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PO258 - Underwriter

Exciting Opportunity to join our team as an Underwriter!  If you’re a skilled Underwriter looking for a new challenge, then apply to Saffron Building Society!  If you are skilled in risk assessment, analytical thinking and have a passion for financial analysis, we want to hear from you!

The day to day role:

  • Accurately and efficiently the underwriting and processing of (including complex income) new business decision in principles (DIPs), full mortgage applications (FMAs), completions & post completion retentions and contract variations in line with approved mandate and all internal policies, procedures, criteria and guidance to ensure there are fair customer outcomes on all applications
  • Identifying and processing Mortgage Indemnity Guarantee Referrals
  • Contacting Brokers by Phone and effectively dealing with questions and queries over the phone in line with internal procedures
  • Identifying, logging, and where required managing complaints in accordance with the Society’s complaint handling policy and procedures
  • Carrying out additional tasks, including administration tasks and projects as and when requested 
  • Adhering to all relevant regulatory and internal requirements including Mortgage Conduct of Business (MCOB), Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) Anti Money Laundering (AML), Consumer Duty and internal policy, criteria, procedures and guidance
  • Keeping up to date with changes to criteria, policy and guidance via training and updates
  • Proactively identify and recommend changes for improvements to criteria, policies and procedures aimed at improving our proposition and making it easier to do business with
  • Building and maintaining successful working relationships with stakeholders across the business including business development, processing, servicing and retentions 
  • Making fast paced difficult decisions whilst supporting recommendations with clear and supporting rational 

To be successful:

  • Ce-Map Level 1, 2 & 3 (Specialist)
  • A good understanding of regulatory requirements, including General Data Protection Regulation, Anti Money Laundering, Ce-MAP, Treating Customers Fairly & Mortgage Conduct of Business Rules (Responsible Lending) (Specialist)
  • Ability to read, understand and analyse balance sheets and profit & loss accounts for small / intermediate sized businesses (Specialist)

Rewards & benefits:

  • Performance Related Recognition Scheme 

  • Annual Bonus 

  • Pension 5% Employee and 8.5% Employer 

  • Physical, Mental and Financial Wellbeing support 

  • Life Assurance & Income Protection

  • Holiday Exchange

and lots more…. please get in touch to find out more….


About us:

We all know happiness comes from within. And it’s no different with Money Happiness. It starts right here! At Saffron BS we’re ready to build it, inspire it and celebrate it with our members, people and communities.

So, whatever that ‘happy’ is – from picking up the keys, to saving for that big day – we’re here with open arms, curious minds, and the kettle on. Ready to cheer our members on when they’re winning or build them back up when things haven’t gone to plan. And why? Because that’s what families do.

For us, this is much more than a job. We’re here to make things better, roll up our sleeves and think what’s next to rebuild. Our people are the beating heart of Saffron, and it takes each and every one of us to provide the service we’re proud of.

So, bring you! Your energy, an abundance of team spirit and your hunger to help. Together we are building happy.

At Saffron, we are committed to building happy; for our communities, members, and each other. We do this through attracting and building a diverse group of talent and encouraging an inclusive environment which fosters a sense of belonging for all. We hire the best people and have a collaborative culture where everybody’s uniqueness is celebrated and respected. We recognise the strength in having a diverse workforce, adding different perspectives, ideas and values. We are inspired to leave a legacy for our communities and each other.

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