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Underwriting Manager

Posted 6 March by Brightside Group Easy Apply Featured Ended

Our One Insurance Solution office is located in our fantastic new offices located in Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh and is home to our Commercial and Motor insurance teams; providing cover for a wide portfolio of products such as (but not limited to) public liability, professional indemnity, commercial combined, property and motor.

The Underwriting Manager is responsible for the operational effectiveness of the online SME and binder underwriting function in Southampton. The underwriting function provides a single point of continuity between commercial non motor insurers and the Brightside group, providing protection for each party, product insights and innovation, pricing analysis (in conjunction with the pricing team) and support for the insurer management function.

Key Responsibilities

  • Make decisions on behalf of insurer where underwriting is delegated

  • Support and provide resource for insurer audits as required

  • Leading a small team of Underwriting Technicians

  • Accountable for developing the question sets, mapping and customer journey for the online products

  • Staying up to date with new initiatives to interpret and pass on new product/technical/customer and organisational developments

  • Maintain a sound knowledge of the business and industry to support commercially aware strategic decisions



  • More than 5 years’ experience in general insurance and commercial underwriting

  • Experience of managing delegated authorities and rate calculators

  • Experience of leading, motivating and developing a team

  • Maintain a high level of commercial and product awareness to aid the growth of the business and ensure continued relevance of our products to clients/customers.

Education, Knowledge & Skills


  • Considerable and broad knowledge of general insurance

  • Delegated authority experience

  • Regulatory knowledge, FCA & TCF

  • CII qualification preferred

  • Confident communicator who is able to form and develop relationships with insurers and internally across all level of stakeholder


  • Health Cash Plan from Healthshield.
  • Take your Birthday off! Here at brightside we give you your birthday off to celebrate in style.
  • 22 days holiday, rising by one each year, up to 27 days in total - plus bank holidays
  • A staff referral scheme giving you the opportunity to earn up to £500 for recommending a friend.
  • A salary sacrifice pension scheme.
  • We reward our long serving employees through extra holiday and one off cash rewards.
  • We could save you up to £900 on your Childcare costs through our Kiddivouchers scheme.
  • A variety of Staff Discounts covering: Gym memberships, Restaurants, Beauty salons, Spas, Car garages, Golf memberships, Wedding accessories and much much more!!


Our brand new spacious brokerage is located at Gateway House in Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh.

Required skills

  • Insurance
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Underwriting

Reference: 33991765

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