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Commercial Underwriter

Region: South West

Location: Regional

Contract type: Permanent

Reference number: CSDI03027

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 25th August 2022

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Commercial Underwriter

• Up to £35,000 depending on experience, plus an annual bonus of up to £3,500 (up to 10% of salary)
• 35-hour working week, Monday-Friday, no weekends or evenings  
• Up to 80% home working following an initial induction period

About the role

We are currently seeking experienced and dynamic Commercial Underwriters and New Business Commercial Underwriters to join our team at our Regional Service Centre in Bristol and focus on either new or existing business.

As a Commercial Underwriter, you will be responsible for building and maintaining productive relationships with our network of NFU Mutual agents, delivering first class technical support and assistance on new business, renewals and mid-term adjustments. You will be working on our customers’ Commercial insurance policies across a variety of Commercial business classes.

Depending on your experience, you may work as one of the more senior members of team, dealing with more complex cases as well as supporting and coaching other Commercial Underwriters.

We encourage a healthy work/life balance and this opportunity will offer you a 35-hour working week, with shift patterns falling between 8am and 6pm Monday – Friday, and no weekends! Our hybrid working model also means you can work from the comfort of your own home up to 80% of the time once you are fully up to speed.

About you

We are looking for a customer-orientated and detail-focussed professional who has previous Commercial underwriting experience with either new or existing business.

Being a strong team player, you will strive to achieve high quality standards and output, even when challenged and working under pressure. You will be used to always putting the customer first and fully considering their requirements whilst developing lasting relationships.

Benefits and Rewards

When you join our team, you can expect a supportive culture and an attractive range of rewards and benefits including:   

  • Salary up to £35,000 depending on skill set and experience

  • Annual bonus (up to 10%) 

  • Contributory pension scheme, up to 20%, including your 8% contribution

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + buy/sell holiday scheme

  • Access to savings at High Street brands, travel and supermarkets

  • £20 contribution to a monthly gym membership – subject to T&Cs

  • Health and wellbeing plan - cashback for dentist, opticians, physio and more

  • Unlimited access to Refer a Friend £500 bonus scheme

  • Life Assurance cover of 4 x salary

  • Employee discounts on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies.

Working at NFU Mutual

We’re one of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies. For over 110 years we’ve put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Our people are just as important to us. We pride ourselves on being “a great place to work” and are one of only 39 companies across the globe, and the only organisation with headquarters in the UK, to receive a Gallup Exceptional Workplace 2022 award. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021.   
We offer a supportive culture where we empower and inspire our people to perform, offer them opportunities to grow, and recognise and reward their contribution. Our people are proud to work for a company that respects them and their communities, and they trust us to be financially sustainable, so we are successful now and in the future.

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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.