About NFU Mutual
This is your chance to run your own business, build long-lasting customer relationships and take your personal ambition as far as you want it to go - all while playing a key role in a local community.
As a successful, growing insurance and financial services company with an award-winning range of products and services, we serve a range of customers, from individual policyholders to major businesses.
We’re a mutual, which means our customers are also our members and we develop long-standing relationships with them, based on exceptional personal service and honest advice.
This means we really know our market and retain 95% of business each year.
Our Chichester Agency is deeply rooted within the local rural community with a solid foundation on which to build on across the wider market, from commercial / SME insurance to personal insurance via our high-net-worth Bespoke’ proposition.
Our Chichester Agency therefore offers a truly diverse mix of farming and non-farming business opportunities to allow you to grow your business from a position of real strength.
Your Opportunity as an NFU Mutual Agent
We’re looking for business leaders, rather than insurance specialists, although knowledge of insurance or finance would be useful.
As an Agent, you’ll be your own boss, running an Agency under the NFU Mutual name, selling our award-winning products and services.
You’ll have the freedom to develop plans and strategies, recruit a team and expand your ambitions. It’s a chance to use your entrepreneurial flair to grow a business with a full range of customers, from farmers to homeowners, commercial businesses to car owners.
This means you’ll need a combination of personal and professional qualities. You’ll be an excellent communicator, great with people from a wide range of backgrounds, with the ability to spot a sales opportunity and develop new business.
With an entrepreneurial attitude and a clear vision, you’ll be commercially sharp and open to innovations to continually improve your Agency.
As well as being a strong and influential business leader, you’ll also be an inspirational and motivational manager to your team.
Collaborative, positive and supportive, you’ll give them opportunities to develop their talents, while making sure they work to all relevant regulations and standards of compliance.
Acting as an NFU Senior Group Secretary
You’ll play a major role in the farming community as your area’s NFU Senior Group Secretary. The NFU represents the voice of agriculture up to the highest levels.
You’ll play a major role in this, championing local farmers’ interests, arranging local meetings and events, recruiting and retaining members and keeping them up-to-date on union policy.
This will put you at the heart of the local rural community, giving you the chance to make the most of new business opportunities for your Agency.
With full backing from the union, you’ll have access to expert advice and specialist support on everything from policy and increasing membership to marketing and media.
The Chichester branch area is diverse from a farming point of view. The benign climate and light levels have led to a concentration of glasshouse production on the Chichester Plain where the good soils support vegetable and fruit enterprises alongside broadacre arable operations and vineyards along the foot of the South Downs.
The NFU branch is active in terms of NFU business e.g. holding an AGM and 6 meetings per year with regular contact with the 2 MPs and the two local authorities.
But also in terms of a strong social scene e.g. dinner dance and summer farm walks and BBQ. This is a medium sized branch with members who range from small family farms through to very large and complex integrated farming businesses.
Rewards and benefits
You’ll be taking over an established business, so won’t need to make any up-front capital investment and as a self-employed Agent, your income will be incorporated within the business financials.
You’ll have the freedom to grow your business; to recruit, reward and develop your staff; and to lead with the autonomy of an entrepreneur, all with the backing of a major organisation.
As well as investment support, we’ll give you access to a full range of courses at our dedicated Training Academy, such as sales, business and finance planning, team recruitment and NFU Mutual products.
We’ll also support you in gaining Chartered Institute of Insurers certification.
Is being an NFU Mutual Agent right for you?
Before you register your interest in becoming an Agent with NFU Mutual, please ask yourself the following questions.
If the answers to these are yes, then we are looking forward to hearing from you.