Part-time Technical Underwriting Specialist (1881)

  • Location: Gloucester
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Working hours: Part-time (17.5 hours per week)
  • Application end date: 20/09/19

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Strategic Delivery Team within Underwriting Operations. This role is to work on our regulatory and strategic projects as a wordings expert across the UK and Ireland. A  strong technical underwriting or claims background and attention to detail are key to this role along with ability to work accurately, at pace and to deadlines, independently as part of a team. You will be expected to be Dip CII qualified or making good progress towards with a commitment to complete within an agreed time.

Key accountabilities

  • Drafting and reviewing policy wordings, summaries of cover, application forms and clauses ensuring they comply with legal, reinsurance and regulatory parameters
  • Acting as a specialist referral point around procedures, policy wordings, supporting the business unit in ensuring that standards are met and technical expertise cascaded, meeting defined levels of service (SLAs)
  • Researching issues connected with policy wording development and escalating wordings issues to the wider business
  • Reviewing processes, procedures across the team, seeking opportunities to streamline and automate, improve efficiency and reduce manual input
  • Understanding and operating within regulatory framework and identifying and escalating any risks to the business
  • Work as required across all aspects of the UK operations functions, working outside own area of specialism when needed

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Dip CII qualified or above progressing towards
  • Proven track record and detailed knowledge of general insurance principles through reinsurance, underwriting or claims experience
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to submit balanced and well considered reports and recommendations
  • Experience of influencing stakeholders and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to work on projects either on own or as part of a cross functional team
  • Most likely, this person is already a referral point in their existing team for their technical ability, or is showing early progression towards this