Stanhope Simpson is an independent and privately owned Atlantic Canadian family business similar to many of our long-standing, highly valued commercial clients.

Our mission is to provide our clients with superior insurance, surety bonding and risk management services, and to do so at the highest level of customer service so they may focus on cultivating their businesses and enjoying their families while feeling protected and well taken care of.

With 70 years of history and a strong reputation in the Maritimes, we invite you to join our team and become a part of our exciting future.

 

Where We Are:  3845 Joseph Howe Drive, Suite 300, Halifax, NS

Who We Are:  A general insurance brokerage providing exceptional commercial insurance, surety bonding and personal insurance solutions to businesses and individuals throughout Atlantic Canada.  We stand out from other brokerages in our region because we are an independent and family owned company; we are not owned or controlled by an insurance company or larger corporation.  In fact, we have successfully transitioned our business to a very capable and proven second generation who are actively growing our company.  Our management team is comprised of both men and women including an MBA and a CPA, CA.

Position:  Personal Insurance Broker (12-month Contract, Full-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 minimum of 12-month contract, full-time position that is available immediately.

We are seeking a self-motivated personal insurance professional who takes initiative.  Diligence and organizational skills are imperative.  Applicants should consider themselves to have 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.

 

What makes this position unique and rewarding?

  • We are not a call center; our boutique-style personal lines department allows our brokers to truly get to know their clients and foster long lasting and highly rewarding professional relationships with them.
  •  We put customer service first. Unlike many other brokerages, direct writers and agencies who put workflow efficiency above all else – by outsourcing, using robot-like scripts, pushing their customers to use online portals and timing phone calls – we have an entirely different approach.  We encourage our brokers to do what it takes to provide the utmost best, personalized customer experience to our clients.
  • At Stanhope Simpson, you are not just an employee number; you are part of an extended family whose culture is as tight-knit as it gets – simply put, every member of our team has each other’s back.
  • Our brokers are empowered to go above and beyond for our clients – we don’t micromanage or use highly metrics-driven performance management.

 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Direct communication with personal lines 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 lines 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 do not use hoteling nor hot desking; all members of our staff have a dedicated, individual workspace for their own use
  • Highly competitive compensation including bonuses paid twice per year
  • Optional work from home flexibility
  • Generous vacation and personal days program
  • We offer a fantastic corporate culture with great comradery and company spirit
  • A comprehensive group health and benefits plan
  • We financially support educational endeavors for our staff (subject to management approval)
  • strong reputation in the community and an exciting future
  • A convenient, central location in Halifax with free parking

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: May 31, 2021