Deputy Head of Construction & LDI

Competitive Full-time Aviva Email Job
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Deputy Head of Construction & Latent Defects

Salary: Competitive


Are you someone who is passionate about the Construction Insurance market, has a broad and varied experience, and is happy to share their knowledge and mentor junior underwriters?


Then look no further we have just the role for you!


Aviva are looking for a Deputy Head of Construction & Latent Defects (LDI) to join their team in London!


A bit about the job:


Within this role you will be:

  • Grow a profitable portfolio of business or schemes, managing policies end-to–end with brokers/ customers and delivering the best possible underwriting journey for customers, underwrite high premium and complex risks, new business and renewals
  • Handle complex technical referrals and queries, providing high quality service to brokers/customers, agree (within designated authority) changes to policies or schemes, initiate and undertake performance and process reviews to improve services and strengthen compliance with regulations and controls
  • Collaborate with senior stakeholders to drive underwriting strategy and policy development, work with supplier relationship managers to secure optimal performance
  • Accountable for the delivery of the team, evaluate and monitor team performance and capacity, manage and monitor the team plans and budget, provide guidance, coaching and support, share expertise and knowledge to help team members develop their skills and abilities and to ensure their professional growth and development
  • Keep up to date with regulatory developments and standard processes, provide recommendations and thought leadership on emerging trends, lead and manage various projects and initiatives and deliver regular reporting on service performance to senior partners


Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Solid underwriting experience with in-depth knowledge of London market business
  • Portfolio and people – lower case management experience
  • Established broker networks
  • Confident and articulate – needs to be comfortable engaging with brokers/clients and undertaking negotiations, proactively representing Aviva to the market
  • Analytical/strategic, lower case – be able to review submissions and understand Aviva’s appetite whilst considering market conditions


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
  • Bonus opportunity -12% of annual salary Actual amount 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


Take a look to learn more.  Put a salary into this calculator to see what your total Aviva Reward could be.


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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