Insurance Sales Agent/NFU Group Secretary- Leek

Recruiter
NFU Mutual
Location
Leek
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
17 Oct 2019
Closes
28 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Permanent

Insurance Sales Agent/NFU Group Secretary- Leek

Location: Leek

Job Number: AR01506

About us

As a successful, growing insurance and financial services company with an award-winning range of products and services, we serve a range of customers, from individual policyholders to major businesses. We're a mutual, which means our customers are also our members and we develop long-standing relationships with them, based on exceptional personal service and honest advice. This means we really know our market and retain 95% of business each year. As one of our Agents, you'll be able to run and develop your business from a position of real strength.

Our Leek Agency in Staffordshire offers a mix of commercial and agricultural business. The agency has seen growth in all areas of the business and has achieved high retention levels from a loyal customer base. However, you'll also find plenty of potential to increase sales and play an important part in the community as the area's NFU Group Secretary.

The Role

We're looking for business leaders, rather than insurance specialists, although knowledge of insurance or finance would be useful. As an Agent, you'll be your own boss, running an Agency under the NFU Mutual name, selling our award-winning products and services. You'll have the freedom to develop plans and strategies, recruit a team and expand your ambitions. It's a chance to use your entrepreneurial flair to grow a business with a full range of customers, from farmers to homeowners, commercial businesses to car owners.

This means you'll need a combination of personal and professional qualities. You'll be an excellent communicator, great with people from a wide range of backgrounds, with the ability to spot a sales opportunity and develop new business. With an entrepreneurial attitude and a clear vision, you'll be commercially sharp and open to innovations to continually improve your Agency.

As well as being a strong and influential business leader, you'll also be an inspirational and motivational manager to your team. Collaborative, positive and supportive, you'll give them opportunities to develop their talents, while making sure they work to all relevant regulations and standards of compliance.

You'll play a major role in the farming community as your area's NFU Secretary. The NFU represents the voice of agriculture up to the highest levels. You'll play a major role in this, championing local farmers' interests, arranging local meetings and events, recruiting and retaining members and keeping them up-to-date on union policy. This will put you at the heart of the local rural community, giving you the chance to make the most of new business opportunities for your Agency. With full backing from the union, you'll have access to expert advice and specialist support on everything from policy and increasing membership to marketing and media.

Qualifications/Other

You'll be taking over an established business, so won't need to make any up-front capital investment and as a self-employed Agent, your income will be incorporated within the business financials. You'll have the freedom to grow your business; to recruit, reward and develop your staff; and to lead with the autonomy of an entrepreneur, all with the backing of a major organisation. As well as investment support, we'll give you access to a full range of courses at our dedicated Training Academy, such as sales, business and finance planning, team recruitment and NFU Mutual products. We'll also support you in gaining Chartered Institute of Insurers certification.

On target earnings for the first year are up to GBP40,000 dependent on experience

Is being an NFU Mutual Agent right for you?

Before you register your interest in becoming an Agent with NFU Mutual, please ask yourself the following questions.

  • Do you want to run your own business?
  • Can you balance the need to grow a sales business while managing a team?
  • Do you have a passion for customer service?
  • Do you enjoy interacting with people, building networks and playing an active role in the community?

If the answers to these are yes, then we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Ready to apply?

Just imagine. Running your own business. Building your own team. Creating your own strategies. Managing your own personal and professional time. Most of all, controlling your own destiny. And all with the support of a leading UK insurer. Make it reality. Please contact Rosie Hollingsworth on or e-mail

Closing date 4th of November 2019

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