Head of Property Management & Underwriting


Our client is looking to hire a Head of Property Management & Underwriting to join their team in their Surrey based office.

Ref: 48745

  • Location: Surrey
  • Category: Insurance
  • Type: Permanent
  • Pay Range: Up to £100k


Key Responsibilities (within 12 months):

Within your first 3 months:

  • Establish yourself as a credible Underwriter with your stakeholders
  • The team of 4 (initially) will transition across to you so you can assess bandwidth and capability and look at what you will need moving forward

Within your first 6 months:

  • Underwriting processes and guidelines reviewed, benchmarked and updated to ensure that they’re market leading and fit for purpose. Revised underwriting manual to follow and team trained up against amended manual.
  • Review their Credit Risk policy and benchmark against their competitors to ensure Just is market leading in this area
  • Implement their new post completion policy ensuring higher risk properties are identified and managed in accordance with the policy
  • Revaluation of their properties using existing valuation providers and in line with their revaluation strategy
  • Develop property sale and loss mitigation policy and work with partners to implement such as asset managers and solicitors
  • Consolidate market information to monitor risk in the UK property market and advise on mitigating the business exposure
  • Review, recommend and implement improvements to existing management information for the property management and underwriting area

Up to 12 months and beyond:

  • Design, implement and manage a property care programme

Build a team to support the needs of the property management and underwriting area


Other Skills:

  • A leader who coaches & mentors their team to perform above expectations
  • You are relentless in your pursuit of an excellent outcome for your customers and the business you represent

Experience required:

  • You are a subject matter expert in residential underwriting who understands credit risk and portfolio management
  • You keep up to date with UK property risks and movements


Jade Parsons

Consultant – Insurance

T: +44 (0)203 867 9842

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