Corporate Insurance Specialist

16 Summer Lane
25 Jul 2022
09 Aug 2022
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We are looking for a Corporate Insurance Specialist to join the team. This is a specialist role that takes responsibility for WMCA’s insurance arrangements, and its connected bodies, ensuring adequate coverage and claim management arrangements are in place for all assets and liabilities.

What will you be doing?

  • Provide specialist advice on WMCA’s insurance requirements, ensuring that all relevant risks and liabilities are covered as appropriate and that changing business requirements are incorporated into the relevant policies of insurance
  • Be the point of contact between WMCA and the insurance broker in respect the administration of insurance claims, and the monitoring of claims management arrangements
  • Complete an annual review with relevant departments to determine an annual valuation and risk profile of all assets including properties, ICT systems, and operational liabilities for insurance renewal purposes
  • Ensure the renewal or replacement of contracts as defined within contract terms. Manage the budget, contracts and the contract relations with insurers and the broker; maintaining a professional relationship, while ensuing the WMCA’s best interests are maintained.
  • Monitor the level of claims across WMCA policies and identify any trends and implications, advising Risk Manager and WMCA managers as necessary

The role joins our Finance & Business Hub in providing essential high-quality, responsive, and agile enabling services to the West Midlands Combined Authority and its directorates in areas such as human resources, procurement, commercial investments, assurance and appraisal, financial control and administration, and financial and business planning and performance reporting.

We are a cohesive team of forward thinking, insightful, innovative and high-performing professionals who, through our consultative and business partnering approach, influence, support and coach managers and senior leaders to help them achieve business objectives. By doing so, we help to ensure sound decisions are made and it is in this capacity that we are seen as a respected point of contact within the organisation.

About you

The responsibility of this position is managing detailed, specialised work efficiently, with confidence and competence. As our Corporate Insurance Specialist, you will have:

  • specialist knowledge within the commercial insurance sector, gained either in-house with another medium sized organization or from a brokerage or insurance provider
  • attention to detail, concerned for the exact correctness of work, and strong commitment to tasks completed on time
  • disciplined approach to work, with a strong sense of duty

The role requires someone with a conservative, careful, and cautious approach to work. Our ideal applicant will be extremely task oriented, with high standards of quality and accuracy, be comfortable adhering to established guidelines and procedures, and be comfortable with making decisions in area of specialty.

About us

WMCA is committed to a better connected, more prosperous, fairer, greener and healthier region. This is our vision. We will achieve our vision through living our values which are central to how we work and interact with our wider partners and stakeholders.

We’re a partnership organisation. Our people feel valued and respected, have a can-do attitude and are innovators. We try new ways of doing things, we aren’t afraid to fail, learn from what went wrong and try again. Our people are empowered to be creative and explore and innovate.

We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. As a Disability Confident Employer, we have made a positive commitment to interviewing all applicants with a disability who meet the essential role criteria. We are committed to building a team of people with varied backgrounds and experiences as we recognise that this will only benefit us as an employer, the more inclusive we are the better our work will be.

As an organisation, we will continue to adapt and develop to the opportunities and challenges ahead. We will continue to transform ourselves and our organisation into the best we can be, underpinned by our values and behaviours and everyone contributes towards achieving our vision.

Furthermore, wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance. We are very happy to discuss a flexible working pattern that suits your needs, so please do not let that be a barrier to applying. If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.

About your application

You will be asked to upload an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the essential criteria for the role for which you are applying.

If you would like to discuss alternative methods to the online application as a reasonable adjustment please contact the Resourcing Team by email (


16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. Hybrid working conditions are currently in place which means working remotely and coming to the office when required.

Supporting documents
Insurance JD Revised Final July 2022.docx

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