Senior Underwriter

  • Job Reference: 941789957-2
  • Date Posted: 11 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Avencia Consulting Services
  • Location: City, Leeds
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you looking to progress your career within Underwriting?

Help us provide an outstanding underwriting service to brokers across the UK dealing with Social Welfare, Care, Not For Profit and Charity policies.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Underwriter to join the Markel team based here in Leeds. The role is based within the renewals department handling a variety of Social Welfare policies. Working alongside other departments within the business to build relationships both internally and externally and deliver an exceptional service.

The role of the Senior Underwriter is to work as part of the Social Welfare team providing an excellent underwriting service for brokers in the UK. You will work as a member of a team and be pro-active and willing to help brokers across all classes of business. Building and maintaining good relationships internally and externally, monitor and analyse broker activity to identify success and areas for improvement and provide pro-active feedback to the team manager. You will have responsibility for renewals with a desire to be visible to brokers.

What you ll be doing:

Demonstrate and promote a thorough knowledge of company guidelines and authority levels in order to achieve profitability and underwriting objectives

Provide excellent service to our brokers, prioritising renewals and mid-term adjustments and referrals whether emanating from our broker e-trading platform or by email/phone to ensure deadlines are met.

Underwrite renewals including large and complex cases within the defined underwriting authority.

Handle renewal cases working as appropriate with the broker to secure renewal and upsell/ cross-sell additional covers.

Develop team members technical knowledge through mentoring, day to day underwriting referrals and exposure to underwriting risks.

What we re looking for:

Have a demonstrable underwriting experience - ideally in social welfare/care risks, although commercial insurance would be considered.

Excellent written and spoken communication skills.

A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Track record in building and developing broker relationships.

Demonstrable IT skills including MS Office and our systems including the e-trading platform

Consistent record to renew business whilst maintaining underwriting discipline

ACII and/or similar qualification preferred.

Who We Are:

Markel Corporation (NYSE MKL) a fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world.

In each of our businesses, we seek to deliver innovative products and adaptable customer service so that we can be a market leader. Our time horizon is long-term, our approach is well-adapted, and our focus is on continuously improving the quality of the customer experience.

What s in it for you:

  • A great salary plus additional bonus, incentives & benefits
  • 25 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays, with the opportunity to buy / sell extra leave
  • Fantastic company matched pension scheme, private medical and dental cover, life assurance, travel insurance cover, income protection, a cycle2work scheme, season ticket loan as well as other great benefits on offer!

What we hope you ll do next:

Choose Apply now to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you!

Markel celebrates the value of a diverse workforce that brings experience and expertise from a wide variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. Whatever your background, if you feel you meet the requirements of this role then we would love to hear from you. We are also happy to consider candidates who are looking for flexible working patterns.

We are a Disability Confident Committed employer which means we want to ensure you have a positive experience applying for a role at Markel and are able to perform at your best. If there are any adjustments we can reasonably make to ensure that the process is accessible for you at every stage please let us know.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.