Underwriting Team Leader

Job Description


Job Title - Underwriting Team Leader
Contract - Permanent
Salary - GBP40,000 - GBP55,000
Location - Devon
Industry - Insurance (Insurance, Protection, Life, Healthcare, Critical Illness, Health, Income Protection, IP, Underwriting, Team Leader, Supervisor)

The Role:-

An exciting opportunity has become available for an Underwriting Team Leader to join an award winning, mutual healthcare and protection insurer. A growing company that have been providing award-winning health and income protection insurances for over 100 years and have an exciting future.
Job Description:-
Fulfil the people management responsibilities of one of the underwriting teams, including recruitment, induction, training and development, motivation, and performance reviews.
Effectively manage and supervise people to deliver excellent results against KPI targets and plans.
Manage underwriter performance through auditing, work flow management and work allocation. Also handle own caseload.

Key Responsibilities:-
Nominated Genetics Underwriter
Deputise for Underwriting Manager when absent
Managing projects as and when required, to include product development, system enhancements and system testing.
Managing share of departmental complaints
Keeping department Standards document up to date and in line with current market practice
Approving and testing rules development changes and keeping up to date with rules technology.
The ability to work effectively within a team and the ability to handle own caseload
The accurate underwriting, including substandard cases and financial underwriting, and approval of all new business and increase applications in accordance with underwriting guidelines and rating considerations relating to the companys products within an agree authority level
The accurate underwriting and approval of reinstatements and existing business terms reviews in accordance with underwriting guidelines and rating considerations relating to the companys products within an agreed authority level
Providing advice and guidance to the companys Claims Department in relation to claims handling and dealing with post risk underwriting
Liaison with Medical Officers, Underwriting Manager, Medical professionals, reassurance companies, Financial Advisers clients and other relevant professional bodies
Correspondence with Networks, Financial Advisers and other intermediaries with regard to underwriting and acceptance terms
Dealing with technical underwriting queries from all sources including internal customers
Dealing with correspondence and telephone calls direct from the public, from the intermediary or from the applicants GP in relation to queries regarding underwriting decisions
To keep abreast of developments in the industry as they relate to Underwriting and New Business
Providing training of underwriting philosophy and processes, both internally and externally.

Life and Disability underwriting examination
Ability to think strategically
Sound persuading and influencing skills
Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
Effective communication skills, both oral and written
Able to work at a relatively fast pace and manage interruptions
Good relationship builder with excellent team working and coaching skills
Excellent customer service.

Minimum 24 days holiday plus bank holidays
An extra day off for your birthday
Up to 2 volunteer days
Discounted retail and restaurant vouchers, cinema tickets, spa and experience days
Cycle to Work Scheme
Childcare Vouchers
Payroll Giving
Generous Pension scheme
FREE Private Medical Insurance, Life Cover and Income Protection
Free on-site car parking (some restrictions apply)

If you have the relevant experience or know someone that does please contact us now on 0203 727 2314 or email us at glenn@lawesgroup.co.uk


This job was posted by.

Glenn Youens

Tel: 0203 727 2314
Email: glenn@lawesgroup.co.uk

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