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  • Position: Team Manager | Commercial Schemes & Affinities
  • Date Posted: 26/04/2024
  • Type: Permanent, Full Time
  • Division: Commercial Schemes & Affinities
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Working Pattern: Monday to Friday | 8.45am to 5.00pm
  • Location: Burgess Hill
  • Benefits: PMI, PS Bonus, Fully Funded CII + more
  • Reference: SWJA


An exciting opportunity for a Commercial Insurance expert to play a leading role within one of the UK’s top Independent Broker’s.

You’ll be responsible for co-managing our large and successful Schemes & Affinities Team in Burgess Hill who provide bespoke solutions to a broad spectrum of SME and large clients in the Sports, Recruitment & Payroll, Property Owners, Trade Credit and Flexible Benefits market space.

In addition, you will:

  • Create a positive and productive working atmosphere
  • Act as the key point of contact for your team with complex queries and escalations.
  • Achieve organisational goals / objectives, maintain performance standards, and deliver successful results
  • Motivate your team through coaching and mentoring strategies and techniques.
  • Implement effective sales plans for our specialist areas.
  • Build lasting relationships with Clients and Insurers.
  • Attend regular meetings with other key stakeholders within the team and business providing regular strategic updates and feedback.

What you'll need

You’ll have built up a solid profile within Commercial Insurance and will either have previous managerial experience looking for a new challenge, or you’re looking for your next step up into a management role.

In addition you’ll have:

  • An in-depth understanding of the technicalities, and challenges of commercial insurance.
  • A CII accreditation and an interest in continuing to develop.
  • Creating a positive and productive working atmosphere
  • Achieving organisational goals / objectives, maintaining performance standards, and delivering successful results through others
  • Have a positive mindset towards sales and how to implement effective sales plans for our specialist areas.
  • Ability to build lasting relationships with Clients and Insurers.
  • Leadership qualities, mentoring skills and a good track record of supporting the training and developing of others people.
  • Familiarity of setting and monitoring targets.
  • A good understanding of delivering quality and compliance.
  • Confidence, communication and charisma.
  • Organisation, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Intuitive thinking and strong decision making skills.
  • Agile and intuitive thinking; an ability to make decisions quickly and confidently.


  • Previous management experience
  • Ideally (although not essential), knowledge in SME and Corporate clients and related products.
  • Previous experience of using the Acturis platform (full training provided)

What you'll receive

At Sutton Winson, we focus on developing our people and giving them opportunities to progress. You'll receive a unique and tailored development pathway and as you grow within our business, your successes and hard work will be rewarded and celebrated.

On top of all the usual good stuff - competitive salary, hybrid working (after qualifying period), generous holiday allowance, pension contributions etc.), you can also look forward to a competitive package that will develop as you do, as you enjoy the following benefits (and more!):

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Income Protection
  • Tailored learning and development program shaped to your career aspirations
  • Annual profit share bonus scheme
  • Fully funded CII pathway, including membership, study materials, exam entries, and paid study leave, with awards and bonuses to reflect progress
  • Employee Assistance Programme, providing access to vital resources like GP consultations, health checks and mental health support, etc..
  • Cycle2work scheme, Season Ticket Loans, free eye tests through Specsavers, and long service awards.
  • The opportunity to be a part of our Corporate Social Responsibility program, contributing to local projects, help shape environmental policy and support staff wellbeing.
  • Daily dress-down; for us, it’s not about what you wear but what you do. Just be your authentic self and dress for your day.

Who are you working for?

When you work for us, you're part of:

  • One of the UK's largest Charted Insurance Brokers.
  • Proud holders of the Investors in People Gold Award.
  • Investors in Customers Gold Award
  • A people-centric employer with strong values.
  • A company that actively fosters and supports continuous personal development.

If you're looking for an opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive, all while being a part of a fantastic group of people in a relaxed, family-friendly, and supportive environment, then Sutton Winson is the place for you.


Equality & Diversity Commitment

At Sutton Winson, we want to hire people from all walks of life – no matter your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or background. If you’ve got the right attitude and skills needed to properly support our clients and help us achieve our goals, you’ll fit right in. We're committed to continuing to build an inclusive culture that empowers our people to do their best work, have fun and feel that they belong.


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