Head of Underwriting

£60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
14 Apr 2017
14 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A growing and ambitious lender in Bridging and development finance is looking for a strong and versatile Head of Underwriting based in their London office. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of mortgage lending, credit risk and regulated lending, coupled with strong leadership skills

Responsibilities for the role of Head of Underwriting

* Manage and lead the underwriting and case management team
* Proactively manage a pipeline of applications from receipt to completion
* Propose developments and enhancements to the lending policy
* Provide training and guidance on risk matters and encourage knowledge gain
* Continually appraise staff training and development needs
* Ensure compliance with the lending and credit policies applicable to the business including management of large exposures and concentration risk
* Maintain up to date procedures/manuals are developed, evolved, documented and followed to ensure the business is developed in a controlled, measured yet efficient way.
* Liaise with stakeholders and third parties

Experience required for the role of Head of Underwriting

* Current or recent experience of holding a senior mandate (Bridging and Development Finance).
* Strong knowledge in all aspects of credit risk management including customer propositions, credit and finance
* Good track record of understanding complex business requirements and making decisions considering potential long term risks and implications
* Strong relationship management skills both internally with stakeholders and externally with third party service providers
* People management experience

Salary: Circa £65,000 basic plus benefits

Location: London

For more information regarding the role of Head of Underwriting please contact us

Stellar Select is acting as an employment agency and is a corporate member of the REC

Due to a high volume of applications, we will only contact you if your application has been successful. We aim to contact all successful contacts within two business days