80 new jobs up for grabs at Hastings Direct insurance

EIGHTY new jobs have been created at Hastings Direct’s Bexhill office.

The town’s largest employer, which has a base in Collington Avenue, is looking to fill the positions by the end of May.

These new roles based at the Bexhill head office are in addition to the 174 roles promoted in November, which the company successfully filled by the New Year.

The company has also created 20 new positions for its Newmarket office.

Hastings Direct - which has doubled in size in the last three years – now serves almost one and a half million customers and hopes to double this by 2020.

The company is recruiting a significant number of full and part time roles for its call centre and is offering full training and career development in addition to a competitive package of salary and benefits.

Anyone who would like to find out more should take their CV to the open evening at Conquest House, Collington Lane, or visit www.hastingsdirect.com/careers.

Amanda Menahem, human resources director at Hastings Direct, said: “We have plans to expand our customer base significantly this year and will need lots of new colleagues to support the increase in business. We need to fill 80 new roles by the end of May and we expect to create more new roles later in the year.”

Launched in 1997 the firm began life as a UK broker providing private car insurance policies and related products. It has since extended the range to include home, bike and van insurance and a wide range of additional products and services. In 2009, it was bought by its management from Insurance Australia Group (IAG).