Region: North West
Location: Market Drayton & Wem
Job reference: NFAR01911
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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.
We have a network of more than 300 agencies across the UK, often based in the same areas as our customers. As one of our Agents, you’ll be at the heart of your local community, building relationships, understanding what matters to your customers and acting quickly when they need your help. Whether you’re out in a field talking to a local farmer or sitting in a boardroom discussing an acquisition with a CEO, you’ll appreciate the issues they’re facing and give them the support and advice they need.
Our Market Drayton and Wem Agency operates across both locations and is deeply rooted within the local rural community. You will be joining and contributing to an established and successful business, working alongside the experienced Senior Agent and Business Partner, where together you will develop and manage your own insurance sales business, selling and introducing a wide range of insurance and financial products. We are rural insurance specialists and you’ll enjoy the challenge of building upon the success of the Agency and driving growth in the agricultural market, while maintaining the high levels of service our existing customers are used to. As well as this, you will be working with a highly supportive, loyal and active NFU branch, where you’ll find plenty of growth potential.
We’re looking for business leaders, rather than insurance specialists, although knowledge of insurance or finance would be useful. As an Agent, 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.
You’ll be joining 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.
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 affinity with Farming/Agriculture?
• Do you have Sales experience?
• Do you have a passion for customer service?
• 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.
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 Rosie Hollingsworth on 01789 202080 or alternatively email Rosie_Hollingsworth2@nfumutual.co.uk to find out more.
Successful applicants will be contacted within 2 working days of their application to schedule an initial telephone interview with the Resourcing team.
Please note you’ll be working on a self-employed basis and will not be directly employed by NFU Mutual.
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