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Underwriter – Basildon – up to £30,000 (depending on experience)

We have an excellent opportunity for somebody to join a friendly and busy Household Underwriting team based in a successful and growing insurance organisation in Basildon.

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    £25000 - £30000 per annum + Depending on experience

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Job Posted 03/01/20
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Underwriter – Basildon – up to £30,000 (depending on experience)

We have an excellent opportunity for somebody to join a friendly and busy Household Underwriting team based in a successful and growing insurance organisation in Basildon.

We have an excellent opportunity for somebody to join a friendly and busy Household Underwriting team based in a successful and growing insurance organisation in Basildon.


The role:

As somebody with Household Underwriting experience, you will be analysing standard and non-standard property risks, determining policy terms and calculating premiums. You will identify and write profitable business in support of the Company's achievement of its overall business objectives.

Duties include:

  • Offering appropriate quotations and underwriting within set authority limits
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships
  • Liaising with the accounts department to assist with premium collections
  • Keeping up to date with and adhering to technical and regulatory matters
  • Responding to complaints in a timely and efficient manner


Should I apply?

We are looking for an Underwriter with Household experience and it is worth noting that Household insurance experience a MUST. You need to have a strong ability to communicate and negotiate, be self-motivated and the ability to use your own initiative.

You will also need to possess a positive attitude, be able to switch priorities with little notice and problem solve effectively.

How will I be rewarded?

Based in a successful and thriving underwriting team, you will not only be able to share your experiences but learn from other team members and progress your career. You will be supported financially to study towards professional CII qualifications and enjoy working in a forward thinking, fun yet professional environment.

You will also receive a strong benefits package including:

  • 23 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays (with additional annual leave accruing based on length of service)
  • A company pension scheme including life assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Eye care scheme
  • Staff Discount

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