Insurance Sales Agent / NFU Group Secretary - Chester & Maelor

Recruiter
NFU Mutual
Location
Chester & Maelor
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
10 Jul 2019
Closes
07 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Insurance Sales Agent / NFU Group Secretary - Chester & Maelor

Location: Chester/Maelor

Job Number: AR01327

About NFU Mutual

Our business was set up by a group of Warwickshire farmers almost 100 years ago and our commitment to personal service and honest, trusted advice continues today. We’re rooted in rural communities across the UK and work closely with farmers and growers to offer the financial products and services they need. As one of our Agents, you’ll understand what drives local rural economies and build strong, long-lasting relationships with them, so we can continue to support and champion British farming.

Our Chester/Maelor Agency is going through a period of transition after the retirement of an established Agent. You will be Working with an established, loyal base of rural and farming client and soon see that there are great opportunities to increase sales within the agricultural market.

Your opportunity as an NFU Mutual Agent

We’re looking for business leaders, rather than insurance specialists, although knowledge of insurance or finance would be useful. As an Agent, you will work in partnership with an additional two Agents, 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.

Acting as an NFU Secretary

In your NFU West Cheshire Group Secretary role, you will be employed by the NFU and will provide assistance and direction on a variety of farming issues, sell the NFU's range of membership services and champion British farming by representing local farmers and arranging meetings and events for our farming members. Working with over 300 farming members from the dairy, livestock, horticulture and arable sectors you will develop and build strong relationships with your customers and members, and become a leading figurehead in the local community. Working for the NFU means that you will become part of our friendly environment. You will work with great people, recognised for their knowledge and expertise. Additionally, we offer a generous annual leave entitlement and other attractive benefits. Experience of or an affinity with farming and rural matters would give you a distinct advantage and a real head-start in the role of the NFU Group Secretary.

Rewards and benefits

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 will be competitive 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?
  • Do you have an in depth agricultural and farming knowledge?
  • Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit?
  • Can you balance the need to grow a sales business while managing a team?
  • 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. Call Michaela Holder on 01789 202080 or alternatively email

michaela_holder@nfumutual.co.uk

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