Commercial Combined Underwriter (200812)

  • Location: London
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Working hours: 35 Hours a week, Monday to Friday
  • Application end date: 14/10/22

About the role

Protecting some of the most interesting and iconic sites in the UK, this is an excellent opportunity for a property and casualty underwriter to further develop their technical underwriting expertise through underwriting unique heritage, charity and education risks in the London market.

We’re proud to be one of the largest corporate charitable donors in the UK – working for us, you’d play a part in making a difference.


Key accountabilities:

  • Negotiate and profitably underwrite business within own authority and in line with Ecclesiastical strategy.
  • Support Senior Underwriters on Key Accounts.
  • Plan, prioritise and manage workload in order to deliver exceptional customer service.
  • Use the appropriate method of communication (telephone, face to face, email and post) to support and maintain a high quality service to our Customers and Business Partners.
  • Act on individual audit results and action plans within agreed deadlines to improve own performance.
  • Understand and operate within regulatory framework and identify and escalate any risks to the business.
  • Be an Ambassador for the business area by identifying complaints and acting upon them in line with company policy.
  • Actively expand personal technical and niche knowledge both informally (networking internally and externally, internet, industry press) and formally (In-house training, CII, CPD).

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Commercial combined / Property underwriting experience essential.
  • Cert CII qualified or a willingness to achieve qualifications within an agreed timescale.
  • Market, Industry and Company knowledge desirable.
  • Strong verbal communication and ability to produce tailored written communication.
  • Good system and administration skills with attention to detail and accuracy to ensure data integrity and compliance.
  • Ability to challenge and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Professional and personable – a credible representative for Ecclesiastical.
  • Resilient, positive and pro-active with a can-do attitude.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • Competitive Group Personal Pension
  • Bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • A holiday buy and sell scheme
  • An array of health and wellbeing benefits
  • Company support for those studying for financial services qualifications