The Insurance team provides a support service to all Council services with the aim of
minimising the Council's exposure to financial loss and liability. The team is
responsible for developing and implementing an active operational risk management
programme across all Council services and at all levels, coupled with the provision of
appropriate insurance cover.
This post can at times be under significant time pressures which need to be managed
effectively; externally from claimants solicitors, the Council's Insurers and the Courts,
and internally to obtain prompt co-operation and information from service managers.
A significant part of the work of the team is affected by reforms to the Civil Justice
System (the 'Woolf' reforms) which lay down strict time limits for filing defences and
supplying supporting evidence. The deadlines are tight which means that significant
cost can fall to the Council, including fines imposed by the court as well as
compromising the Council's defences, if the right quality and quantity of work is not
achieved in line with the statutory timetable.
The main duties of the Senior Insurance Officer posts are to administer and manage
insurance policies, records and claims alongside processing information on incidents
involving real or potential financial loss to the Council. This involves considerable
contact with other Council services, insurers, loss adjusters, solicitors and with
members of the public, which can be in writing, by telephone and in person. The duties
will also involve regular computer input and analysis of claims information.
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