An opportunity has arisen for a skilled and experienced insurance professional to lead a busy and friendly Insurance Team providing a customer-focused service across Richmond and Wandsworth Councils.
Reporting to the Head of Fraud, Risk & Insurance and having direct line management for a Deputy and Principal Insurance Officer, you will be responsible for overseeing the Councils insurance programme ensuring expeditious and effective claims handling by our contracted insurance providers whilst also liaising with Service Managers across Richmond and Wandsworth Councils in determining insurance needs and in-house mitigation measures as required.
The role encompasses supporting and developing insurance team members and suitable candidates will have excellent organisational and time management skills to meet the expectations of service departments and claimants. You will have a strong insurance background, preferably within a local government organisation, a sound understanding of insurance regulation, case law and principles and how these are applied within a local government setting is essential.
This is a progressive team providing a service to two London councils which will suit talented and ambitious professionals seeking to take the next step in their career.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed hours, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: Sunday 10th October 2021
Shortlisting Date: w/c 11th October 2021
Interview Date: TBC - There will be either a test or a presentation as part of the interview process. More details will be sent with the interview invite if you a shortlisted,
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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