Working with us as Business Development Broker, you will be a part of the Business Development Team. You will support the Business Development Director, Client Directors and Account Executives, whilst building relationships with prospects, underwriters, and relevant stakeholders across the Group. 

On a daily basis you will showcase your skills and knowledge by:  

  • negotiating, placing and reporting to Client Directors at various stages of the client programme;
  • create new business questionnaires, carrying out market analysis, using your negotiation skills with Insurers, and Providers, by keeping abreast of market appetite and competitor awareness;
  • demonstrate your ability to analyse the risk by interpreting claims experience and claims data;
  • review and abstract pertinent information from surveys/New Business Proposals to create insurer willingness to write business with WIRM; 
  • ensuring adequacy and appropriateness of cover; contributing to the achievement of team and business objectives by identifying gaps, up selling and cross selling;
  • managing personal workloads and meeting deadlines;
  • keeping accurate client records and files at all times, including timely inputting of all client data into our bespoke system;
  • responding to client queries, including changes in cover and risk, in a professional and timely manner
  • ensuring that Company procedures, excellent client service standards and FCA compliance regulations are adhered to and maintained;
  • proactively managing valued client and insurer relationships; 
  • build good working relationships with the Account Executives, Client Directors and the wider team;
  • attend occasional client visits/meetings in support of the Account Executive or Client Director.



  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of handling Commercial Key Accounts, and possessing minimum Cert CII qualification and/or working to their Diploma or Associateship
  • Demonstrate experience of producing New Business Reports for New Business Executives
  • Have excellent communication skills, as well as an established rapport with Insurers and Underwriters in order to seek their commitment to align with WIRM to secure mutual business development. 
  • A sound technical knowledge across a range of classes of businesses is essential.

This fast paced role will require the candidate to have a proactive and resilient work ethic, providing support to our Business Development Team, they will have an ability to work to deadlines, and on occasion, meet rigorous goals in terms of delivering the desired Insurance Programme to some of Northern Ireland’s most sought after brands. 

The candidate will benefit from the support of the Business Development Team, as well as aligning relationships with stakeholders in our AIS (Claims), Risk Management and Employment Services teams. 

This significant strategic focus on Business Development will see the successful candidate nurtured and supported, to include occasional joint visits, participation in business development meetings, and receiving placing direction from our Business Development Director and Broking Director. 

If this sounds like you, and you can demonstrate the following skills and attributes, apply today:

  • enthusiastic client focused approach;
  • ability to develop strong client and insurer relationships;
  • ability to support colleagues in a close team environment;
  • strong working knowledge and understanding of most commercial classes of business and associated insurance products;
  • keen attention to detail and the ability to prepare high quality documentation;
  • highly organised with strong administrative skills;
  • IT proficient; (Acturis experience desirable) 
  • high level of motivation and resilience with a proactive attitude.


We understand and value the needs of our employees. As such, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary and attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave in addition to all public and bank holidays, private medical insurance, health cash plan and employer pension contributions.


As Corporate Chartered Insurance Brokers, we actively encourage all employees to pursue learning and development opportunities by providing CII Membership, study support material as well as study leave, together with our in-house Scholarship program and a financial bonus upon successful completion of CII qualifications.

We encourage knowledge sharing and have developed a coaching culture where knowledge is cascaded, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to benefit from the experience and expertise within our team.


Please apply HERE

The closing date for applications is 11th January 2020.

Please note that our recruitment campaigns are managed in-house and we will not accept any third party-applications unless requested from our agreed agency partners.

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