Oliver James Associates

Underwriting Assistant - Property (Lloyd's)

England, City of London, London
£30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
19 Jan 2021
18 Feb 2021
Tom Ingram
Contract Type
Full Time

London Market (Re)Insurer currently on the lookout for two Underwriting Assistants to join the Property team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process enquiries (including renewals, new business, quotes etc.), follow-up and monitor progress towards budget.
  • Assist with rating of accounts by analysis, interpretation and input of underwriting information.
  • Produce reports from systems for use by the underwriters.
  • Support Underwriters during underwriting hours to maximise efficiency in handling enquires.
  • Provide support for Underwriters including preparation for renewals and Client meetings.
  • Aggregates - secure accurate information in key areas for Underwriters.
  • Produce and maintain wordings and clauses database.
  • Administrative support for Accounts such as processing of closings and task identification on endorsements/amendments.
  • Indexing policy documents in the database.
  • Entering geographical exposure data into the database.
  • Ad hoc administration duties including but not limited to filing, photocopying and scanning
  • Assist underwriters in submission and underwriting preparation.
  • Liaise with the Delegated Underwriting Manager on any outstanding compliance matters.
  • Assist in the completion of insurance reports and ensure timely distribution to required individuals.
  • Liaise with other departments on various issues,
  • Assist in all other general underwriting administration and processing functions to ensure efficient workflow within the team.
  • Maintaining files and documentation in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Including, but not limited to, filing, photocopying, scanning etc.
  • Any other reasonable requests made by management.


  • Educated to at least A level or equivalent with good Maths and English GCSE grades, undergraduate degree would be an advantage but not essential.

Experience required:

  • Proven experience in an Underwriting Assistant role, ideally in the Loyd's market
  • Experience of underwriting systems
  • Good numeracy skills, including ability to analyse and compare data and reports.
  • Good analytical skills, including competence with Microsoft Excel and other MS Office systems
  • Conscientious and hard working
  • Collaborative mind set
  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good organisational and time management skills, including the ability to effectively manage high levels of work
  • Proactive approach
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to "go the extra mile"
  • Exposure to catastrophe modelling would be beneficial

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