Mortgage Underwriter

£23000 - £27000 per annum + great benefits | Leicestershire

Job Title: Mortgage Underwriter

Location: Leicestershire

Salary: Up to £27,000 (may consider higher salary expectations)

Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday


  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy and sell holiday
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free flu jabs and eye care vouchers
  • Pension
  • Death in service
  • Discounted Private healthcare
  • Workplace parking
  • Cycle to work scheme

About our client

Our client is an established mutual building society and have a great opportunity to join a small specialist underwriting team of 8 in their head office, due to increased business volumes.

About the role of Mortgage Underwriter

You will be part of a team of 8, supporting the underwriting team by progressing loan applications in a timely and accurate manner. You will be required to be competent in independently manually underwriting and process new mortgage applications.

Responsibilities and Experience required for the role of Mortgage Underwriter

  • Manually underwrite mortgage applications
  • Ensure cases are within lending policy
  • Complete internal underwriting training and competency programme
  • To effectively work to SLA’s
  • Provide a high level of customer services to borrowers, intermediaries, valuers and solicitors during the processing of a mortgage application
  • Carry out Experian searches for self-employed applications
  • Perform initial application form checks, collate missing information and accurately process data onto the society’s systems
  • Instruct valuers/valuation panels, prepare MI and attend credit committee meetings when required
  • Assist with projects on an ad hoc basis

Experience required for the role of Mortgage Underwriter

  • Must have a min of 1 year’s mortgage underwriting experience with a lender
  • Preference will be given to mandated underwriting
  • Cemap would be highly desirable but not essential, however you will be required to complete your Cemap with the business within 12 months of joining the business
  • Experience of processing/underwriting buy to let and residential mortgage applications is essential
  • Calm and focused under pressure
  • Team Player

For more information regarding the role of Mortgage Underwriter please contact us

Stellar Select is acting as an employment agency and is a corporate member of the REC

Due to a high volume of applications, we will only contact you if your application has been successful. We aim to contact all successful contacts within two business days.

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