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Regional Development Underwriter

Region: North West

Location: North West Region

Contract type: Permanent

Reference number: CSDI03585

Working pattern: Full-time

Salary: Up to £60,000 + 17.5% annual bonus + benefits package + 5.5k Car Allowance + Benefits

Closing date: 30th May 2024

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Regional Development Underwriter

  • Join a cross-class team with strong commercial growth aspirations and act as a key point of technical excellence

  • Are you looking to further your Commercial Insurance Underwriting experience and expand your commercial knowledge across a range of classes, including farm and estates?

  • This is a field based role covering the Greater Manchester and Liverpool area

About the role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Development Underwriter to work with our General Insurance Sales Force and Service Centre to help drive the identification and acquisition of new business, gross written premium across mid-market commercial and Property & Liability. We believe that commercial business presents our biggest growth opportunity over the longer term and this is an opportunity to be an integral part of that growth.

Working in partnership with our tied Agency Network and Sales teams in the North West area you’ll support the development of new business pipelines and attend client visits as required, whilst underwriting your own personal caseload.

You’ll be a key point of technical excellence to the Agency Network and Sales Force, providing clear direction on NFUM Underwriting strategy, Risk Appetite and the technical knowledge and skills to deliver objectives, KPI’s and first-class customer service.

Using your market knowledge and expertise, you’ll apply a ‘whole account’ underwriting philosophy, working in collaboration with cross-divisional teams and supporting with the identification of new mid-market sectors and improvement of NFUM propositions.

The role is homebased and it is expected that the successful candidate will be on the road on average 3 days per week, covering Greater Manchester and Liverpool

About you

If you’re a self-starter with extensive new business Commercial Underwriting experience, this is a great opportunity for you to join a business that will value you, and where you can really make a difference and contribute to its’ development. A well organised individual with excellent prioritisation skills you’ll be able to provide strong examples of pragmatic and logical thinking. You’ll also have;

  • Property & Liability Commercial underwriting experience within the mid-market space

  • Experience of successfully building and managing relationships

  • Confident communicator with experience of leading and influencing discussions and decisions with integrity

  • Development Underwriting experience/Proven business development experience (desirable)

  • Dip CII or equivalent qualification (desirable)

At NFU Mutual, we support an inclusive workplace and value all the differences that make us unique.  We celebrate the creativity and innovation that comes from diverse perspectives and experiences and share a common vision of doing the right thing for our customers and employees.   

We recognise that some candidates may experience barriers during  the recruitment process. So, we encourage candidates to discuss any adjustments or accommodations they need to be the best they can be throughout our recruitment process.

We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, a Race at Work and Women in Finance Charter signatory and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, regardless of age, ethnicity, disability, neurodiversity, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background.

Benefits and Rewards

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


  • Salary £44,000 - £55,000 depending on experience

  • Annual bonus (up to 17.5% of salary)  

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

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

  • A Family Friendly policy that helps you balance your work and family responsibilities

  • 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

  • Access to voluntary benefits, including health assessments, private medical insurance and dental insurance

  • Employee Volunteering - volunteer in the community for one day each year

  • Unlimited access to Refer a Friend £500 bonus scheme

  • Life Assurance cover of 4 x salary

  • Employee discounts of 15% on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies

  • Company Car from our new Company Car Scheme or car allowance of up to £5,500


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 57 companies across the globe, and one of only two organisations with headquarters in the UK, to receive a Gallup Exceptional Workplace 2023 award. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021, the Glassdoor Best Places to Work UK List 2023 and 2024, and were recognised as a certified UK Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute in 2023 and 2024.

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.