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    Senior Broker - Bradford

    £35000.00 - £40000.00

    Job description

    JOB TITLE : Senior Broker (Internal)

    DEPARTMENT : Commercial / Trainsure

    RESPONSIBLE TO : Director

    You naturally prefer working for a true independent Broker, as you know many clients appreciate good, quality local service.

    When working at an independent as an employee, you generally don’t feel like a number. You go from feeling as if you are a cog in a machine, to becoming an important asset within a growing company. You are rewarded consistently for your efforts, frequent pay reviews, clear progression routes, all without the red tape around you.

    If you’re a Commercial Account Handler longing for this type of environment, and you’re fed up of the day to day commute into a City Centre then this opportunity will be perfect.

    Oh and it’s paying up to from a great basic too!

    Douglas Charles have been retained by a West Yorkshire based, family owned, independent Broker who are looking to recruit a Commercial Account Handler to join the team.

    Having increased the business by 62% over the past 5 years, this broking firm are going from strength to strength and are looking for ambitious, commercial insurance professionals who would like to become part of their exciting journey ahead

    Overall objective:

    To assist in the broking / marketing of corporate and commercial new business enquiries plus the day to day management of a client portfolio both SME and niche sector under a DUA with particular responsibility for underwriting and the administration of all commercial accounts including financial lines policies, following department and company procedures and DUA in ensuring a high level of service provision in accordance with FCA regulation

    Role Description

    Technical Support:

    Provide expertise, advice and guidance in technical insurance matters, Market placement and New Business marketing.

    Workload Management:

    Responsible for the handling of new instructions in respect of a portfolio of existing SME and Trainsure clients up to a premium level of approx £5,000 and other work as required

    • Responsible for own portfolio of clients
    • Renewal process and markets as necessary
    • New business quotes – e-trade and direct market presentations.
    • Mid-term adjustments and queries

    In addition, would be the primary contact and broker for marketing and assisting with any Commercial new business enquires and tenders.

    Client Servicing:

    Deal with new and allocated existing clients’ portfolios of insurances including technical enquiries, quotes and underwriting under a DUA


    Ensure the fast and effective handling of daily tasks and correspondence, work to DUA procedure where necessary, maintain specific scheme bordereaux and any other administration required to fulfil the DUA and other daily duties


    • 10 years minimum Insurance industry experience – Essential
    • Broking background – Desirable
    • Computer – Acturis – Desirable
    • Computer – Word / Excel – Essential
    • Advanced technical Insurance knowledge – Essential
    • Cert CII / ACII qualifications – Desirable
    • Full clean Driving Licence – Desirable


    • Flexible – Essential
    • Work on own initiative – Essential
    • Time management – Essential
    • Communication skills – Essential
    • Planning – Essential
    • Customer Focus – Essential

    This business has genuine plans to expand to become one of West Yorkshires leading independent Brokers and this is the ideal time to join them on this journey.

    If interested, please do get in touch and one of the team will review your application.

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