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Underwriter - Bristol

  • RegionEurope
  • LocationBristol


With the continued successful growth of our business we are seeking to appoint an Underwriter to join our Aspen Risk Management (ARML) South West Regional Office based in Bristol (Aztec West). ARML is part of the Aspen Group and targets growing, medium-sized commercial businesses by offering them a genuine alternative to the traditional insurers. Our approach is to work with a carefully-selected panel of the best brokers in the UK to identify the risks their clients and prospects are exposed to, help them with loss prevention and most importantly, support quick and effective business recovery after a loss. In addition to first-class insurance protection, clients get valuable business protection services and tools, regardless of having a claim, in the key areas of Business Continuity, Health &Safety Training, Employment & Business Law, Data Back up and Claims Management. As well as the usual Commercial Combined & Property Owners covers, ARML offers Professional Indemnity, Marine goods in transit, D & O, Engineering, Computer and Cyber covers.

Main Duties

  • To write good quality profitable business and renew an existing book of business within the ARML risk appetite and the KPl's as outlined in the South West Business Plan 2018
  • To build and retain key broker relationships and represent ARML in a professional way at all times
  • To ensure that the service standards set out in the ARML operations plan are always delivered
  • To ensure that all actions are based on underwriting a risk to an established need and not just price and ensuring that we use pre cover surveys at every opportunity to achieve this


  • A known Underwriter ideally from the Bristol market
  • Cross class underwriting ability and aligned to our product range including the ex Liberty book risk appetite
  • A track record in dealing with mid market commercial risks and able to underwrite in the true sense as well as putting together unique propositions and wordings etc
  • A track record of selling/underwriting on identifying need and value and not just on price
  • Well organised and used to meeting deadlines Cll qualification or working towards this
  • Relationships with the key brokers we deal with both Provincial and Nationals
  • Ambitious and looking to further develop their career
  • The successful candidate would have a clear career path set out to progress to Senior Underwriter subject to performance