Insurance & Claims Defensibility Assistant (Part Time)

Recruiter
North Ayrshire Council
Location
Scotland
Posted
01 Aug 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Ref
NAY02776
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Role Profile


ROLE DEFINITION

To assist the Team Manager (Risk and Insurance) in dealing with claims against the Council.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Corporate Responsibilities

  • To undertake individual role in line with the Council's Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council's corporate policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

  • To ensure the accurate recording, investigation and management of a range of claims against the Council.
  • To assist the Insurance and Risk Officer in maintaining the Council's insurance claims management system and to produce standard reports from the system as required.
  • To implement an effective internal claims handling service, requesting and collating information from Council Services and liaising with insurers as required.
  • To provide a prompt and accurate service to customers, Council Services and Councillors, providing advice and assistance in accordance with legislation and Council policies and procedures.
  • To assist the Insurance and Risk Officer in operating procedures to recover uninsured losses from third parties.
  • To assist in the investigation of insurance claims, including site visits to obtain investigation reports.
  • To assist the Team Manager (Risk and Insurance) in maintaining our robust claims defensibility record. This includes the identification of emerging claims areas, fraudulent claims and identifying 'weak links' in business practices.
  • To implement an effective administrative procedure relating to engineering inspections undertaken by the Council's insurer.
  • To provide a general administration service, ensuring correspondence is dealt with promptly.
  • Any other duties as reasonably directed by the Head of Finance or other person acting on his or her behalf.

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE CRITERIA

 

Essential

Desirable

Evidence

Education and Qualifications

  • A NC or SVQ Level 2 or Highers or equivalent.
  • A foundation level insurance qualification.
  • Application Form
  • Interview

Experience

  • Experience of carrying administrative duties in a busy office environment.
  • Experience in the use of IT systems and packages.
  • Experience of handling insurance claims.
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge

     

  • Knowledge of insurance matters.
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

  • Organisational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritise and plan workloads.
  • Communication skills.
  • Proactive approach to working.
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Other

  • Ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive way.
  • Ability to travel around North Ayrshire on business.

 

  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council's website.

Value

Behaviours

Focus.

We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture

 

  • Provide excellent customer services
  • Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these.
  • Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.

Passion.

We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

  • Take ownership of our own actions and performance.
  • Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities.
  • Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.

Inspiration.

We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

  • Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money.
  • Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas.
  • Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities.
  • Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.


Additional Information

References

For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process