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Cardiff

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Full time

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Cardiff

Department

Corporate Governance

Office address

Tŷ Admiral, David Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EH

Description

About AFSL Admiral Financial Services Limited (AFSL) was formed 5 years ago and is part of the Admiral Group, better known for being one of the best-in-class insurance companies in the UK. As part

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08/06/2021

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Senior Management Accountant

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Cardiff

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Full time

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Cardiff

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Finance and Acturial

Office address

Tŷ Admiral, David Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EH

Description

Based in the UK Finance team in Cardiff and reporting to the Financial Controller, the Senior Management Accountant will be a key member of the UK Insurance management accounting team, which provides

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4923

Expiry Date

16/07/2021

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Management Accountant

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Cardiff

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Full time

Location

Cardiff

Department

Finance and Acturial

Office address

Tŷ Admiral, David Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EH

Description

Based in the UK Finance team in Cardiff and reporting to a Senior Management Accountant, the Management Accountant will play a crucial role in ensuring our month end processes are completed accurately

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4924

Expiry Date

16/07/2021

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Admiral Pioneer – Life as a Service Designer

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Admiral Pioneer

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27/05/2021

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We caught up with Riccardo, a Service Designer at Admiral Pioneer whose role is almost as varied as his background. He’s Brazilian by birth, but has lived in both America and Australia, giving him a cultural versatility that has influenced his worldview and work. How did you get into Service Design? I studied Advertising at university, and so I started my career there. Whilst I enjoyed the creative side of it, I felt at times that it was superficial. We would work hard on the communication of a product, only to read comments and reviews that the user experience wasn’t the best it could be. I wanted the ability to work from the inside out to solve problems and improve customer experience, so I decided to go into Service Design. It required me to broaden my experience - I started reading more about Service Design processes, took a few courses and built up my skillset. I then took on more responsibility in my Advertising role, focusing on product design and strategy, eventually taking on a Product Role which built up my tech skills a little more – particularly in terms of understanding APIs and customer information processes. My role at Admiral Pioneer is my first role as a Service Designer, and it’s a fantastic place to start. Not only do I work on launching and building new brands, but I also get the chance to build new products from scratch, which is what I have always wanted to do. It’s a chance to use all my skills to build a brand, communicate it, problem solve and bring it all together through great user experience. What’s it like to be a Service Designer at Admiral Pioneer? Service Design is a really varied role, so every day is different. It depends on the product or project that I’m working on – it could be anything from creating different screens for an app to working collaboratively on different processes with another team – there is always a new challenge to get stuck into. At the moment, I’m focusing on one of our new brands, looking at the customer experience across our digital platforms. I’m working hard on trying to map out all of the possibilities of the customer’s experience and making sure that we cater for them. It’s a case of covering every scenario so that they have the best experience possible! In general, it’s a role that is focused on customer experience, working collaboratively and constantly designing and re-designing our services to optimise that. I would say that service design is not a specific role – it’s based on our customers and what they want, and because of that all kinds of experiences come your way. Why did you decide to work at Admiral Pioneer? The most exciting thing about Pioneer is that we are building things from scratch and can define our culture ourselves. We are not stuck to a specific process or way of working but have the flexibility to figure out what works best for us. We’re making sure that we are collaborative and different, both in what we do but also how we do it. As a team, we’re ‘playing’ together to do something different and making sure our process works for everyone. Nothing is handed down to you – there is real autonomy in what you work on, which makes it a great place to be. At Admiral Pioneer, you really can put your hand up to anything you want to do. I have a background in Brand Strategy, so when there was an opening for that, I was able to get involved, even though it’s probably outside my normal role remit. There is no hierarchy in meetings – your voice is heard no matter who are, and your input is always treated as valuable, which hasn’t always been my experience at other companies. More than anything, the people are great – friendly and open to learning together, which makes for a fantastic team and working environment. How would you define Admiral Pioneer’s culture? It’s definitely the best of both worlds. We have the independence and ability to chase after what we care about, but the Admiral name adds massive amounts of value and gives us the resources, support and structure to do something bigger than we could do on our own. Our whole process is underlined by research – we put a lot of work into understanding trends - what our customers want, what they are interested in and how we can meet those needs. We have a lot of different avenues, and focus on design-thinking, homing in on solving specific problems. It’s a ‘finger on the pulse’ kind of environment, where we are always looking to innovate and improve our product and brands but are also planning for the future through looking at sustainability, health and tech, to keep ourselves relevant. In all of this, there is a high value on experimentation and a test and learn approach, as well as getting feedback as soon as possible. This opens you up to learn more, and I think it’s quite unique. What’s your favourite thing about your role? Admiral Pioneer has given me massive capacity to learn. In every area of my role, I am constantly challenged and able to learn more, and I love that. Working as a Service Designer has given me a real understanding of people and what they like. I love creating a service and then getting the opportunity to see the customers’ feedback right away. Admiral Pioneer allows you the flexibility to make changes accordingly, so it’s exciting and fast-paced every single day. Who would enjoy working at Admiral Pioneer? Someone with a thirst for knowledge coupled with creative flexibility. It’s a talented group of people, and everyone is open to our collaborative mentality and test and learn approach. We’re a close-knit team with genuinely friendly people that support ideas, but above all we relate to each other as people. We’re really open across the board, and it’s a welcoming environment to start in. As you look towards your future in Admiral Pioneer, what are you the most excited about? I have a chance to touch every step of the process, from basic research, launching a brand, growing and developing that brand and creating new products. Getting the opportunity to understand that whole path, from idea creation to a self-sustaining company is hugely valuable. Other than that, it’s the satisfaction of seeing customers happy with products and services I’ve worked hard on.   Click here to view our Admiral Pioneer Vacancies.

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Admiral Pioneer: 5 Things You Should Know

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21/04/2021

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Ever wanted to work at a start-up, but don’t know where to start? What if you could be part of a start-up, enjoying the culture and pace, but have access to the security and resources of a FTSE 100 company? Working at Admiral Pioneer offers just that. A new entity within the Admiral Group, Admiral Pioneer’s objective is to seed, launch and scale new independent businesses, in order to positively impact society and solve long-term problems. We aren’t an incubator, we are building a dynamic and energizing environment which facilitates all the excitement and freedom of a start-up, with the support and stability of an established organization. Our aim is simple – build new businesses to meet customer needs in new and better ways. Heard of Veygo? Earlier this year we brought them into the Pioneer structure and are developing some new propositions being launched over the next few months that will power Veygo into its next stage of growth. We are also building a new business launching at the end of April serving the small business trade sector. We asked the COO, Russell Fisher, to tell us five things that we should know about Admiral Pioneer. 1.      We are a business that builds businesses. Our aim is to build businesses that will grow in independence as they scale, providing them with the space and support to mature- success looks like a portfolio of scaled and profitable independent businesses. To meet our ambitions, there is no point just launching ‘me too’ products into existing markets we want to launch innovative start-ups in brand new markets. To do this, we are looking at growing trends and changes around the world and developing products that best serve our customer’s needs in the changing landscape of how we live. 2.      We are building from ground up We want to ensure that the businesses we build have the best possible DNA to help them succeed and scale fast. And we embed new technologies, capabilities and ways of working in everything we do. Our businesses are designed around our customer needs (using Service Design disciplines), powered by data and employ market leading cloud based and digital technologies. 3.      We are exploring opportunities that go beyond insurance. Clearly we want to leverage all the advantages of Admiral and our businesses may well start where customers know us best, insurance. However, we also want to understand and anticipate the products and services our customers require as the world changes and take advantage of changes in legislation (e.g. Open Banking/ Insurance) and technology to create experiences that delight our customers. Not all our products will be brand new, but even amongst existing products, we will pioneer the way we offer them. We’ve defined three key areas that we want to focus on: ·         Mobility, as we develop products that cater for new modes of transport and the changing space of travel and transport (e.g. electric vehicles, smart cities, new modes of mobility) ·         Future of Work, supporting small businesses and consumers to adjust to new ways of working and the automation revolution (e.g. segment specific solutions, hybrid working, gig and freelance) ·         Living to 101, designing products that cater for the reality of us all living longer and fuller lives (e.g. Physical and Financial Wellbeing and how these needs transition through life)  4.      We enjoy the best of both worlds. As part of the Admiral Group, we are able to leverage the huge benefits of a trusted enterprise, accessing the resources, knowledge and support of a hugely successful company, once founded as a start-up.   However, as an independent business we have the agility, mindset and culture of a start-up. We are a small but growing team, able to be flexible and dynamic, working in short sprints towards our goals. We work together as a team to develop our ideas and businesses, working hard to see them establish and grow. Pioneering is not easy and we don’t always have the answers but we believe that by picking a problem that really matters to customers, truly understanding it and then building a solution that solves the problem and delights the customers is what makes the difference. This is what made and continues to make Admiral stand out in the insurance sector. Combining these two cultures has created a fascinating and unique landscape to work in, and we believe it is one of the key factors in our success so far. 5.      We are actively hiring We need top talent to innovate, create, and problem solve. Do you have what it takes? We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and talented individuals from across all industries in areas of analytics, data science, service design, agile working, digital and engineering, to work alongside inspirational founders with passion in our three domains. We are a fast-moving organisation, pushing to innovate and challenge, and we are looking for like-minded individuals to join us. What we are trying to achieve isn’t easy, but that’s what makes it an exciting place to work. We need people who are highly analytical and highly creative, people who look at problems and see solutions, moving fast to create answers.  You can see our vacancies here.

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