Claims Adjuster

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Insurance

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    6 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    24/10/2020

  • Client:

    Zurich Insurance

  • Work preference:

    Flexible


The opportunity 

Over a century of experience in the insurance industry has shown us that first-class customer service is absolutely essential to success. So as a Claims Adjuster within our Commercial Insurance, Expert, Department here at Zurich, you’ll play a big role in bringing out the best in all we do.

 A Claims Adjuster must provide a quality focussed claims service and is responsible for ensuring the effective and prompt settlement of claims notified to the Professional Indemnity (PI) part of the Specialty Lines Team.

 The investigation and negotiation of claims within defined authority limits is a key part of this position, as is setting of accurate case reserves.  Contributing to high level technical output from the team, and contributing to a positive and supportive team culture – the Claims Adjuster will be responsible for the management of external counsel and experts both locally and internationally.  You will also need to promptly handle and resolve all claims enquiries from customers, brokers and third parties.

 This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

 
Key Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure effective and prompt settlement of PI claims in our Specialty Lines business area.

  • Investigate and negotiate claims within defined authority limits.

  • Setting accurate case reserves.

  • Contributing to high level technical output from the team, putting the Customer at the heart of what we do.

  • Contributing to a positive and supportive team culture.

  • Management of external counsel and experts both locally and internationally.

  • Prompt handling and resolution of all claims enquiries from customers, brokers and third parties.

  • Report to the Professional Indemnity Team Leader and Specialty Claims Head where required.

 

Your skills and experience:

  •  Some experience of working within the Specialty Lines technical claims environment with a particular emphasis on PI claims.

  • Strong negotiation skills and commercial awareness.

  • Team player.

  • Understanding and a developing knowledge of the London market insurance environment.

  • Numeracy and literacy skills (to A level /degree level/equivalent).

  • Some knowledge of the products and services offered by the Specialty Lines team.

  • High Level market, risk and business awareness.

  • Understanding of legislation and legal liability.

  • Ability in interpreting policy covers.

  • Relevant business/industry qualification.

  • Ability to deliver excellent customer service.

 

The reward:

  • 12% pension

  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days

  • Annual company bonuses

  • Contribution to medical cover

  • Discounted technology offers

  • Virtual GP appointments

  • Discounted gym membership,

  • Free flu jab

  • Discounted gadget insurance 

 

At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

 
Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

 
Further information:

At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are shaping an environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, race, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/parental and mental health status. Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.