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Researcher (General Insurance)

RES(GI)03/19

Defaqto

Defaqto is a financial information business, helping financial institutions, financial advisers and consumers make better informed decisions. We’re based in Haddenham (near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire) and we’re a great place to work – just take a look at our Best Companies rating and Glassdoor reviews!

The data collected and managed by our General Insurance research team is used by some of the largest names in the industry to provide instant and unbiased market and competitor intelligence for product providers, product ratings for them to use in their marketing messages, and product feature data for comparison websites.

We’re currently looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic general insurance expert, ideally a travel insurance specialist, to join this team of Researchers. The role primarily involves

  • Researching information about general insurance products in the marketplace – including motor/home/travel/pet insurance, etc. using the Internet, industry press, and documentation from insurance companies and underwriters;
  • Updating the Defaqto database with any new information;
  • Building effective relationships with insurance companies and underwriters to facilitate the acquisition of accurate and up-to-date information.

We’re looking for someone with at least 3 years of previous experience within financial services and a detailed knowledge of general insurance products, including in-depth knowledge of travel insurance.

To be successful in the role, you’ll need to combine strong organisational and communication skills with the ability to interpret information and to think analytically. You’ll also need to be a proactive team player with an inquisitive, methodical approach to your work. A keen eye for detail and accurate data entry skills are both critical.

This role could be performed full time, but we are also happy to talk flexible working. We need someone to work five days per week, but could accommodate reduced hours on those days (between 5 and 7.5 hours per day).

In return, we can offer a unique and interesting role within the insurance industry. The salary for this role is £22-26k, dependent upon the skills, knowledge and experience you can bring to the role. You’ll also benefit from all the great things about working for Defaqto. In particular, we have a commitment to employee wellbeing that includes:

  • Working alongside expert colleagues
  • Friendly, collaborative culture
  • Flexible working environment
  • Support to pursue professional qualifications
  • 5 weeks’ holiday (plus the option to buy more)
  • Generous pension scheme (with an employer contribution of up to 10%)
  • Regular financial guidance to support your investment and retirement planning
  • Life, critical illness, private medical and dental insurances
  • Employee Assistance Programme helpline
  • Contributions towards gym/sports club membership, plus lunchtime Pilates, Yoga and running clubs
  • Social, sporting and charity support activities throughout the year
  • Free parking, plus showers and a bike shelter to support cycling to work
  • Free tea/coffee/squash/fruit in our kitchens

This role is based at our offices in Haddenham, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. We are within easy commuting distance of Thame, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Tring, Bicester, Abingdon, Oxford, etc.

Salary:
Between £22,000 and £26,000 Per Annum
Position:
Permanent
Closing Date:
31st May 2019

Defaqto

Defaqto
12 Haddenham Business Park
Haddenham
Buckinghamshire
HP17 8LJ
T: 01844 295449
E: recruitment@defaqto.com
W: http://www.defaqto.com/careers

Contact

Vicky Layton
Defaqto
12 Haddenham Business Park
Haddenham
Buckinghamshire
HP17 8LJ
T: 01844 295449
E: vlayton@defaqto.com
W: http://www.defaqto.com/careers

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