Commercial Underwriter

The Company:

A market leading specialist insurance company are looking to recruit an ambitious Commercial Underwriter to join a growing team with an already significant presence in the North East.

You’ll contribute to developing the established team, by bringing new ideas, driving growth and delivering excellence within the commercial underwriting space.

If you have a demonstrable track record of success in your current role then this is the opportunity to drive your career forward and be rewarded appropriately for your efforts


About the Role:

As a Commercial Underwriter, you will:

Maintain and grow new business, renewal, rating and adjustment enquiries from your allocated client portfolio.

Manage and develop a panel of brokers, with a remit to increase market share within property, liability and commercial combined.

With a strong attention to detail, sign off referrals from Assistant Underwriters.

Compile and provide statistics, often having to interpret the data and explain to others.

Operate within the confines of the agreed underwriting authority and utilise the company’s preferred insurance pool.

Handle technical claim cover requests, liaise as required with brokers, insurers, accounts and claims functions.

Enjoy working for a firm that values its team, offering strong benefits and all the support and development you could ask for.


Key Skills/Experience Required:

A proven commercial underwriting track record in property and casualty 

Firm grasp of risk exposure, able to determine the acceptance criteria and risk classifications in a range of complex or unfamiliar situations.

Experience of planning and prioritising client renewals and seeking business opportunities

Ideally Cert CII qualified and educated to A-Level standard or equivalent.

Strong communication and social skills with clients and colleagues, good level of numeracy and literacy coupled with excellent attention to detail

Analytical problem solving approach with initiative and a ‘can do’ attitude

An insightful, ambitious, willing teammate who takes ownership and accountability, keen to share expertise.


Salary/Benefits Information:

Salary up to £40,000 depending on experience.

27 days annual leave (opportunity to purchase more)

Contributory pension scheme plus excellent benefits package

Hybrid working



David Harries

Reference: DH/86352


Candidate care:

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If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 48 hours of receiving your application.


Should you not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please be advised that if unsuccessful for this role we may keep your details in our hold file for 6 months, during which time you may be contacted for other suitable vacancies.  If you do not want us to do this please call us to advise.


In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your interest in Cavendish Maine.


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About Cavendish Maine

Cavendish Maine is a team of expert, straight-talking, and talented recruitment professionals with a shared passion to connect employers with the candidates they need to grow their business. With 30 years of experience, we adapt each recruitment process to meet the needs of our clients, through a blend of the very best recruitment practises, delivered with committed focuss on quality, understanding and integrity at every stage.

Whilst we are all very different, we share a set of values which is at the heart of what we do.