Intermediary Sales Team Manager – Salary c. £80-90k + bonus

job_defaultIntermediary Sales Team Manager – Salary c. £80-90k + bonus

Sales Team Manager required to work for a rapidly growing national intermediary.  Managing a team of 6/7 consultants as well as taking ownership of their own portfolio.

The key to the successful applicant will be leadership & mentoring capability, technical knowledge & a keen interest in being an integral part of a growing business.  Risk pedigree required & experience of working for an intermediary are also prerequisite’s for this role. Location – South. Contact us for more information.

Business Development Manager – PMI – c £60k basic , £65k OTE

jobBusiness Development Manager – PMI. Salary c £45-50k basic , £65k OTE

A key international broker/provider is currently looking to recruit a PMI Business Development Manager. This role is responsible for the development of the business and would suit a new business winner who will take responsibility for the acquisition of key accounts and some key account management. Your broad experience in a Business Development or Consultative Sales role will be a pre-requisite for this position. Based London.

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Part-Qualified Healthcare Actuary – c. £50k – London based


Part-Qualified Healthcare Actuary – Salary c. £50k – London Based.

Leading global professional services company is looking to recruit a Healthcare Actuary, working within the financial modelling/actuarial team and reporting to the head of healthcare. The primary purpose of this role will be to assist at all stages in the preparation of disclosures for approx. 25 post-retirement medical plans for financial accounting purposes. In addition, to provide actuarial support to consultants within the healthcare and risk teams which will include work on financial modelling techniques to deliver new and innovative solutions to clients on their health and risk related benefit programmes. A full or part qualified actuary, preferably with an existing knowledge of healthcare and/or risk benefits will be considered for this role. London based. Contact us for more information.

Are smartphones causing us stress in our Working lives?

Some evidence suggests the encroachment of work on home life is creating more exhausted, cynical and burned out workers –

‘It seems difficult, if not impossible, for mobile users to maintain a satisfactory balance between their work and personal life,’ one researcher wrote.

Are smartphones really so bad for us? Hard science on the matter is hard to come by. In the absence of solid evidence, debates on their effects are driven more by conjecture, anecdotes and surveys. Some studies, however, are starting to provide a few answers.

When companies hand out smartphones to their employees there is an implicit agreement that those staff are on call any time, any place. Once the workers are used to being connected to the office at all hours, it can be hard for them to detach and relax, says Arnold Bakker, a professor of work and organisational psychology at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Christine Grant at Coventry University surveyed remote e-workers at 11 major UK companies. She found that the impact of mobile technology was very much down to the individual. Many found the technology helpful and that it allowed them to work more flexibly. Others suffered from the “always-on” culture, particularly frequent fliers who were contacted at all hours by colleagues in different time zones.

A Gallup poll in May found that stress levels in US workers were higher the more often they checked work emails on their smartphones out of normal hours. Nearly half who checked their emails frequently reported high stress levels, compared with around a third who never bothered.

There was more to the data than that. Workers who emailed most outside work hours rated their lives better than those who did not. Though more stressed out, the emailers saw their behaviour as proof of professional success and accomplishment, Gallup speculated. In other words, emailing outside work hours gave people a sense of importance and status.

Read the full article by Ian Sample on The Guardian website

Clocking off: Manchester stress specialist calls on UK to follow France in post-6pm work call and email ban

A Manchester therapist has backed the French government’s ban on extra-long working hours – and wants the stress-beating measure brought to the UK. The new French law affects around 250,000 employees who work in technology and consultancy, including the French branches of Facebook and Google. Workers will be legally obliged to ‘disconnect’ from their work after 6pm, meaning that emails and phone calls will have to remain unanswered until the next working day.  Companies also have to ensure that their employees are placed under no pressure to ignore the ruling as the French government attempts to improve life for workers outside of the office.

Keith Chadwick, Director of Private Psychotherapy service at Manchester’s Centre for CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and a therapist himself, has seen an increase in cases of work-related stress over the last few years.

“What the decision says is that we need to have measures in place relating to how people manage their work and non-work lives and how they can achieve a balance,” he told MM.

“There’s an increase in stress in the workplace and often people have habits created from working long hours and they no longer have that balance.

“It’s really interesting because they’re really trying to achieve a better health scheme in the workplace by asking people what their boundaries are and how they can manage them better.”

Recent statistics from the Health and Safety Executive showed that 40% of absenteeism at work was down to stress in the last year.

Read the full article by Amy Lofthouse on Mancunian Matters

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