Underwriter (Commercial)

  • £1 - 1
  • Permanent

Posted: 08 June 2021

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Honeycomb is partnering with our client, an influential insurance group with the recruitment of a Commercial Underwriter.

This is a full time and permanent position

The Client

Well established and trusted within the insurance market across the UK & Ireland for delivering bespoke standard and non-standard products, whilst providing excellent customer service.

The Role

Working as part of the Commercial Underwriting team you will be analysing risk in insurance proposals, determining policy terms and calculating premiums on the basis of actuarial, statistical and background information.

As a specialist underwriter you will be advising on delegated motor trade scheme and general commercial products, providing quotations and analysing risks whilst ensuring that any business written is profitable and within the underwriting authority and FCA guidelines.


* Administering specialist delegated motor trade product.

* Assessing standard and non-standard underwriting information.

* Offering appropriate quotations and acceptance of risks.

* Retention of existing broker base.

* Ensuring all underwriting is conducted within Authority limits.

* Reviewing referred claims.

* Responding to complaints in a timely and efficient manner.

* Maintaining regular contact with trading partners and acting professionally at all times.

* Ensuring that trading standards are being met.

* Liaising with Accounts Department to assist with collection of premiums.

* Providing exceptional customer service.

* Monitoring and keeping up to date with technical and regulatory matters and act accordingly.

Essential Criteria

* 5 GCSE's grade C or above, including Maths and English (or equivalent).

* Strong commercial insurance experience.

* Commercial insurance product knowledge.

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word and Excel.

* Data analysis experience.

* Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to negotiate and influence effectively at all levels using a variety of media.

* Self-motivated with the ability to act on your own initiative

* effective, willing and enthusiastic team player.

* Able to multi-task, deal with unexpected set-backs and identify alternative solutions.

* effective, willing and enthusiastic team player.

* Able to multi-task, deal with unexpected set-backs and identify alternative solutions.

Desirable Criteria

* Work towards, or in possession of Cert CII or Dip CII

* Experience of working in an insurance trading environment.

* Customer service experience.

* Experience of working within a commercial insurance underwriting environment.

* The client has the right to increase the essential criteria where a large number of candidates meet both the essential and desirable criteria.

The Package

* Competitive salary, negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

* Hours of work; 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

* 20 days annual leave plus 11 statutory days, with additional annual leave accruing based on length of service

* Company Pension Scheme

* Life Assurance

* Private Medical Insurance

* Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

* Eyecare scheme

* Staff insurance discounts

* Continuous learning and development support

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please send an up to date CV via the link provided or contact Rachael Stewart, Professional Services Team at Honeycomb 028 9620 7050

If you have a disability which means you require assistance at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us directly to discuss.

Honeycomb is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all.

** Please note, we are receiving an exceptionally high number of applications and present and will be unable to shortlist candidates who are not meeting the specific requirements for this role. Due to the high volume of applications, we may be unable to provide individual feedback. We thank you in advance for your understanding. **

Even if this position is not right for you, we may have others that are. Please visit Honeycomb to view a wide selection of our current jobs www.honeycomb.jobs

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