Islands has been one of the leading insurance providers across the Channel Islands for over 40 years. We pride ourselves on not only delivering a 5* customer experience but, investing in our fantastic people, who make it all happen. Islands is a place where your career growth and wellbeing are prioritised.
Explore what a career at Islands can offer, and start your journey from Good to Great!
Find out more about working for us, if you do have further questions please drop us a line!
Do I need to know about insurance?
No, all training will be provided when you join us.
What qualifications do I need?
All candidates will be considered however GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C or above in Maths & English would be preferable. Online competency-based assessments will be conducted throughout the recruitment process.
Do I need to have worked in an office environment before?
No. We are more interested in candidates with transferable skills eg customer service. Previous use of Microsoft office packages would be helpful.
Will I be expected to travel between islands?
Depending on your role some travel might be needed however this would not be a regular occurrence.
What does Islands do to support the local community?
Employees can donate £5 a month from their salary to support local charities. These charities are chosen by our employees.
Our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and Social Committee organise external volunteering opportunities and internal fund-raising events. These can be for local or national organisations/charities like,
Breast cancer ‘wear it pink’ day
Volunteering at the annual soup kitchen, arranged by the Shelter Trust in Jersey
Islands colour run which supports various charities in Guernsey
Apple picking for Jersey Heritage’s Cider Festival
The Tree of Joy organised by The Rotary Club of Guernsey
We also partner with Jersey & Guernsey Fire & Rescue Services sponsoring a number of key fire safety and prevention initiatives to help vulnerable residents. We also partner with Genuine Jersey, Floral Guernsey Association, Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Guernsey & Jersey Battle of Flowers, Alderney week, and much more.
What does Islands do to help the environment?
Recycling is encouraged throughout our offices.
Environmentally friendly cleaning products are used by our cleaning contractors.
Our new IT system supports the issuing of policy documentation by email which will save tens of thousands of sheets of paper each year.
What does Islands do to support its employees?
Our wellbeing team is here to introduce lots of training sessions on various coping mechanisms eg tapping, mindfulness, and yoga, and provided various wellbeing gifts. We have several trained mental health first aiders across the islands. Also, we are able to offer support in the form of counselling and GP services via an online app provided by our employee assistance programmes.
What makes Islands a great place to work?
Modern and vibrant offices with barista-style coffee machines.
Contribution towards gym memberships.
Weekly fruit baskets.
Contribution towards office wear.
All study fees for relevant professional qualifications.
Paid social events.
Generous benefits package including standard public holidays and half-day closures on the last working day before Christmas & New Year.