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Market Underwriter - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)


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The opportunity: 


Do you have experience in Property & Casualty (P&C) underwriting? Are you looking for a new challenge? If so, we would love to hear from you. As a market underwriter in Zurich Municipal, you will be working on all lines of business, but we would like you to hit the ground running with P&C lines of business.


This is a unique opportunity to build your knowledge and experience for the future as all our Underwriters in Zurich Municipal underwrite all lines of business, offering a truly bespoke and personalised service to a range of customers in the Public Sector – from education to charities.


This role will be challenging and there will be a lot to learn but you will be joining an experienced team where development is key, and support will be given all the way. There will also be opportunities to obtain qualifications such as Cii.


This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.


What will you be doing?


As a Market Underwriter, some of your key activities include:

  • Deliver against underwriting & financial measures as outlined in the plan.
  • Demonstrate market visibility & underwriting expertise.
  • Develop, maintain & collaborate with Line of Business representatives on referrals and other business-related needs, as appropriate.
  • Qualify accounts to meet with the organisation's appetite, consistent with sound business opportunity.
  • Accurately select, assess and price risk in line with underwriting mentorship.
  • Make clear recommendations for market pricing, backed up by strong rationale and confident decision-making.
  • Have an external presence within the Public Sector visiting our customers regularly ensuring you fully understand their risk & insurance requirements.
  • Serve as a key Zurich contact for our customers.


What are we looking for?


Ideally, you will have experience in Property and Casualty underwriting and with some experience behind you, we would expect you tick some of these boxes. If you are dedicated and willing to learn, we would like to hear from you!

  • P&C Underwriting experience essential
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis and win-win negotiating.
  • Ability to effectively assess risk.
  • Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing, regulations and guidelines would be beneficial but not essential
  • Cert or DiP CII Qualified or actively working towards accreditation.


What will you get in return?


As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:

  • 12% company pension contribution (employee contribution optional)
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Annual company bonuses
  • Contribution to medical cover
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Free flu jab
  • Discounted gadget insurance 


At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.


Who we are:


With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.


You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.


Our Culture:


At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.


Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.


We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.


We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.


So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

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