Assistant Underwriter - #1128599

Countryside Properties

Date: 1 week ago
City: Manchester
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Countryside Properties



The Vacancy

Function / Area:  Technology

Reporting to: Underwriting Centre Manager

Position Summary

Support the execution of the business plan by supporting underwriting teams, focusing on developing underwriting skills and technical knowledge whilst helping to manage existing accounts and identifying new business opportunities. Utilises underwriting policies and guidelines, rating manual rules and insurance laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities

Reviews applications and financial requirements for risks requiring underwriting skills.

Determines acceptability of risk in accordance with company guidelines and standards.

  • Contribute to business plan achievement by handling renewals within underwriting authority.
  • Support the preparation of the business plan and any other document/ information as required.
  • Prepares quotations and answers questions from Brokers, internal and external contacts and escalates issues as necessary.
  • Support the monitoring and control of the business, as directed by Underwriters
  • Prepare and report figures and statistics for the business unit or team account.
  • Develops and maintains positive Broker relationships.
  • Comply with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements and ensure, at a level appropriate to the position, that appropriate measures are in place to ensure this compliance
  • Develop proficiency in all relevant CNA systems.
  • May update the underwriting systems.
  • May perform additional duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Demonstrated understanding of business objectives and the market in which we operate.
  • Ability to plan and organise own role effectively
  • Good understanding of risk management and governance framework and how own role fits into it
  • Knowledge of underwriting and insurance industry theories and practices.
  • Developing technical expertise and negotiation skills.
  • Effective communication, influencing and rapport building skills
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and make sound business decisions effectively.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite as well as other business-related software.
  • Ability to use appropriate systems to the technical level required
  • Appropriate knowledge of all relevant regulatory and legal requirements applicable to the position

Additional Information

Company Overview

CNA Hardy is a leading specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within the Lloyd’s and company markets. We are part of CNA Financial Corp, the 8th largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance company. Established in 1897, CNA has approximately 7,000 employees, serving businesses and professionals in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. We offer a wide range of products and services, providing a superior suite of insurance solutions that any organisation conducting business requires.

Why Choose CNA Hardy?

For us, the customer comes first.

Our winning proposition is our commitment to our customers: We offer more than just a policy – we deliver distinctive insurance solutions and we promise a superior customer service. How we deliver on this commitment is what sets us apart from the competition. Here are just some of the reasons you should choose us:

  • Our people: We recognise that our staff bring our commitment to our customers to life. Our priority is to be a great place to work so we continue to attract, retain and develop the best talent in the market.

  • Our product offering: We develop innovative and specialised solutions by product and industry specialism and create certainty for customers through the delivery of underwriting and service excellence. This comprehensive global product offering supported by superior claim and risk control services is hard to replicate.

  • Our relationships: We believe in building enduring relationships and want to focus our energy on partnering with customers and producers who value our approach and seek the same.

  • Our track record: Our financial strength underpins our contract with our customers. We receive consistently high ratings from AM Best and Standard and Poor’s proving our ability to deliver on our commitment should the worst happen.

Treating Customers Fairly

  • We deal with our Customers in a professional, open and honest way at all times
  • Designing and delivering products that meet their needs;
  • Ensuring that no claims are unreasonably rejected; and
  • Aiming to do things right the first time and putting them right if we get them wrong.

CNA is an equal opportunity employer.

The Company

CNA Hardy is a leading specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within the Lloyd’s and company markets. We offer a highly specialised and comprehensive portfolio of innovative and market leading products. Coverage is available to businesses of all sizes for domestic, international and global exposures.

It’s an evolving environment and a place where employees voices are heard and have numerous opportunities to make a difference.

We are dedicated to providing an open and inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive.

Employees receive continuous support and development opportunities.

We support charities and are involved in community initiatives and volunteering programmes.


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