our gender pay report

At Verastar, we have always focused on recruiting the best people irrespective of gender, ethnicity or personal beliefs for our available roles. As a result, we are confident that a person’s gender does not influence how they are paid in this business.

With Verastar having a median gender pay gap of 10.4% - this is considerably better than the national average of 17.9%*

Sales Team Manager

Location: Sale, Manchester
Salary: £25,000 + Commission
Closes on: 25-06-2021

Our Story

The Insurance Octopus is Manchester’s fastest growing Commercial Insurance Brokerage. As part of a next-generation services group, Verastar, our aim is to help UK businesses of all sizes protect themselves with a number of tailored products that suit their needs.

Through a combination of some of the most well-known insurers and some more specialist niche insurers, we compare business insurance quotes, aiming to help our customers by tailoring their policy to exactly what they need.

As we are part of a larger commercial business services group, we have all of the benefits and support that come with a corporate entity while maintaining the ethos, family-feel and proactive nature of a smaller company.

NOTE: Recruitment for this role is being managed by The Insurance Octopus in partnership with the Verastar Recruitment Team.

Your Role

As the Sales Team Manager, you’ll be responsible for driving the performance of one of our outbound sales teams. You will be proactive in identifying opportunities to improve the sales conversions and guide the sales teams to generate new business and overcome typical sales barriers presented when conducting outbound sales calls.

You’ll be expected to set achievable targets for your team and support them to achieve their targets through regular performance reviews, delivering constructive feedback on call reviews and providing regular coaching sessions. You will also need to work closely with the compliance team to ensure that all FCA regulations and compliance requirements are met.

Experience Required

You have at least 3 years proven experience managing and motivating an outbound sales team preferably within the Insurance sector however, this is not essential.

You’ll be an ambitious and resilient manager, passionate about driving success and exceeding targets and KPI’s. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential.

Why Choose us

We have a defined program in place to encourage every member of our team to increase their basic salary. Our employee progression route has been created to ensure you are rewarded for your efforts with regular checkpoints in place where your salary will be reviewed to allow you to maximise your earning potential.

Consistency and hard work is rewarded at The Insurance Octopus, every 5 months out of 6 that you are on target you will receive an additional 2% increase on your basic salary.

As well as being a great place to work, we offer impressive benefits too:


  • NVQ and Insurance Qualification opportunities
  • Salary increase opportunities
  • 30 Days Holiday (including bank holidays) rising to 33 days after 1 years’ service.
  • Management and various progression opportunities.
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Healthshield benefits - cashback available for dental, optical, health & wellbeing
  • Sociable working hours and no weekends.
  • Dedicated ongoing training, coaching and support provided.


Where to find us

We’re based in the heart of Sale Moor Village next to Sale Water Park, only a stone’s throw away from the M60 and just a short walk from the Airport Metro Link line and Sale Town Centre.

What happens next

If you’re looking for a new challenge with great benefits at an award-winning company, then Verastar is the place for you. To be part of our continued success click ‘Apply’ today to take the next step in your career.

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