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Locum Branch Manager - North East

Region: North East

Location: North East Region

Contract type: Permanent

Reference number: SADI01978

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 4th July 2022

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Locum Branch Manager - North East

  • Up to £43,000 + up to 17.5% bonus + company car + great benefits

  • 35-hour working week (Monday to Friday)

  • Great career progression

About the role

Due to an internal promotion we currently have a great opportunity for someone who can be mobile across the North East region in a varied and interesting permanent Regional Sales position, to cover periods of absence (an average placement is for 6-9-months) within our Branch Network, know internally as Agencies.

Our Agents have full autonomy for running their office, they lead and coach their team and champion the face to face, personalised high calibre service we provide to our customers. They sell and service a wide range of insurance products, in accordance with strict regulatory and compliance controls.

Your role as a Locum Agency Manager will be to step into their shoes when required, and provide proactive, responsive support in unexpected circumstances to keep driving the business forward.

As such, it's critical that you're a strong relationship builder and a flexible team leader, who can hit the ground running wherever you’re sent, selling our products, championing compliance and offering the first-class personal service we’re known for.

The role requires the individual to undertake a wide variety of tasks including leading the team, planning and delivering sales and marketing objectives, integrate and coach new agents providing them with the awareness and knowledge of the NFU Mutual culture and model, improving their capability to maximise business potential. And building effective working relationships with internal stakeholders across our Regional Sales teams, Service Centre and Head office.

About you

To be considered it is essential you have:

  • Worked within the insurance, banking, or financial services sector

  • Excellent customer facing skills, both from a service and sales background

  • Strong stakeholder engagement skill

  • A full driving license

  • Currently living (or happy to relocate, please indicate CV) in the North East and ability to travel across the region

You will be comfortable with change, have high levels of enthusiasm and self-motivation, as well as a desire to work through a thorough and detailed training programme. You will be encouraged to obtain CII Diploma/Advanced Diploma and Internal Licence within an agreed timescale if not already held. In return you will be joining a business that encourages self-development, further learning and training with unlimited progression for our high performing colleagues.

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.

Benefits and Rewards

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

  • Basic salary to £43,000 depending on experience

  • Company car

  • Annual bonus (up to 17.5%) 

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

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

  • 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

  • Unlimited access to Refer a Friend £500 bonus scheme

  • Life Assurance cover of 4 x salary

  • Employee discounts 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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North East Region


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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.