As a Chartered Insurance Broker, this national broking concern has pledged its commitment to delivering the highest levels of client service and professionalism. It is seeking to bolster its presence across the UK with the appointment of several Account Directors who share its client-centric ethos.
The board of this broker takes a very pragmatic approach when it comes to appointing senior colleagues. Rather than being introduced to the business via ‘the HR channel’, you will initially meet with The Chief Executive Officer at a mutually convenient location, and enjoy a frank exchange of views on the broking market, your ambitions and career to date. This open dialogue will continue throughout the relatively short recruitment process. For example, to eliminate potential concerns about ‘shifting goal posts’, you will sit down with the board and agree a bespoke role profile in person.
This long-sighted approach also extends to account growth and development, as the board recognises that punitive new business targets are both unrealistic and counterproductive. It is also very clear on its stance regarding covenants; you will neither be encouraged, nor allowed, to breach contractual obligations with previous employers. Instead, it offers a pressure-free environment to those time-served Account Directors and Executives with longstanding relationships, until such a time whereby they can transfer a portion of their current portfolio.
This firm has been trading from several locations for over a generation, but has recently received a significant cash injection from a well-known insurance professional who, having sold his national brokerage for a princely sum, seeks to reinvest his fortune in a new venture. Not only does this mean our client has a large war chest to spend on investing in high calibre Account Directors, the creation of a formidable marketing department and robust back-office infrastructure, it can leverage this well-known businessman’s professional connections with individual businesses and affinity partners. Those candidates keen to source new business will be pleased to learn that, despite being virtually untapped, this rich seam of warm and qualified referrals is already creating far more leads than the incumbent Exec’ Team can service.
This broker is keen to speak to those candidates with a strong presence within specific industry niches. It is already ‘broker of choice’ for numerous industry associations across a wide variety of sectors, boasting unique facilities and policy wordings. It is also eager to appoint ‘general practitioners’ handling miscellaneous commercial portfolios. In either instance, this broker has the capacity to handle business of all sizes, from SMEs through to highly technical, global accounts.
This role will surely appeal to many senior candidates who crave an autonomous environment and a safe home for their clients, post covenant. Indeed, Aston Charles can provide testimonials from previous candidates who have made the move and gone on to carve fantastic careers with this firm.
Our client recognises that those candidates who have no covenant, or can influence large volumes of business upon expiry of contractual obligation to their current employer, are few and far between, and can command high salaries as a result. As well as providing a no-nonsense and mature environment, it offers high calibre candidates a truly impressive remuneration scheme. This includes an extremely generous basic salary (far in excess of those offered at many competing brokers), bespoke bonus scheme, company car/ allowance, and a comprehensive range of other benefits.
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