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Job Title: Technical Underwriter
Salary: c£35,000 dependent on experience
Location: Eastleigh (60/40 split between remote working and the Eastleigh Office)
Closing Date: Monday 9th November
Ageas in Eastleigh have an exciting opportunity for a candidate with extensive insurance experience to join our Underwriting Team as a Technical Underwriter.
The Technical Underwriter will contribute to the improvement of the performance and profitable development of the Ageas Private Car, Commercial Vehicle, Motorcycle and Household accounts. If you are an experienced Insurance professional, with excellent numerical skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to communicate complex information to stakeholders of all levels, the Technical Underwriter opportunity could be the perfect next step in your career.
Your responsibilities will include:
To contribute to the control of financial and reputational risk and impact on profitability through ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and regulation.
To provide mentor/coaching guidance to colleagues.
To support the Technical Underwriting Manager, the Senior Technical Underwriter and Technical Underwriting team, as appropriate.
Reviewing underwriting rules and technical processes and recommending necessary changes to maximise market opportunities, achieve the plan growth and profitability, and control areas of poor performance;
Managing projects, ensuring products remain fit for purpose, systems and technical processes are properly maintained and delivering within agreed timescales;
Researching the development of Private Car, Commercial Vehicle, Motorcycle and Household products within the market and recommending changes to Ageas products and policy covers
What you will need to succeed in the Technical Underwriter Role:
Excellent numerical skills, with a strong ability to analyse and interpret complex data.
Excellent skills in explaining, both internally and externally to key business partners, the interpretation of policy wordings, underwriting and pricing decisions and the outcome of audits.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel to intermediate level.
Organised and thorough, with good project management skills and demonstrating attention to detail.
Good risk evaluation skills.
Proactive, innovative, self motivating and able to work with minimal supervision, with a desire to learn
Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy within the Technical Underwriter role in Eastleigh:
Remote first working environment, meaning you can choose to work from home 60% of the time.
A competitive pension for which Ageas will pay twice the amount.
Generous amount of holidays with the option to buy up to 5 additional days.
Annual Salary review.
Discretionary annual bonus based on personal and company performance.
Life assurance of 4 x salary with the option to flex up.
Return to work programme scheme.
Flexible benefits package (private medical insurance, health and dental plans, free life assurance policy, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme as well as discounts with a wide range of retailers through our partner (url removed)).
Support groups- well-being activities, yoga, mindfulness sessions, Sports and Social Club events and more.
With a history of almost 200 years we pride ourselves on being a leading provider of award-winning insurance solutions in the UK. We've scooped a Gold Standard Insurance Award for the last nine years running and received a five star defaqto rating for offering the highest quality products in the market.
We take pride in creating a supportive, inclusive and safe environment, encouraging people to bring 100% of themselves to work every day and where our people are our most valuable asset. With over 2,800 employees based across our offices in Bournemouth, Eastleigh, Gloucester, London and Manchester, our people help Ageas create a thriving, creative and innovative place to work, which is echoed in the service we provide to over five million customers.
We are the Proud Partners of Bourne Free – Bournemouth Pride, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a signatory of the Women in Finance Charter and the Insurance Inclusion Pledge and support the Rays of Sunshine and will continue to broaden our Inclusion agenda.
Our purpose is clear: To understand people + simplify insurance. We live and breathe our values – we care and respect those around us; we dare to push our boundaries, we deliver what we promise, above all, we learn together, inspire others and share success.
COVID-19 Pandemic Update – During these times of unprecedented uncertainty, Ageas is positively adapting, growing, and moving forward with great compassion and taking phenomenal care of our customers and employees.
Our number one priority is to ensure our employees and customers remain safe. We have successfully transitioned the majority of our workforce to working from home whilst offering them complete support, training and constant updates with clear communication from our Leadership Teams. All employees are continuing to receive full salaries with no staff furloughed and we are proudly honouring our commitments made to employees. The support Ageas has provided during the Covid-19 Outbreak has been exemplary. We have taken great steps to ensure the wellbeing, mental health and safety of our staff is a priority.
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