200 new jobs being created by East Sussex insurance company

ONE of East Sussex’s biggest employers has announced it is going to be creating 200 new jobs in the next 12 months.

Insurer Hastings Direct, which is based in Bexhill, made the announcement yesterday that it is looking for full and part-time staff from the Eastbourne, Bexhill and Hastings area to start immediately.

The company has said that the role would be very much customer-focused and they were keen to recruit mothers, fathers and students wanting to work part time or on a job share.

Amanda Menahem, HR Director, said: “Despite the miserable weather, we are a real bright spot on the south coast.

“We are introducing our first fast-track graduate intake this September and urgently need to recruit even more talent to achieve our ambitious goals.

“The new roles will be across the business and whilst they are full-time equivalents we are also very interested in recruiting anyone interested in part-time work or job sharing.”

Hastings Direct attracted its one millionth customer in March this year, and the company has set a target of three million new customers by 2020.