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General Insurance Vacancies 

This is a selection of the current vacancies that we are handling for local companies. 
 
We are continually working on new job vacancies in Bedford and surrounding areas therefore even if the jobs on this page are not of interest to you we would be happy to receive your CV. This will enable us to match your experience with new opportunities as they arise. 
Sales Executive 
Reference: 
A26-4241 
 
Location: 
Bedford 
Salary: 
£25K Plus Commission 
Are you a driven salesperson with a proven track record of exceeding targets? 
Do you have Business-to-Business sales experience? 
If so, have you ever considered becoming an insurance broker? 
Due to rapid growth, this progressive client is looking for numerous sales executives to add to their dynamic and vibrant sales floor. 
This client, a Top 100 UK Independent broker specialising in the commercial insurance industry, has a refreshingly positive and enthusiastic perspective on how to win and retain business and offers a lively working environment to match. You will be based in Bedford and support will be provided throughout your journey within the business. 
With an energetic working environment and uncapped earnings, a strong sales person will absolutely thrive within the business. Given the ambitious yet realistic expansion plans, longer-term progression opportunities may also be available to the right candidate. The client will also pay for your education to become Cert CII qualified and bonuses are paid on completion. 
 
General duties: 
 
- Working on warm sales leads generated by a closely-linked telemarketing team 
- Selling market-leading insurance products to prospective clients 
- Retaining repeat business at times through excellent service standards 
 
Essential personal skills: 
- Proven track record in exceeding sales targets 
- Driven and hungry approach toward sales 
- Enthusiastic persona with the desire to succeed 
 
Commission/Bonuses 
- 8% on all business landed 
- The next year at renewal, if the client renews you will earn 8% of the renewal and many times the clients premiums increase due to growth. This is also conducted by a dedicated renewals team giving you the opportunity to focus on selling - current retention rates are 90% across the business 
- Most business sold in a month earns a £500 bonus 
- Most business sold in a quarter earns a £1000 bonus 
- The salesperson of the year wins 2 first class tickets to any destination in the world 
- Consistency bonus scheme - if you hit target 2 months in a row you earn £100, 3 months £200 and 4 
months £750 and you will be paid £750 a month for every month where you hit afterwards. 
 
Location: Bedford 
 
Commercial Handler - Insurance Broker 
Reference: 
M03 -4228 
Location: 
Bedford 
Salary: 
£25K Plus Commission 
Working with a reputable and long established Insurance Broker 
Please contact us to discuss this role in more detail 
 
Job Specification; 
To provide a comprehensive Commercial Insurance service to existing and potential new customers. 
To develop an initial and ongoing knowledge and understanding of customer requirements, and ensure these are met at all times. 
Maintain good relationships with Underwriters to ensure customers insurance requirements are met at favourable terms. 
Handle Personal Insurance requirements of connected Commercial clients with the assistance of a Personal Lines member of staff. 
Maximise further business opportunities. 
To promote and maintain a high Company image of professionalism, competence and customer satisfaction. 
To ensure customers’ credit is within agreed Company limits at all times, and assist Accounts Department with securing payment of invoices outstanding beyond normal terms and periods of payment. 
Monitor performance against objectives, forecasts, plans, target and budgets and provide regular feedback to the Managing Director in this respect 
To provide leadership and manage, motivate and control the Commercial Administration area. 
Develop good communications with all other areas of the business. 
Provide risk advice/risk management/risk prevention information on both Commercial Motor and Non-Motor risks to customers, in conjunction with Underwriters as appropriate. Contribute towards the development of a high Company image of professionalism, competence and customer satisfaction. 
Assist, when required, with the Accounts function of the business in carrying out credit control with relevant customers. Attend training sessions to develop relevant knowledge and skills. 
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, management and the general public. 
Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance and adherence to relevant Health and Safety Procedure. 
Telemarketer  
Reference: 
A26-2440 
Location: 
Bedford  
Salary: 
£17,000-£20,000 per annum 
We are looking for an enthusiastic Telesales Representative to contribute in generating sales and renewals for the company on a temporary basis. You will be responsible for closing sales deals over the phone and maintaining good customer relationships. 
 
You must be an excellent communicator and have superior people skills, also comfortable presenting company services over the phone, as well as dealing with complaints and doubts. 
 
The goal is to help the company grow by bringing in customers and developing business. 
 
 
Responsibilities; 
 
• Contact potential or existing customers to inform them about company services and renewals 
• Answer questions about the company services 
• Ask questions to understand customer requirements and close sales 
• Enter and update customer information in the database 
• Take and process orders in an accurate manner 
• Handle grievances to preserve the company’s reputation 
• Go the ‘extra mile’ to meet sales quota and facilitate future sales 
• Keep records of calls and sales and note useful information 
 
Requirements; 
 
• Proven experience as telesales representative or other sales / customer service role 
• Proven track record of successfully meeting sales quota preferably over the phone 
• Good knowledge of relevant computer programs and telephone systems 
• Ability to learn about the services and describe / explain them to prospective clients 
• Excellent knowledge of English 
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
• Cool tempered and able to handle rejection 
• Outstanding negotiation skills with the ability to resolve issues and address complaints 
Insurance Administrator 
Reference: 
J01-3074 
Location: 
Bedford 
Salary: 
£18.5K - £20 per annum 
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 
 
Achieve Results through Relationships with All Parties 
Deliver a personal performance that contributes towards the Company achieving its objectives, 
Achieve lasting relationships with all parties (clients, markets, suppliers, third parties and other staff) 
Conduct and Integrity 
Ensure all dealings are carried out with integrity and professionalism 
Act in utmost good faith, per the relevant Company and/or Group policies and never risk the Company’s reputation 
Development and Professionalism 
Continuously develop skills and knowledge 
Develop others where you are responsible for their performance 
 
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 
 
Clients 
Develop strong relationships with the Divisional teams 
Respond to the teams’ requirements as appropriate 
Behave with all clients (both internal and external) fairly and ethically 
 
Markets 
Develop strong relationships with markets 
Maintain any ongoing delegated authority contracts appropriately and cost-effectively 
 
Administration 
Assist in the creation of comprehensive broking, client and other types of documents 
Processing of slips, quotes and indications 
Technical duties (including data entry, credit control, chasing subjectivities) 
Ensure up to date records are maintained at all times on the Company systems for the teams 
 
Compliance 
Ensure compliance with all applicable Company and/or Group policies and procedures 
Ensure correct authorisation is obtained and processes followed when required by the Company and /or Group policies and procedures 
Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements 
Ensure that own performance, HR and T&C records are up to date and meet the Company and/or Group’s requirements 
Maintain accurate records and deal with correspondence appropriately 
Ensure compliance with Anti Bribery and Corruption policy and procedures 
 
Projects 
 
Manage assigned projects and contribute to other projects as required 
Respond appropriately to urgent issues as they arise 
 
Market Awareness 
Keep informed of all legal and regulatory developments relevant to the teams within each division 
Share information that could be beneficial to the Company 
 
Skills and abilities needed to perform the role 
 
Attention to detail with the ability to produce accurate documentation 
Ability to work effectively within a team and answer queries from less experienced members of staff 
Prioritisation and organisational skills 
Self-motivated 
Competent IT skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with internal and external stakeholders 
Able to undertake and demonstrate competence in technical training, as required by the industry regulator 
Willingness to study for professional examinations 
 
Knowledge and Experience 
Experience in a similar role is essential. 
Good technical knowledge of FCA regulations as they pertain to insurance intermediaries 
Excellent understanding of processes and procedures within the insurance market 
 
Professional Qualifications 
GCSE’s (or equivalent) including English and Maths essential 
A level grade A-C (or equivalent) 
Progression towards gaining professional qualifications is desired, but not essential 
 
Location: Bedford 
 
Salary: £18.5K - £20K 
Insurance Admin Assistant  
Reference: 
J01-4547 
Location: 
Bedford  
Salary: 
£18-£22,000 Per annun 
Description of Job: 
 
Responsibilities 
Processing of sales & renewals information to issue invoice and respective documentation to client. 
Production of all required documentation and associated checks on behalf of finance providers, and liaison where needed. 
Liaising with insurers to obtain policy documentation and cross checking details of cover with risk registers before despatch to client. 
Attention to detail essential and ability to work in a logical and orderly fashion 
Telephone liaison with clients and dealing with basic enquiries. 
Ideal role for entry into insurance sector with a view to progression. 
 
Requirements 
• Proven experience as an administrative assistant 
• Knowledge of office management systems and procedures 
• Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines 
• Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular) 
• Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work 
• Attention to detail and problem solving skills. 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task 
 
Sales Executive  
Reference: 
F02-4221 
Location: 
Bedford 
Salary: 
£22-£24K OTE after 6 months  
 
A discretionary bonus scheme is offered once training has been completed. 
We are seeking a full time Sales Executive to join our small and friendly sales team. 
 
Your main duties will be: 
• Processing orders on our online shop. • Formulating installation quotations 
• Booking in of installation projects • Actively generating new sales 
• Dealing with sales calls/emails and providing customers with advice on our extensive product range within air conditioning/refrigeration. 
 
An experienced sales/air conditioning/refrigeration background would be a distinct advantage together with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook. 
Excellent written, oral communication and numeracy skills are essential together with the ability to multi-task and prioritise your workload. Attention to detail and experience in working in a confidential environment is also paramount
Commercial Sales Account Handler  
Reference: 
M03-2448 
Location: 
Bedford 
Salary: 
£25,000 + Commission  
 
About the role: 
 
We require an experienced Commercial Sales Account Handler, with some degree of Personal Lines Sales/Knowledge. 
 
Our ideal Account handler would be able to identify opportunities, working both independently and in a team to help grow our book of business. 
 
We are looking for competitive, high energy, motivated individuals, who enjoy a challenge whilst acting with integrity at all times. 
 
We are a company who encourage all staff to suggest new ideas to help the business grown and work more efficiently. 
 
 
What you'll be doing:  
 
Contacting potential clients and creating rapport by networking, using referrals etc. 
Implementing effective marketing strategies to sell new insurance contracts or adjust existing ones 
Appraising the wishes and demands of business or individual customers 
Updating Social Media 
Working towards targets 
Arrange Meetings to build relationships with Insurance Account Handlers 
Selling all aspects of Commercial Insurance and a small percentage of Personal Lines 
 
 
What you'll need: 
 
Excellent communication skills 
Keen interest in commencing a career in a high performing sales culture 
Demonstrable Commercial experience, particularly in Sales (6+ months) 
Some degree of Personal Lines Insurance Experience 
Experience of Open Gi insurance platform would be advantageous but not essential as full training will be given. 
 
 
 
Monday – Friday 9am-5.30pm 
 
Salary – Basic & Commission (Dependant on Experience) 
 
Holiday – 20 days + Bank Holidays, increasing 1 day per full year worked, maximum 25 days 
 
Workplace Pension 
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