The roles affected will be in the claims department - according to reports

job losses

Aviva is to axe around 30 jobs at its office in Belfast, according to reports.

The positions are in its claims department and represent around one third of its local workforce, the BBC reports.

An Aviva spokesman said: “We have briefed employees in our Belfast office on changes to our claims function.

“As part of Aviva’s continuing move to building dedicated centres of excellence for key functions such as claims, we will be closing our claims function in Belfast by the end of April 2015.

“Unfortunately, this does mean that there will be some role reductions. These changes have not been taken lightly, and we will work closely with those affected to provide as much support as possible.”

The work will move primarily to centres in Bishopbriggs and Norwich where the staff have existing claims handling expertise.

Other Aviva teams based in Belfast will not be impacted.