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Group Business Partner
From humble roots, NFU Mutual has grown to become one of the UK’s largest general insurance and financial services organisations. Our ethos – of trust, respect and personal service – lies at the heart of everything we do, and has seen us build an enviable reputation for exceptional member loyalty. We’re proud to say that last year, 93% of our customers renewed with us, often through their local agency office. At the heart of local communities, our agencies enable us to provide face-to-face service, and build deep and meaningful relationships with our members.
We’re proud to be part of the fabric of rural life and we enjoy strong links with the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its Farmer and Grower members. It is the largest farming organisation in the UK, providing a strong and respected voice for the industry.
About the role
We’ve a rich history and a really exciting future ahead of us. But how do our agency offices grow? They need a sustainable customer base, solid foundations, plenty of support and, of course, inspiring and hardworking individuals to run and manage them. And that’s you. With the support of NFU Mutual and the National Farmers’ Union behind you, you’ll help run our Wotton-under-Edge agency office, serving the needs of local members.
Essentially, you’ll help to develop and manage an insurance sales business, advising and selling a wide range of insurance and financial products. From car, home and contents to commercial products for the business sector and risk management services, you'll have a diverse portfolio to recommend from. And as we're the rural specialists, you can be confident you'll find the perfect product fit for the community you'll quickly become a part of. You'll help lead your team by inspiring example, ensuring that targets are met, service is exceptional and FSA compliance is complete.
An integral part of being a Business Partner is the work on behalf of the NFU as Group Secretary. Here, you will sell the NFU’s range of membership services. More than this, you will provide assistance and direction on a variety of issues and champion British farming by representing local farmers and related rural businesses. You’ll develop and build strong relationships with your customers and members and become a leading figurehead in the local community.
The first thing to say is that you’re ambitious with an affinity for the rural community. Commercially-minded, with a strong entrepreneurial streak, you’re keen to get on, build up a business and enjoy the financial rewards. For NFU Mutual, NFU and for you, success comes through building lasting, profitable working relationships. You’ll have the natural ability to strike up a strong rapport with members, understanding their financial needs and doing everything you can to meet them. It’s essential that you have a proven track record of sales and, just as importantly, an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional customer service. Equally, you’ll be a great manager and leader. Someone who’s able to inspire colleagues and get the best out of a talented, committed team.
Because you’ll be acting as the region’s NFU Group Secretary, you have a good awareness of – and interest in – farming and rural affairs. You’ll have your finger on the rural pulse, so you’ll know what matters to people living and working in the countryside.
Of course, we’ll provide you with all the practical and logistical support you need to do great things in your agency. But the financial and professional success of your office is completely in your hands – and that’s challenging and rewarding in equal measure. As a commissioned NFU Mutual Agent, you’ll be self-employed, which means that you’re in charge of your own earnings, and the potential to earn is uncapped.
To find out more about the exciting opportunity, and to apply online, head to www.nfumutual-agencies.co.uk Closing date: 7 May 2012.
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