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Leeds, Yorkshire
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7 Sep 2022
About Markel: Avencia are an RPO providing a recruitment service to our client Markel. Markel Corporation (NYSE - MKL) a fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world. In each of our businesses, we seek to deliver innovative products and responsive customer service so that we can be a market leader. Our time horizon is long-term, our approach is disciplined, and our focus is on continuously improving the quality of the customer experience. Markel (UK) Ltd is a division of Markel International and serves the regional broker market in specialist classes such as professional and management risks, social welfare and biomedical and life science through a network of regional offices. The Role: Underwriter - 1 year FTC Leeds City Centre £ Competitive + Benefits Are you looking to develop your career within Underwriting and would like to work for a global insurance company? Help us provide an outstanding underwriting service to brokers across the UK dealing with a variety of Social Welfare, Care, Not For Profit and Charity policies. The role of the Underwriter is based within our renewals department. You'll be working alongside other departments within the business to build and maintain relationships both internally and externally and deliver an exceptional service to our brokers. The role of the Underwriter is to work as part of the Social Welfare team providing an excellent underwriting service for brokers in the UK. You'll work as a member of a team and be pro-active and willing to help brokers across all classes of business. You'll monitor and analyse broker activity to identify success and areas for improvement and provide pro-active feedback to the Team Manager. You will have responsibility for renewals with a desire to be visible to our brokers through telephone engagement. If you're looking to develop your career in Underwriting then this may be the role for you! What you'll be doing: You'll provide an excellent service to our brokers, prioritising renewals and mid-term adjustments and referrals whether emanating from our broker e-trading platform or by email/phone to ensure deadlines are met. Underwriting renewals within the defined underwriting authority. Actively handle and provide an efficient service to brokers to maintain good relationships. Attend underwriting meetings as required throughout the year where you'll provide insight into developments, trends and feedback on market conditions. You'll manage renewal cases, working with the broker to secure renewals as well as upselling and cross-selling additional covers. You'll build and maintain excellent working relationships with the Technical Teams in Leeds and the wider business. Assisting the team and wider business with ad hocWhat we're looking for: You'll have a demonstrable underwriting experience, ideally in social welfare/care risks, although commercial insurance will be considered. We will also look at anyone from a liability or property background. You'll have excellent written and spoken communication skills. A high level of accuracy and attention to detail. A track record in building and developing broker relationships. Good IT skills including MS Office and ideally systems including the broker e-trading platform. Shown ability to renew business whilst maintaining underwriting discipline. Be studying for/or be willing to study for CII qualifications - you will be supported in the study for this qualification.What's in it for you? A very competitive basic salary plus bonus & benefits. 25 days' holiday plus Bank Holidays, with the opportunity to buy / sell extra leave. Company matched pension scheme, private medical and dental cover, life assurance, travel insurance cover, income protection, a cycle2work scheme, season ticket loan, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), parental, adoption and shared parental leave pay ..and plenty more. Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology. The possibility of working from both the office and from home, flexible working or other options are available. You'll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere within Markel. You'll be joining a global network of experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple teams and countries. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we'll provide the support you need to do just that.What we hope you'll do next: Choose 'Apply now' to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you. We want to ensure that you have a positive experience applying for a role at Markel and are able to perform at your best. If there are any adjustments we can reasonably make to ensure that the process is accessible for you at every stage please email We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation
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  • Job Reference: 706346200-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Avencia Consulting Services
    Avencia Consulting Services
  • Location: Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Contract