73849 Requisition #

Due to re-organisation there is a new opportunity to lead the underwriting charge in 2 of our specialty business areas Rentguard and Intasure which focus on niche product lines including residential landlords, property owners, holiday homes and static caravans

This is a key hire because you will be given responsibility for the following;

  • Leading a team of underwriters (7 direct reports)
  • Managing insurer relationships and delegated authorities
  • Product development (new and existing)
  • Technical referrals
  • Pricing strategy
  • Production and analysis of performance MI
  • Developing the technical excellence across the team
  • Coaching and mentoring team members
  • Provide mentorship to more junior members of the team

Using sound judgement, industry knowledge and discernment to evaluate new business; provide a solid contribution towards income, profit and EBITDAC.

Your Role:

  • Manage insurer relationships through an agreed form, governance process and rhythm
  • Lead and develop a team of Underwriting Assistants
  • Continually assess and benchmark the strength of our product proposition for customers and make recommendations on improvements as appropriate
  • Maintain and grow new business, renewal, rating and adjustment enquiries from our  client portfolio.
  • With a strong attention to detail, sign off referrals from Assistant Underwriters. Compile and provide statistics, often having to interpret the data and explain to others.
  • Assess profitability of our client portfolios for insurers at regular intervals and recommend and agree any necessary action
  • Develop thorough knowledge of coverage provided by our businesses
  • Operate within the parameters of the agreed  delegated underwriting authorities


Your knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • CII/ Dip CII, educated to A-Level standard or equivalent.
  • Firm grasp of risk exposure, able to determine the acceptance criteria and risk classifications in a range of complex or unfamiliar situations.
  • Strong Management and people development skills
  • Relationship Management at a mid management level
  • Underwriting experience in servicing accounts, use specialist technical knowledge to handle claim queries, ensuring a connected service.
  • Extract and piece together learning from a variety of opportunities and sources.
  • Experience of planning and prioritising client renewals and seeking business opportunities
  • Strong communication and social skills with clients and colleagues, good level of numeracy and literacy coupled with excellent attention to detail
  • Analytical problem solving approach with initiative and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • An insightful, ambitious, willing teammate who takes ownership and accountability, keen to share expertise.
  • Eligible to work in the UK

What we offer you:

Gallagher offers competitive salaries and a full range of exciting benefits, including pension plans, medical cover, life and critical illness cover, health, wellbeing and fitness options.  We also offer an employee stock purchase plan, travel loan options and huge opportunities to donate to charity through our matching scheme. 

We want Gallagher) to be the organisation that all our people are proud to be a part of and where everyone can call themselves one of our team.  Where our culture is embracing of difference, where you can be the best and, perhaps most importantly, be yourself. We are all different in some way. If we were all the same, and all thought the same, we would be vulnerable as a group.  By welcoming and encouraging diverse opinions and backgrounds within our organisation, we will have a healthier, more innovative and ultimately more profitable business.

If this sounds like somewhere you’d like to join, we’d love to hear from you. If you require flexibility for a role you are applying for, give us a call to chat through the options.

About Us: 

Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture defined by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, over 33,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures.

As a member of our global brokerage team, you’ll help our clients address risk, protect assets and recover from losses.

Our employing entity, Arthur J. Gallagher Services (UK) Limited, is proud to be accredited as a Living Wage employer with the Living Wage Foundation.  Gallagher is committed to diversity of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender or gender identity, marital status, civil partnership status, parental status, race, ethnicity, colour, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religion/ belief, age and those with caring responsibilities.

Please Note:

Gallagher never extends an offer of employment or requests any personal identification information without having received an online application and conducted one or more in-person or video interviews. If you have received any communication referencing the offer of a job at Gallagher and you have not submitted an online application or been interviewed by a Gallagher employee, please do not assume that the offer is being sent from a legitimate Gallagher representative.

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