We are hiring! UK Defence Europe/ITIC Europe– Underwriting Executive

We are hiring! UK Defence Europe/ITIC Europe– Underwriting Executive

Working Arrangements: Monday to Friday, 0900 to 1700
Location: Limassol, Cyprus

Company Background:

UK Defence Club is the world’s leading provider of legal costs insurance to the marine industry and ITIC is the world’s leading provider of professional indemnity insurance to the transport industry. Both Clubs are managed by Thomas Miller, an international provider of market leading insurance services.

We are looking for a driven, energetic individual to take this role and make it their own, within a successful environment.

Overall Objective of Role: 

To be responsible for the oversight and authorisation of UKDE’s underwriting and all ITIC Europe’s (ITIICE) assureds – approximately 1,000.  

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining underwriting process ensuring appropriate skills and resources are in place at all times;
  • Ensuring the accuracy and maintenance of the underwriting quality system (including authority levels) and  that the annual programme of audits is carried out and recommendations implemented;
  • Managing the spread and balance of Membership in line with Business Plan objectives, in association with the CEOs and CUOs;
  • Ensuring that the link between underwriting and loss prevention is maintained and developed both to ensure that loss prevention input into underwriting is optimised and vice versa;
  • Responsible for annual review of underwriting guidelines - in association with the CUO
  • Promoting UKDE and ITIC/ITIICE;
  • Developing long-term relationships and in-depth knowledge of the insurance brokers and local shipping community in Cyprus, and other neighbouring countries as agreed;
  • Providing some claims handling services as required, with assistance from claims teams in Greece and London. 

Person Specification:

  • Experience working in either shipping or the insurance sector. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills.
  • Good command of English language, if not the first language
  • Ability to develop good working relationships across all levels of seniority.
  • Able to operate effectively within a team environment.
  • A strong personal drive to succeed.
  • Ability to negotiate.
  • Effective at working under pressure and balancing competing workload demands. 
  • Preferably, a related insurance qualification (or part qualification) e.g. Institute  Chartered Shipbrokers exams.

To apply please visit www.thomasmiller.com/careers or email recruitment@thomasmiller.com
At Thomas Miller we believe that our success is a direct result of the experiences and skills of our employees. We are committed to considering candidates from a broad array of diverse experiences and backgrounds. Whether you are new to our industry sector, returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to make a transition or taking the next step in your career. 

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