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Assistant Underwriter

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Pricing & Underwriting
Peterborough; Manchester

Assistant Underwriter (Full Time, Permanent Position)

Peterborough or Manchester – Hybrid

This role is in scope to transfer to RSA in Summer 2024. As part of this RSA are currently consulting with DLG’s Employment Representative Body on their proposed measures (changes to terms and conditions and ways of working that RSA intend to make as part of the transfer). Further information will be discussed in the application process.

Let’s make the most of your talent

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.

At NIG, we’re the experts the experts turn to. We’ve got bags of experience in the commercial insurance game, providing an effortless broker based insurance offering to businesses across the UK. Everything we do is consumer centric, rooted in flexibility, and designed to maximise efficiency.

What you will be doing:

You will assist in the winning and retention profitable business from brokers serviced by the team using your underwriting and trading skills, delivering a high quality service.

  • Support in the delivery of Delivery of e-Trade financial plan (including rate carry and retention)
  • Deliver quality broker service in line with our SLA’s
  • Accurate & timely preparation and delivery of allocated work
  • Demonstrate ability to take ownership of business issues and fully utilise underwriting authority using our Underwriting Guidelines to meet required profit targets
  • Develop effective working relationships with all key stakeholders, people & customers to support in delivery of objectives
  • Contribute to wider business activities
  • To work as part of a team identifying, sharing and implementing knowledge and best practice.
  • Work effectively with all areas of your team/ business area creating a one team approach. 
  • Improve your own contribution through active self-development ensuring your own technical underwriting knowledge is kept up to date

What we are looking for:

  • Understanding of regulatory bodies and legislation and their impact on the business
  • Strong understanding of insurance principles, practices and risk perception
  • Customer-focused with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

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 of brilliant individuals, 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 single one of us brings.

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.

What we’ll give you in return:

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
  • Additional optional Health and Dental insurance
  • Generous holidays, 22 days (excluding bank holidays). Plus, the option of buying or selling up to 5 days each year!
  • 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

Ways of Working

Our hybrid model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. When you'll be in the office depends on your role, but most colleagues are in 2 days a week, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you. Read our flexible working approach here

Being yourself

Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we think diversity of background and thinking is a big strength in our people. We're delighted to feature as one of the UK's Top 50 Inclusive Employers and are committed to making our business an inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves and succeed in their careers.

We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, are what bring potential to our business. We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to the recruitment team who will be happy to support you.



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