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High Net Worth Market Underwriter: Zurich Private Clients (Part-Time, Job-Share, Full-Time)

Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group

Marketing & Communications
Manchester, UK · California, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

High Net Worth Market Underwriter: Zurich Private Clients (Part-Time, Job-Share, Full-Time)

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Location: Manchester or Chipping Norton

Salary: £30,000 to £42,000 depending on experience plus excellent benefits and career development opportunities

The opportunity

Are you a High-Net-Worth Underwriter looking to take that next step? If so, we would love to hear from you!

This is an opportunity to benefit from the development and opportunity for growth that we have to offer, you will join our team of experienced underwriters, driving growth through our new and renewal book of business. This is a chance to continue creating your future here at Zurich!

When it comes to where you will work, we have flexibility in the role. We’re not expecting you to be in the office all week as we know the work-life balance is important though you will need to be located within a commutable distance to our London Office.

Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

What will you be doing?

Well, you can expect no two days to be the same, In the role of High-Net-Worth Underwriter, you will be required to utilise your technical knowledge and analytical skills to constantly drive and support improvements to Zurich Private Clients Portfolio. Reporting into the Team Leader, you will be involved in working with the local underwriting & sales function to deliver our strategic objectives and delivering for our brokers and internal stakeholders

We need you to provide a standout service experience for our customers and stakeholders and be responsible for delivering quality and timely solutions for them. This means taking ownership of own workload and supporting colleagues to deliver our collective workload - it’s all about being a team player! You will also have accountability and ownership for driving, analysing, and delivering a strong underwriting result across our portfolio including key broker contacts.

What are we looking for?

  • You will have established, strong high net worth property and/or motor underwriting experience with a track record of delivery for customers in the high-net-worth market.
  • You will have strong interpersonal skills that can help us strengthening our relationship with brokers.
  • Proven track record of securing/retaining business, and strong communicator who is able to make decisions.
  • Ability to challenge processes and decisions using your attention to detail
  • You’ll naturally adapt your style to different workloads and pressures and be able to think on your feet. Organisation and the ability to prioritise is key in this role.

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do so if you share the same passion, this role could be for you!

Who we are:

At Zurich we aspire to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world and the best global insurer. Together we’re creating a brighter future for our customers, our people and our planet.

With over 55,000 employees in more than 170 countries, you’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company who are a long-standing player in the insurance industry.

We’ve made a promise to each other and every employee; to focus on sustainable impact, to care about each other’s wellbeing, to use our diverse expertise to be curious and optimistic and to develop the skills needed for our future.

If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. Be part of something great.

Our Culture:

At Zurich, our sense of community is strong and we’re particularly passionate about diversity and inclusion, which we’ve won numerous awards for. We want our people to bring the whole of themselves to work and ensure everybody is made to feel welcome, regardless of their background, beliefs or culture. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our customers, and so are committed to treating all of our applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their actual or assumed background, disability or any other protected characteristic.

We’ve an environment that places a real importance on our people’s wellbeing from a physical, mental, social and financial perspective. We work with our wellbeing partners and industry experts to provide the best advice and access to a wealth of lifestyle support. We’re also committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.

We’re passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity. Our charitable arm, Zurich Community Trust, is one of the longest-established corporate trusts in the UK. In that time, we’ve awarded grants and volunteered time to deserving causes in the UK valued at over £90 million.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

The financials
  • 12% defined non-contributory pension scheme.
  • Annual company bonus.
  • Income Protection.
  • Life cover - four times your salary.
Time away
  • 25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays.
  • You can also request to swap UK bank holidays for days off that have cultural or religious significance to you.
  • The option to buy up to an additional 20 days or sell some of your holiday.
  • Three days paid volunteering.
  • Up to 16 weeks' full pay for maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
Your health is important to us
  • Access to Private medical insurance.
  • Virtual GP appointments.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Free flu jab.
  • Access to a wealth of support from our wellbeing partners.
We're making a difference
  • Creating a brighter, more sustainable future underpins all that we do here in Zurich. We were the first insurer to sign the ‘UN Business Ambition for 1.5˚C’ pledge.
  • Our charitable arm, Zurich Community Trust, has awarded grants and volunteered time to deserving causes in the UK valued at over £90 million.