We are looking for a highly dependable and personable individual to fill the role of Commercial Assistant in our firm’s fast-paced commercial lines department.  This is a permanent, full-time position that is available immediately (with some flexibility).

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


Our Name:  Stanhope Simpson Insurance Ltd.

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

Who We Are:  A General Insurance Brokerage providing Commercial Insurance, Surety Bonding and Personal Insurance Solutions to Businesses and Individuals throughout Atlantic Canada

Position:  Junior Account Manager – Commercial Lines


We are seeking a 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, including both written and verbal professional communication.  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 diversified office environment.

The Commercial Assistant role requires both individual and team work.  The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting on a broad portfolio of complex commercial insurance accounts under the leadership of a (senior) commercial insurance producer at our firm.  Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The preparation of insurance and related documentation to be provided to clients, underwriters and other professionals such as marketing Proposals, along with Insurance Summaries for Prospective and Existing clients.
  • Diligently and carefully reviewing insurance policies and related documentation for accuracy and preparing same for clients
  • Assistance with Surety Bonding
  • File organization
  • Accounting assistance (billing/invoicing)
  • Other tasks related to the daily administration of a broad portfolio of commercial insurance accounts

We are in search of a dedicated individual who is looking to form a mutually beneficial and long-lasting relationship with our organization.

As a member of our firm, you will be expected to achieve your CIP (Chartered Insurance Professional) designation if you do not already hold this accreditation.   The CIP consists of 10 courses which are completed outside of work hours.  Additional information about this program is available by visiting: http://www.insuranceinstitute.ca/en/cip-fcip-designations/cip.aspx

Education/Experience Requirements for this Role:

  • Applicants must have post-secondary education.
  • High proficiency with Adobe, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Insurance industry experience is considered a significant asset.
  • Insurance-related education and/or professional designations are considered significant assets (ie. CAIB, CIP, FCIP, CRM).

How to Apply:

Please email your resume to Donald McDermaid at dkmcdermaid@stanhopesimpson.com.   We thank all applicants.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.