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Insurance Officer – Finance, Planning and Data Insight section

Planning and Data Insight section

Colchester, UK


  • Posted on: 03rd Sep 2021
  • Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum, pro-rata
  • REF: REQ05096
  • Closes: 22nd September 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Part Time

Job description

Finance, Planning and Data Insight section

The Finance, Planning and Data Insight section is responsible for managing the University’s income and expenditure, ensuring we get value for money in all financial activity and that we comply with all statutory and regulatory requests. Our responsibility extends to the collection and sharing of information and understanding to help the University achieve its strategic aims.

The remit of the Section includes the management of risk and the Insurance Officer will play a key role in this area.

This role can be based at either the Colchester or Southend campus and occasional travel between our three campuses (Colchester, Southend and Loughton) may be required to undertake the duties of the role. Please refer to the ‘General Information’ within the job pack for further information.

Duties of the Role

This role presents a flexible part-time opportunity for someone who wishes to utilise their insurance skills in the Higher Education Sector. The main responsibilities of the role will include:

  • advising the University on all matters relating to insurance
  • arranging appropriate insurance protection
  • managing claims and maintaining records
  • ensuring compliance with insurance policies

A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.

Qualifications and Skills required

You will hold a relevant recognised professional qualification, and evidence CPD within the insurance / risk arena. In addition, experience of insurance administration in a large, complex and diverse organisation and an understanding of risk management processes is essential.

You will use your excellent communication, organisation and negotiation skills to obtain competitive insurance terms to manage the risk that provide adequate cover and offer value for money for the University. The Insurance Officer is assisted by an Insurance Assistant and experience of managing and developing staff would be derisible.

Full details of the skills, knowledge and experience for this role can be found within the job pack.

This is a permanent, part-time post for 21.6 hours per week (0.6 FTE).

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see: https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/student-facilities/religion-and-faith

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification, which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email the Resourcing Team (resourcing@essex.ac.uk).

*More information: Working at the University

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