Recruitment

Doing the right thing is what we aim to do at Hodge.

We are a financial services business focused on the retail savings, commercial lending and retirement markets. The Hodge Foundation, a charity supporting the welfare, medical, academic and educational areas owns over 75% of our business. This drives us, knowing that by helping our customers to achieve their goals, we are also helping good causes that are important to us.

We have achieved significant growth over the last few years and have ambitious plans to expand further.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Generous pension scheme
  • Annual bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life Assurance and Critical Illness cover
  • 25 days holiday per annum, plus an extra day off at Christmas
  • Various flexible options: childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, season ticket loans
  • Regular sports and social events
  • Use of gym and spa facilities
  • Weekly fruit delivery
  • Local discounts – coffee shops, restaurants, bars
  • Prestigious offices in city centre location

Current Vacancies

Administration Assistant (Equity Release) Salary: £15,500 per annum + benefits

Hodge Lifetime’s administration team processes applications and other client documentation across the range of equity release products offered by the company.

This is a varied role, providing administrative support within a busy department. Your day to day duties will include:

  • Undertaking administration of new business applications and existing plans in accordance with company procedures.
  • Dealing with routine queries, liaising by telephone and email with customers (or their representatives), intermediaries, solicitors and valuers, as required.
  • Making outbound calls to request/clarify information, keeping accurate file notes of calls received and producing quotations and other relevant documents in accordance with company procedures.
  • Keeping the departmental systems up to date, scanning documents and recording the completion of each new piece of work promptly.
  • Coordinating incoming and outbound mail, and maintaining filing systems on a daily basis.

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade A-C (including English and Maths), is essential.

This role requires strong customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

We are looking for individuals who demonstrate a confident and friendly approach, can remain patient and calm under pressure and who work well as part of a team.

To be successful, you will be computer literate and organised. You will have the ability to multi-task and to work under pressure at times, producing high quality output.

Close attention to detail is very important as are a flexible approach and the ability to make sound decisions.

Previous general administration experience in a similar role within a busy office environment is desirable, but not essential.

This opportunity may suit a graduate who is interested in developing a career in financial services and progressing with experience.

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Graduate Actuarial TraineeFrom £18,500 per annum + benefits

An exciting opportunity for a proactive and ambitious graduate, this is an interesting and diverse role, offering prospects for personal development and career progression.

As Graduate Actuarial Trainee, the purpose of your role will be to support the actuarial team in the production of financial outputs and assist in the development and improvement of the actuarial processes and systems.

You will be given financial support and study leave with the expectation of attaining the Fellowship qualification within 4 to 6 years.

Reporting directly to the Chief Actuary, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Production of regular internal financial reports
  • External statutory reporting including QRT submissions
  • Developing Excel and Prophet based models
  • Product pricing and new business statistics
  • Management information on company performance

Responsibilities for this role will increase with the progression of qualifications and development within the role.

The postholder must be highly numerate and methodical in their approach and display good attention to detail. They will have strong analytical and communication skills, and thrive in a complex and changing environment.

A degree of 2.1 or higher is essential, ideally in actuarial science or a mathematical subject. Familiarity with the Financial Services sector would be desirable.

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