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Trading Team Commercial Underwriter – New Business

Salary Range £45,000 to £50,000

Are you ready for an exciting career opportunity? Commercial Express is looking for an experienced Trading Team Commercial Underwriter to Join our thriving MGA Business!

About Us:

We’re a dynamic Managing General Agent with the unique ability to ‘hold the pen’ for our insurer partners, allowing us to underwrite innovative products and schemes.

We are successful at trading via our cutting-edge online platform but have recently extended our services to provide bespoke Underwriting solutions to our Broker partners.

We are looking for an additional person to join the newly established Trading Team, embrace the vision and focus on New Business growth.

We understand that not everyone can commit to full-time hours so please get in touch to see if we can work together to suit your work/life balance.

The Role:

  • New Business Underwriter responsible for reviewing Broker presentations and underwriting risks in line with CE authority levels.
  • Underwriting profitable business and contributing towards the maintenance of acceptable Loss ratios.
  • Implementing KPIs for New Business Growth.
  • Collaborating with colleagues and Key Account Managers to secure business.
  • Learn & adopt systems, product lines and internal procedures.
  • Provide technical expertise for scheme business to Brokers and Internal Stakeholders.
  • Prospecting and Networking with designated Broker partners.
  • Assisting with scheme testing, identifying product enhancements and rating initiatives.


  • Excellent verbal communication skills and enjoy relationship-building.
  • Are confident and can make decisions.
  • Are proactive, passionate and professional.
  • Have good attention to detail.
  • Can work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Are flexible and willing to embrace new initiatives.

Training will be provided on Commercial Express products and systems.


  • Cert CII or working towards.
  • Experience in Commercial Insurance – Property, Liability, Package Insurance.


  • Workplace pension scheme offering you flexibility of up to 16%.
  • Minimum of 27 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • 1 paid volunteer day per year.
  • Hybrid working – flexibility to work from home combined with a number of days per week in our office on the Waterfront in Brierley Hill. Providing a fantastic work environment to drive our commitment to learning and development, innovation, and collaboration.
  • Health cash plan and virtual GP services.
  • Trained mental health first aiders and access to 24/7 employee assistance programme, offering a range of health and wellbeing, financial and counselling services.
  • Professional memberships funding options – as part of holding CII Chartered Insurance Underwriting Agent Status we offer a variety of funding options to support our people in achieving industry-standard qualifications.
  • Employee recognition awards and annual employee awards.
  • Staff social events throughout the year, including summer and Christmas parties.
  • Long service awards.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Matched funding for charities.
  • Death in service benefit.
About The Trading Team
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The Trading Team supplements the main online Underwriting Dept of CE and its trading platform. It was established to meet the additional needs of Brokers and provide specialist, flexible underwriting solutions backed by exceptional service. The Technical Underwriters specifically focus on a limited number of products. The underwriting appetite is clearly defined, and authority levels widened. This approach allows Underwriters to look at each case on its merits, engage in conversation and have a problem-solving centric approach.  In short, the Trading Team go the “extra mile” to underwrite good quality business, at the right price supported by the right product and the right level of service.