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New Business Senior Underwriter (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Croydon/Chelmsford or Whitley with travel into Croydon
Closing date
16 Dec 2023

Job Details

The opportunity (the bit where we tell you what it’s all about!)  

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity where you’ll be central to the development & growth of our regional business? A role within our Regional Underwriting team could be the one for you! We like to provide innovative, creative propositions to suit our customer’s needs and we pride ourselves on going above and beyond. Why? Simply put, we want to exceed all expectations by delivering a high-quality service that sets us apart from our competitors.   


As a New Business Senior Underwriter, you’ll be helping us grow our business by onboarding new customers. This means you’ll be in a Market facing role, so it’s really important that you are great at communicating and have a built-in passion for doing the right thing for our customers.   


We’ll support and train you in all the technical aspects of the role and will make sure that you feel part of the team from day one.  


Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.


So what will you be doing?  

Well, you can expect no two days to be the same, you’ll be working with your team and reporting into a Business Manager as well as interacting with brokers and intermediaries daily.   


We need you to provide a standout service experience for customers and stakeholders and be responsible for delivering quality and timely solutions for them. This means taking ownership of own workload and supporting colleagues to deliver our collective workload - it’s all about being a team player!  


As a senior member of the team a part of your role will be coaching and mentoring the junior members of the team and supporting them to develop. You will also have accountability and ownership for driving, analysing and delivering a strong underwriting result across our portfolio. 


If you spot ways we can improve things or do them differently, we’d love you to tell us, that’s how we can boost effectiveness and efficiency of our processes.  


So what are we looking for?  

You will have well established Property and Casualty Underwriting experience. 


We will help you to extend your knowledge of the group risk market and products, as well as all the technical bits but you’ll already be a strong communicator who is happy making a decision.  We’d like you to be happy to challenge processes and decisions using your attention to detail.  


You’ll naturally adapt your style to different workloads and pressures and be able to think on your feet. Last but not least, organisation and the ability to prioritise is really key, our customer is always foremost on our minds!  


Who we are:

At Zurich we aspire to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world and the best global insurer. Together we’re creating a brighter future for our customers, our people and our planet.


With over 55,000 employees in more than 170 countries, you’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company who are a long-standing player in the insurance industry.


We’ve made a promise to each other and every employee; to focus on sustainable impact, to care about each other’s wellbeing, to use our diverse expertise to be curious and optimistic and to develop the skills needed for our future.


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. Be part of something great.


Our culture

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. #LI-Hybrid


At Zurich we believe in creating a brighter future for our customers, partners, our people and the planet by providing products and services which have a positive impact on peoples lives. We want to be one of the most responsible businesses in the world.

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