Careers

Careers

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Are you a frustrated empire builder with specialist sector knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit? Or perhaps you’re just feeling unappreciated and taken for granted? Either way, we’d love to hear from you. We currently have opportunities for executives at various levels to build a business in a field you love, with people you can trust. Culture's important to us at La Playa - see how we work together.

With offices in London, New York and Cambridge, La Playa occupies a unique position as a boutique international niche broker in:


An award-winning broker with offices in London, New York and Cambridge, La Playa occupies a unique position as a boutique-sized international niche broker, and is a registered broker at Lloyd's. 

Our dynamic, high-growth Science and Tech practice is working in exciting new markets, including Fintech, Gaming and Mediatech as they develop in the UK, USA and Far East.  If you love pace and change and have a passion for these sectors, you’ll love this!

As a Commercial Account Executive/Handler within our Science & Technology practice, you’ll develop, manage and service some key customer relationships, strategic partnerships and prospects, contribute to strategic business development plans (UK and international opportunities) for the Science & Tech practice, and work closely with marketing staff to identify opportunities, develop campaigns and implement tactics to build the business.  In addition, broking duties will include:

A)    Efficient handling of quotations for new business, renewal and mid-term adjustments including:

  • Maintenance of your own monthly renewal lists
  • Production of billing and policy documents
  • Insurer negotiations
  • In-person communication with clients/prospects (face-to-face)
  • Preparation and presentation of submissions to market
  • Preparation and presentation of reports to clients/prospects
  • Client/prospect/introducer/insurer visits as appropriate
     

B)   Maintaining up‑to‑date policy and client records.

C)   Effectively dealing with and resolving accounts queries, including liaison with clients, insurers and accounts department

D)   Handling and resolution of clients’ claims, including liaison with insurers and loss adjusters.

E)   Contributing to operational policy, company visioning and strategic development.

F)    Adherence to and assistance with regulatory compliance procedures.

This role will be ideal for you if you’re a motivated self-starter with a background in commercial broking, a passion for science and technology, and experience with complex commercial clients.  You enjoy working with people and as a result, are able to establish great relationships, whether face to face or over the telephone.  You’re bursting with ideas and have a proven track record of developing business and identifying/exploiting affinity opportunities. You’re happy when working individually or as part of a team. Your exceptional communication skills shine through, whether you’re presenting information in written or verbal form. 

Your hunger for success is balanced with a zest for life, and this position offers scope for developing your own “empire” within La Playa.

Your passion for providing great service, combined with a sound knowledge of technology means that you’re well attuned to client needs and going that extra mile is a natural part of the way you do things.

This opportunity is principally based at our London offices near Bank station, but includes some opportunity for international travel.  A competitive salary package includes a profit-linked bonus, contribution to pension and 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays).

For more details or to send your CV, contact:

Hanna Beaumont, Director: Science & Technology hanna.beaumont@laplayainsurance.com

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Financial Adviser – La Playa Wealth

We’re looking for a highly capable Financial Adviser to help develop new business, cultivate internal relationships and to service existing clients.

La Playa Wealth provides Wealth Management and Employee Benefits advice to high net worth Private Clients and Corporate entities alike. Based in London and Cambridge, La Playa Wealth is the sister company of the well-established specialist insurance broker La Playa. 

You will be keen to develop, manage and service customers, providing seamless Wealth Management advice to Private Clients. Other responsibilities include:  

  • Manage a portfolio of clients
  • Grow new and internal business streams
  • Provide corporate financial planning and benefits advice to SMEs, national and multi-national practices group clients
  • Liaise with marketing team on campaigns to develop new business
  • Meet with new and existing clients for reviews and explain the service whilst taking them through the complex corporate financial planning process
  • Work with the para-planning support team to produce clear, technically accurate, compliant and concise financial planning reports for clients, including high level financial plans based on their entire financial position, suitability reports and regular investment review reports
  • Keep up to date with technical and professional development, attend functions and events to build professional relationships and promote the firm
  • Continually develop and keep updated technical knowledge and professional skills
  • Assist in the continual cycle of improving the investment proposition and process
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Liaise with providers
  • Liaise with compliance advisers
  • Smart use of technology to improve processes

We’re looking for…

  • A confident, proactive individual with a high degree of motivation
  • A passion for exemplary client care – with demonstrable track record
  • Excellent questioning and listening skills particularly in uncovering clients’ needs
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with excellent communication (verbal and written) and the ability to build strong, lasting relationships
  • A complete finisher with excellent attention to detail
  • Level 4, Diploma Qualified or Level 6, Chartered or Certified Financial Planner
  • An in depth technical knowledge and understanding of all financial planning areas
  • Excellent compliance record with detailed understanding of the compliance requirements
  • A thorough understanding of client circumstances and how they can affect the advice given
  • Significant experience in comparable roles 

You enjoy working with people and are able to establish great relationships, whether face to face or over the telephone or through social media.  You’re happy when working individually or as part of a team.  Your exceptional communication skills shine through, whether you’re presenting information in written or verbal form. 

Your hunger for success is balanced with a zest for life, and your passion for providing great service, combined with effective use of technology, means that you're well attuned to client needs. Going that extra mile is a natural part of the way you do things.

Rewards include the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team in a great environment based out at our offices in the hub of Cambridge’s Science and Business Parks, or in the City, London. A competitive salary package includes a performance-linked bonus, contribution to pension and 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays).

For more details or to send your CV, contact: Julie Brooklyn, Chief People Officer julie.brooklyn@laplaya.co.uk

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Broking and Admin Assistant (all divisions)

As a Broking & Administration Assistant you'll assist the broking teams across our offices in Cambridge, London and New York. This is a full time position, with key tasks including: 

  • Production of invoice/credit notes/policy documents
  • Maintain up to date policy and client records
  • Process policy adjustments
  • Preparing client renewal documents
  • Preparing new business quotations
  • Liaising with insurers on claims and quotations

This role will be ideal for you if you are well organised, meticulous, enthusiastic and self-motivated.  You’re a resourceful lateral thinker, reliable, and a great juggler! You have excellent communication skills and feel at home online using social media. You’ll have a good grasp of the MS Office suite of applications. You enjoy working with people and are happy when working individually or as part of a team. You’re happy and motivated when working unsupervised, organising your time around the priorities in front of you. 

It’s an opportunity to build your professional experience across a variety of responsibilities, and develop close working relationships with a small team of professional people who are passionate about their work.   

La Playa is a dynamic company which is growing fast – change is a constant. People are our greatest asset, and we are committed to providing the best possible environment, terms and benefits, including profit linked bonus, discounted gym membership, 8% contribution to pension, 25 days holiday pro rata, and a steady supply of cake to the office. Salary is £16,000.

We’re based next to the Cambridge Science Park, and are easily accessible from the guided busway, Cambridge North railway station, and the A14.

For more details or to send your CV, contact: 
Julie Brooklyn, Chief People Officer: julie.brooklyn@laplayainsurance.com 
See www.laplaya.co.uk for more information about the company 

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

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About La Playa Private Client

Specialist & Independent

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La Playa Private Client creates a safe space for you to live life to the full, enjoying your family, friends, and assets wherever you are in the world - without worry or hassle.

We can make sense of all your insurance needs - property, yachts and superyachts, high-performance and classic cars, private jets, art, wine and jewellery collections – and your liabilities too. We can pull multiple assets together on a single “portfolio” policy – or if you prefer, take care of each item separately. 

Amid the impersonal and automated world of large insurance corporations, La Playa provides a refreshingly boutique-style service, with individual advice, and cover based on in-depth understanding of your specific situation. After a detailed and confidential review of your needs and priorities, we’ll structure your insurance arrangements so you know you and your family are protected, come what may.  

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We also offer Investments & Pensions and Financial Planning: a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof.

Advice you can trust

…from an expert who understands you

  • Specialist, global policies for affluent lifestyles
  • Independent, specialist advice
  • Boutique–style, luxury service
  • “Can do” culture
  • Worldwide capability: offices in London & New York
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Email: mark.boon@laplayainsurance.com

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