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Job Description:
This is a key role for Hiscox Retail

The successful candidate will be a key part of the management team for the largest regional commercial book. The London Regional Underwriting Manager sets and oversees the underwriting plan and is responsible for underwriting quality for all commercial business written within the London region. You'll be the focal point for technical advice and training and development for the underwriters within the region. You'll also work closely with the London Branch Manager and Area Director, London & South and be responsible for the profitability and growth of these accounts.

What you'll be doing:

  • Taking responsibility for setting and implementing the regional underwriting plan and strategies for London PSC, in line with the overall UK underwriting strategy
  • Reviewing book mix and performance and matching long term underwriting growth plans with local distribution opportunities
  • Taking responsibility for the underwriting quality and control ensuring the team meet the minimum underwriting standards required
  • Being responsible for bottom line performance within the region
  • You will be responsible for regional new business and bigger business GWP targets
  • Leading underwriting by taking referrals and underwriting of more complex risks
  • Ensuring all underwriting control mechanisms are in place within the team
  • Implementing and embedding UK and regional underwriting strategies
  • Supporting the Central teams to ensure the region's goals are met

You will be a key member of the UK's PSC underwriting management team, spotting opportunities and threats across the overall business.

Whilst the role has no direct line management responsibility, you will be responsible for all underwriter training and development within the team

Our must-haves:

  • Results driven, dynamic & self-starting
  • Strong underwriting background across multiple lines of business
  • Highly knowledgeable about the market and external influences on our portfolio
  • Strong verbal, written interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to think analytically, quickly, proactively and creatively; can think on their feet and 'outside the box'
  • Ability to distil complex issues into clear, simple strategies and plans
  • Capability to manage a large and diverse number of stakeholders
  • Ability to lead and develop a large team of underwriters in a matrix structure
  • A track record of spotting opportunities and threats and taking the initiative to capitalise and mitigate these
  • Strong influencing skills and the ability to play a prominent role in the PSC underwriting management team
  • The energy to play the long game (persistence/tenacity/resilience)
  • Consist demonstration of behaviours in line with the core values of Hiscox
  • Ideally ACII qualified or exempt through relevant experience as defined by the FCA
  • Demonstrates a desire to continue to improve and develop their skills and abilities

Advantageous but not essential for the right person

- Extensive knowledge of underwriting data and historical performance of our underwriting specialities

- Previous leadership experience, with the ability to deliver exceptional results through others

Diversity and flexible working at Hiscox

At Hiscox we care about our people. We hire the best people for the job and we're committed to diversity and creating a truly inclusive culture, which we believe drives success. We also understand that working life doesn't always have to be 'nine to five' and we support flexible working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resourcing team about the flexibility we could offer for this role.


Person Specification:

If you would like to know more about the role, or you are having any difficulties with the application process please send your CV and the four-digit job ref number to
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