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Motor Technical Underwriter

Brentwood

Reference: GI007786

Closing date: 27th May 2022

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LV=GI have a fantastic opportunity for a Motor Technical Underwriter to join the GI Broker Personal Lines Under Writing team. The role can be based at Brentwood or Croydon with the opportunity to work from home 2/3 days a week. Dependent on your office location you will be required to travel between the Brentwood or Croydon office as and when required. We adopt a flexible working environment with a focus on learning & development.

You will support delivery of the business plan and strategic goals by managing the audit and control of Personal Lines business (car).  You will contribute to the constant review of product underwriting terms to enable development of the products whilst complying with relevant regulation.

You will provide technical support, training and guidance to the business when required.

What are we looking for?

You will have previous Motor Insurance experience ideally within an underwriting team with technical knowledge of the Broker and Software house systems desirable.

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to be persuasive and respond objectively when challenged. You have good problem solving, decision making and analytical mind set – thinking objectively with good numerical and analytical skills.

You will have good organisational skills, excellent attention to detail with the ability work as part of a team when required.

You will have good understanding of regulatory & compliance requirements.

What will you be doing?

  • Deal with policies which fall out of the standard underwriting process including cancellation or voidance of policies if required.

  • Handle complex technical Underwriting queries and indemnities from various areas of the business and externally. 

  • Review product and competitor features and identify commercial opportunities for product development and for areas where growth can occur.

  • MI analysis to review incoming business to ensure quality and portfolio mix and make recommendations to enhance or develop the business.

  • To assist in delivering consistent policy terms and wording across all products and distribution channels, to manage underwriting risk and be compliant with regulatory requirements.  

  • Review claims, and liaise with the claims department on emerging patterns.

  • Handle complaints ensuring that company and regulatory requirements are met.

  • Support the Operational Underwriting team

      • Agree and manage underwriting authorities within the team

      • Handle technical underwriting referrals and where authority is outside Operations permitted limits.
  • Understand and comply on an on-going basis with all legal, regulatory and industry codes of practice and provide compliance training and coaching within the wider UW team.

  • Take personal ownership for applying TCF within the team and ensure that it is fully embedded within the team culture.

  • Support the driving of change and innovation by constantly improving working practices and streamlining processes, whilst maintaining an active part in all Underwriting related project work.

  • Maintain reference material ensuring timely updates and rollout.

Reward and Benefits

This role is a Band B in the LV= Structure. To find out more about our bands, click to view our FAQ page here. We want you to love what you do that’s why we’ve put together a benefits package that recognises and rewards a job well done.  

We’ll give you:

  • Flexible working opportunities – many of our employees job share or work part-time, flexi-time, or compressed hours. Our new hybrid working model now offers all employees the option to work from home 3 days a week and 2 days in the office.
  • 26 days' holiday – which increases after two years’ service to 28 days
  • A competitive pension for which LV= will pay twice the amount you pay, up to 14% (please click here to read more about it)
  • An annual bonus scheme based on company and personal performance
  • A flexible benefits package (e.g. discounted retail vouchers, great value dental insurance)
  • A generous 25% discount off our general insurance products including home, pet and travel as well as up to 50% discount on your car insurance.

To find out more about our benefits and rewards, please click here.

LV= is an equal opportunities employer who values a diverse and inclusive workplace. We recognise that people work in different ways, and we value alternative viewpoints, celebrate individuality and foster a culture where everyone can bring their true self to work. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce, we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs, culture, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities and long term health conditions.

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