Development Underwriter

Hiscox Inc.

Development Underwriter

Salary Not Specified

Hiscox Inc., Blythswood New Town, Glasgow City

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 21 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 4640c154ff574305baa214898813f4f2

Full Job Description

Job Type:
Permanent

Build a brilliant future with Hiscox

The role

The Central Underwriting teams are located throughout the UK mainly in our regional central underwriting hubs including Glasgow, Colchester and York. The team forms part of Hiscox UK's central operations function and are responsible for the technical underwriting of new business and renewals across our broker business.

You'll focus on underwriting existing business for our commercial policies. The role will provide a breadth of development opportunities and exposure to our products, state of the art new underwriting platform and underwriting strategy to allow you to progress into a senior underwriter role.

What you'll be doing:

  • You'll be underwriting our commercial products in line with our high standards

  • Working towards set targets each month including profitability, conversion and productivity

  • Develop your sales skills and appreciation of sales and underwriting strategy in collaboration with the wider teams and regions

  • Effectively negotiate with both internal and external parties including identified points of contact with a brokerage

  • Challenging non-standard underwriting decisions leveraging the expertise of product specialists and underwriting managers

  • Showing courage and innovation by spotting process improvements and how we can do things differently to improve the customer experience and drive profitable growth


  • Our must haves
  • You'll have min. 2 years' experience as a commercial lines underwriter with knowledge of Professional Indemnity, exposure to Management Liability and Cyber will be advantageous

  • A logical and analytical thinker

  • An excellent communicator with the ability to present and articulate your thinking

  • A natural flair for building relationships enabling you to develop close rapport with brokers

  • Be an ambassador of Hiscox and demonstrate 'going the extra mile' dedication and commitment in a fast growing and demanding area of the business

  • Ambitious and driven, someone who can self-motivate and achieve results

  • Ideally Degree qualified and working towards Diploma CII or exempt through relevant experience as defined by the FCA


  • Diversity and flexible working at Hiscox

    At Hiscox we care about our people. We hire the best people for the job and we're committed to diversity and creating a truly inclusive culture, which we believe drives success. We also understand that working life doesn't always have to be 'nine to five' and we support flexible working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resourcing team about the flexibility we could offer for this role.

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    Work with amazing people and be part of a unique culture

  • You'll have min. 2 years' experience as a commercial lines underwriter with knowledge of Professional Indemnity, exposure to Management Liability and Cyber will be advantageous

  • A logical and analytical thinker

  • An excellent communicator with the ability to present and articulate your thinking

  • A natural flair for building relationships enabling you to develop close rapport with brokers

  • Be an ambassador of Hiscox and demonstrate 'going the extra mile' dedication and commitment in a fast growing and demanding area of the business

  • Ambitious and driven, someone who can self-motivate and achieve results

  • Ideally Degree qualified and working towards Diploma CII or exempt through relevant experience as defined by the FCA