Head of Veygo
About the job
Head of Veygo
Veygo is a new business at the forefront of the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) revolution, providing transport solutions for customers with and without cars. We want to make life easier for those wishing to share cars, use their own temporarily, or for learner drivers looking to practice in a family member’s or friends’ car. In short, we want to help people be able to get behind the wheel of a car, even if they don’t own one.
Our journey started in 2016 and it has been a challenging and exciting few years to disrupt the sector and show that tech allows us to provide great products, and in a way that is in line with the modern-day lifestyle. We are building a dynamic and energizing environment where we will provide all the excitement and freedom of a scale-up but with the support and stability of an established large organisation. We treat our colleagues openly, equally, and fairly and give them a ton of opportunity and freedom to do their best work and make a positive impact. We make mistakes because building from scratch is not easy but we are curious about where we get it wrong and we take this learning forward.
Veygo is a company built and owned by Admiral, operating within the Admiral Pioneer business.
About Admiral Pioneer
Admiral Pioneer is a new business within Admiral Group with the objective of seeding, launching, and scaling new businesses that will become one of the growth engines for Admiral in the future. These new businesses will anchor around meeting customer needs in growth areas.
We are focusing on three significant domains:
- Future of Work
- Live to 101
We will achieve this by experimenting and proving new products, business models, and partnerships.
We aim to build multiple businesses in each domain, all anchored around meeting customer needs in new and better ways. We aren’t an incubator, we are building a dynamic and energizing environment where we will provide all the excitement and freedom of a start-up, with the support and stability of an established.
About the role Head of Veygo
You will be responsible for Veygo, it’s business strategy and leading the team ensuring the products we offer and our roadmap align with our core customers.
Veygo helps young customers (17-25yr olds) gain freedom by learning to drive and then allowing them to borrow friends and family members cars. You will be responsible for moving Veygo into and through a Scale-up. It will be your responsibility to continuously innovate around our customers current and future needs. This will be achieved through improvements, taking advantage of technology changes and making radical changes to our product ranges.
Being the head of an ambitious, innovative and talented Admiral venture involves:
- An outstanding ability to design a vision for the team that serves the customers and fits our Group’s strategy for innovative insurance and mobility solutions
- An ability to look at all areas of the business to spot challenges and opportunity
- A passion for your team, to make all of them better and stronger via continuous improvement of our work methods, our standards and our training tools
We Are looking for someone who is passionate and motivated to scale the Veygo business to greatness. You must have experience within the Mobility domain, having led product and/or marketing teams using ‘ethnographic research’.
Using your leadership skills to maintain collaborative working and an innovative culture within Veygo. The Head of Veygo will be part of the Mobility Domain Leadership team, navigate the strategic direction alongside other new business initiatives as well as drive innovation within Veygo.
Knowledge and Abilities
- Proven growth or scale up expertise with the ability to transition a start-up business into scale up to deliver 10x profit over the next 5 years
- Proven record of utilising new distribution channels, harnessing digital journey and data capabilities, to service directly and digitally first to our customers
- Knowledge of the Mobility ecosystem and vision for new mobility opportunities
- A strong desire to positively impact or make a market, not copy what exists today
- A natural leader with the ability to envision, articulate, and scale the business
- A proven track record of creating a great team, spotting talents and making people better
- Familiar and comfortable with a customer-first ‘ethnographic research’ approach to product and proposition creation
- Depth of design, marketing, data, and technology skills making you a strong business leader
- Fantastic communication and interpersonal skills with diverse audiences and a desire to work within a fast-paced and dynamic team environment
- An ability to initiate a compelling vision and use this to mobilise stakeholders around it
- A hands-on approach and desire to work operationally to shape and add value to the business
- Deep experience of customer-centric design and enhancing and scaling compelling products and propositions
- Experience in business development/partnership development
- Previous experience within Mobility and/or transportation domain
- Ideally prior experience in leading a financial service product
- A demonstrated track record of scaling a business product
- Lead start-up/scale-up businesses and/or have deep experience as part of a founding team
Due to Covid, the whole Admiral Pioneer team is working remotely. We will provide you with everything you need to work comfortably from home.
We expect you to be working remotely for the foreseeable future, however, once it is safe to return to the office, we will have days when the whole team comes together to collaborate. You can decide if you want to come to the office between 2-5 days per week.
Salary, Benefits, and Work-Life Balance
We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package. Do not hesitate to contact the Recruitment Officer looking after this position if you would like to discuss this further.
At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it is one of the reasons we're voted no. 1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.
Admiral Group is a leading FTSE100 Financial Services company with a presence in eight countries.
The company was set up in 1993 as a car insurance specialist, but since then the Group has expanded in other countries and other insurance verticals such as household and travel insurance, in loans, price comparison platforms, and has developed innovative products.
The Group has 7 million customers worldwide and employs over 11,000 people across its operations. Admiral is a growth story with an enviable track record of strong financial performances, ROE consistently over 50%, a turnover of £3.5 bn, and a profit before tax of £520 m in 2019. Admiral’s philosophy is that ‘people who like what they do, do it better’ and Admiral is proud to offer an open culture where achievement is rewarded and recognised and where coming to work is exciting every day. In 2019, Admiral received a special award from ‘Best Companies to Work For’ as the only company to feature within their rankings since they began 20 years ago: a true testament to the Group’s culture.
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Tŷ Admiral, David Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EH
About us Veygo is one of these new businesses and at the forefront of the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) revolution, providing transport solutions for customers with and without cars. We want to make
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When it comes to staff benefits and perks we have everything you’d expect from a large FTSE 100 company, like a contributory pension scheme, free shares, dental care and so on. Our commitment to providing staff with the services and support they need to ensure that they are happy and healthy in their working lives ensures we are offering more than the basics. We hope this has contributed to the fact that we’ve made the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for list for the 17th year in a row.In this article, we will explore some of our most popular staff benefits…1. Free staff sharesAll staff who work for the Admiral Group receive up to £3,600 worth of company shares every year after the first year of service. Staff can sell these shares when they reach 3 years old, and at year 5, they are tax free, so its worth holding off if you can!Many staff have used their shares to buy holidays, their first house, cars etc. No wonder its one of our most popular benefits!2. Staff and family discountsA 15% discount is available off our car and pet insurance policies, as well as 10% off travel and home insurance for the following: employee, spouse, partner, children, parents, brothers and sisters. As well as discounts on our insurance products, we offer a staff breakdown scheme. On top of these discounts, a favourable APR rate off our loans from Admiral Loans is also available.3. Moving home advanceIf you’re looking to buy your first home but don’t have quite enough to get the deposit you need or to cover the legal fees, or if you’re looking to move into a rented property but need help to cover bonds and moving costs, then you can receive an interest-free advance of up to £2,000 from the company.4. Buy a book schemeYou can purchase books that will help you develop in your role at Admiral Group and the company will pay for them through David’s Buy a Book Scheme.5. Tickets to sponsored eventsOne of the benefits of working for Admiral is access to tickets to events that Admiral sponsors. In the past this has included tickets to, Wales rugby home international matches, pantomimes, shows at the Wales Millennium Centre, Techniquest Afterhours, weekly ticket giveaways to Chapter Arts Centre and much more.6. Discounts in local shops/businessesWe have secured staff discounts, ranging from 5%-25% with many local and national retailers such as; Oakwood Theme Park, Thomas Cook, Cardiff Nutrition, Wahaca, Papa Johns, Tim Hortons, Wok 2 Walk, O2, Pure Gym, The Body Shop and many more!7. Contributory pension schemeYou can start paying into the company pension scheme as soon as you start working for the Admiral Group and we will contribute to your pension up to 6% of your basic gross salary or a total of £9,000 p.a., whichever is lower.
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Admiral’s four pillars help define our unique workplace culture and have been the basis for some of our greatest achievements, including being on the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for list for the 18th year in a row. Communication - our first pillar is centred on ensuring that everyone in the company feels involved; everyone knows what’s going on and feels part of a collective endeavour. It’s just as important that communication goes both ways, with people feeling that they can approach any level of management with an openness and willingness to share problems.Equality - we ensure that there are no obvious signs of separation with managers sat amongst their teams on the floors so that everyone is made to feel equal . One of the other ways that we ensure there is equality is by awarding up to £3,600 of shares every year to everyone, at every level in every part of our business.Reward & Recognition – staff are rewarded in terms of incentives, bonuses and in the form of shares. Of course, there is more to rewards than money. It is extremely important to us that we praise people when they do a good job – we give constant feedback and say thank you for doing a good job day in day out.Fun – Our philosophy is that ‘if people like what they do, they do it better’ - staff are encouraged whenever and wherever possible to have fun and spend time with colleagues – this makes life more enjoyable and helps get to know each other better with team away days, afternoons out, Christmas and summer parties and regular competitions and ways to get involved as part of our ‘Ministry of Fun’ offer ways to do this.How does the culture differ to other companies?Unlike many other companies, Admiral has an informal working environment where staff are trusted and have autonomy within their roles. Through Admiral’s flat hierarchy, decisions are made collaboratively and quickly to respond to change and these changes are implemented almost immediately, whereas, in many corporate companies, decisions are made at the top and can take a long time to implement. Management here are flexible, approachable and are there to help you flourish and develop in your role with a good work / life balance encouraged. We spoke to Amiee from People Services - ‘‘My manager approached me and asked if I was finishing early on the day that my daughter was starting high school – it was the thoughtfulness of it all that makes it such a nice place to work here.‘‘They go out of their way to make you feel appreciated and that you’re useful. When I first started I was introduced to the Head of People Services on one of my first days and I had no idea that he was such senior management – you don’t get a sense of the ‘big shots’ here, everyone is down to earth and very approachable. I work with such lovely people and I love that I have job security here’’.We have everything you’d expect from a large FTSE 100 company, like a contributory pension scheme, free shares and dental care, amongst others. However, our commitment to providing staff with the services and support they need to ensure that they are happy and healthy in their working lives ensures we are offering more than the basics.Admiral’s laid back atmosphere means that staff can wear what they feel most comfortable in to work – be it jeans or joggers.There are also endless opportunities to advance your career with regular internal job postings, support and training. By investing in our people and maintaining a supportive workplace, we can assist our staff in achieving their career goals and personal aspirations.Follow us on Facebook for a peek inside Admiral!
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Last night Admiral was named the UK’s Best Big Company to Work For in the UK at the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For awards (21st February). It is the 19th year Admiral has been recognised as one of the UK’s best employers in this competition, in fact we’re the only company to be recognised every year since the list began. However, this is Admiral’s first time topping the list.At the same event, Admiral won three Special Awards; the Learning and Development award, recognising the online learning tools we offer staff and the Wellbeing award, for our staff wellbeing initiatives such as the cycle to work scheme, mindfulness sessions, yoga and the Admiral Inspire Choir, etc.CEO David Stevens was also named Best Leader. It’s the sixth year in a row our CEO has won this award with David winning in 2018 and 2017, and retired CEO Henry Engelhardt being named Best Leader in the previous three years.CEO David Stevens said, “Wow. We are delighted to have been named the UK’s best big company to work for and to have won three special awards, particularly as the results are based on feedback from our staff. To have been recognised for 19 years in a row for being a great employer is incredibly rewarding. It’s our people that make Admiral such a special place to work and we want them to feel supported and valued and enjoy the time they spend in work. Thank you to all our staff who work hard every day and make Admiral such an amazing workplace. David Stevens - CEO Best Companies Founder and CEO, Jonathan Austin said, “I would like to congratulate Admiral Group on their achievement of a Three Star Accreditation status and being named as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work for.“Best Companies have been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. We are proud that organisations like Admiral Group focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that they’re a best company to work for.” The Sunday Times’ Best Companies lists is based on the results of anonymous employee engagement surveys, which are designed to allow employees to comment on all facets of their working environment, relationships and organisational culture.The surveys cover eight aspects of workplace engagement: leadership; my company; personal growth; my team; my manager; wellbeing; fair deal and giving something back. The results are used to create a Best Companies Index score that is then used to rank organisations.Admiral has been named in the Best Companies to Work For since the competition began in 2001. Button
As one of our four pillars to our culture, Reward and Recognition is extremely important. We believe that happy staff make happy customers, so we have a huge range of great benefits to make sure everybody has something to smile about! Here are a few of our more popular ones.