Job Title

Assistant Underwriter

Required Skills

Job Description


Company Introduction

Our client is a leader in the insurance industry.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Report to the Senior Underwriter;
  • Assist with the daily underwriting and processing of commercial risks for Europe;
  • Review and summaries file gathering information on cases for referral to a more senior underwriter;
  • Ensure policy wording is correct and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of policy coverage and be able to discuss this confidently with external and internal clients;
  • Deal with new inquiries and queries via telephone and in writing and adhere to service standards;
  • Input, update and maintain data so systems accurately reflect current position;
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with clients and maintain high levels of service in order to maximise business and conversion rate;
  • Work within prescribed objectives and procedures ensuring that all the requirements of department guidelines, service, regulatory and technical standards are met;
  • Be proactive in considering the department’s processes and in highlighting the need for change/improvement;
  • Understand the clients’ needs and work with the team to meet these needs;
  • Model and promote the Company Values in all aspects of your daily work;
  • Achieve and maintain technical competence in accordance with company standards;
  • Undertake legal research, projects and other reasonable duties as assigned by the line manager;
  • Continually develop industry and marketplace knowledge;
  • Travel to other locations in Europe as required.


  • Holding a degree or a legal/insurance/property professional qualification;
  • Experience in a relevant sector will be considered an asset.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and delivery focus;
  • Proactively plans and organises work, clearly identifying priorities to meet objectives;
  • Outstanding customer services skills and the ability to build strong business relationships with internal and external customers;
  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Takes personal responsibility for actions and decisions and takes initiative to make things happen;
  • Remains positive despite difficulty, disappointment and when under pressure;
  • Is open to change and demonstrates flexibility;
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ attitude. Is aware of personal development needs and raises issues with managers to help improve effectiveness.

Team Leader & Senior Recruitment Consultant

Sectors Finance, Legal & Compliance, Risk & Fraud


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