Surety Underwriter

£40,000 - £49,999
14 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
The GCS team is a General Insurance business area that handles large business risks, through working with customers with circa £100M turnover. Its core product lines are Property, Casualty and Speciality Risks (Marine, Engineering, Financial lines, Latent defects). Within this, Surety is part of the Financial Lines division and provides specialist Surety products to a wide range of clients â€" using proficient experience to generate revenue via our Surety risks business and build relationships with end clients and brokers.

We believe this is a phenomenal opportunity for someone to build on their Surety underwriting experience and cement a career path in underwriting in the UK’s largest insurer.

This position can be based in either our Norwich or London offices, Aviva encourages flexible working.

The role’s duties & responsibilities:
  • Growing our Surety Risk Underwriting Profit across UK & globally
  • Contributing to the delivery of Aviva’s Surety proposition to ensure market leading service to brokers
  • Managing continuous flow of sophisticated Surety and other guarantee risk cases
  • Collaborating with other GCS departments and dealing with global change as part of the GCS growth plan
  • Building positive relationships with large and specialist Surety, corporate clients and strategic partnerships
  • Teaming up with overseas Aviva Surety departments to deliver global solutions

Skills & experiences required:
  • Excellent understanding of the Surety industry with a broad knowledge of Surety products & services
  • Surety or Credit underwriting experience
  • Knowledge of insurance regulation, agency and compliance
  • Legal or Accountancy qualifications would be nice to see
  • A desire and ambition to pursue a career in underwriting

What will you get for this role?
  • A salary of £35,000 to £50,000 depending on location, skills, experience and qualifications
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We always ‘Care More’. It’s our thing. We’re all about our people â€" that’s you â€" so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Just send us an email once you’ve applied stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll make sure we interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Daniel Hopchet a call on 0121 234 7625 or send an email to

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.