Head of Technical Underwriting

Liverpool Victoria General Insurance Group

Location: Dorset

Job Type: Not Specified


About the Role

At LV= General Insurance (LV= GI), we go above and beyond to help our millions of customers look after what they love. Putting our people first, and our customer at the heart of everything we do, we’ve made it our mission to become Britain’s best-loved insurer.

Having joined the Allianz family, we’re proud to be one of the largest personal insurers in the UK.

Our purpose is ‘We secure your future’ for our employees, our customers and the wider society. This sits at the heart of our business.

About Your Opportunity

We are looking for someone to join our family of talented people in the GI Underwriting team as Head of Technical Underwriting. The Head of Technical Underwriting will provide an expert technical underwriting service, controlling the acceptance and rating of risk, within agreed authorities, taking responsibility for technical leadership, portfolio management, interpretation and practical implementation.

Your focus:

  • Full technical responsibility for risk acceptance criteria and terms applied to new and existing customers.

  • Actively manage our portfolio to hit plan, managing quotability, risk mix and other key indicators.

  • Develop and maintain products that are fit for, and attractive to, our target market and offer good value.

  • Ensure full compliance with all relevant governance and regulatory standards, including timely closure of audit actions and appropriate product monitoring and control.

  • To play a key role in the assessment of new underwriters, both at recruitment stage and initial sign off stage and the active development of the existing team.

  • To grant individual underwriting authority, and ensure operation within authority at both individual and smart circle level.

  • To steer projects and strategic activity, assessing impact on our existing underwriting capability and assisting with practical implementation.

  • To attend industry events to keep abreast of underwriting issues and developments

  • Take on a leading role in representing underwriting across the business, wider insurance industry and to customer via media channels and public speaking engagements

About You

You will have strong understanding of General Insurance with knowledge of Personal lines or commercial insurance desirable.

You will have extensive experience underwriting and/or portfolio management with knowledge and experience of underwriting rules development, product development and direct trading environments as well as project management experience.

You will have industry knowledge and experience of taking part in wider industry discussions

You will have excellent written or verbal communication skills with the ability to explain complex or technical information in a simple way and when required the ability to Influence, negotiation.

You will be able manage relationships with stakeholders and external customers driving process improvements.

You will have experience of leadership and management of people with the willingness to lead, motivate and inspire others to achieve their full potential.

Ways of Working

We are delighted to confirm that we are now a hybrid working business. Our office with flex model means that you will have the opportunity to work from home as well as the office. As a hybrid worker you will be in the office between 2 and 16 days per month depending on individual and business need. This will be discussed at interview stage.

Need some flexibility with the hours you work? Let us know as part of your application and if it’s right for our customers, our business and for you, then we’ll do everything we can to make it happen

The role can be based at LV=GI Bournemouth, Frizzell House, Bournemouth BH1 2NF or LV=GI Croydon, 69, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1BG.

About the Rewards

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. To find out more about our bands, click to view our FAQ page here.

We’ll give you:

  • 30 days' holiday, with the option to buy up to 2 additional days

  • An excellent pension plan (please click here to read more about it)

  • An annual bonus scheme based on company and personal performance

  • Private medical insurance which you can upgrade to family cover

  • Other flexible benefits including discounted retail vouchers and dental insurance

  • 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.

Our Values

Our company values drive everything we do - and they are:

Be Brave | With Heart | Everyone Counts | Inspiring Trust

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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