors in Customers’ ‘Gold Award’ and also be a Chartered Broker.

This role sits within the Commercial Department, dealing with clients from a wide range of industry sectors such as Property Owners, Retailors, Manufacturers and Motor Traders. The account that you are allocated can be tweaked to suit your skills, experiences and ambitions, so could vary in size and technical complexity, from SME risks to corporate cases generating six figure premiums.

Here, you will be responsible for working with Account Executives and Directors, assisting with the smooth running of their portfolios. This will include dealing with Mid Term Amendments, negotiating with insurers and preparing renewals. You will scrutinise clients’ existing insurance programmes and, where gaps in cover exist, highlight these along with your recommendations for how risks can be mitigated through cross / up selling ancillary covers and services. Needles to say, you must ensure all your work is carried out in a fashion that complies with FCA regulations and inhouse processes and protocols.

It is essential that you are an experienced Account Handler or Broker and have previously worked in a commercial insurance environment, possessing sound knowledge of all common commercial covers such as Combined, Property, Liability and Professional Indemnity. You must be inquisitive and enjoy really ‘getting under the bonnet’ of your clients’ businesses in order to anticipate the challenges they may face. You must be professional in your approach, with superb communications skills and the ability to build rapport with people from all walks of life. You should also be numerate, have good IT skills and be able to help your colleagues in preparing a variety of reports. Whilst progress towards qualifications under the Chartered Insurance Institute would add weight to your application, it is not a pre requisite that you have these already. However, it is essential that you will commit to commencing professional studies with the aim to obtaining Cert CII Status within 12 months.

In return, you will receive a generous basic salary (entirely negotiable but anticipated to be between £25-30K) and a comprehensive range of company benefits including an impressive pension arrangement, PMI, Cash Plan and 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 with 5 years’ service).

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Contact Details:
Tel: 0345 193 2365
Contact: Richard Jones

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