The General Insurance team partners closely with many of the industry’s leading insurance brokers, companies, claims and legal organisations.
We offer a consultative, thorough and partnership-based approach to every assignment.
In a market which is based upon trust and relationships, we start by understanding your requirements, your team and growth aspirations before doing anything else.
Then we recommend the most appropriate solution, regardless of job function, class of business or level of seniority.
Our focus is on building long term Partnerships with our client and candidate markets, striving to be the talent partner of choice for our industry.

Typical opportunities include:

Company Market:

Underwriting Manager
Lead / Class Underwriter
Senior Underwriter
Development Underwriter
Assistant Underwriter
Business Development Manager

Broker Market:

Account Handler
Account Executive
Heads of Divisions


Claims, Compliance and Operations:

Compliance Officer / Consultant
Risk Advisor / Analyst
Legal Advisor / Council
Claims Handlers/Negotiators
Claims Inspectors
Loss Adjusters
Fraud Investigators

What our candidates say

During my leadership role covering the South West Region at Markel UK, I was fortunate enough to work with Steve at Cavendish Maine. Steve always took the time to really understand what I was looking for in a candidate. This, in addition to his expertise in the industry and his connections, resulted in him consistently providing high calibre candidates for interview. Other recruiters were simply unable to put forward candidates of equal quality, which lead to my entire team being hired via Cavendish Maine. The team went on to deliver some really good results for Markel, which is itself a testament to their skill sets. I would not hesitate in highly recommending Cavendish Maine.

Jade Knight – South West Manager

We engaged Cavendish Maine when recruiting underwriters for a new team which incorporated several UK regions and levels of candidate ranging from assistant underwriter to senior underwriter. Throughout Stephen Mallaband dealt with our requirements personally and spent considerable time to understand the brief in the context of our culture and ambitions. I am delighted that we recruited three great team members who are thriving in their new roles with us.

Head of Combined, UK and Ireland

“Cavendish Maine and specifically Steve Mallaband have proved to be discrete, professional and very effective in meeting the recruitment briefs I have given them. Reliability and quality are not always prevalent in the recruitment industry however Steve sets consistently high standards that make him easy to deal with, and he has brought consistently good results in terms of quality candidate that meet or exceed the role requirements”

Keith Hector - Director of Regional Operations

I have worked with Steve Mallaband, Cavendish Maine, for over 10 years now and during this time Steve has come to know me, the team and the company which makes finding the right candidate a much easier task. I know that Steve will only send me candidates that are the right fit for us. On average I receive 3 phone calls or emails from recruitment companies every day, occasionally I try them out and then I always return to Steve.

Lorraine Holoway, Regional Operations Director

Cavendish Maine provide a first class service. Cavendish Maine have a good knowledge of our business, this is reflected in the quality and experience of the candidates they refer to Creative Risk Solutions.

Jan Wilkins, Managing Director

Cavendish Maine are hardworking and have a great approach towards meeting our recruitment needs. They are friendly and approachable and understand our needs as a business and have a good track record with ourselves. In the murky world of recruitment, they are a welcome breath of fresh air!

Area Sales Manager

You can learn more about the range of opportunities available here