15 Jun 2017

Full-Time Development Underwriter

Directline Group – Posted by AdminOrpington, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Development Underwriter

We have an exciting opportunity to join Direct Line Group as a Development Underwriter. We are looking for an innovative, analytical underwriter to join our Motor Underwriting Development team.

You will support your team to identify and deliver new underwriting capability, which will enable us to continue managing underwriting performance and deliver against business targets. This may include changing our questions sets, assessing new external data sources, and ensuring our products remain suitable for our customers’ needs.

You will be accountable for:

  • Providing technical and analytical underwriting support to achieve performance targets and the Underwriting strategy, including supporting the delivery of change within Pricing & Underwriting and across divisions.
  • Completing analysis and delivering improvements to:
    • Underwriting rules and rating in order to deliver new capability and insight which will drive improvements in underwriting footprint and trading performance.
    • Underwriting data sources and question sets, including application fraud prevention tools.
    • The Motor product, including working with the Underwriting Performance team to understand impacts on key trading and customer metrics.
    • Liaising with a wide variety of teams in order to deliver your team’s priorities.

Key competencies we are looking for:

  • Educated to degree level or with experience in Underwriting
  • Some experience in the general insurance market ideal but not critical
  • Evidence of demonstrating personal effectiveness in prior roles or studies
  • Experience of analysis
  • Commercial awareness
  • Competent user of Excel
  • Experience using SAS and QlikSense (or equivalent) preferable

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts – a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation’s best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Closing date – Undisclosed

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Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent. Job Tags: Development Underwriter, Directline Group, diversity, equality, full time, inclusion, London - Bromley, and permanent. Salary: Competitive.

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