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Managing Partner, Insurance / NFU Group Secretary

Region: South West

Location: Bideford, Devon

Job reference: NFAR02026

Closing date: 17th December 2021

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NFU Mutual Managing Agent Opportunity in North Devon

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

Set amongst the rolling countryside and rugged coastline of Devon lies your next leadership opportunity. Your moment has arrived; take over your very own insurance practice in the heart of Devon, under the trusted brand that is NFU Mutual.

As retirement approaches for the long-standing lead partner of NFU Mutual’s Bideford agency, the time has come to hand-over the reins of this thriving insurance business. As the figurehead of this busy office, now is your time to:

  • Win the hearts and minds of a fellow partner and team of loyal staff, all committed to delivering a high-touch, personal service

  • Shape and bring to life an ambitious transformation strategy focused on future-proofing operations and ensuring the next phase of sustainable profitable growth

  • Inspire others, securing the trust of new prospects as well as nurturing existing relationships across a diverse portfolio of business beyond our core of Farming.

Join the partnership of the high-potential Bideford agency and you’ll instantly benefit from its strong reputation and loyal client base. This is a unique opportunity, offering you co-ownership of an already successful business, whilst placing you at the helm of its future expansion as the lead Agent.

You’ll also play an important role in the local farming community as the region’s NFU Group Secretary. The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) represents the voice of agriculture up to the highest levels. This role will place you at the heart of the local farming community, championing and representing their interests, as well as providing the perfect cross-sell opportunity to capitalise on any new insurance business opportunities for your agency. The roles are intrinsically linked.

About You

Ready to lead from the front, you already operate as part of a Senior Leadership Team.

This role is the ideal opportunity for a transformational leader; you have a blend of operational and strategic leadership credentials with a track record of driving business growth, be it on an organisational, divisional or even local level.

Previous experience of working in a regulated sales and service environment is preferred (e.g. Insurance, Financial Services) though not essential.

Clearly a passion or active involvement in rural affairs or farming and agriculture will ensure a natural empathy for NFU Mutual’s core market.

Rewards and Benefits

Coming in as a self-employed Agent of NFU Mutual and Partner to an Agent in the NFU Mutual Agency network, you’ll be inheriting an established business in an existing office, without any requirement for up-front capital investment. Your income will be intrinsically linked to the profitability of your business, with no limit on future earnings.

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.

Want to find out more?

To learn more get in touch with our in-house recruiter, Stephan Papantoniou on 07890 395430; or email; or click Apply to submit your CV.

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and, if shortlisted, you will be contacted by our internal recruitment team to arrange an initial telephone screening.

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.

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. We are proud to have a network of 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.


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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.