Tuesday 20 March 2018

Quinn ad for top job doesn't mention company's woes

Laura Noonan

THE Quinn Group has blamed an "administrative oversight" for a senior job being advertised, under group branding, with no mention of the company being in administration.

Prominent jobs websites are advertising an "Enterprise Architect" role at Quinn Insurance, wooing would-be candidates with a list of benefits, including paid holidays, bonuses, Quinn Healthcare and vouchers.

The job on offer is described as "permanent, full time", with no mention of the fact that Quinn Insurance is in the hands of administrators, who are actively trying to sell the business.

Remuneration is not disclosed, and candidates are asked to email details of their salary expectations and whether they would be prepared to work in Quinn Insurance's Cavan office.

A spokesman for the insurer's administrators referred all queries to the press representative for the Quinn companies.

The Quinn spokeswoman admitted the job had been advertised "post administration" but said it had been "in planning for some time, hence the banner of logos of a number of Quinn businesses were used.

"It is an administrative oversight that the Quinn Insurance logo alone was not subsequently placed on to the ad," she added.

She also stressed that all potential candidates had been "informed of the fact that Quinn Insurance is in administration and that Quinn Insurance would be their employer".

The Quinn Insurance job is one of five Quinn jobs that currently appear on recruitment websites.

In Ireland, the Quinn Group is also looking for a "holistic therapist" for its hotels, while Quinn Glass in the UK is recruiting information systems (IS) operators, a production manager, a production-forming specialist and a senior quality manager.

Efforts by the administrators to sell off the ailing Quinn Insurance business continue, with a full information memorandum expected to be sent to Anglo Irish Bank, Liberty Mutual, FBD, RSA and Aviva in the coming days.

Irish Independent

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