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GCS Head of Construction Underwriting & Latent Defects

  • London, UK
  • Sales

Job description

GCS Head of Construction Underwriting & Latent Defects

Salary: Competitive

Are you someone who has a proven track record on managing the P&L for a London Market Construction account including leading performance management, strong broker relationships and running an experienced team of underwriters, looking for your next role? Then look no further this role is for you!

Aviva Global Corporate & Specialty (GCS) is a GI business that manages large & complex business risks through the London Market and our UK Regional Branch network. GCS has an ambition to grow organically in the UK and in the wider Global London market from £1.5bn to £2.5-3bn by 2028, with a sub 94% COR - to be the go-to insurer for large and complex risks, supported by 21 st century systems and processes.

Aviva are a market leader in the Construction & Latent Defects arena – with an account of c. £125m GWP and rapidly growing. The role will lead a team of 12 underwriters in London as well as dotted line reporting for another 2 underwriters outside of London. The role is also responsible for supporting technical development of 5 support staff in our operations Division. Our appetite is broad & worldwide for Construction including North America where we are exclusive London Market capacity.

A bit about the job:

The successful person in this role will lead, develop and implement the Construction & Latent Defects strategy and will be responsible for managing the Construction & Latent Defects P&L (Profit & Loss) within GCS. Acting as Ultimate Technical Underwriting Referral point for Construction & Latent Defects. As well as building the team, developing new products and appetite extensions, representing Construction & Latent Defects at external events, industry bodies and with key internal collaborators in Technical Underwriting, Claims, Finance, Risk & Governance. Ensuring the achievement of planned outcomes, performance levels and targets.

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

Proven track record on managing the P&L for a Construction account including leading performance management

Strong technical knowledge of Construction Underwriting & Latent Defects and broker relationships

Direct experience of running an experienced team of underwriters

Track record of profitable growth and performance management in Construction portfolios

Strong technical Underwriting background

What you’ll get for this role:  

Our purpose - with you today, for a better tomorrow – is a promise we make to our colleagues too.  And one of the ways we live up to that promise is by investing in you.  We have so much to offer when it comes to being an Aviva colleague.  

Competitive salary, depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications, 

Attractive Bonus Opportunity which would be a % of your annual salary. (Actual among depends on your performance and Aviva’s)

Generous pension scheme - Aviva will contribute up to 14%, depending on what you put in. 

29 days holiday plus bank holidays, and you can choose to buy or sell up to 5 days 

Make your money go further - Up to 40% discount on Aviva products, and other retailer discounts 

Up to £1,200 of free Aviva shares per year through our Matching Share Plan and share in the success of Aviva with our Save As You Earn scheme 

Brilliantly supportive policies including parental and carer’s leave  

Flexible benefits to suit you, including sustainability options such as cycle to work  

Make a difference, be part of our Aviva Communities and use your 3 paid volunteering days to help others 

We take your wellbeing seriously with lots of support and tools 

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Aviva is for everyone:  

We’re inclusive and welcome everyone – we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way.  So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you’re in a job share just apply as a pair. 

We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you. Most of our people are smart working –spending around 50% of their time in our offices every week - combining the benefits of flexibility, with time together with colleagues. 

To find out more about working at Aviva take a look here  

We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us an email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll interview you. 

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