How you'll make a difference

You’ll make a difference by developing and maintaining a comprehensive professional service to the Council, Members and other associated bodies in order to protect their assets and liabilities by way of Risk Management and Insurance.  As a Senior Assistant you will ensure that claims are investigated, submitted and settled on the most beneficial terms for the council and promote the concept of Risk Management throughout the Council.
 
This is a limited term contract for 18 months.

What will you be doing?  
  • On a daily basis you will provide support to the Insurance & Risk Team Leader and manage a portfolio of Employers Liability & Public Liability claims from inception through to completion including assessing liability and reviewing medical records.
  • You will work closely with solicitors, loss adjusters, investigators, and internal colleagues, to ensure correct decisions reached within timescales.
  • In this role you will supervise the Insurance Assistant, providing assistance, training, and overseeing their workload. You will be responsible for the liaison with the Council’s Health & Safety Team and provide feedback and advice on managing risks within the Council.
  • The role will include preparing reports on claims, insurance & risk matters, managing the School Journeys and TP Hirers Liability covers.
  • You will also be involved in dealing with enquiries and advising on matters concerning risk and insurance.

What we need from you

  • You must have proven experience in EL/PL claims handling with a good understanding & knowledge of Personal Injury Litigation including the Pre-Action Protocol and current CPR rules.
  • You will need to have good knowledge of IT preferably with experience in using a Claims Data Base, Reporting Systems and Word.
  • You will be able to demonstrate the ability to form conclusions and valid opinions from the analysis of evidence, demonstrating awareness and creative thinking about the needs and problems of the situation.
  • It is essential you can maintain a high standard of work whilst working to strict deadlines.
  • Ideally you will have an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute qualification and/or a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer qualification or working towards one of these an have experience of the working of Local Government or other public services.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance.
  • We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work. 
  • We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation
  • We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities. 
 
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here. 
  • We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.  
  • We’re positive and forward thinking, always looking for new and innovative ways of working work and we’re ambitious about the future. 
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.  
  
We’re making a difference, be part of it!   
 
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Ailsa Collins on Ailsa.Collins@southglos.gov.uk or 01454864730.
 

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