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Class Underwriter - Engineering and Renewables

Region: Midlands

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Contract type: Permanent

Reference number: CSDI02824

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 26th January 2022

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About the role

We have an exciting opportunity available within our Head Office Underwriting team in Stratford upon Avon for a dynamic General Insurance underwriting professional with experience of Engineering and Renewables.

The successful candidate will be responsible for defining the risk appetite and recommending the underwriting strategy for Engineering Breakdown and Renewable Energy insurance. This will include establishing appropriate rules, terms and risk features that will enable the delivery of profit and growth objectives whilst effectively managing insurance risk in line with the overall underwriting strategy.

Some of the key responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Translating underwriting appetite into workable rules, processes and communications for use by NFU Mutual Agents and Underwriters to enable the effective, consistent execution of risk appetite and optimise the performance of the sales channel.

  • Identifying and securing data and management information required to inform and continually improve underwriting strategy and enable NFU Mutual to respond quickly to meet current and new business requirements.

  • Reviewing and providing ‘expert judgement’ to risk rates to ensure rates and rating logic are informed with the benefit of deep insurance and market knowledge.

  • Recommending and delivering activity to continually improve the underwriting knowledge and capabilities of the business through the application of insight and expert judgement to improve customer experience and the effective management of insurance risk cost.

  • Acting as the final point of referral, managing the administration and resolution of complex, high value and contentious cases and referrals in accordance with limits of authority, policies, procedures and SLAs to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and fair outcomes for members.

About you

The successful candidate will possess strong technical commercial underwriting experience (to include Engineering and Renewables) and will have experience of operating at a more strategic level of underwriting, focussing on areas such as product performance, rules and risk features.

This role will include lots of interaction across different areas of the business, and so it is important that you are able to demonstrate strong stakeholder skills and the ability and confidence to influence and challenge decisions.

Rewards and Benefits

At NFU Mutual we pride ourselves on being “a great place to work” and one of only 39 companies across the globe, and the only organisation with headquarters in the UK, to receive a Gallup Exceptional Workplace 2021 award. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021. When you join our team, you can expect a supportive culture and an attractive range of rewards and benefits including:

  • Salary - Circa £50k p.a. depending on experience

  • Annual bonus (up to 17.5%)

  • Contributory pension scheme (maximum of 12% company contribution)

  • 25 days holiday per annum (additional holiday purchase scheme)

  • Employee discounts

  • Gym subsidy

  • Health and wellbeing plan

  • Life Assurance cover

  • Discounts on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies

NFU Mutual are happy to offer its employees informal homeworking. Our team is located in Stratford-upon-Avon, and it would be expected that on average, 50% of your working time would be located from this office, with the remaining days home based should you wish.

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About NFU Mutual

We are a leading provider of General Insurance and Financial Services. From our strong farming roots we’ve grown to become a UK-wide organisation, turning over £1billion annually. Yet success hasn’t gone to our heads. We’re proud to remain completely customer focused, down-to-earth and committed to the rural communities we’ve grown from.

Our ethos - of trust, respect and personal service - lies at the heart of all we do and has seen us build an enviable reputation for exceptional member loyalty. Though we’ve been in business for over 110 years, we have big ambitions for the future. And that’s why we’re looking for talented people to join our growing organisation. Talented people like you.