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 Executive - Commercial Insurance

Location: Sale, Manchester
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 + 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
To add to our ongoing success, we are looking to add a number of driven and highly motivated Sales Executives to our high-performing team. You’ll be given all of the tools to succeed, we just need you.

As a Sales Executive you will be responsible building and maintaining a pipeline of business by following up on leads from our in-house Lead Generation team, inbound line and referrals from our sister company, providing quotes to our customers using our panel of award winning, A-Rated insurance partners.

Experience Required
You’ll need to have previous experience in a target driven sales environment, building rapport with customers to understand their individual circumstances and needs.

You will be a passionate, career driven and motivated sales professional with excellent negotiations skills, able to negotiate with underwriters and clients alike, to provide a solution that works for all parties.

No two days will be the same so you will need to be organised and ambitious in order to achieve your targets.

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.

You will be given the option upon the successful completion of probation to study for your Cert. CII, funded by The Insurance Octopus. You will also be given a £2,000 pay increase on successful completion of your studies as a reward for your hard work!

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

  • Uncapped commission structure (starting at £500 a month OTE increasing to £750 per month once you consistently hit your monthly target).
  • Fully funded CII Qualification– Employees with a CII qualification receive £2,000 salary increase.
  • 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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