Development Underwriter

Start date: After Notice Period Dependent on experience Northallerton

Role Responsibilities

Underwriting / Development

  • Develop, negotiate and support the underwriting of new business/renewals within your authority and in line with the underwriting strategy.

  • Achieve sustainable growth through the development of relationships with the company’s network of brokers.

  • Support the Business Development Manager

  • Plan, prioritise and manage individual own work to deliver objectives and meet agreed service levels to deliver exceptional customer service.

  • Regular calls or visits to broker offices to develop the brokers' accounts / make iFarm the insurance provider of choice for brokers.

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior underwriters and support staff. 

  • Keep abreast of market trends and competitor activity to inform strategic decisions.

  • Help review current products and make sure they are market leading but also delivering underwriting profits.

  • Roll out new products to the market and contribute to the development of the underwriting guide and rates.

  • Liaise with brokers daily, answering incoming telephone calls and chasing brokers for any additional information required and service all back-office duties.

  • Lead development meetings with Key Brokers and focus on growing broker accounts.

  • Review online journey and make recommendations around efficiencies.

  • Support with Policy Issuance


  • Maintain knowledge of internal controls and all procedures relating to underwriting.

  • Ensure you uphold Imperium's principle of Treating Customers Fairly

  • Undertake training relevant to the role.

Education and Qualifications

  • CII is preferred but not essential.

Knowledge & Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of underwriting experience, with a proven track record of underwriting and developing relationships. 

  • Ability to manage own time, meet deadlines and prioritise work.

  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills. 

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills. 

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders. 

  • Knowledge of agricultural or commercial insurance products and the regulatory environment. 


  • Outcome-focused, initiative-taking, enthusiastic

  • Team worker with the ability to work on their initiative.

  • Professional approach to relationships.

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