Underwriting Assistant - Direct Underwriting Property

Job Vacancy
Jun. 2022


Bell & Clements is a specialist insurance company offering expertise in underwriting, broking and capacity management provisions for Excess and Surplus (E&S) lines insurance solutions. The unique combination of broking and underwriting divisions provides the ability to quote and bind risks through inhouse binding authorities, while providing customers with access to Lloyd’s, US and international markets. Bell & Clements has been part of the Munich Re Group since 2007 and is a registered Lloyd’s broker. There are over 120 staff based across the London headquarters and two U.S offices in Virginia and New Jersey with close collaboration throughout.

Bell & Clements offers industry leading technology solutions that benefit both customers and inhouse processes. Being part of the Munich Re Group enables an inclusive culture that is progressive and ambitious with an established employee benefits program.

Direct Underwriting Property Department

Based in London, the Direct Underwriting Property Department currently has a team of 10 employees.  

The Role – Underwriting Assistant


To assist the Underwriters, Assistant Underwriter and Underwriting Assistant with all administrative tasks for all Property business handled by the Direct Property department


  • Assist in administering correspondence sent to the Property and DOL/GKLL mailboxes.
  • Underwrite daily post items within guidelines as held on file.
  • Assist in the underwriting/review of inspection reports and provide support to the Assistant Underwriter when required.
  • Assist the Assistant Underwriter in overseeing the duties of the Underwriting Administrators to ensure smooth production of new quotes, renewal quotes and binders.
  • Support the Underwriting Administrators in the completion of administration tasks, as and when required.
  • Assist in the production of new quotes, renewal quotes and binders when required.
  • Prepare submissions for Senior Underwriters and Underwriters when required.
  • Work closely with the Quality Control team.
  • Attend monthly and annual departmental meetings actioning any points specific to your role.


Skills and experience

  • Experience in an underwriting support role – North American Property business
  • Processing of underwriting endorsements and mid-term adjustments
  • Previous experience of Certificate / Wordings
  • Experience of reviewing / underwriting inspection reports
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and analytical skills essential
  • Strong interpersonal, team working and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to influence others
  • The ability to absorb technical information
  • Confident decision-making skills
  • Numeracy and statistical skills
  • Problem-solving skills and a logical approach to work
  • Self-motivation
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines

Terms and Conditions

  • This position is offered on a permanent basis.
  • Annual salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.
  • Benefits as per Bell & Clements standard employee offering (upon successful completion of any probationary period)

Equal Opportunities

Bell and Clements is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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