Principal Insurance Officer

London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames / Wandsworth

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced insurance professional to join the busy and friendly Insurance Team providing a customer-focused service across Richmond and Wandsworth Councils.

Reporting to the Insurance Manager you will be responsible primarily for ensuring expeditious and effective claims handling whilst also supporting the Insurance Manager and Deputy Manager with ad hoc risk and insurance work and advice across the two boroughs as required.

Team work excellent organisational and time management skills are key to meeting the expectations of service departments. With a strong insurance background, preferably within a similar organisation, a sound understanding of insurance regulation, case law and principles and how these are applied within a local government setting is essential.

This is a progressive team providing a service to two councils which will suit talented and ambitious professionals seeking to take the next step in their career.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include flexible working for officers including the ability to agree individual work patterns that could comprise compressed hours or home working, dependent on service need, and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Shortlisting Date: Friday, 3rd May 2019

Interview Date: Week Commencing Tuesday, 7th May 2019

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Dependent on experience

How to Apply

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Richard Mason on 020 8871 6413.

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