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Senior Development Underwriter

Job details

  • Reference
  • MG40736
  • Location
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary
  • £40000 - £45000 per annum
  • Job Type
  • Permanent
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An established and respected insurance company is currently looking for an experienced commercial insurance schemes development underwriter for their regional office in Reading.

This insurer has a global insurance brand and their teams care for a huge range of customers helping them to protect themselves from a wide range of losses due to life's uncertainties. This client prides itself on never being too big to care for every person that works for them. They provide an open and supportive environment where you'll be developed, challenged and encouraged to achieve bigger and better things both nationally and internationally.

The commercial lines income of this insurer looks to achieve an annual income of around £1bn GWP from its intermediaries. Focusing on profitable business the network is responsible for sales, servicing and trading for all intermediary customers.


  • In this position you will take responsibility for delivery of the planned financial results through effective underwriting & management of larges cases actively applying a range of trading techniques.
  • Demonstrating a contribution to loss ratio control by effectively implementing branch underwriting controls.
  • You will build a reputation as a trading expert with a panel of general insurance intermediaries and act as the expert for relevant class product specialisms working in conjunction with a technical centre to optimise the profitability of the class/product and to uplift capability in these areas.


  • To be successful in your application of this position you will need significant development underwriting experience with a preference for those who have focused on construction and/or liability insurances. Progress towards CII alongside a degree is desirable.
  • Active recent experience in handling and building broker relationships is key alongside decision making in a variety of technical underwriting scenarios.

Additional Information:

  • As a senior role this position comes with a number of benefits such as annual bonus scheme, pension, life assurance, private medical insurance, flexible benefits, interest free season ticket loan.

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