Are you looking to join a company of which you are not an employee number? Has the company you have been working for changed ownership recently and you no longer feel they are good fit for your career or perhaps you fear that they will be selling soon? Or maybe you are frustrated because it feels like your current employer values cost-cutting and micromanagement more than good quality customer service?  If any of these questions, or similar, ring true to you, we welcome you to apply to Stanhope Simpson Insurance, an independent, family-owned brokerage whereby customer service and employee satisfaction are not just buzzwords, they are our top priorities.

At this time, we are looking for a highly dependable and personable individual to fill the role of Personal Insurance Broker in our firm’s boutique-style personal lines department. This is a permanent, full-time position that is available immediately (with some flexibility). Atlantic Canadian brokers who reside outside of Nova Scotia are also encouraged to apply.

We are seeking an experienced, self-motivated insurance professional who takes initiative. Diligence and organizational skills are imperative to this position. Applicants should consider themselves to be team-oriented with exceptional interpersonal skills. We are looking for a client-focused individual with the ability to foster and build positive professional relationships with colleagues and clients. A successful candidate is adaptable to a fast-paced and dynamic office environment.

The Personal Insurance Broker role requires both individual and team work. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a broad portfolio of personal insurance accounts under the leadership of our Personal Lines Manager, Scott Conrad. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Direct communication with personal clients including the provision of professional and practical insurance advice
  • Diligently and carefully reviewing insurance policies and related documentation for accuracy and preparing same for clients
  • Administering new policies to existing or new clients
  • Retaining and growing one’s personal lines book of business
  • Actively participating in training initiatives and keeping current on underwriting rules and workflow processes
  • Other tasks related to the daily administration of a broad portfolio of personal insurance accounts

 

Education/Experience Requirements for this Role:

  • Personal (home & auto) insurance industry experience is an absolute requirement
  • Insurance-related education and/or professional designations are considered extremely important assets
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook is required
  • Experience with Applied TAM (The Agency Manager) considered an asset
  • Post-secondary education is preferred, but not required

 

Why Join Our Company?

  • We offer a hybrid, flexible work-from-home & work-from-office model
  • Remote work options available, for those who reside in Atlantic Canada but outside of Nova Scotia
  • We do not use hoteling nor hot desking; all members of our staff have a dedicated, individual workspace for their own use
  • We provide highly competitive compensation including bonuses paid twice per year
  • We provide generous vacation, personal days and other various employee perks
  • We offer a fantastic, tight-knit corporate culture with great comradery and company spirit
  • A comprehensive group health and benefits plan is available to all staff
  • Our physical head office location is a convenient, central location in Halifax (with free parking)
  • We do not micromanage, we do not provide our staff with scripts, nor do we time/track client phone calls – simply put, we empower our staff to do what it takes to provide excellent customer service
  • We have a strong reputation in the community and an exciting future ahead!

 

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Scott Conrad at sconrad@stanhopesimpson.com.  We thank all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Closing Date: January 21, 2022