Underwriter

  • Location: Dublin
  • Application end date: 10/05/19

About the role

The purpose of the role is to deliver exceptional customer service acting as part of the underwriting team, supporting Ecclesiastical’s “right first time” approach to customer service.

About the team

The Ireland Underwriting team is responsible for underwriting new and existing business in support of Ecclesiastical Ireland’s business plan across our core business areas (Faith, Charity, Heritage and Education).

Key responsibilities

  • Develop, negotiate and profitably underwrite new/existing business within own authority and in line with Ecclesiastical strategy
  • Plan, prioritise and manage individual own work to deliver agreed objectives and meet SLAs to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Use the appropriate method of communication (telephone, face to face) to support Ecclesiastical’s right first time approach in order to maintain successful internal and external relationships.
  • Understand and operate within regulatory framework and identify and escalate any risks to the business
  • Improve quality of underwriting and risk selection in support of delivery of financial objectives
  • Actively expand personal technical and niche knowledge both informally (networking internally and externally, internet, industry press) and formally (In-house training, III, CPD)

Requirements & qualifications

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • APA minimum. CIP preferred (or commitment to achieve within specified time period)
  • At least 2 years’ experience in underwriting commercial property and liability across both new and existing business
  • Market, Industry and Company knowledge
  • Strong verbal communication skills with proven ability to trade / negotiate
  • A proven ability to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Ability to apply critical thinking as part of the underwriting process (will be tested)
  • Appropriate IT skills

Competencies

  • Customer advocacy
  • Personal responsibility
  • Thinking & engaging clearly
  • Building collaboration
  • Delivering ambitious performance
  • Driving business improvement
Applications (CV and cover letter) should be emailed to: careers@ecclesiastical.com