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Date Added: Fri 03/11/2023

Health & Risk Consultant

Bristol, BS1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £NEG

At Barnett Waddingham we currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Group Risk & Healthcare Consultant, to join our growing and collaborative team.  

We are proud to be a leading independent UK consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment and insurance. Each individual delivers on our shared values and our commitment to ensuring the highest levels of trust, integrity and quality.  We aim to continue our growth by recruiting talented and committed individuals that have the desire to learn and develop. We strive to employ staff who share our values and can bring special skills - enhancing the service that we provide to our clients.

With over 110 people, the Employer Consulting team specialises in varying disciplines such as pensions, health & risk, wellbeing, data analytics and employee engagement.

The successful Consultant will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of consultancy services to the client in the relevant areas, advising on the implementation and maintenance of employee benefit plans. An important part of the role is to maintain high levels of client care and client satisfaction. Reporting to the Consulting Lead - Health & Risk, the Consultant may also be required to assist the Client Relationship Manager, Senior Consultants and Service Head in developing existing clients and in the acquisition of new business.  As such, expert knowledge of group risk and private medical insurance is required.

This role will be based in either our Bristol or Cheltenham office (hybrid working, 2 days a week).


Support with business development activities.

Support with responses to tenders/proposals and pitch presentations as required.

Raise personal profile through thought leadership (via blogs, social media and industry events).

Make presentations to groups of employees, to clients, senior management or for marketing purposes.

Support with development of new and additional services.

Develop specialism, subject, sector and technical knowledge.

Support with the building a network of external product and service providers.

Contribute towards annual Client Plans for each client.

Coach and assist in the development of Benefit Analysts and Client Support.

Assist clients to make informed decisions.

Analyse information and suggest appropriate solutions.

Supporting negotiations with product suppliers to achieve competitive terms for clients.

Day to day client account management.

Drafting, checking and issuing of reports covering technical matters and advice 

Issue invoices monitoring WIP and income receipts.

Maintain records in accordance with internal guidelines and procedures.

Peer review of work prepared by other in the team.

Ensure both own and delegated work is professional, correct and within timescales and budget.

Must ensure work is in accordance with the Barnett Waddingham's internal procedures and with FCA and other regulations.

Support, implement and maintain Information Security procedures and activities in accordance to Barnett Waddingham's Information Security Policy.


3-5 years experience in and technical knowledge of Private Medical Insurance, Group Risk and associated benefits in a consultancy role is essential.

Excellent client management and the ability to grow own portfolio/be involved in new business opportunities or referrals. 

Able to demonstrate the effective management of large clients / a client portfolio of c£250k-£350k fee income (large clients or a large portfolio).

Experience in wider areas of employee benefits and wellbeing is desirable.

Relevant industry qualification or progress towards, including GR1, IF7, or Certificate in Insurance and/or Certificate in Heath and Protection are desirable.

Benefits Summary

Competitive discretionary annual bonus.

Core benefits paid for by BW including life assurance, group income protection, private medical cover and 25 days holiday per year with holiday trading.

A generous pension scheme where we contribute 8% of your salary from day one of your employment.

Employee Assistance Programme to support you and your family through any concerns or challenges you may experience.

A comprehensive range of voluntary benefits to suit your life stage and lifestyle including a tech scheme, cycle to work scheme, dental cover, healthcare cash plan, health assessments, critical illness cover, extension of private medical cover or life assurance to family members, gym membership, travel insurance and a broad range of discounts at hundreds of retailers including supermarkets, fitness centres, travel and leisure companies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, medical condition, or individual need, which you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we'll be happy to make adjustments to our processes to enable you a fair opportunity to showcase your skills. Please visit AbilityNet should you benefit from advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. Should you require information in a different format, have other accessibility or reasonable adjustment requirements or if you find any problems not listed on this page, please contact  or call us on (phone number removed).

Postal applications should be sent to: Resourcing & Talent Acquisition, Barnett Waddingham, St James's House, St James Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PR

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