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Insurance Underwriter

Posted 11 January by Insurance Search Easy Apply Ended

Commercial & Professions Underwriter - Birmingham

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

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 experience of commercial underwriting, but now wants to receive the portfolio of work, training and benefits that this market leading Insurer provides.

The Role

Working from the Birmingham regional office, you will be responsible for finding, developing and growing new business opportunities within the region. This will be achieved by generating enquiries from the brokers and working quickly and efficiently to provide them with quotations.

You will also have the opportunity to receive cross class training so you will be expected to demonstrate a broad skill base and a desire to acquire new underwriting skills.

In addition to the core sectors, our client has a growing schemes business where you will work in close partnership with certain brokers to deliver bespoke insurance solutions to niche groups of customers. You will have the opportunity to help grow the schemes business through managing underwriting referrals and business plans.

Key Responsibilities

You will be responsible for:

  • Consistent and profitable underwriting of Professional & Specialty Commercial business to achieve a new business GWP target

  • Developing and maximising opportunities in the region through proactively prospecting large opportunities

  • Regularly visiting brokers’ offices, building strong relationships with the individuals and delivering superb service to them

  • Building specific product knowledge to become a point of referral for a specific product line

  • Working in a compliant manner that ensures the region passes sales and underwriting audits

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good experience of commercial underwriting (preferably at least two years)

  • Working knowledge of Professional Indemnity &/or Commercial Combined insurance

  • Ideally started or be willing to progress towards ACII qualification.

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

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills combined with a proven track record of broker development, relationship management and customer focus

  • Ability to think on your feet and make intelligent, innovative business decisions

  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills and proficiency in sales disciplines


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

  • Generous company pension

  • 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.

Required skills

  • Commercial Insurance
  • General Insurance
  • Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Underwriting

Reference: 34208557

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