Administative Assistant
Howden Group Holdings
1d ago

From day one, our mission has been to create an independent business with a unique culture one that is controlled by the people who work for it.

Finding the most talented and entrepreneurial people has always been key to our success.

People come to Howden Group Holdings for lots of different reasons, but they stay for the same one : our culture. That’s what sets us apart, and why we nurture and retain the best talent in the market.

Whatever your priorities work / life balance, career progression, sustainability, volunteering - you’ll find like-minded people driving change at Howden Group.


Administrator / Administrative Assistant


The jobholder will provided administration support to a nominated team. They will carry out a range of administrative duties to support the work of their team and will ensure that their activities are completed in accordance with the relevant Company and / or Group policies.


Planning / Reporting :

  • Under the direction of line manager and senior colleagues, determines priorities and activities to achieve business and personal goals
  • Will input into plans , as required e.g. through team meetings or informal conversations, to ensure achievement of business goals
  • Manages assigned projects and contribute to other projects as required
  • Provides relevant management information to senior management
  • Technical :

  • Assist in the creation of broking, client and other types of documents including but not limited to general typing, production of monthly market renewal placing contracts (MRCs) and Premium / Loss summary sheets.
  • Data entry and data computation on Company systems and Excel Spreadsheets
  • Ensure up to date records are maintained at all times on the Company systems for the department
  • Manage and utilize Document management systems (whether paper based or electronic) on behalf of the whole department including but not limited to printing, copying, scanning, assembling, uploading and mailing.
  • Manage and utilize Archiving, Filing and other systems on behalf of the whole department (either paper based or electronic, as appropriate)
  • Keeps informed of all regulatory and legal changes which impacts on the job role
  • Ensures up to date records are maintained at all times on the Company systems
  • Responds appropriately to urgent issues as they arise
  • Policy, Process and Procedures :

  • Interprets instructions and issues arising, and then implement actions according to policies and procedures
  • Environment, Customer Focus and Relationships :

  • Respond to the department’s requirements as appropriate
  • Responds to the clients(both internal and external) requirements as appropriate
  • Behaves with all clients (both internal and external) fairly and ethically
  • Shares information that could be beneficial to the Operating Entity / Group
  • People Management / Personal Development :

  • The job holder has no direct reports
  • Actively undertakes personal development to ensure up to date knowledge and understanding of best practice
  • Remains aware of external, industry, legal and regulatory developments etc to ensure practice and outputs are of a sufficiently high standard
  • Keeps informed of all legal and regulatory developments relevant to the Operating Entity / Group
  • Regulatory and Compliance :

    The Board of each Operating Entity requires the highest standards of corporate governance, operational excellence and financial reporting throughout the Group from all its employees.

    Specific responsibilities are listed below.

  • Ensures compliance of self and direct reports (if any) with all applicable legal, fiscal and regulatory obligations in the form of policies and procedures
  • Ensures correct authorisation is obtained and processes followed when required by the Operating Entity and / or Group
  • Ensures performance, HR and T&C records are up to date and meet the Operating Entity and / or Group’s requirements (which will include those of direct reports if any)
  • Maintains accurate records and deals with correspondence appropriately
  • Operates in an honest, professional and ethical manner
  • Strictly adheres to the Group Employee Code of Conduct
  • Completes all relevant regulatory training
  • Ensures competence of self and direct reports (if any)

    Knowledge / Experience

  • Experience not essential, training will be given. However, preference will be given to applicants who have some experience of working in an office environment in an administrative capacity and a desire to work in insurance.
  • Understanding of processes and procedures within the insurance market
  • Skills / Behaviours

  • Attention to detail with ability to produce accurate documentation and to file documents appropriately
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Competent IT skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with internal and external stakeholders
  • Able to undertake and demonstrate competence in technical training, as required by the industry regulator
  • Qualifications

  • GCSE’s (or equivalent) including English essential
  • Technically proficient in MS Office software including Word and Excel
  • What do we offer in return?

    A career that you define.

    Yes, we offer all the usual rewards and benefits - including great healthcare provision, a wide variety of wellbeing offers, competitive salary, generous pensions and more - but we know you expect all that.

    What you might not expect is a job where everyone has a voice, where volunteering in the community is part of the day job, and where everyone is encouraged to play a part towards our sustainability goals.

    We want people who want to make a difference - not just in the workplace, but in the industry and in the wider community.

    Our Culture : People First

    We are proud to be at the global table, but we are most proud of our culture . It has been built on a single and constant set of principles over more than 25 years, and it has helped us become :

    An international group with independence and people at its heart

    A home for talent with a unique culture : the biggest small company in the world

  • The focus on being a People First business has always been at the very heart of the Group. David’s vision was to create an independent business with a unique culture;
  • one that would survive and thrive as a business controlled by the people working for it. Finding the most talented and entrepreneurial people to join the Group has been and will continue to be key.

    Diversity & Inclusion

    At Howden Group Holdings we consider our people our chief competitive advantage and as such we treat colleagues, candidates, clients, and business partners with equality, fairness and respect, regardless of their age, disability, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or family circumstances.

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