Interim Insurance Team Leader – Insurance Team

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Interim Insurance Team Leader – Insurance Team
Interim Position

Hillingdon RQ612471

Posted: 22nd June 2022 09:52
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  • Pay Rate:

    £26.64 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Uxbridge,

    UB8 1UW

What's involved with this role:

Interim Insurance Team Leader

Job Ref: Hillingdon RQ612471

The Insurance team provides support to the Council with the aim of minimising financial loss and liability. The team are responsible for developing and implementing an active operational risk management programme across the Council coupled with the provision of appropriate insurance cover. There are significant time pressures on the team from solicitors, Insurers and the Courts which need to be managed effectively.

  • Key responsibilities:
  • Ensure efficient operation of the Council's insurance claims process, by managing the team budget and providing value for money.
  • Contract manage the Council’s insurance portfolio during renewal and tendering exercises, which involves considerable contact with other Council services, insurers, loss adjusters, solicitors and sometimes members of the public.
  • Manage the Insurance team and support the team with their development and performance.
  • Undertake or supervise negotiations associated with complex or high profile claims against the Council in conjunction with the Council's insurance and legal advisers.



“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Relevant degree qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Relevant professional qualification (i.e. CII, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, etc.).



  • Processing complex, technical insurance claims within a busy insurance team.
  • Operating in a team required to adhere to the relevant professional insurance standards.
  • Dealing with significant insurance tenders and renewals.
  • Building strong working relationships with a range of key stakeholders in an insurance environment, including senior managers.
  • Improving the proficiency, effectiveness and quality of insurance services provided to customers/clients.
  • Implementing change and improvement initiatives in an insurance environment.
  • Relevant local government experience.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Highly organised with strong time management skills and a proven track record in meeting tight deadlines.
  • Proven analytical and literacy skills with ability to clearly present findings to a range of key stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage a high performing team
  • Ability to gain and apply new knowledge effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both orally and in writing.
  • An understanding of the purpose of Risk Management.
  • A general understanding of the Nolan Principles of Good Governance.
  • Highly proficient in the use of ICT, including spreadsheets, word processing packages and the use of insurance software (ideally LACHS).


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Hillingdon RQ612471
Interim Insurance Team Leader – Insurance Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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Interim Insurance Team Leader – Insurance Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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