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Business and Life Coach - London or Northampton

Technology. Award-winning customer service. Bleeding-edge data ability.

Simply Business is a new type of insurance company, using all of the above to create the best possible insurance experience for small businesses and self-employed people.

We love working here, and have even taken the number one spot in the Sunday Times Best Company To Work For 2015 and 16 lists; we’ve stopped entering now to focus on a few bigger projects, but you get the idea. It’s a great place to work.

There are currently over 400,000 active Simply Business insurance policies in the UK alone. And we have offices in London, Northampton and Boston, USA.

Talking of offices, ours are bright, airy and geared up for really smart working. We’re flexible, with plenty of remote workers coming in and out, and we believe work and life should be hand in hand, rather than a juggling act. So no need to worry about school pick-ups, or a horrible commute.

Our people are our most important asset, so we focus on building a working life that helps us thrive, not stick. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.

The role

As our internal coach, you will have the unique opportunity to be both a business coach and a life coach, supporting and encouraging people to fulfil their potential in their working and personal lives. You will be coaching at a variety of levels, including our leaders, middle management and in our fast-paced contact centre.

This position is a critically strategic role, sitting within our HR Team, supporting colleagues to manage and navigate themselves through complex change and a variety of general life challenges.

You will be using feedback tools and on-going coaching to ensure your support is meaningful and enables colleagues to overcome challenges in a more effective and confident way.

As a Business and Life Coach you will:

  • coach a variety of colleagues at different levels across the organisation
  • work with people holistically and coach them through both work and nonwork issues
  • coach teams as well as individuals
  • increase engagement, and therefore performance
  • be a trusted advisor, acting with the highest level of integrity and confidentiality
  • build strong and meaningful relationships with all colleagues
  • build long and short term action plans to support development
  • identify the causes of the challenges your mentees face, help them discover what they need to overcome, work with them to set suitable goals and break down these goals into small steps
  • discuss values, attitudes and beliefs openly with no prejudice
  • motivate, engage and drive people to try different things
  • be involved with the long term strategic people plan

Responsibilities include:

  • improving colleague well-being and confidence
  • supporting consistency in how we coach and develop across a variety of levels
  • embedding our cultures and values throughout team and individual coaching sessions
  • being a sounding board and confident for all colleagues
  • supporting our Management and Leadership capabilities
  • growing and developing with the pace and direction of our business
  • being well networked and using new tools to the benefit of our people

What we are looking for:

  • the right experience to work with people holistically to coach them through work and non work issues
  • a proven track record of successfully coaching leaders with impactful feedback

What are the benefits?

There’s all the serious (but important) stuff we call ‘core benefits’. On top of that, you can pick and choose from the more exciting options we offer – whether it’s a full gym membership or gym subsidy, comprehensive private health cover, extra holiday, or a National Trust pass.

The ‘core’ stuff

Some of these will kick in once you’re confirmed in post, but here’s the summary:

  • a salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day, generous annual leave
  • life cover (financial cover for your family, should the worst happen)
  • a cash plan to reimburse your everyday medical expenses
  • an extra day off if you get married or move house
  • a stakeholder pension (employer-matched at 5%)

The fun stuff

Passed probation? Time to pick and mix from things like:

  • a full gym membership
  • private medical insurance
  • cinema passes
  • up to 5 extra days annual leave
  • shopping vouchers
  • dental and/or travel insurance

But there’s so much more to Simply Business than insurance and memberships. We also commit to flexible working options, smart working (our offices are kitted out for you to work when and how you choose), cycle to work, childcare vouchers, and season ticket loan schemes, and we have a handy online form to put in any training or conference requests.

Best of all, though, are the groups, clubs, and adventures that come with the Simply Business territory. Forget a simple Give As You Earn scheme (although we’ve got that too) – we trek the Sahara for charity, take you on weekends away, throw epic summer parties, and meet up for book groups, public speaking coaching, yoga, cheeky manicures, beer brewing, and lots, lots more.

Location

Bank, London or Northampton town centre

The Simply Business culture is truly unique. And you sort of have to come and spend time with us to appreciate it. So get that application in and we’ll take it from there.

How to Apply

If you are interested in working for us, then please email your application to careers@simplybusiness.co.uk, or uscareers@simplybusiness.com for roles based in the US, quoting the specific job role in the subject line.

Note for recruitment agencies We have an internal team in place for our recruitment needs, so we tend not to use recruitment agencies. If we do not have signed terms of agreement with your company, then we advise against you sending us any speculative candidate profiles. They will not be subject to any terms and conditions, regardless of whether we progress with the candidate.