Voluntary Risk Proposition Manager


Dublin, IE

Company:  Irish Life Financial Services Limited
  • Full Time Permanent position
  • Hybrid role based in our City Centre offices


What we offer

We have embraced a hybrid working model for most of our positions, which means that you can enjoy a balanced approach of working from home for part of the week and working from the office for the remainder of the week.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive salaries and bonuses, robust Learning and Development support, excellent Defined Contribution pension and comprehensive Wellbeing initiatives and support to name but a few. 

Further details on our benefits package can be accessed here Benefits (life-careers.com)

Role Overview

Employer Solutions at Irish Life works with employers and intermediaries to create and deliver a better life for their people. We bring market leadership, impactful insight and bespoke solutions to our clients, making the provision of market leading workplace benefits as easy as possible. 

The Employer Solutions Propositions Team drives the future development of Irish Life’s pension, investment, protection, health and annuity solutions for our corporate clients.  

A key part of Employer Solutions is our voluntary risk proposition, working with intermediaries, Unions and employers to provide income protection, life assurance and serious illness benefits. 

The Voluntary Risk Proposition Manager will play a critical role in driving our propositions and managing the key responsibilities of the voluntary risk product line. They will also gain exposure to the wider family of propositions, and contribute to our strategy of bringing benefits together. 

What you will help us to achieve

•    Develop and manage relationships with key Voluntary Risk Consultants and clients.
•    Be recognised as a “go to person” by consultants and clients, and a trusted advisor who will get problems resolved and help identify solutions. 
•    Manage the design and delivery of new product offerings and solution innovation in voluntary risk.
•    Maintain strong relationships with Pricing, Underwriting, Income Protection Claims, Operations, Compliance, Sales & Marketing teams and other related sister companies (especially Customer Solutions Irish Life Health)
•    Monitor changing customer needs and demands, along with competing provider offerings and industry trends to identify opportunities and threats to our proposition.
•    Define and drive the approach Irish Life takes in managing its relationship with customers and advisors in the voluntary risk market.
•    Participate in Proposition team strategy initiatives, including contribution to joined up proposition initiatives, with exposure to other product lines.

What you will need to be successful in the role

Protection product experience from working in a customer focused environment, with strong technical knowledge and an ability to communicate effectively.
•    Experience in group protection products with at least 3 years working in a technical or business development environment. 
•    Experience in managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders.  
•    Knowledge and experience of managing relationships with key brokers and clients.
•    Strong technical risk knowledge. 
•    An ability to identify and build strong relationships with key influencers, built up through relevant work experience. 
•    Experience in collaborating effectively with peers and colleagues. 
•    Communication skills (verbal and written) and a strong focus on delivering and exceeding client requirements and expectations.

Market Knowledge
•    An understanding of group protection, and the position of Irish Life and our competitors in that market.
•    An understanding of Irish Life’s role in the voluntary risk market, and how we work with key consultants, brokers and customers in the market. 
•    Familiarity with key providers in these markets. 
•    Understanding of key customer requirements. 
•    Understanding the role that Employer Solutions and the wider Irish Life group can play in providing appropriate solutions.

Qualifications and Experience 
•    Suitably qualified subject to MCC requirements, i.e. QFA or grandfathered in the role. 
•    Ideally qualified or working towards AIIPM, QPT or other professional designation. 
•    A minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing client and/or broker relationships.

Key Competencies

Communication and Influencing
Commercial Awareness
Innovation and Change
Drive for Results
Planning and Organising
Risk and Control

About us

Irish Life is one of Ireland’s largest financial institutions with a presence across a range of financial services markets.  We are one of Ireland’s leading financial services groups with over 1.5 million customers. For over 80 years, we’ve been helping people to look after their life insurance, pension and investment needs, and more recently their health insurance.

It is a subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco and a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.

We are proud of our culture of developing and supporting the growth and professional development of our people. The focus has resulted in a team of top talent with high standards, positioning us at the forefront of our industry.


The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.  Where Agency assistance is required the Irish Life Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Irish Life by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.


Irish Life is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We have created an environment of inclusion and growth to help people achieve their potential, to ensure they can bring their whole selves to work and to feel valued.  We celebrate diversity of thought and perspective and want all of our employees to feel valued, respected and supported.  


We have built a culture that promotes equality and inclusion for all of our current and future employees and strive to ensure that our behaviours, processes and practices are aligned to this culture.


If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process please contact lifecareers@irishlife.ie and we will be delighted to ensure you are fully supported to be your best.   


Fitness & Probity
This role is a ‘controlled function’ as defined by the Central Bank Reform Act 2010 Regulations 2011. Any appointment will be conditional on the company being satisfied that the appointee meets the requirements as set out in the Fitness and Probity standards issued by the Central Bank. This requires the company to complete prescribed due diligence to assess the appointee’s fitness and probity. Further details on this due diligence process are available from Irish Life Human Resources. 

ILFS supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.