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Insurance Sales Business Partner / NFU Group Secretary

Region: South West

Location: Barnstaple

Job reference: NFAR01883

Closing date: 31st March 2021

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About us

This is your chance to run your own business, build long-lasting customer relationships and take your personal ambition as far as you want it to go - all while playing a key role in a local community. 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.

The Role

Our Agency in Barnstaple is closely linked into the local community with a solid foundation on which to build on across the wider market, from commercial / SME insurance to personal insurance via our high-net-worth ‘Bespoke’ proposition.

The Agency will offer a truly diverse mix of farming and non-farming business opportunities to allow you to grow your business from a position of real strength. The Agency has an exciting future, is well networked and had exciting plans to grow in size and stature, making this business even more successful.

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 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.

You’ll play a major role in the farming community as your area’s NFU Senior Group Secretary. The NFU represents 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.

Job Specification

The branch area for this opportunity is very divervse. The members cover the full spectrum of agricultural farming businesses, which will give you a variety and fantastic chance to be at the heart of this diverse and close knit community.

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.

Person Specification

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 entrepreneurial spirit?
Can you balance the need to grow a sales business while managing a team?
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.


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. All with the support of a leading UK insurer.

Call Ciaran Price on 07773944882 or alternatively email

Please note you’ll be working on a self-employed basis and will not be directly employed by NFU Mutual
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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.