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:


Commercial Broker, Science & Technology

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


 

Client Relationship Manager – Private Client

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. 

As a Client Relationship Manager within our Private Client practice, you’ll develop, manage and service some key client relationships, strategic partnerships and prospects, contribute to strategic business development plans (UK and international opportunities), and work closely with marketing staff to identify opportunities, develop campaigns and implement tactics to build the business.  In addition, broking duties will include:

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 and clients/prospects
  • Client/prospect/introducer/insurer visits as appropriate
  • Maintaining up‑to‑date policy and client records.
  • Effectively dealing with and resolving accounts queries, including liaison with clients, insurers and accounts department.
  • Handling and resolution of clients’ claims, including liaison with insurers and loss adjusters.
  • Contributing to operational policy, company visioning and strategic development.
  • 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 broking. 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 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 could be based in either our Cambridge or London office. Benefits include

Competitive salary

  • Performance-linked bonus
  • Pension contribution 5%
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Working out of Cambridge and London
  • Entrepreneurial, dynamic team with a vision for growth
  • Flexible, family-friendly culture – check us out on Facebook
  • Delightful clients – we work with great people
  • Light, airy office with parking in the hub of Cambridge’s Silicon Fen
  • Meeting spaces: beautiful grounds, great coffee and complimentary fruit and snacks
  • Gym at corporate membership rates
  • Birthday Tea – go home at 3pm on your birthday!
  • Christmas shopping half-day
  • Great parties

 

For more details or to send your CV, contact:

Julie Brooklyn, Chief People Officer
julie.brooklyn@laplayainsurance.com

NO AGENCIES


 

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About La Playa Private Client

Specialist & Independent

La Playa's Personal Risk Concierge service means 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 with offices in London & New York

Independent and specialist
As an independent broker, we can advise on the best policies available - and on risk management measures including valuations, security, fire prevention and property marking - preserving the value of your property and giving you complete peace of mind. We have access to excellent terms with market-leading high net worth insurers.

In-house Wealth Management
We see insurance as integral to your financial planning - and our in-house financial advice team provides Wealth Management, Pensions and Financial Planning; a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof.

What does “Boutique Service” actually mean?
La Playa’s Personal Risk Concierge means:

  1. A dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time
  2. Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
  3. As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
  4. A discreet and complimentary appraisal* of your property to assess the risks and ensure you have the right cover where you need it
  5. An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
  6. Careful monitoring of the insurers’ financial strength, claims and customer service
  7. An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and, importantly, why
  8. Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analysed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies 
  9. An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes and territories
  10. Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
  11. Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers
  12. Direct phone, mobile and email access to your adviser for questions and advice. We aim to respond to emails within 60 minutes
  13. Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
  14. An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running; driving through to a swift and fair financial settlement

Oh, and...

  • No call centres
  • No ‘hold’ music
  • No hidden fees

*subject to availability with our insurer panel

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Direct Dial:

Email: mark.boon@laplayainsurance.com

Twitter: @MarkBlaplaya