Senior Underwriting Development Manager

Competitive Salary

BGL Life

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Here at BGL Life we like to be different – we’ve sold life insurance products and services unique to the market since 2012. We’ve continued to change the narrative of life insurance to be less complex and replaced it with simplicity, speed and value, to allow our customers to obtain a quote in just 60 seconds and be covered in as little as 10 minutes! Our digital, technical and data capabilities are something to be proud of, and we recognise there’s still more to be done!

We’re investing in our 5-year strategic plan to grow, evolve and further influence opportunity across our chosen distribution channels and brands. Helping us to advance rapidly, we have identified a strategic role that will suit an experienced Underwriting Development specialist to:
  • Set up and develop our in-house underwriting function. Lead the development of our underwriting philosophy including review and selection of underwriting rules guides and rules engines
  • Inspire and evolve our strategy over time to utilise data and further advance towards predictive underwriting capabilities
  • Develop and nurture relationships with our re/insurer partners and ancillary providers
  • Be a role model for innovation every step of the way and maximise change agent responsibilities

There’s a lot we want to do within a short time frame, and a preparedness to jump in and be flexible in your approach is critical.

Our opportunity encourages you to break the mould from what is typically considered traditional ways of working within the insurance and underwriting sector. You’ll be able to apply your creative flair to an environment that welcomes thought leadership and continuous improvement to truly disrupt the markets we operate in.


What will it take to be successful as a Senior Underwriting Manager?

Your purpose is to further advance our market leading capabilities, to do so you’ll ideally have the following technical experience:

  • A well-developed understanding of rules guides and underwriting rules engines within the UK protection market
  • Demonstrable underwriting development experience within the protection market
  • Experience within an insurer and reinsurer preferred
As for your interpersonal skills, you’re currently recognised as an entrusted and assertive leader with a committed attitude to lead on change and delivery initiatives. You’ve always in mind the bigger picture and work towards a shared and common goal.
Whilst we think the above skills are preferential, we remain open to hear from Underwriting applicants that come from various backgrounds who believe they have some transferable skills for consideration. We will continue to review and progress the most qualified and suitable individuals. 
About BGL

Founded in 1992, the BGL Group has grown significantly in size and capability. From 30 to 3,000 people globally we are a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services. We’re growing and we are home to such brands as; Les Furets, Beagle Street, Budget Insurance and Dial Direct. We are trusted by more than 10 million customers in the UK alone, with this foundational success we continually grow and invest in our people and their ideas.

Diversity and Inclusion
We're a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and talented professionals. With an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to create and share ideas – supporting their growth and celebrating their uniqueness. We are committed to offering equal chances to you throughout our application process, so if you require any special adjustments to be made please let us know. We’ll work with you to make any appropriate arrangements. 

Flexible working

We understand the importance of achieving a healthy lifestyle balance, whether it’s working remotely or flexibly we have an environment where people are empowered to embrace flexible working in a way that works for them and for the business. We’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to align both personal and business needs. 


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