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SME Underwriter

Region: South West

Location: Bristol

Contract type: Permanent

Reference number: CSDI02769

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 10th December 2021

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About the role

Salary: In the range of £25,000 - £33,000p.a. depending on experience, plus an annual bonus of up to £3,300 (up to 10% of salary)

Location: Bristol with the opportunity to work from home up to 50% of the time upon completion of probation

We are currently seeking enthusiastic and hard-working SME Underwriters to join our team at our Regional Service Centre in Bristol. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding and evolving area of our business where you can forge a successful career with excellent training and development prospects.

As an SME 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 50% 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 gained in a busy environment.

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 a quick learner and comfortable working towards tight deadlines and at a fast pace. You will be used to always putting the customer first and fully considering their requirements whilst developing lasting relationships.

What we can offer

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 of circa £25,000 – £33,000 DOE

  • Annual bonus (up to 10%)

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

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (additional holiday purchase scheme)

  • Employee discounts

  • Gym subsidy

  • Health and wellbeing plan

  • Life Assurance cover

  • Discounts on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies

About us

One of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies, NFU Mutual has been meeting our customers’ needs for over 100 years.

Our employees are important to us. We empower and inspire them to perform, offer opportunities to grow and we recognise and reward their contribution. They are proud to work for a company that respects them and broader 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.