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LB Camden

Insurance manager

Job reference: LBC02363
Contract: Permanent, full time, 36 hours per week
Grade: Level 5 Zone 1

Salary: £43,304 to £50,234
Location: Crowndale Centre
Job Type: Finance and Procurement
Holiday: 25 days (27 days after 5 years' service)

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 23:59

About the role
We are looking for an experienced Insurance Manager to lead Camden’s insurance function with responsibility for re-procuring the council’s insurance programme and advising senior officers and services about insurance issues. We like to think of ourselves as an innovative and forward thinking borough, and have high expectations for our senior staff. This includes thinking outside the box and consideration of different service delivery models to achieve our goals. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate ways of working in their career that meet these expectations.

You will develop Camden’s insurance strategy and the purchase of insurance including management of the council’s self-insurance fund whilst you will also oversee development and delivery of the service in relation to all insurance related matters made by the Council. There are approximately 800 claims handled at any one time, an insurance fund of c£17m and internal and external insurance premia of £6.7m. The successful candidate will have first rate communication, leadership and technical skills in order to promote the insurance strategy throughout the Council to ensure claims handling is best in class and ensure the insurance strategy minimises the insurance fund and premia paid.

About you
Ideally, you will hold, or are well on the way to achieving the Advanced Diploma with the Chartered Institute of Insurance (or equivalent) and you will have an understanding of local government insurance and claims, with particular knowledge of self-insurance funds. The right candidate may come from a private sector background but will need to demonstrate a good understanding of local government issues. You will demonstrate strong leadership and management experience is essential, as well as working at a senior level in an insurance team, having had experience of all major aspects of the insurance manager role.

You will have a thorough working knowledge of insurance and claims management in a local authority environment, whilst experience of managing and procuring an insurance programme in a large and complex organisation is vital to this role. You will have experience of underwriting or insurance in the private sector and an understanding of risk management and links to the insurance programme are all equally important.

About Camden
Camden is located predominantly in modern award winning offices at King’s Cross overlooking the open space of Granary Square. This role is based in offices nearby in the Crowndale Centre but will have frequent contact with services in our new offices. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply for job" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Closing dates for applications: Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: Wednesday 5 April 2017
Please quote ref: LBC02363

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