Commercial Underwriter

Full Time, Salary to be negotiated

Key Purpose of Post:          

To assess commercial risks in line with underwriting guidelines and to provide an underwriting service to the new business, renewals and certsure teams. The two drivers will be to negotiate the best terms for the client and to protect and enhance the insurer accounts.

To carry out tasks based on the workloads provided by the new business, renewals and certsure teams and ensure that all requirements are met.        

Key Duties / Responsibilities:

  • To effectively carry out tasks set by senior team members.
  • To clear terms for quotes sent by the executives within the the new business, renewals and certsure teams with due reference to premium, terms and conditions and policy endorsements.
  • To provide effective support to others in the team and to the new business, renewals and certsure teams.
  • To provide solutions to queries and technical assistance for other departments.
  • To liaise with insurers and maintain relationships.
  • To effectively decide which insurer’s product would be most suitable for client’s needs.
  • To develop an understanding of insurance underwriting principles.
  • To operate to a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

Person Specification: Commercial Underwriter






Maths and English Language: minimum grade C GCSE or equivalent



Negotiation experience

 Experience of working under pressure

 Provision of a service to internal and external customers

 Experience of working in a team environment

Experience in dealing with commercial package business

Key knowledge and skills

Knowledge of insurance principles and practices

 Able to effectively deal with legal and technical concepts

 Negotiation skills

 Conflict handling and resolution

 Effective decision-making skills

 Able to effectively distinguish priority tasks from non-priority tasks

 Accurate and pays attention to detail

 Effective team working ability

 Ability to work within a team environment but also able to work  independently


Personal attributes

Patient and willing to learn


 Integrity, honesty


Special Circumstances




Note: This job description represents a statement of key current duties/responsibilities of the position, but does not include more minor duties. It is inevitable over time the nature of an individual job will change and certain duties will be lost or gained without changing the general character of the position or responsibilities.  As a result this Job Description may be subject to revision.

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