Job title: Senior Property Underwriter (P/T, job-share or F/T) Location: Farnborough,London or Birmingham
The opportunity: Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop your Underwriting skills further? Zurich Municipal are looking for a Senior Property Underwriter who is accountable for the provision of technical underwriting, governance and portfolio management expertise, with a focus on improving and maintaining our underwriting integrity and skills, as well as ensuring the execution of the underwriting strategy. This role is available full-time, as a job-share, or part-time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren't available full-time.
Key responsibilities: • Handle complex queries and referrals within ZM (within agreed authority). • Support the delivery of training to underwriters to develop underwriting expertise and provide coaching to individuals. • Act as subject matter expert in Property to develop underwriting technical training content. • Analyse performance data/metrics (e.g. AP/TP, ZRC, attritional loss ratio), identify trends and take appropriate actions. • Take a leading role in contributing to the underwriting strategy and developing business plans and pricing strategies. • Work side by side with ZM Underwriting, the ZM extended leadership team and Line of Business supporting business plans • Implement the Zurich technical standards, controls, quality and governance practices and thereby improve and maintain the integrity of the underwriting function.
Your skills and experience: • You will ideally have a degree level qualification and achieved or be progressing towards further professional qualifications (typically an Associate or Diploma from the CII). • Ideally 3 years Property Underwriting Experience • Strong communication skills • Negotiation and influencing capabilities • Self-motivated and able to handle ambiguity • Ability to build and manage relationships
The Reward: We offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes - • 12% pension • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days • Discounted gadget insurance • Annual company bonuses • Contribution to medical cover • Discounted technology offers • Virtual GP appointments • Free flu jab • Discounted gym membership, • Individual bonus and much more
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 passionate about 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 aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are shaping an environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ability, culture, sexual orientation or mental health status. Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. 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.
So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.
Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture
embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone
belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.