Zurich NA Underwriter (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time) in United States
Underwriter (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)
Job title: Underwriter (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)
Location: Cardiff or Leeds
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The opportunity ( the bit where we tell you what it’s all about!)
We’re looking for people to join an experienced and highly successful team of Underwriters who are passionate about our customers; so much so it drives every decision and action we take! We like to provide innovative, creative propositions to suit our customer’s needs and we pride ourselves on going above and beyond. Why? Simply put, we want to exceed all expectations by delivering a high-quality service that sets us apart from our competitors.
As an Underwriter, you’ll be analysing and underwriting our held business in the main. This means you’ll be in a Market facing role, so it’s really important that you are great at communicating and have a built in passion for doing the right thing for our customers.
We’ll support and train you in all the technical aspects of the role and will make sure that you feel part of the team from day one.
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. If this is you, please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.
So what will you be doing?
Well, you can expect no two days to be the same, you’ll be working with your team and reporting into the Team Manager as well as interacting with brokers and intermediaries daily.
We need you to provide a standout service experience for 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!
If you spot ways we can improve things or do them differently, we’d love you to tell us, that’s how we can boost effectiveness and efficiency of our processes.
So what are we looking for?
Ideally you will have some knowledge or understanding of Underwriting but what we really need are your strengths and energy to come into play.
We will help you to extend your knowledge of the group risk market and products, as well as all the technical bits but you’ll already be a strong communicator who is happy making a decision.
We’d like you to be happy 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. Last but not least, organisation and the ability to prioritise is really key, the customer is always foremost on our minds!
As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:
Full support in progressing CII qualifications.
25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
Annual company bonuses
Contribution to Private medical cover
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.
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. 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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