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Business Development Consultant - North East

Region: North East

Location: Flexible

Contract type: Permanent

Reference number: SADI02010

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 23rd August 2022

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About the role

In our Wholesale Broking and Outplacement department, our goal is simple - we help our 300 Branches to win and retain more customers by broking into the wider insurance market to support a specific need in their insurance programme. In the past 5 years the department has grown by over 300% and today we are a team of 60 which will continue to grow, as will your role, your experience and your career!


In 2021, we saw 28% growth and we are now looking to recruit a Business Development Consultant to cover the North East Region. Joining a close-knit team, we work collaboratively with each other and other departments within the wider business including Underwriting, Marketing, Regional Sales, Governance, Risk Management Services, Corporate Business and our Branch Managers to ensure the effective delivery of objectives.


As a Business Development consultant your role is a key part in the wider team’s success and will offer fantastic variety. Based from home, spending approximately three days of the week out in the field, you will support the North East region to deliver maximum target market penetration by effective alignment of product, services and pricing to meet customer need and differentiate NFUM in the market.
And with over 50 different insurance products including D&O, Cyber, PI, Complex Casualty to Marine Hull & Animal Disease, your knowledge and support is essential.


“This role falls under the Insurance Distribution Directive. This means there is a requirement for Continuous Professional Development in role, in addition to ongoing screening checks once in post.”

About you

Highly self-motivated with a positive, can-do attitude, you use your stakeholder influencing skills and General Insurance knowledge to lead Agents toward successful outcomes including acquisition of customers.


It is essential you:



  • Hold a current driving licence (role comes with a company car)

  • Live in the North East with the ability to travel mainly in the NE but on occasion further afield depending on business need and the fact that we are a servicing a national network delivery

  • Have recent experience of the UK General Insurance Commercial market gained through an insurance or broker background

  • Can demonstrate experience of managing and delivering targets

Benefits and Rewards

When you join our team, you can expect a supportive culture and an attractive range of rewards and benefits including:   



  • £40,000 - £50,000 basic salary, depending on experience

  • Company Car  

  • Annual bonus (up to 17.5% of salary)  

  • Contributory pension scheme, up to 20%, including your 8% contribution

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + buy/sell/save holiday trading scheme

  • A Family Friendly policy that helps you balance your work and family responsibilities

  • Access to savings at High Street brands, travel and supermarkets

  • £20 contribution to a monthly gym membership – subject to T&Cs

  • Health and wellbeing plan - cashback for dentist, opticians, physio and more

  • Access to voluntary benefits, including health assessments, private medical insurance and dental insurance

  • Employee Volunteering - volunteer in the community for one day each year

  • Unlimited access to Refer a Friend £500 bonus scheme

  • Life Assurance cover of 4 x salary

  • Employee discounts of 15% on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies. 

Working at NFU Mutual

We’re one of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies. For over 110 years we’ve put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Our people are just as important to us. We pride ourselves on being “a great place to work” and are one of only 39 companies across the globe, and the only organisation with headquarters in the UK, to receive a Gallup Exceptional Workplace 2022 award. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021.   
   
We offer a supportive culture where we empower and inspire our people to perform, offer them opportunities to grow, and recognise and reward their contribution. Our people are proud to work for a company that respects them and their communities, and they trust us to be financially sustainable, so we are successful now and in the future.

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About NFU Mutual

We are a leading provider of General Insurance and Financial Services. From our strong farming roots we’ve grown to become a UK-wide organisation, turning over £1billion annually. Yet success hasn’t gone to our heads. We’re proud to remain completely customer focused, down-to-earth and committed to the rural communities we’ve grown from.

Our ethos - of trust, respect and personal service - lies at the heart of all we do and has seen us build an enviable reputation for exceptional member loyalty. Though we’ve been in business for over 110 years, we have big ambitions for the future. And that’s why we’re looking for talented people to join our growing organisation. Talented people like you.