Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
About the role
As part of the Council's commitment to provide high quality and efficient services, we are looking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Insurance professional who can support all Council services and the Insurance Team Leader with the aim of minimising the Council's exposure to financial loss and liability.
The main duties of the Senior Insurance Officer post is to ensure efficient operation of the Council's insurance claims process, administer insurance policies, work collaboratively and support the tendering of the insurance contracts, records and claims alongside processing information on incidents involving actual or potential financial loss. This involves regular contact with other Council services, insurers, loss adjusters, solicitors and with members of the public. Duties will also involve producing regular financial reports on the Council's insurance position and management reports on claims from the insurance software system (LACHS).
This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who has experience of working within an Insurance Team looking to take the next step in their career and support a portfolio of complex and high profile claims and seek, at all times, to deliver a high quality service against agreed targets and timescales. Local government experience is desirable but not essential, however the successful applicant must be able to support significant insurance tenders and renewals.
The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and the ability to build strong working relationships, engage and influence stakeholders at all levels within the Council. This post requires a highly motivated individual who is outcome focused, with strong team working skills and has a history of working in the Insurance field. Strong IT skills are essential for this role and experience of Microsoft and insurance software packages would be beneficial. Full training and professional development support will be provided for the successful candidate.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.