Ecclesiastical Insurance, who are proudly part of Benefact Group, are looking for a Senior Underwriter with proven property and casualty experience to join our Manchester office.
We usually respond within three days
Working hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Job ref: 201979
About the role
Ecclesiastical Insurance, who are proudly part of Benefact Group, are looking for a Senior Underwriter to join our Manchester office.
This is an excellent opportunity for a proven property and casualty underwriter to further develop their expertise through trading a diverse range of unique Commercial Combined risks as part of a fast-growing team in the regional market.
We’re proud to protect some of the most interesting and iconic organisations in the UK, and to be the 3rd largest corporate charitable donors in the UK. Working for us, you’d play a part in making a real difference to charities in need of support.
Joining our rapidly expanding and innovative Group presents a fantastic opportunity to develop your career and become an integral part of an inclusive, purpose-led organisation.
Develop, negotiate and profitably underwrite new business within own authority and in line with Ecclesiastical strategy
Provide embedded underwriting support at partner and customer sites if required.
Plan, prioritise and manage individual work to deliver agreed objectives and meet SLAs to deliver exceptional customer service.
Act as referral point for the team providing coaching, training in an appropriate time frame
Use the appropriate method of communication (telephone, face to face) to support Ecclesiastical’s right first time approach in order to maintain successful Internal and External relationships
Act on individual audit results and agreed action plans within agreed deadlines to improve own performance
Understand and operate within regulatory framework and identify and escalate any risks to the business
Identify complaints, act upon them and resolve in line with company policy.
Conduct audits and provide feedback, coaching and training as appropriate
Provide team manager support as and when required
Manage a defined caseload
Actively expand personal technical and niche knowledge both informally (networking internally and externally, internet, industry press) and formally (In-house training, CII, CPD)
Knowledge, skills and experience
Minimum of 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English at grade C or above or equivalent experience
Qualified Dip CII or commitment to achieve within an agreed timescale
Market, Industry and Company knowledge
A proven track record of delivering exceptional customer service
Appropriate IT skills
Strong verbal communication skills
Experience of acting as a coach within a commercial environment
Experience of effective stakeholder management within a commercial environment
What we offer
A competitive salary - let's discuss it
Group Personal Pension - up to 12% employer contribution
Generous annual bonus scheme up to 24%
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and a holiday buy and sell scheme
An array of health and wellbeing benefits, including private healthcare, income protection and life assurance
Up to £300 annual personal grant to a charity of your choice
Encouraged to take at least one volunteering day per year
Employee Assistance Programme
Full study support to gain professional qualifications
Benefact Group is a unique international financial services Group made up of over 30 businesses. We are owned by a charity and are currently the UK’s 3rd largest corporate donor, having given away £200 million since 2016. We have ambitious plans to become the UK’s number one corporate donor, with strategic objectives in place to double the Group’s size.
We believe it’s essential to attract, empower, grow and reward talented people, offering fantastic opportunities for career and personal development. Our giving ethos, 135-year history and the diversity of what we do, has enabled us to build a culture of kindness, great ambition, and of passionate people driven to do better and be better.
At Benefact Group, we are committed to creating an inclusive culture and building an environment where each and every one of us feels valued and respected. We are a community made up of people with a range of different backgrounds, abilities, perspectives, beliefs and interests and we value the strength this brings to us as a Group. We welcome applications from everyone.
If you need any additional support during the recruitment process, then please let us know.