Job Details

Junior Scheme Underwriter

Job Posting: 03/15/2019
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Requistion ID 1900014W


Job Description

Junior Scheme Underwriter
Zurich Life Assurance plc is seeking a highly motivated individual to work within its Group Risk Pricing Team. As part of the Proposition Management Department, the Group Risk Pricing Team is responsible for managing Zurich Life’s Group Life and Income Protection portfolio.
Reporting to the Head of Scheme Underwriting, this is a challenging role, suitable for a candidate with excellent numerical and interpersonal skills who is keen to play an important part in developing and growing this important line of business for Zurich Life.

We are looking for an efficient and professional team member with a can do attitude to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will support us in dealing with brokers and internal departments as well as producing quotations for new and existing schemes.

Full training will be provided in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
Your Role
As a Junior Scheme Underwriter your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
  • Producing Group Life, Income Protection and Serious Illness new business quotations & reviewing existing schemes.
  • Handling Group Risk queries from brokers and Zurich Sales staff.

  • Play a crucial role in managing the administrative requirements of the department

  • First point of contact for brokers including managing a busy group mailbox

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate records on our pipeline

  • Maintaining a high level of service to brokers, field staff and other internal departments

Your Skills and Experience


As a Junior Scheme Underwriter your skills and qualifications will include:

  • 3rd level degree in a subject with a mathematical / statistics element
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Excellent Excel skills and proficiency in Word
  • Experience in dealing with brokers.
  • One year experience in a Life insurance company
  • Have attention to detail and work in a methodical and orderly way
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Be a quick learner while demonstrate adaptability
  • Have excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be enthusiastic with a can do attitude
  • Flexibility to meet tight deadlines, when required
Additional Information
Primary work location is Blackrock. Position is Dublin-based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.
If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.
Who we are
Zurich is one Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford.
Zurich is a strong brand, Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer a competitive compensation package and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.
At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer.  We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.