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Underwriting Team Manager

Cardiff

  1. Full time

Closing date

20/07/2024

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A vacancy has arisen within Admiral Money for an Underwriting Manager! 

The role involves leading the underwriting team whilst we transition to a new way of working. This includes the management of the operational team, and you will be responsible for ensuring the team is performing to a high standard whilst supporting key strategic projects. The Underwriting Manager will play a vital role in creating a positive and productive working environment.

The successful candidate will be able to quickly fit into a fast-moving and high-profile environment and will be required to hit the ground running. You will be given responsibility to set direction and lead the way, whilst very much retaining a hands-on approach.

Admiral Money is exciting and innovative, and you’ll be at the heart of our culture, working in an agile environment and driving the pace and decision-making forward – you’ll help keep the wheels turning!

About Admiral Money 

Admiral Money is an exciting division of Admiral Group. We have the freedom and innovation of a small start up with the security of a large parent company, Admiral.

The journey started when we launched unsecured personal loans in June 2017. We went on to be the first direct to consumer car finance provider in December 2017. Since then, we have gone from strength to strength and have some exciting plans for the future.

We are relaunching our car finance product later this year, as well as launching second charge mortgages and are looking for someone who is keen to learn, excited about getting stuck in and are ready for a challenge to help us to achieve our aim of creating a special lending business for our customers.

Duties Include:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day running of the team
  • Ensuring reporting/MI is reviewed, and insights are evaluated, in order to improve performance
  • Carrying out regular QA of the team’s output and identify training needs
  • Being an SME for the team and providing guidance and support to team members
  • Assisting with the implementation of new systems/processes
  • Supporting on strategic underwriting projects and ensuring that operational requirements are clear and accurate
  • Prioritising workloads, in order to meet SLAs and deliver on team objectives
  • Supporting the launch of our new motor finance division, this will include consideration of how we support motor customers across evenings and weekends to stand up a 20 minute SLA for dealership applications

Required Skills and Experience:

  • The ability to demonstrable underwriting experience in a lending business is essential
  • Contribute positively to the Admiral culture, ensuring staff are happy and engaged
  • Have the confidence to challenge existing work practices to ensure we are continuously improving as a team, and encourage an environment where staff are proactively suggesting improvements to process
  • Able to work on their own initiative with excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work as process/systems evolve
  • Positive outlook and able to demonstrate a positive influence on to the team
  • A strong focus on quality, receptive to feedback and effective when giving feedback to others

Desirable Skills:

  • Proven experience working in an underwriting management role
  • Experience with the following would be advantageous:
    • Unsecured personal loans & Motor Finance
    • CIFAS/SIRA loadings and assessments
    • Open Banking

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we’re consistently voted one of the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK.

All colleagues will receive 33 days holiday (including banks holidays) when they join us, and this will increase with length of service, up to a maximum of 38 days (including banks holidays). You also have the option to buy or sell up to five days of annual leave in addition to your allocation.

You can also view some of our other key benefits here.

Our Commitment to You

At Admiral, we are committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. Admiral is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other legally protected status.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration.

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