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Vacancy Salary Available on request
Vacancy Location Laindon, Basildon
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days (x will be populated when viewing published adverts).

About the Opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Underwriter to join our Sports, Leisure and Entertainment team. Reporting directly into our Head of SLE, you would also have a responsibility to liaise with various areas, working together to produce the best outcome for all customers. The role is full time and based out of our office in Basildon.

Is this role for you?

The jobholder will be responsible for adhering to all the Group's procedures and policies in relation to the identification and management of potential conflicts of interest and for the fair treatment of customers and will ensure they follow the systems and controls operating to ensure that this is the case.

Role Profile:

  • To engage with our brokers with the purpose of growing the account.
  • To maximise income – to maintain and develop the renewal book
  • To engender a trading culture in the Sports, Leisure & Entertainment renewal team
  • To understand key partner’s business operations, opportunities and risks and their approach to the placement of business.  To obtain and communicate this effectively to all stakeholders in order to support SLE’s objectives

Job Description:

  • Confining advice and information to those areas in which you are deemed competent, otherwise seeking advice from key stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Always demonstrating the professionalism of our organisation, when onsite visits and in all communications.
  • To assist in team performance by regular communication with colleagues and manager to establish and raise concerns and provide solutions.
  • To ensure compliance with local procedures, customer service standards and external compliance regulations, e.g. FCA.
  • To undertake training in line with agreed objectives and keep up-to date with technical, legal and market developments via use of eLearning, internal and external training and reading market related material.

Qualifications and Experience:  

  • Educated to Level 3 or above
  • Cert CII or Dip CII desirably
  • Minimum 5 years Underwriting Experience would be an advantage as would exposure to the Sports, Leisure and Entertainment industry.
  • Good understanding of general insurance
  • Ability to balance and prioritise commercial and technical challenges to contribute to feasible and desirable solutions to business problems.
  • Ability to work with others and work across a matrix organisation.
  • Good written and verbal communication and credibility when dealing with internal and external stakeholders.

About you:

  • The ability to work under pressure and assimilate large quantities of information quickly, while maintaining attention to detail
  • Driven proactive and self-motivated with the ability to use one own initiative
  • Focused and logical approach to tasks
  • Approachable open personality with a wiliness to find solutions
  • Team Player

Our Group is fast paced and constantly changing, which makes it all an exciting place to work. Along with the great people you would be working with in this role, we offer an excellent set of benefits which would include the following:

  • Employer pension contribution of 6% (providing you, the Employee provides 2%)
  • Life Assurance at X4 of your base salary
  • Group Income Protection
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible benefits

Geo Underwriting is one of the UK’s largest, full service managing general agent’s (MGA) encompassing Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Agriculture and our London Market business, Geo Specialty.

With 11 regional offices, we offer a wide underwriting footprint, diverse product range and A-rated capacity. #GEO #LI-KB1

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