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Group Insurance Manager

Vertu House, Gateshead

Competitive basic salary, plus company benefits and Company Car
Competitive basic salary, plus company benefits and Company Car
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Job description

As one of the largest automotive retail groups in the UK, Vertu Motors is proud to represent 32 of the World's most popular vehicle manufacturers from 155 sites nationwide. Our three main brands include Bristol Street Motors, Macklin Motors and Vertu Motors.

We are a growing business seeking a Group Insurance Manager to provide greater in-house control over our risk exposure, both insured and self-insured and loss recovery. Costs around insurance both insured and self-insured are a significant part of the company's annual turnover requiring dedicated management, control and innovation.

You will have day to day responsibility of insurance risk reporting, broker relationship management, control on major losses, current claims and uninsured loss recovery. This role also has responsibility for managing a small portfolio of empty properties, as well as responsibility for light leasehold matters such as liaising with our external surveyors, assessing leasehold insurances etc as required.

Your main duties will involve
• Manage the Insurance Portfolio for the Group including renewal, data, claims
• Empty Property Landlord & Surveyor interface:
• Landlord insurance
• Non-professional and non-contractor landlord matters
• Service charge reviews and approvals
• Empty Property Remote Management inc empty property relief
• Security matters (working closely with our Group Security Manager)

You will be used to working in a busy and dynamic environment and will be comfortable working across different levels within a business which cares passionately about cost control and risk management and risk reduction.

Insurance experience, either direct client or insurance provider side is an absolute requirement for this newly created position. Presentation skills desired but not necessary (training will be provided).

Commercial acumen is a must and you must be able to negotiate and feel confident defending the company's position with both insurers and third parties where required. You will be working within the vibrant commercial team based in Team Valley, Gateshead, however you will be required to travel to our dealerships based mainly in England and Scotland, as well as occasionally attending meetings at insurance partners and brokers, currently based in Manchester and Leeds.

If you are successful you can look forward to a competitive salary, on-going training opportunities and a range of benefits you would expect from an employer of choice, including a company car, colleague purchase scheme, preferential service rates, share incentive plan, Vertu rewards and pension scheme. If you are interested in joining the most progressive team in the industry please apply now.


  • Vertu Reward Scheme
  • Preferential Service Rates
  • Colleague Purchase Scheme
  • Share Incentive Scheme
  • Pension
  • Enhanced Maternity
  • Company Car
  • Life Assurance
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Fifth Avenue Business Park
Team Valley
, Gateshead
, Tyne and Wear
, NE11 0XA