• Commercial - Underwriter

    Job Ref
    Closing Date
    Advertised Range (External)
    £18,400 - £27,600 Depending on experience
    Permanent Full-Time
    Location : City
  • Job Purpose

    Commercial Underwriter: Ageas have once again been awarded the ‘ServiceMark’ accreditation by the Institute of Customer Service, which demonstrates the efforts our Commercial Underwriting team go to in order to offer a “best in class” service to our customers. Because of this, Ageas is looking to strengthen its commercial underwriting business by recruiting a Commercial Underwriter based out of our Manchester office.


    As a Commercial Underwriter you will:

    • Pro-actively develop profitable commercial business through technical assessment of individual risk - involving the negotiation and processing of suitable terms for new business, change in risk, claims and renewals.
    • Underwrite existing business within Company procedures, practices and guidelines to maximise the retention of profitable business.
    • Acquisition of new cases through the underwriting of new business leads and opportunities received within the Jobholders personal underwriting authority.
    • Develop and secure business through a panel of brokers, working in partnership to foster positive relationships that lead to a mutually successful outcome.
    • Accurately respond to queries raised on policies and products by brokers, surveyors, accounts and claims departments.

    The skills and experience needed to be a successful Commercial Underwriter:

    • Have a minimum of 2 years commercial insurance experience and of working with brokers.
    • Have great relationship management, communication and negotiation skills.
    • Use your technical commercial insurance expertise to bring about the best outcome for the all parties.
    • Have great organisational skills and experience of managing multiple cases simultaneously.
    • Be smart when it comes to numeracy, particularly when analysing claims experience, underwriting and reporting data.
    • Self-motivated, a good team player and the ability to use your own initiative.
    • Skilled in commercial underwriting, experience in property, pecuniary and liability classes of insurance.
    • Have a good understanding of compliance and regulatory requirements and principles in the commercial insurance environment.

    Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy in the Commercial Underwriter position:

     A comprehensive range of flexible benefits options such as a company pension, 23 days’ holiday, rising to 25 days (you can buy or sell up to 5 days), a car lease scheme, life assurance, and an annual bonus. Our people enjoy discounts with a wide range of retailers & gyms. 


    About #Ageas UK

    We're a leading provider of award-winning insurance solutions in the UK, distributing our Personal and Commercial insurance products through brokers, intermediaries, affinity partners and the internet.  We have two consumer brands – Back Me Up and RIAS – and partner with some of the nation’s most well-known brands, such as John Lewis, Age UK, Toyota, Virgin Money and General Motors.  We’re also partners in Tesco Underwriting, providing home and motor insurance to Tesco Bank customers.  Insuring around five million customers and working with a range of partners, Ageas is recognised for delivering consistent and high-quality customer experiences. We employ around 4,000 people in UK based offices in Manchester, Stoke, Gloucester, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Eastleigh and London.




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