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

NO AGENCIES PLEASE


 

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

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

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About La Playa Science & Technology

Specialist & Independent

Specialist & Independent

La Playa's specialist Science & Tech team can help you protect your business with smart, flexible, high-performance insurance - with a friendly human UI. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language.  We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your business. 

In-house IFA

We also offer Business Protection (including Key Person Insurance) and Employee Benefits: 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

Tech-based business is 24/7, global and borderless, exposing you to new risks and liabilities - often in unfamiliar places. As the law struggles to keep pace with technology, insurance can provide a real safety net if you fall foul of changing legislation.

  • Specialist insurance for science and technology
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture
  • Seamless insurance across UK and US
     
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Mark Boon ACII

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Email: mark.boon@laplayainsurance.com

Twitter: @MarkBlaplaya