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Pricing Governance & Control Lead - Centre of Expertise

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Pricing & Underwriting
London; Glasgow; Leeds; Bristol; Manchester

Governance & Control Lead – Centre of Expertise, Pricing & Underwriting


Let’s make the most of your talent.

We are looking to recruit a Governance & Control Lead within our Pricing & Underwriting Chapter. Lead the development and delivery of our Pricing & Underwriting governance & control strategy, ensuring compliance with legislation & regulation, alongside the safe delivery of Pricing & Underwriting Change. You will work with key stakeholders across the Business to balance a strong control environment while ensuring we retain speed and agility.  You will also lead a team of people highly experienced in pricing, underwriting and risk management.  

About Us

At Direct Line Group, insurance is just the start. Combining decades of industry experience with talented people in every field, we’re a customer-obsessed market powerhouse. And we all work together to be brilliant for customers, every single day.

Pricing and Underwriting is a complicated world, where historical data, geospatial information, and mathematical models meet talented analysts. Pricing our products is a fine line between balancing our business goals and customer needs. That’s why our pricers and underwriters are the best of the best. They reduce risk and predict future events ensuring our business can continue to grow whilst each and every one of our consumers gets the best price.

What you’ll be doing

The P&U Centre of Expertise within Pricing & Underwriting Chapter has a broad remit alongside Governance & Control and you’ll work alongside a team of strong P&U leaders and as part of the wider COE team to deliver great outcomes for the P&U Chapter.

These are some of the activities you’ll be involved in;

Provide strategic leadership to the wider business on the P&U Control environment both internally and externally to DLG.

Robust oversight of the P&U control environment including robust reporting and review of delegated authorities.

Lead continual development of the P&U control frameworks, driving efficiency and effective control, considering new and ongoing risks to our control environment.

Use your in depth and specialised expertise in Governance & Control to support the business in achieving compliance and effective management of the control environment Developing and empowering your team to deepen their governance & control craft.

What we are looking for

We are keen to meet enthusiastic, passionate and curious individuals with a breadth of experience across pricing. Key is your desire to ‘T’ shape, developing your expertise but also broadening your wider knowledge to enable you to embrace and deliver lots of different scenarios and challenges.  

  • You’ll be a subject matter expert with extensive governance & control experience with the ability to demonstrate great delivery.
  • Specialised depth and breadth expertise in Governance & Control
  • Experience of successfully leading a Pricing/Underwriting or similar function.
  • Ability to inspire and engage colleagues to do their best work every day with a strong external network to bring thought leadership to our function.

What we’ll give you

We recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our people and the wide variety of perspectives and life experiences they bring. That’s why we offer excellent benefits to suit your lifestyle and a flexible working model combining the best parts of home and office-working, varying with the nature of your role. Core benefits include:

  • 9% employer contributed pension
  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Up to 20% annual bonus
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Private medical insurance for yourself
  • EV car scheme allows all colleagues to lease a brand new electric or plug-in hybrid car in a tax efficient way.
  • Buy as you earn share scheme
  • Employee discounts and cashback
  • Plus many more

Read our flexible working approach here.

Be yourself

We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any reasonable adjustments within this recruitment process, please reach out to us and we can discuss how we can support you with this. 

There’s no-one else like you. No-one with the exact same mix of strengths, quirks, skills, and thoughts. That’s why you could belong here. As part of a team, in a place that empowers you to be the best you can be. We’re proud of who we are, of what we do, and what every one of us brings. Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we think diversity of background and thinking is a big strength in our people.

We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, are what bring potential to our business.

Join us. Help us keep innovating and putting customers at the heart of everything. To be an insurance company of the future. When we work together, we can all achieve great things. Inspiring, challenging, and supporting each other to aim higher.

Together we’re one of a kind.




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