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Senior Underwriter – Travel Insurance at Collinson International Limited

Senior Underwriter – Travel Insurance

Collinson International Limited Balcombe, West Sussex Full Time

Do you want to be part of a success story, focused on innovation, customer service and loyalty?

With over 25 years’ experience, Collinson Group is a global leader in shaping and influencing customer behaviour to drive revenue and add value for our clients. We employ over 2,000 talented individuals who work from our 28 global locations. We manage over 20 million end customers and support our clients in 170 countries. Together we have more than 800 clients including MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, InterContinental Hotels Group and Hilton.

Innovation and ideas are at the heart of who we are. We launched the first independent global VIP lounge access programme - Priority Pass; Columbus Direct was the first company to sell travel insurance direct to consumers in the UK and ICLP was the first loyalty marketing agency of its kind. Today we continue to invest in research and development to drive customer-centric innovation and bring new products to market. Read more by visiting www.collinsongroup.com 

About Insurance and Assistance 

  • Strategic acquisitions, brand rationalisations and complete re-launches in the last 18 months have marked the
  • start of an incredibly exciting period of growth and further investment within the Insurance and Assistance
  • capability for the group. A forward-thinking, customer-centric approach, coupled with innovative insurance and assistance solutions will deliver significant growth over the coming three years. Today, we have retail, wholesale, underwriting and operational interests in the UK, mainland Europe, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA.
  • We deliver white-label or co-branded solutions for Travel, International Health and Personal Accident as well as Ancillary Motor, Home Emergency and Dental cover. Our flexible approach means that we can provide solutions from capacity only to fully supported and fulfilled partnerships. We work with the travel trade, financial services companies, affinity groups and internet businesses across the world and we believe our innovative approach helps businesses grow.
  • Reporting into the Head of Travel Underwriting, you will be part of a dedicated team responsible for managing the underwriting performance of one of the UK’s largest travel insurance portfolios and tasked with growing Collinson’s travel insurance business globally. The role holder is expected to collaborate and support areas across the business including Account Management, Business Development, Finance, Data and Actuarial, , to evolve our products in order to drive profitable growth. Always with a keen eye on the balance between revenue growth and the potential for escalating claims costs, you will identify and implement controls to pricing and operational process, developing new ideas to ensure the business runs within the expected limits. You will possess a strong technical background in personal lines insurance with an intimate understanding of the travel insurance market.
  • What type of person are we looking for:


  • This is a senior role with a focus on helping Collinson grow our travel portfolio profitably on an increasing global scale.
  • An energized professional, you must demonstrate your knowledge of insurance and the travel industry, possess a passion for excellence and customer delivery and demonstrate strong analytical interpretation, stakeholder management and product delivery & implementation skills. You will require substantial insurance industry experience along with a track record of delivering profitable growth through external partners and internal stakeholders.
  • The successful candidate must have the right to live and work in the UK.
  • We are happy to accommodate the candidate going to Haywards Heath or the London offices however, travel into Haywards Heath would be required once a week. There is a flexible working model of working in the office 2 -3 days per week with the rest working from home. 
  • How will you make a difference as a Senior Underwriter – Travel Insurance. 


  • You will have a minimum of 5 years underwriting experience, with at least 3 years within the travel insurance/assistance sector, preferably across UK and European markets.
  • You will have experience at delivering underwriting profitability whilst growing a travel portfolio.
  • Experience in bringing to market a range of innovating product and pricing strategies. 
  • Experience in a fast-paced and developing environment.
  • Experience in juggling different tasks/projects and priorities within an organisation with multiple stakeholders. 
  • Excellent project management oversight experience and ability to coordinate delivery within a growing business 
  • Educated to degree level. 
  • Excellent analytical and organisation skills 
  • Successful influencer (internal & external stakeholders) and effective relationship builder 
  • Good business acumen, the ability to balance creativity with strong commercial delivery. 
  • Completer/finisher who adheres to deadlines 
  • Excellent attention to detail-analytically focused, data experience 
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Word, excel and PowerPoint skills (intermediate/advanced). 
  • Exposure to Emblem and Alteryx preferred, or similar tools
  • You can look forward to a competitive salary, pension scheme, and further benefits:


  • Our famous Priority Pass Membership (Collinson Exclusive) 
  • Life Assurance Scheme 
  • Personal Income Protection 
  • Private Medical
  • Discounted gym membership 
  • Wellness advice and support 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Travel Insurance (Collinson Exclusive) 
  • Our values form the foundation of our business, and the Collinson company culture is built around these values that help to shape a long-term, financially successful enterprise for both our customers and employees. They are summarized across four pillars: Act smarter, Do the right thing, One team, and Be insight-led. 

     
    Collinson’s journey started over 30 years ago, when our chairman, Colin Evans, was Managing Director of IAPA, a global travel benefits business with a history stretching back to 1963.
     
    Once formed, Collinson was further strengthened by the acquisition of established companies that allowed us to expand on our offerings.
     
    We have a team of more than 2,000 employees serving over 5 million own customers each year. In 2020 Collinson was included in both the Top Track 100 and the Profit Track 100 lists from the Sunday Times. 

     

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