NFU Mutual Agent & NFU Group Secretary

Recruiter
NFU Mutual
Location
Boston Spa
Salary
£90k dependent on experience. 
Posted
12 Sep 2019
Closes
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About NFU Mutual and our agency network

As a successful, growing insurance and financial services company with an award-winning range of products and services, we serve a range of customers, from individual policyholders to major businesses. We’re a mutual, which means our customers are also our members and we develop long-standing relationships with them, based on exceptional personal service and honest advice. This means we really know our market and retain 95% of business each year. As one of our Agents, you’ll be able to run and develop your business from a position of real strength.

Our Boston Spa Agency has the highest Bespoke and Mid Corporate potential in the North East Region. The Agency covers Leeds and Harrogate which is a diverse agricultural area with a mix of large and small farms, mainly arable, beef and sheep, horticulture and processing. With a strong farming presence and the support of a loyal and active NFU branch in the agricultural market, you'll find plenty of potential to increase sales.

Your opportunity as an NFU Mutual Agent & NFU Group Secretary

As a Senior Agent ,you will need to demonstrate strong leadership and management skills. You’ll be your own boss, running an agency under NFU Mutual's 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.

You’ll also play a major role in the farming community as your area’s NFU Group Secretary. NFU represent the voice of agriculture up to the highest levels. You’ll play a major role in this, championing local farmers’ interests, arranging local meetings and events, recruiting and retaining members and keeping them up-to-date on union policy. This will put you at the heart of the local rural community, giving you the chance to make the most of new business opportunities for your Agency. With full backing from the union, you’ll have access to expert advice and specialist support on everything from policy and increasing membership to marketing and media.

On target earnings for your first year will be up to £90k dependent on experience. 

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.

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 strong leadership and managerial skills? 
  • Do you have a solid understanding of Farming? 
  •  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 to find out more.

Closing date 13th October

First stage interview week commencing 28th of October 2019- one stage process only

To apply for this role, or for more information, please click the apply button.

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