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Senior Underwriter (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)


Job title: Senior Underwriter (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)
Location: South East Region

The opportunity: 

We are looking for an experienced Senior Market Underwriter to join our Real Estate Investment and Property/Casualty team. Working predominately with our global brokers the ideal candidate will provide underwriting expertise and first class service to brokers and customers, with a proven track record of delivering profitable growth, managing complex portfolios, building strong business relationships and meeting business objectives.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.
What will you be doing?

As the Senior Underwriter, you will work closely and will have the opportunity to mentor and coach other Underwriter’s in the team. Collaboration and communication are critical in this role. You will be working with internal colleagues and teams to drive initiatives and deliverables aimed at the Casualty market, as well as delivering on the external facing element of the role, meeting and building relationships with external brokers and policyholders within the market.
You will bring product expertise and market insight to develop the UK Casualty business that meets the customers’ needs. As part of this role the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be the lead underwriter on some of our largest accounts and we are looking for someone who has the experience or the potential to have and build relationships direct with our broker network. We would like someone who can balance the internal and external demands to obtain the best result for Zurich.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Develop profitable business with a group of  brokers & customers.
  • Manage clients and leading broker relationships interacting with risk managers.
  • Responsible for overall service proposition on key broker accounts.
  • Underwrite and negotiate insurance contracts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant systems, products, processes and procedures to be able to provide a first class experience for Customers (both internal and external).
  • Ongoing self-development and learning, coaching others where appropriate.
  • Promote continuous improvement and process efficiency.
  • Contribute to a positive and supportive team culture.

What are we looking for?
Ideally, you will be an experienced Real Estate Investment and Property/Casualty Underwriter looking for that next step or a new challenge at a large, global insurer. Having experience in the London Market would be beneficial dealing with the writing of: CAR, Public / Products Liability and domestic Employers Liability insurance programmes. Strong communication and influencing skills are needed so we would like you to be able to demonstrate this. We are also looking for someone to bring their expertise and help us grow, so knowledge and understanding of industry trends is a must for us. We would also expect you to have CII qualifications or to have made good progress.


The reward:  
As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:  

  • 12% Non Contributory pension scheme  
  • Annual company bonuses  
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days  
  • Contribution to Private medical cover  
  • Discounted gym membership,  
  • Discounted gadget insurance  
  • Discounted technology offers  
  • Virtual GP appointments  
  • Plus much more!   

At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.  

Who we are:  
With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best. 
You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future. 

Further information:  
At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.  
Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.  

With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.  

We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust. 

We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.  

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us. 

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