Lead Underwriter

IDEX Consulting Ltd
West Midlands
12 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a key role which will help support the business development strategy and growth of current and new delegated authority binders.

The jobholder will be instrumental in building strong relationships with customers through the delivery of a market leading service. The jobholder will undertake a range of underwriting duties in relation to the building and profitability of the property and commercial accounts.


You must have:

  • Good general education including Cert CII or equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience of commercial underwriting
  • Experience of Broker development
  • Demonstrated sound decision making
  • Good computer literacy
  • The ability to consistently deliver exceptional customer service
  • The ability to deliver high productivity and quality standards
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills demonstrating an ability to deal with customers and colleagues at all levels
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • The ability to work without supervision and be self motivated in a proactive manner seeing tasks through to resolution
  • A professional and positive approach
  • The ability to work as part of a team and/or on an individual basis
  • The ability to learn and retain commercial product and procedural information on an ongoing basis
  • The ability to interpret technical subjects of varying complexity to include regulatory issues such as contract certainty


You will need to:

  • Handle all cases within personal underwriting authority and referrals
  • Including acceptance and rating of commercial risks, servicing quotes, new business, renewals and mid term adjustments
  • Ensure all business is handled within underwriting strategy, service standards, procedures and compliance requirements
  • Provide an efficient, high quality service that meets agreed service levels to insurance Brokers and/or customers and pro-actively seek and act upon opportunities to sell products within underwriting guidelines
  • Ensuring that the production of policy documentation is error free and contract certain
  • Support the development of good Broker relationships
  • Assist with the coaching and development of branch team members
  • Support all commercial insurance teams in achieving agreed targets through the handling of overflow activity during peak periods according to business need
  • Be aware of and comply on an ongoing basis with any legal, regulatory and industry body codes of practice
  • Play a pro-active part in identifying self development needs in order to achieve personal and business goals and address these through personal performance plans
  • Conduct underwriting and operational audits

Please visit the IDEX Consulting Ltd website for further opportunities. If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail within 2 working days of receiving your application. If your application is unsuccessful, the information supplied may still be retained for use in connection with future vacancies. Due to the overwhelming application response we receive through various sources, should you not hear from us within one week then please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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