Trading Underwriter

From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum dependant on experience
12 Apr 2017
12 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Trading Underwriter / LondonThe role

We are looking for 3 experienced, dynamic Trading Underwriters required to bolster the growing London businesses for Aviva SME.

The background

London is a key trading location with 3 SME teams. These vacancies have become available due to growing ambitions. We are looking for dynamic, experienced traders with good industry knowledge and a track record of winning business. The roles are Broker facing so relationship skills are essential.

The Team

We have London City, Outer London and London International trading teams with a mix of youth and experience. These appointments will strengthen those teams.

Role Purpose:

Aligned to a portfolio of customers/brokers, proactively developing the commercial book of business, to deliver our purpose.

Responsible for underwriting profitable business whilst operating within agreed guidelines and authority level.

Understands and acts on the demand into the team, proactively identifying ways to improve the system.

Operates from the most appropriate location to meet business needs in line with customer demand (i.e. branch, home or broker location)

Role Dimension: 

Contributes in delivering team and wider business goals. Actively pursues the Aviva strategy

Drives own development to enhance individual and team performance

Uses a network of relevant stakeholders, to deliver the widest proposition appropriate to the customer. Increases our product density.

Key Accountabilities:


  • Develops, builds and strengthens relationships with aligned customers/brokers, providing technical support and assistance and dealing with all queries
  • Understands what matters to the customer/broker and how that fits with our plans and strategies
  • Maintains visibility in the marketplace

  • Proactively understands the customer and their needs
  • Provides the right solution for the customer at the right time, through the life cycle of the relationship
  • Pulls on the right people to deliver the best outcome
  • Develops an expertise where necessary to meet customer demand
  • Makes the right underwriting decisions, reflecting our strategy and the customer/broker value

  • Plans and handles own/team workflow to meet broker demand
  • Works independently, within underwriting authority, conferring where appropriate more technical and complex risks to colleagues who can add value
  • Understands the purpose, measures of the system and other data, and uses them to improve things for the customerto eliminate waste
  • Takes ownership, is open and honest and challenges for the good of the customer
  • Secures new business by pro-actively and continually prospecting new customers
Underwriting Quality

Identifies and implements in a timely manner required improvements to underwriting quality and capability

Regulatory and Conduct

  • Keeps customers at the heart of all key decisions ensuring all of our customers receive a good outcome however they interact with us
  • Supports leaders in the identification of all breaches and risk events so that these are managed appropriately
  • Manages customer complaints in line with agreed process
What I will get from this role

Salary in the range £35,000 - £45,000 dependant on experienceExcellent benefits, including pension and bonus potential.Generous holiday allowance.Additional information

We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying please contact Vicky in the Resourcing team on 0117 928 4420.