Head of Professional Indemnity

19 Oct 2020
17 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Since launching in 2010, our GCS division has taken a measured approach to expansion. GCS is specifically designed for corporate clients with fee income over £10 million and turnover of over £100 million (as applicable for the appropriate sector) or clients looking for specialty cover. We go further by taking a specialist approach with an emphasis on close relationships - an outstanding service proposition with prevention and innovation at its heart. We’ve grown into a world-class operation that has earned the trust of corporate brokers and clients alike. Our purpose is to deliver excellent service that results in sustainable benefit to our clients and communities.

The role holder will focus on maintaining Aviva’s strategy of profitable growth, developing new products, representing Aviva PI at external events, industry bodies and with key internal partners. We know our strong reputation in the market, and we are looking for someone to help us grow beyond.

The role’s duties:
  • Responsibility for the performance and development of the PI Account, currently £70m
  • Reviewing technical, legal issues & developments and producing proposals to reduce risk, exploit opportunities
  • Building effective working relationships with key business partners within Market Management, CTU, Claims, Finance, Legal and intermediaries
  • Working collaboratively across business line to deliver results and championing customer excellence
  • Building our strengths and capabilities through mentoring, identifying training needs, sharing best practice and increasing morale to increase the team’s potential to perform

Skills & experiences required:
  • A strong track record of profitable growth and portfolio turnaround/exits across several key PI portfolios
  • Strong embedded broker and customer relationships across PI
  • Evidence of strong performance management and leadership ability
  • A passion and background for Continuous Improvement
  • Enthusiastic financial literacy coupled with thinking, talking and acting commercially

What will you get for this role?
  • A competitive salary depending on skills, experience and qualifications
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We always ‘Care More’. It’s our thing. We’re all about our people â€" that’s you â€" so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Just send us an email once you’ve applied stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll make sure we interview you.

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.