Insurance Retentions Agent (Key Accounts)

Location: Sale, Manchester, UK
Salary: Up to £29,300 + Uncapped Commisson (OTE £30,000 - £36,000)
Contract Type:
Position Type: Full Time

Basic salary between £22,319 - £29,300 + Uncapped Commission Scheme

We are looking to add a driven and highly motivated Retentions Consultant to our high-performing Premier Accounts team. You’ll be given all the tools to succeed, we just need you.

As a Commercial Insurance Consultant, you’ll be working within an established team acting as a key point of contact for our existing customers to discuss their renewal options by providing the highest standards of service that our customers expect and our reputation is built on.

We are looking for candidates who have previous experience in customer retention or insurance roles and are passionate about delivering great service to our customers, and if you’ve got a CII qualification even better.

We have a defined program in place to encourage every member of our team to increase their basic salary. Our employee progression route has been created to ensure you are rewarded for your efforts with regular checkpoints in place where your salary will be reviewed to allow you to maximise your earning potential.

With a starting salary of up to £29,300 and an uncapped commission scheme, you’ll be hitting up to £36,000 OTE in no time.

Our Story

The Insurance Octopus, part of the Verastar Group, is Manchester’s fastest growing Commercial Insurance Brokerage. As part of a next-generation services group, Verastar, our aim is to help UK businesses of all sizes protect themselves with several tailored products that suit their needs.

Through a combination of some of the most well-known insurers and some more specialist niche insurers, we compare business insurance quotes, aiming to help our customers by tailoring their policy to exactly what they need.

As we are part of a larger commercial business services group, we have all of the benefits and support that come with a corporate entity while maintaining the ethos, family-feel and proactive nature of a smaller company.

At Verastar, we don’t just do jobs, we do careers. We’ve got ambitious growth plans, and our people will grow with us. We’ll give you everything you need to develop and succeed. That means things like flexible working, a totally transparent rewards structure, a diverse and inclusive workplace, and the control to drive your own career and shape your own opportunities.  

Grow your insurance career

When our people grow, so does our business. That’s why we’ll give you everything you need to achieve your career ambitions. Including access to our digital learning platform iLearn, empowering you to drive your own development.

In return for your hard work, you’ll get 

  • Fully funded CII Qualification – Employees with a CII qualification receive a £2,000 salary increase
  • Core benefits including pension contributions and life assurance
  • Great discounts on 100s of high street and online stores
  • 25 days holiday rising with service up to 28 days
  • Access to buy up to 10 holidays more
  • Your birthday off every year
  • Cycle to work and travel loans for people wanting a greener commute
  • Wellbeing support including 24/7 access to a GP, mental health support, get fit programmes and free legal and financial guidance

The important extras  

  • Opportunities to get involved in charity fundraising and volunteering days through our giving back movement  
  • Amazing on-site facilities, such as free on-site gym, free parking, subsidised café and to top it off an on-site subsided bar for after-work drinks, quiz nights and social events
  • Full time/Permanent contract of 37.5 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday, No weekends

Where to find us

Our newly refurbished HQ is based in the heart of Sale Moor Village next to Sale Water Park. We’re only a stone’s throw away from the M60 and just a short 5-minute walk from the Airport Metro Link line and Sale Town Centre. We also have plenty of free on-site car parking as well as a bike locker if you choose to cycle in.

What happens next

If you’re looking for a new challenge with great benefits at an award-winning company, then Verastar is the place for you. To be part of our continued success click ‘Apply’ today to take the next step in your career.

Across The Verastar Group, we’re passionate about creating an inclusive team and celebrating our diversity. We want talented people with great skills and matching values to join our teams.

All successful candidates will be subject to pre employment checks.



The Company has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years. We have a vast number of employees, and provide support to clients from all over the country.