Group Protection Scheme Underwriter

Expiring today

Recruiter
Aviva
Location
Eastleigh, Bristol, Leatherhead, Dorking, Flexible
Salary
£19,000 to £24,000
Posted
01 Apr 2021
Closes
22 Apr 2021
Ref
R-00043
Function
Communications
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Group Protection Scheme Underwriting Team. We are looking for a standout colleague who can collaborate with the team as we work closely together to provide an outstanding, personalised, profitable and high-quality underwriting service to our customers. As a team we work together to ensure all decisions made are aligned to our underwriting philosophy within the limits set by Group Protection Actuarial.

The role-holder will have daily contact with Distribution and customers - requiring business knowledge, tact and influencing skills. This person will be responsible for risk assessment and pricing, up to agreed authority limits and deliver quality technical advice to internal and external enquiries.

Aviva introduced "smart-working" in 2020, and the person in this role can be based anywhere in the UK, as long as they are comfortable regularly travelling to one of our offices.

The role's duties & responsibilities:

  • Underwriting, authorising and issuing quotes
  • Writing, confirming risk and enrolling new business schemes
  • Retaining and renewing existing business schemes
  • Monitoring the team mailbox and input quotes onto the quote system
  • Developing in line with authority level steps
  • Building positive relationships with dedicated points of contact
  • Supporting transformation including digital
  • Supporting/influencing the growth and maintenance of a positive working environment through ongoing cultural changes
  • Travel may be required (including the possibility of overnight stays) for training


Skills & experiences required:

  • Knowledge of underwriting and risk evaluation with an ability to apply in differing circumstances within set authority levels
  • Knowledge of impacting legislation and willingness learns
  • Good knowledge of Group Protection product ranges and supporting systems would be great to see
  • Customer focused business experience
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work with cross site teams
  • Track record of an analytical approach with a high level of attention to detail


What will you get for this role?

  • A salary of £19,000 to £24,000 depending on location, skills, experience and qualifications
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 25 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're all about our people - that's you - 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. Once you've applied, please send us a separate email 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 Daniel.Hopchet@Aviva.com .

*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.