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Insurance Manager

University of Kent - Finance Division

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £39,992 to £47,722
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th August 2018
Closes: 2nd September 2018
Job Ref: REG1305

The University is a large and complex organisation with a diverse range of insurable risks, we are currently seeking an Insurance Manager to deliver an effective insurance program. The purpose of this is to mitigate risk levels to an acceptable level that takes account of the University business activities and liabilities. 

Providing a professional insurance advisory service to all University staff and students on wide ranging insurance issues, including risk management and loss control measures. You will be flexible, able to work on your own initiative and will be expected to embrace all aspects of the role and adapt insurance cover to meet continuing business changes.

As Insurance Manager you will:

  • Ensure comprehensive and cost effective cover is in place for all tangible and intangible assets of the University. Continually monitor the level of cover to ensure that it remains fit for purpose, introducing mid-term amendments as necessary.
  • Undertake a regular market review of all University insurance policies, ensuring full compliance with industry regulations and guidance and applicable tendering regulations.
  • Review and advise on Insurance and Indemnity clauses in contracts entered into or offered by the University. Draft third party Indemnity wordings to protect the University where necessary.
  • Represent the University in a professional and effective manner when negotiating insurance claims with internal stakeholders, external service providers and third parties, including insurance companies, loss adjustors and legal advisers.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute - ACII.
  • Substantial experience in a claims or insurance programme management environment, working with an insurance company, commercial broker, or a similar corporate, Higher Education, or Public Sector insurance management role.
  • Substantial specialist insurance experience of at least three of the following six insurance products – 1) Material Damage/Business Interruption, 2) Public/Employers Liability, 3) Motor Fleet, 4) Professional Indemnity, 5) Directors & Officers, 6) Business Travel & Personal Accident.
  • Knowledge of insurance and indemnity clauses
  • Awareness of the provisions of the General Data Protections Regulations (GDPR) and the ability to assess the impact upon the University insurance function and mitigate the potential impact

The Finance Department aims to provide, in a cost efficient, professional and timely manner, services that allow the University to meet its statutory financial obligations and internal financial management objectives.

Its main focus is to provide the University as a whole (represented by its Governing Body, Council) and individuals holding budget responsibility with financial services and advice. This includes the payment of bills and salaries and collection of monies owed to the University.

The Department is also required to ensure that the University operates its affairs within the various external financial and tax regulations and ensure that the University’s financial records satisfy external audit. An understanding of the need for financial policies and procedures.

Start date for applications: 09 Aug 2018

Closing date for applications: 02 Sept 2018 

Interviews are to be held: w/c 10 Sept 2018

  

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter.

   
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