Safeguard is growing: could you be our next team member?

There’s no better time than now to join the world of insurance broking. Across the country, brokers have come to be trusted advisors for their clients, and this only has become more prevalent during the pandemic.

If you’re looking for a client focused role that can make a difference, a career in insurance broking could be for you. We’re going through a period of positive change and have ambitious growth plans; after supporting our clients throughout the pandemic like never before, we’re stronger than ever. As the employment market is seeing an uptick in job seekers, we’re looking to expand our experienced team with skilled and driven individuals.

At Safeguard, we have two main aims; our first is to offer our people a supportive environment where they can build a career. Our second aim is to provide peace of mind for our clients, so they can reach their business goals knowing they’re protected by robust insurance policies.

Who we are

We’re a boutique insurance broker, established more than 50 years ago. We’re a close-knit team and our MD, Stewart Johns, has been with business for 20 years. We specialise in covering distribution and construction companies and other enterprises operating outside of the UK, as well as marine businesses with a minimum turnover of £300k.

We’ve embraced digital working practices and went Cloud-based in December 2018. Our new website went live in January 2021.

We’re growing, enthusiastic and highly successful business that strives to deliver best practice, a market leading service and client-focussed solutions. As one of our Account Handlers puts it: “From little acorns, big oak trees grow. As a team we do not overlook the small policies, as we know these clients can be equally important and grow.”

What we can offer

After trading for over 50 years, we are well connected in the insurance industry and have lots to offer anyone who is looking for a career change, including progression and flexibility.

“From the top down, we continually strive to develop our existing talents and build ongoing relationships,” says our MD, Stewart Johns. “I believe we all get given gifts in life, and you choose how you use them – we want to facilitate that and play to people’s strengths. Whoever joins the business has the opportunity to grow and develop to the next level.”

Our company values are:

  • Flexible working
  • Client-centric
  • Genuine progression opportunity
  • Independently owned
  • Insurers in walking distance of the office
  • Care for employees and their needs

The Safeguard way

At Safeguard, we like to do things a bit differently, putting our people and clients at the heart of our business. We pride ourselves on offering flexible working for all. We believe flexible working is about creating an environment that suits employees’ individual needs, as well as allowing us to come together to support one another and celebrate the big and small wins.

We have a healthy mix of in-person and remote working with a few fixed days in the office, along with the opportunity to work from home a few days per week on a rota system. This is combined with core working hours. We believe this approach allows our people to have a good work life balance, while still working collaboratively as a team to achieve our business goals together.

If you join Safeguard, you’ll also be teamed up with a ‘buddy’, who’ll be there to support you and show you the ropes. The last person to join Safeguard becomes a ‘buddy’ to our newest starter. The idea behind the initiative is to help each other: this could be a friendly chat, sympathetic ear or to generally make sure new recruits are ok.

Ready to join Safeguard?

Click here for our current vacancies. If you don’t see a role that matches your expertise, we love hearing from people who are interested in becoming part of the team. If you feel like you’d be the right fit for Safeguard, please send your CV to