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Associate Partner - Commercial and Farming Insurance/NFU Group Secretary

Region: North West

Location: South West Lakes/Furness

Job reference: NFAR02055

Closing date: 3rd June 2022

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NFU Mutual Agent Opportunity in South West Lakes

Not ready to compromise career life for quality of life? We don’t want you to either.

As a Partner in the South West Lakes Agency, you’ll have the opportunity to run and develop an already successful insurance business, working with existing highly experienced Business Partners. This opportunity gives you control of your work-life balance allowing you to benefit from quality of life the Lake District provides without having to sacrifice your career or wealth aspirations. And of course, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors, from walking across the countryside to making the most of the water on the lakes or coast.

Based over two sites in the tight-knit and active communities of Ulverston and Broughton-on-Furness, the South West Lakes Agency is perfectly situated to support the local customer base. As well as being based in a truly beautiful location, the agency is well connected locally making it easy for you to provide the personal face-to-face service your customers want. The agency has already established itself as a highly successful business, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to continue to grow and build your business, with the backing of a well-respected brand.

Heavily embedded in the rural community, this is an experienced and established team that puts customers at the heart of everything they do. It’s what the agency’s strong reputation has been based on. Joining a great leadership team and leading from the front, you’ll play a key role in nurturing existing customer relationships as well as developing new ones. Day to day, you’ll be responsible for motivating, supporting and developing your team to consistently deliver excellent results whilst you deliver your own personal sales performance, providing a valuable contribution to the branch achieving its targets.

NFU Group Secretary

The National Farmers Union (NFU) represents the voice of agriculture up to the highest levels, on both national and international platforms. For more than 110 years, the NFU and NFU Mutual have enjoyed a close relationship, working together to provide a first-class service to the farming and wider rural community.

As an NFU Group Secretary you’ll play a major role at the heart of your local farming community. You'll champion the interests of local farmers, arrange local meetings and events, recruit and retain members and keep them up-to-date on agricultural policy. With full backing from the NFU, you’ll have access to expert advice and specialist support on everything from policy and increasing membership to marketing and media.

Combining your duties as an NFU Group Secretary with your work as an Agent of NFU Mutual gives you the chance to make the most of new opportunities for your agency, as well as introducing what the NFU and NFU Mutual have to offer to a wider audience. The roles are intrinsically linked.

About You

Ready to be your own boss, you relish the opportunity to create business plans and implement strategies that provide a professional and personal service to a range of customers. 

An excellent communicator, you’re great with people from a wide range of backgrounds. Your inherent drive for results and commitment to client care will inspire others to follow.

Collaborative, positive and supportive, you know how to recruit, reward and develop others to deliver a high-touch personal service ensuring all relevant regulations and standards of compliance are met.

Previous experience of working in a regulated sales and service environment such as Insurance or Financial Services is preferred, though not essential. More importantly, a passion or active involvement in rural affairs or agriculture will ensure a natural synergy with our core business and the Farmers’ Union.

Rewards and benefits

As an Agent of NFU Mutual and a Partner to the existing Agents in the NFU Mutual Agency network, you’ll be joining an established business in an existing office, so won’t need to make any up-front capital investment.

As a self-employed Agent, you can expect to earn up to £45k in your first year alone; with genuine prospects for further income growth in years’ two and beyond. Your drive, vision and personal ambition are the only limit to your future earning potential.

This unique self-employed opportunity gives you the autonomy to grow an existing business with the backing of a major organisation whilst enjoying the freedom of being your own boss.

As well as investment support, you’ll also have access to a full range of courses at our dedicated Training Academy; including sales, business and finance planning, team recruitment and NFU Mutual products. We’ll also support you to gain your Chartered Insurance Institute certification.

The NFU Mutual Agency Network

NFU Mutual is an award-winning insurance and financial services business offering high-quality products and services to a range of customers, from individual policyholders to major businesses. 

We’re proud of our NFU Mutual Agency Network which has more than 300 agencies across the UK. Our agencies are run by self-employed Agents who enjoy a unique opportunity to build, lead and grow successful local businesses, typically in partnership with one or more other Agents. 

Through our exceptional personal service and honest advice, we develop long-standing relationships with our customers and retain on average 95% of our business each year.

Want to know more?
If you’d like to know more about a self-employed Agency role within the NFU Mutual Agency Network, please contact Rosie Cund on 07583109291 or

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A unique opportunity

Build your own insurance business with the support of NFU Mutual.

Just imagine; running your own successful business, leading from the front, driving your own strategies, managing your own personal and professional time. Most of all, being in control of your own destiny. All this plus the support of a trusted UK insurer. Well, now is your chance.

We've opportunities for commercial leaders with ambitions to run an established insurance business to join our Agency Network as an Agent and Appointed Representative of NFU Mutual.