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Head of Liability Regions

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Avencia are partnered with a Global Insurer who are looking for a Head of Liability Regions to join their Birmingham team.

The Head of Liability - UK Regions is in place to perform a key leadership role for the UK Liability Team. The role will support the Director of Liability and have primary day to day responsibility for delivering strategic and business growth for the Regional Liability account.

Based in Birmingham, this role is responsible for the management of the Regional Liability Team as well as office functions.

This role will require regular travel to the Manchester and London offices, as well as regular visits to broker and client offices in the regions.

Key accountabilities

  • Provide underwriting leadership, management support, coaching and day to day assistance to enable the development of direct and indirect reports.
  • Be responsible for the timely collection of business data in order to generate quality MI that creates meaningful business insights and informs strategy.
  • Support the Director of Liability in building a UK team who collaborate and share best practice.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key brokers and clients at all relevant levels of their business.
  • Ensure all cross-sell opportunities are leveraged, working alongside Distribution and other Lines of Business.
  • Underwrite individual risks, responding to insurance proposals, gathering background information, assessing the risk and determining appropriate insurance premiums.
  • Comply with all HDI-UK and Ireland financial policies and manage and control departmental expenditure within agreed budgets.
  • Comply with HDI-UK and Ireland branch and Global policies, underwriting guidelines and underwriting authority.


  • Financial Business Plan performance
  • Compliance performance - internal underwriting compliance

Skills & experience

  • Not less than 10 years' experience in Underwriting.
  • Not less than 3 years' experience of team management.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills; confident in negotiation and networking scenarios.
  • Track record of managing a dynamic team and maintaining employee engagement.
  • Ability to critically evaluate information from a variety of sources and solve highly complex problems, displaying creativity, innovation and an entrepreneurial approach.
  • Ability to formulate and implement underwriting strategy.
  • Ability to organise own workload effectively to meet service standards.
  • Ability to work under pressured to deliver to tight deadlines when required.
  • Good knowledge of insurance underwriting in a range of lines.
  • Understanding of the regulatory environment.

Head of Liability Regions

Birmingham, UK
Full time
General Insurance

Published on 25 Mar 2024

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