Executive Trading Underwriter

  • Job Reference: 473432710-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Aviva
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Restaurant & Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Executive Trading Underwriter to join our Property Investors Underwriting team. The team is based in London but the role will also benefit from Aviva's smart home working arrangements.

As an Underwriter with Aviva, you'll provide an outstanding service to our customers/brokers. You'll drive new business and professional relationships, directly contributing to the underwriting profit & loss, trading and service delivery goals.

This team works closely with their brokers so this an excellent role for someone who enjoys face-to-face interaction. We will provide full support and training to ensure you can realise your full potential, so if you are keen to learn and develop a career in underwriting but don't have the experience- don't panic!

Role and responsibilities:
  • Manage your own caseload, underwrite profitable business within an aligned portfolio of customers/ brokers. Operate within agreed guidelines and authority levels
  • Actively pursue opportunities to grow the book of work through new business and renewals, in line with team and department targets
  • Make day-to-day underwriting decisions regarding the acceptance and rating of risks within detailed guidelines and agreed authority limits
  • Provide technical support and assistance to both customers and less experienced underwriters, dealing with all queries within your authority
  • Feedback to others to be provided in a constructive and supportive manner, using the opportunity to increase knowledge/understanding across the team wherever possible

Skills and experience we would like to see:
  • Underwriting experience with detailed knowledge of underwriting processes
  • The ability to translate knowledge and experience into recommendations to internal and external customers would be advantageous
  • Face to face broker or customer experience, including a proven ability to negotiate
  • Ability to analyse complex information and draw out the relevant facts
  • Strong attention to detail with a positive attitude towards embracing change
  • Strong skills in Excel and PowerPoint is essential
  • Desire to study for and obtain CII qualifications
  • A willingness to drive own personal development - technically and behaviourally - seeking coaching/guidance where required

What will you get for this role?
  • Competitive salary depending on 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'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 Ben Parker a call on 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.