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Assistant Underwriter - Leeds

Job Type:
General Insurance
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary range:
£10, 000 - £19, 999, £20, 000 - £29, 999
Salary Description:
to £25K plus benefits
Start Date:
Job Ref:
JS - 2886

This is a rare opportunity for an Assistant Underwriter to join a niche insurer in Leeds that is experiencing an exciting period of growth.

This company is a market-leader in its specialist fields and as a result of continued success, it has now secured the backing of a private equity house to facilitate continued growth and the launch of exciting new products.

This is a varied role, which will include answering technical queries from distributors and liaising with insurers to determine acceptance and appropriate premiums for risks, analysing large volumes of data to understand trends and patterns, and identifying any changes that might be necessary to deliver required underwriting returns. You will also have involvement in the preparation and delivery of scheme renewals and presentation of underwriting results. In addition, you will help to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with the company’s existing and potential new partner networks.

You must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You must also be able to work to tight deadlines and display a high level of attention to detail. Some relevant experience in insurance, and preferably in an underwriting role, is desirable. You need to be able to work within a small team and have the ability to communicate with the directors of the business as well as Underwriters and partners.

You must be numerate and have good IT skills, particularly the ability to work with Microsoft Office products and internal systems. You will either be educated to degree level (or equivalent) or with 2+ years’ relevant experience in an insurance or underwriting role.
You must be willing to study for your professional qualification (CII examinations) for which study support will be offered.

You’ll enjoy working in a friendly and supportive team, and given this firm’s expansion plans and significant financial investment, this presents exciting career-opportunities for the ambitious.

You will be rewarded with a basic salary of up to £25K depending on experience (plus pension, free insurance, annual bonus, and study package, if required.

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Contact Details:
Tel: 0345 193 2460
Contact: James Heald

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