Underwriter: Sanlam Risk & Savings Jobs at Sanlam in Bellville, Western Cape

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Sanlam company opens jobs for Underwriter: Sanlam Risk & Savings positions in the Western Cape region. The type of work we provide is Part-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Finance and Sales skills with Mid-Senior level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The estimated salary offered by this company is quite competitive around R 7 500 - R 12 000 (per month). However, the salary can go up or down depending on the company that decides it.

The Headhunters company itself is engaged in Financial Services, of course if you are interested in applying for this company, you can register immediately.

Job Information

Position:Underwriter: Sanlam Risk & Savings
Region:Bellville - Western Cape, Western Cape
Job Function:Finance and Sales
Seniority Level:Mid-Senior level
Salary:ZAR 7.500 - ZAR 12.300 per Month
Employment Type:Part-time
Industry:Financial Services

Job Description

Who are we?

The Sanlam Retail Affluent business (SRA) is dedicated to empower South Africans in the middle- and upper-income segments to be financially confident, secure and prosperous. With deep client understanding and a focus on excellence in technology, client and intermediary experiences, SRA delivers financial solutions including comprehensive financial planning, life- and disability insurance, credit solutions, savings and investments, retirement and fiduciary services that can be accessed through various platforms.

Sanlam Risk & Savings, which is one of the businesses within SRA, offers Risk and Savings solutions to various segments within the market.

At Sanlam we believe in creating and cultivating a positive, energised working environment that gives you every opportunity to achieve success. Sanlam is committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society.

Purpose of the role

The role of the underwriter is to assess the risk of our clients based on their medical and financial status.

What will you do?

Core Tasks/ Outputs

  • Underwrite risk applications with respect to medicals, occupation, and part-time activities.
  • Underwrite sub-standard cases.
  • Underwrite business insurance (Buy and Sell, Key Person etc.).
  • Request medical and financial requirements and/or limit requirements.
  • Placement of cases according to reassurance treaty and related guidelines.

Note: The environment necessitates overtime in peak periods. The amount of overtime hours depends on the business need in terms of the volumes received.

The position is based in either Western Cape or Gauteng.

What will make you successful in this role?


Role Requirements

  • Grade 12.
  • Relevant qualification will be an advantage.


  • At least 3 years medical and/or financial underwriting experience.
  • Experience in underwriting processes will be an advantage.
  • Exposure to financial underwriting and business insurance will be an advantage.
  • Exposure to underwriting software/programs will be an advantage.
  • Exposure to the application of underwriting and re-insurance policy will be an advantage.


  • Knowledge of prognosis of medical conditions.
  • Understand medical terminology (anatomy and physiology).
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of financial statements and questionnaires.


  • Communicates effectively
  • Good presentation skills
  • Business insight
  • Decision quality
  • Analytical thinking
  • Cultivates innovation
  • Plans and aligns
  • Concern for accuracy
  • Customer focus
  • Collaborates
  • Drives engagement
  • Drives results
  • Team success
  • Being resilient
  • Tech savvy

Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers.

Core Competencies

Cultivates innovation – Contributing independently

Customer focus – Contributing independently

Drives results – Contributing independently

Collaborates – Contributing independently

Being resilient – Contributing independently

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa. The Group’s Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.


  • Comfortable environment
  • Taught when starting work
  • Salary bonus if there is overtime

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Company Information


Industry: Financial Services

Sanlam is a leading financial services provider offering insurance, investment and wealth management solutions for individuals and businesses in South Africa and around the world. Founded in 1918, Sanlam has grown to become one of the largest and most respected financial services groups in Africa and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Sanlam provides tailor-made solutions designed to meet the needs of customers, ranging from life and disability insurance to investments, retirement planning, wealth management, health insurance, estate planning and more. The company is committed to providing professional, reliable advice and high-quality products that help customers secure their financial future.

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