Commercial Insurance Underwriter

Insurance Search
West Lutton
12 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Commercial & Technology Underwriter - York

A fantastic opportunity for a commercial and/or professions underwriter to develop and build their career at a world class insurer based in York.

The Opportunity

You will have the opportunity to work within the largest technology line in the UK business, challenging the Product Head on their appetite and pricing, whilst inspiring the Insurance Experts to accelerate the growth of your area.

The successful candidate will receive first class training and development from an Insurer with a reputation for excellence. This role would be a great opportunity for someone who already possesses good experience of commercial or technology underwriting, but now wants to receive the portfolio of work and career progression that this market leading Insurer provides.

Key Responsibilities:

Maintain profitability of the account by making sound and consistent individual underwriting decisions.

To identify and challenge non-standard underwriting decisions within the Technical. Underwriting Guide (TUG) with a reasoned referral to a product expert or senior underwriter

Speak directly with customers to ensure an exceptional customer journey.

To regularly challenge convention, writing 'nonstandard’ business and able to take decisive action on loss making business.

Take ownership of the performance of the Direct Commercial book, identifying non performing accounts in terms of key performance indicators (e.g. new business, retention and profitability) and take appropriate action or flag with the relevant people.

To write a minimum amount of new business and renewal gross written premium each year as agreed with line manager. This will include top line, conversion, profit and productivity targets

Drive the digitisation of the business through strong working relationships with the marketing and acquisitions team.

Person Specification

You should have a minimum of 2 years underwriting experience, with a strong knowledge of PI and commercial combined products being an advantage. In addition you should have the following:

  • Demonstrable drive, self-motivation and determination to achieve results.

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills combined with customer focus

  • Team player first

  • CII qualifications are desirable but not essential


You will receive a competitive salary which will vary depending on your experience and you will receive the following additional benefits:

  • Company pension contribution

  • Life insurance

  • Personal accident insurance

  • Medical insurance schemes

  • ACII qualification sponsorship

  • Sports club membership


    Our client is a leading brand in the insurance market, recognised as setting the standards which others try to emulate. They consistently deliver strong growth and exceptional returns, recruiting only the very best and empowering them to deliver.

    If you are interested in progressing your career within this fantastic environment, please apply now.