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    Job title: Senior Regional Underwriter.
    Salary: £50,000
    Location: Bristol

    Purpose of role:

    Our client is looking for someone to join the commercial lines team who is highly collaborative & good at establishing and maintaining relationships with brokers and other internal stakeholders. You should have a strong customer service ethos and be continuously and proactively looking to improve the quality of service provided to all customers.


    Key responsibilities:

    • You can expect your role in Commercial Lines to vary greatly day-to-day. Here’s a taster of some of the work you’ll be getting involved in.
    • Develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with a panel of south brokers as their nominated underwriter.
    • Support profitable development of the Mid-Market Commercial Combined & Real Estate accounts.
    • Prospect and actively contribute to the growth targets of the team optimising sales and retention.
    • Take ownership of large complex cases and work proactively with the broker to negotiate the right outcome.
    • Develop and support our clients teams’ commercial lines account by engaging and encouraging relationships with regional brokers.
    • Maintain an accurate audit trail using internal systems, practices, and procedures.
    • Underwrite within our client’s strategy and authority limits and refer all cases outside of strategy or individual limits.
    • Maintain and endeavour to exceed agreed service levels, to both internal and external customers.
    • Be a strong referral point for your team, providing technical assistance and guidance to colleagues.


    • A confident decision maker who brings a strong and decisive approach to underwrite commercial risks.
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to positively influence key stakeholders.
    • Demonstrate ability to negotiate and influence through use of effective trading skills.
    • Willingly provides help and support to others and has the ability to work co-operatively.
    • Proactive, innovative and positive with the ability to take the lead.
    • Experience in underwriting and trading mid-market Commercial Combined products.
    • A detailed knowledge of the South West broker market.
    • Minimum Dip CII or progressing towards, is preferred.

    What’s on offer:

    • 36.25 working hours per week with flexitime, (along with a range of flexible working options)
    • Annual pay review and performance related bonus.
    • 25 days holiday + bank holidays, with the option to buy/sell holidays.
    • Continued professional development through internal training programmes, professional qualifications, and apprenticeships.
    • Lots of support for your mental wellbeing through our Wellbeing group, who provide Mental Health First Aiders and an Employee Assistance Programme where you can access additional support such as counselling, financial advice, and relationship support.  
    • A range of health benefits such as access to a 24/7 Virtual GP, free eye tests, flu jabs and the option to opt into private medical insurance.
    • Peace of mind, with a life assurance plan and the option to opt in to our critical illness cover.
    • 7.5% minimum employer pension contribution to maximum of 9%.
    • A volunteering day a year to support a charity close to your heart.
    • A big thank you for sticking around, with their Loyalty Bonus – once you reach 5 years’ service and beyond.
    • Additional benefits such as discounted gym memberships, cycle to work schemes and discounts at lots of retailers through Perkpal.

    If you have the relevant experience or know someone that does please contact us now on 0117 911 3730 or email us at bristol@lawesgroup.co.uk



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