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Underwriter

Posted 4 January by 3R Consulting Ltd Ended

Job Title: Underwriter

Based: Birkenhead

Salary: £22,000 - £26,000 DOE

Client: Market-leading insurance firm, still enjoying sustained growth and success

Job Purpose

Under supervision from Underwriting Management and operating strictly within FCA Principles and Guidelines, the jobholder will review policy documents and make underwriting recommendations in line with company’s guidelines and rating process. To ensure that queries are reviewed and followed up, ensuring excellent customer services is provided.

Overview of Responsibilities

  • Assess and gather background information on individual risks
  • Review and Interrogate proposal forms and calculate possible risk
  • Within underwriting guidelines and parameters , calculate individual’s / organisation’s insurance premium
  • Review and decide clients' suitability for insurance cover
  • Check insured’s previous claim history, if any, and comment accordingly
  • Liaise with surveyors regarding risk assessment
  • Gather information and / or reports from surveyors
  • Specify any conditions to be imposed, as appropriate
  • To ensure a high standard of service is offered to all clients, at all times
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably required

Experience / Skills

  • Experience of making underwriting recommendations and decisions in a similar insurance environment.
  • Law degree or equivalent desirable but not essential
  • Ability to make accurate underwriting recommendations based on the information supplied, in line with company guidelines and rating system.
  • Good knowledge of FCA Principles and how they relate to the role of Underwriter
  • High level of technical skills in order to use of personal computers and related software applications
  • Numerical aptitude to perform simple accounting procedures
  • Demonstrable ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to develop and maintain accurate files and records
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures
  • Planning, organising and co-ordinating skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Required skills

  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Underwriting
  • Warranty

Reference: 34133944

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