Commercial Marine Underwriter (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Commercial Marine Underwriter (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location: Brighton

The opportunity: 

Are you an experienced underwriter looking for your next step in Underwriting? Do you want to join an award-winning team? If so, we would love to hear from you! Our Navigators and General commercial team are looking for an Underwriter to contribute to their ongoing growth.

You will be joining a team that has doubled in size in the last year as a result of our successful growth. As the Commercial Underwriter, you will analyse and underwrite new and renewal marine combined business, regularly interacting and facing the market.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

What will you be doing?

  • Seek, develop and maintain relationships with brokers in support of new business and retention goals.
  • Underwriting and pricing of marine trade combined policies with negotiation of terms and price to fit Zurich’s underwriting appetite.
  • Provide technical expertise for short-term, defined scope projects.
  • Monitor underwriting processes in order to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • As well as the ‘business as usual’, you will also have the opportunity to support on N&G Underwriting projects. Development is important to us so not only will we invest in you, but you will also have the chance to coach and mentor our junior underwriters.

    What are we looking for?

    As an experienced underwriter, we would expect you to have the following skills and experience but the main thing we are looking for is the drive to succeed and help us on our continued journey of success and growth!

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal colleagues and external customers and brokers.
  • Experience in underwriting Property and Casualty insurance. Marine knowledge is also valuable.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry and the legal and regulatory environment.
  • Knowledge of insurance performance and financial metrics.
  • What will you get in return?

    As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:

  • 12% company pension contribution (employee contribution optional)
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Annual company bonuses
  • Contribution to medical cover
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Free flu jab
  • Discounted gadget insurance 
  • At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

    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 interested in 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 are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.

    Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

    With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

    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.

    We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.

    So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

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    • Published:

      22 days ago

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