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Senior Underwriter

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7 Sep 2023

Are you looking to progress your career within Underwriting?

Help us provide an outstanding underwriting service to brokers across the UK dealing with Social Welfare, Care, Not For Profit and Charity policies.

What part will you play? If you re looking for a place where you can make a meaningful difference, you ve found it. The work we do at Markel gives people the confidence to move forward and seize opportunities, and you ll find your fit amongst our global community of optimists and problem-solvers. We re always pushing each other to go further because we believe that when we realize our potential, we can help others reach theirs.

Join us and play your part in something special!

The opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Underwriter to join the Markel team based in either our Leeds, Manchester or Birmingham office. The role is based within the renewals department handling a variety of Social Welfare policies. Working alongside other departments within the business to build relationships both internally and externally and deliver an exceptional service.

The role of the Senior Underwriter is to work as part of the Social Welfare team providing an excellent underwriting service for brokers in the UK. You will work as a member of a team and be pro-active and willing to help brokers across all classes of business. Building and maintaining good relationships internally and externally, monitor and analyse broker activity to identify success and areas for improvement and provide pro-active feedback to the team manager. You will have responsibility for renewals with a desire to be visible to brokers.

What you ll be doing:

Demonstrate and promote a thorough knowledge of company guidelines and authority levels in order to achieve profitability and underwriting objectives

Provide excellent service to our brokers, prioritising renewals and mid-term adjustments and referrals whether emanating from our broker e-trading platform or by email/phone to ensure deadlines are met.

Underwrite renewals including large and complex cases within the defined underwriting authority.

Handle renewal cases working as appropriate with the broker to secure renewal and upsell/ cross-sell additional covers.

Develop team members technical knowledge through mentoring, day to day underwriting referrals and exposure to underwriting risks.

Our must haves:

Have a demonstrable underwriting experience - ideally in social welfare/care risks, although commercial insurance would be considered.

Excellent written and spoken communication skills.

A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Track record in building and developing broker relationships.

Demonstrable IT skills including MS Office and our systems including the e-trading platform

Consistent record to renew business whilst maintaining underwriting discipline

ACII and/or similar qualification preferred.

Who we are:

Markel Corporation (NYSE MKL) a Fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world.

We re all about people We win together We strive for better We enjoy the everyday We think further

What s in it for you:

  • A great starting salary plus annual bonus & strong benefits package
  • 25 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays, with the opportunity to buy / sell extra leave
  • Fantastic company pension scheme, private medical and dental cover, life assurance, travel insurance cover, income protection, season ticket loan as well as other great benefits on offer
  • There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career and we can provide the support needed to do just that!

Are you ready to play your part?

Choose Apply Now to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

Markel celebrates the value of a diverse workforce that brings experience and expertise from a wide variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. Whatever your background, if you feel you meet the requirements of this role then we want to hear from you. We are also happy to consider candidates who are looking for flexible working patterns.

We are a Disability Confident Committed employer which means we will you'll have a positive experience applying for a role at Markel and are able to perform at your best. If there are any adjustments we can reasonably make to ensure that the process is accessible for you at every stage please let us know.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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  • Job Reference: 1108308753-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Markel
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent