17th September 2012
Bexhill-based insurance broker Hastings Direct continues to grow and has today announced that 200 new posts will be created in the next 12 months. The first batch of these posts are customer facing roles and will be recruited over the coming weeks. The company is seeking individuals who love delivering great service and who get a buzz from achieving challenging goals in busy, fast paced environments. We are seeking both part-time, full-time and temporary staff from the Bexhill, Hastings, Eastbourne, Brighton and Hove areas for an immediate start.
The new recruitment drive is to meet expansion from growing customer demand. In the last 12 months every 27 seconds the company sold a policy and passed the one million customer mark in March this year — the company wants to attract another three million new customers by 2020.
The new jobs are full-time equivalents and the company would be happy to consider job share or part time mums, dads or students, wishing to earn extra income across the shifts, which include evenings and weekends. All applicants must be aged over 18.
The starting package is circa £17,000 (which includes an average monthly bonus payment). plus a range of benefits including employee discounts with major retailers worth up to £1000 a year.
2012 has been a standout year for Hastings Direct — not only has the company won ten prestigious industry awards and its car and bike insurance products earned a 5 star Defaqto rating, it also achieved a First Class rating in the Best Companies survey.
Amanda Menahem, HR Director: "Despite the miserable weather, we are a real bright spot on the South Coast. We are introducing our first fast track graduate intake this September and urgently need to recruit even more talent to achieve our ambitious goals. The new roles will be across the business and whilst they are full time equivalents as we operate in the evenings and weekends we are also very interested in recruiting anyone interested in part time work or job sharing. As well as the financial rewards we offer, there is a huge amount of opportunity for talented individuals to develop a career."