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Job Description:
The Trading Underwriting teams are located throughout the UK mainly in our regional underwriting hubs including Colchester and York. The team underwrite broker channel Art and Private Client risks and form part of Hiscox UK's APC Distribution function. Trading Underwriters are responsible for underwriting of more complex new business risks that are triggered by complex referral reasons and will involve occasional broker and client visits. You will also be a dedicated contact point for a number of key broker partners.

Trading Underwriters work with the regional teams to deliver superb service in line with the agreed sales strategy.

The role will provide a breadth of development opportunities and exposure to our products, state of the art new underwriting platform and underwriting strategy.

What you'll be doing:

  • You'll be underwriting our Art and Private Client Broker products in line with our underwriting strategy
  • Working towards set targets each month including profitability, GWP, conversion, productivity-quotes per day, referral rate reduction, phone service, prospecting, NB and MTA turnaround times
  • Develop your sales skills and appreciation of sales and underwriting strategy in collaboration with the wider teams and regions
  • Effectively negotiate with both internal and external parties including identified points of contact with a brokerage
  • Challenging non-standard underwriting decisions leveraging the expertise of product specialists and underwriting managers
  • Showing courage and innovation by spotting process improvements and how we can do things differently to improve the customer experience and drive profitable growth

Our must haves

  • You'll have some experience as an underwriter within Private Client
  • A logical and analytical thinker
  • A natural flair for building relationships enabling you to develop close rapport with brokers
  • A collaborate team player who understands that their teams success is their own success
  • Be an ambassador of Hiscox and demonstrate 'going the extra mile' dedication and commitment in a fast growing and demanding area of the business
  • Ambitious and driven, someone who can self-motivate and achieve results
  • Ideally Diploma CII qualified or exempt through relevant experience as defined by the FCA

Diversity and flexible working at Hiscox

AtHiscox 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.


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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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