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Zurich NA Scheme Underwriter (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time) in United States

Scheme Underwriter (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)


Scheme Underwriter (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location: Swindon (with Hybrid working). Homeworker contract considered if you are based a significant distance from our Swindon office.

Closing date for applications : 6th June 2022

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The opportunity:

Do you have Group Income Protection or Group Life Insurance experience? Are you looking for a new opportunity? If so, we would love to hear from you! Don’t worry if you don’t have the underwriting experience, if you have GIP experience and are willing to learn, we will invest in your development.

Due to exciting growth within Zurich Corporate Risk (ZCR), we have a fantastic opportunity to join our team as a Scheme Underwriter. You will produce group risk quotations and make sound and skilful underwriting decisions for new and existing schemes within agreed authority limits and in line with the Zurich Corporate Risk underwriting philosophy.

ZCR was launched 10 years ago and since that time has continued to go from strength to strength. To continue with its growth targets and aspirations ZCR is now looking for scheme underwriters to expand the underwriting team.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

What will you be doing?

  • Contribute towards ZCR’s growth plans through assessing and underwriting schemes and setting the right rate and terms for the risk.

  • Confirm risk on new schemes and acceptance of retest terms on existing schemes.

  • Keep up to date with scheme underwriting philosophy taking into account experience and market conditions.

  • Provide a standout service experience for customers and stakeholders.

  • Contribute to a positive and supportive team culture (role model behaviour).

  • Take responsibility for delivering quality and timely output to our customers through taking ownership of own workload and also supporting colleagues to deliver our team workload.

  • Use best practice to boost effectiveness and efficiency of our processes.

What are we looking for?

  • Excellent knowledge of the group risk market and products.

  • Underwriting experience would be beneficial but not essential.

  • Good judgement and decision-making skills.

  • Innovative thinking and ability to challenge processes and decisions.

  • Attention to detail and ability to think on your feet.

  • Flexibility to cope with varying workloads and pressures.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Good computer skills and knowledge of Excel.

  • Ability to work in a team/team player.

  • Good organisation and time management skills.

  • Ownership of workload and resolution of queries.

The reward:

As well as a competitive salary, we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:

  • Annual company bonus

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • 12% company pension contribution (employee contribution optional)

  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days

  • Discounted technology offers

  • Virtual GP appointments

  • Discounted gym membership,

  • Free flu jab

  • Discounted gadget insurance

At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. 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. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

Further information:

At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.

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

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