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Senior Mortgage Underwriter

Posted 9 March by Stellar Select Limited Featured Ended

Job Title: Senior Mortgage Underwriter

Location: Bourne End, Buckinghamshire

Salary: up to £50,000


  • 23 days holiday, increasing to 28 days with length of service
  • Pension
  • Life Insurance
  • Private Medical Care
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible Benefits including Childcare Vouchers

About the role

Senior Mortgage Underwriter required in Buckinghamshire with a new start up lender offering up to £50,000 plus great benefits. The role will actively support the business in ensuring team members are technically equipped to deliver new mortgage loans across all Residential mortgage types within Criteria, Policy and Risk Appetite. This will be achieved through consistent monitoring of all mandated staff members, providing feedback and coaching to enhance individual and team technical performance.

Responsibilities and Experience required for the role of Senior Mortgage Underwriter

  • Support operational and credit risk management to improve process, design and deliver changes to Policy and Risk Appetite to support business goals, and work alongside the change team to deliver appropriate system changes and controls.
  • Provide oversight and support in ensuring processes are robust and that staff adhere
  • Development of existing controls and procedures
  • Participating in team activities to enhance the mortgage proposition
  • Development of technical skills and capability in the team
  • Provide one to one feedback to operational staff discussing key technical areas identified
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to support individual and team performance improvement
  • Work with stakeholders ensuring, compliance/regulatory expectations are met
  • Highlight individual training requirements to Team Leader and where appropriate deliver individual or team technical training
  • Provide a monthly First Line of Defence performance report including proposed actions to Second Line of Defence (Head of Credit Risk and Head of Operational Risk) and review with Head of Mortgage Operations and Mortgages Team Leader
  • New starter support where required together with input into the Mandate/Accreditation programme
  • Financial services experience including knowledge and understanding of current regulations
  • Experience managing First Line of Defence and Quality assurance activity, driving continuous improvement, in the specialist residential mortgage lending industry
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of the residential and buy to let specialist lending market from an underwriting perspective
  • Motivation skills to drive ideas and improvements

For more information regarding the role of Senior Mortgage Underwriter 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

Required skills

  • Underwriting
  • Sanction
  • New Business
  • Mandate
  • Mortgage underwriter

Reference: 34648251

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