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 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 CPA, CA.

Position:  Commercial Account Manager


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


We are seeking a self-motivated insurance professional who takes initiative.  Diligence and organizational skills are imperative.  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 Commercial Account Manager role requires both individual and team work.  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a broad portfolio of large and complex commercial insurance accounts under the leadership of Victoria Stanhope.


What makes this position so unique and rewarding?

  • The successful candidate will be working directly with many of our region’s most prominent and esteemed companies, many of which operate in the exciting construction and development industry
  •  We do not operate in silos nor do we centralize or outsource our services – this means our Commercial Account Managers are empowered to be hands-on with our clients, providing exceptional service for all facets of their insurance and risk management needs
  • The members of our commercial team are trusted and enabled to go above and beyond for our clients – we don’t micromanage or use highly metrics-driven performance management
  • 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


What do members of our team say about us compared to others?

 “Morale is higher”

  • “More rewarding”
  • “Doesn’t feel huge although we do big business”
  • “Staff feel like they matter…opinions are heard”
  • “If you needed to, you feel like you can really effect change”
  • “Head office is in the next office”
  • “More personal”


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

  • Working hand in hand with our commercial 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
  • The preparation of insurance and related documentation to be provided to clients, underwriters and other professionals
  • Accounting assistance, billing/invoicing
  • Other tasks related to the daily administration of a broad portfolio of medium to large, complex commercial insurance accounts
  • Attending meetings with clients (with other members of the commercial team)


Education/Experience Requirements for this Role:

  • Commercial Insurance experience is an absolute requirement
  • Post-secondary education is an asset
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe, Microsoft Excel and Outlook is required
  • Insurance-related education and/or professional designations are considered very important assets


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
  • RRSP contributions provided to all staff
  • We have a terrific employee perks program which includes gym membership, Costco membership, employee anniversary gifts and various other employee benefits
  • We offer a fantastic corporate culture with great comradery and company spirit
  • Comprehensive group health and benefits plan
  • We financially support educational endeavors for our staff (subject to management approval)
  • A strong reputation in the business community and an exciting future


How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Heather Peach, CFO, at   We thank all applicants.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.