Your mobile application

You may find making an application much easier from a desktop computer. So why not forward yourself a link to this vacancy to pick up and apply on a desktop or laptop later. Alternatively you can send the link to someone you think would be suitable for the role.

Send link Apply anyway

Senior Risk Pricing Analyst


Contract typePermanent Full Time


Our Underwriting department is currently looking for bright and ambitious individuals who have experience working within the financial services sector in either a pricing or analytical capacity and are now ready to take the next step in their career.


The Role

You will be dealing with large datasets and cutting edge analytical techniques with an aim to conduct risk analysis and generate proposals for targeted changes to product, price and underwriting criteria. You will be working in a highly commercial environment where your work and ideas will have a direct impact on the day-to-day performance of the business.

You will be working directly with the risk pricing manager on a variety of pricing projects, as well as coaching and supporting less experienced members of the risk pricing team.



Your remit will include the following


  • Query internal databases and use external data sources to generate analytical datasets
  • Using innovative tools & techniques, conduct segmented analysis to find trends in the data that identifies areas of mispricing or adverse performance
  • Apply underwriting judgement and real-world experience to uncover intricate relationships in the data that explain risk behaviour
  • Collate your findings and propose recommendations to senior stakeholders to improve business performance
  • Collaborate on high profile projects that require rapid pace and lateral thinking
  • Contribute to ongoing R&D activity that keep us one step ahead of the market

About us

Hastings Direct is a fast growing, agile, digitally focused general insurance provider of products and services to over 2.7 million customers in the UK. We've significantly grown our customer base over the last three years and we now employ over 3,400 colleagues

It's our attitude and the way we run our business that makes us different. We focus on getting it right for our colleagues, customers, company and community. It's a dynamic, flexible, fun and constantly changing environment. You'll enjoy the scope to make a real difference for our customers, influence our company, benefit the communities we work in and have fun along the way.

Required experience

  • Experience in modelling, usage of statistical packages (e.g. R/Stata/SAS), programming skills and industry or actuarial knowledge
  • Experience working within a pricing function
  • Experience delivering commercial targets
  • Strong academic background with 2:1 (and/or Masters/PhD) degree in STEM/Business/Economics
  • Desire to take ownership of your workload and deal with emerging challenges effectively
  • Ability to work as part of a team in an environment that demands excellence, reliability, accuracy and working with competing deadlines
  • Good communication skills and ability to influence others



Personal attributes

As a growing department, your role can really help make an impact on both the development and delivery of this function – it will be exciting, busy, varied and challenging so a roll sleeves up, hands-on approach is an absolute must.

  • Natural problem solver who communicates effectively to all stakeholders.
  • This is a dynamic, fast paced working environment – candidates should be comfortable working within that setting.
  • Great attention to detail – systematic approach to managing your workload.
  • Embraces opportunities to develop and learn – shows a great level of self-awareness and drive.


Benefits for you

Please find some of the great benefits we offer here at Hastings Direct;

Competitive basic salary which we will share with you upon shortlisting, but do feel free to email the Recruitment team for more details in advance of your application –

  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Up to 5% bonus earning potential
  • 25 days holiday
  • Life assurance
  • Competitive pension
  • Flexible benefits – buy or sell holidays
  • Discounted Hastings Direct products
  • Discounted rail travel
  • A friendly, dynamic and flexible environment with a test-and-learn culture
  • Initial training & support for further development to grow your capabilities
  • Structured career path that rewards achievements and solid performance


Hastings Group is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status. Please also note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.

This advert is open from the 4/9/2019 till the 7/10/2019.


Conquest House,
Collington Avenue,
TN39 3LW
About Bexhill-on-Sea


The shifts in customer service teams are quite colleague friendly. There is free tea and coffee in the call centre, and a subsidised Costa Coffee and canteen. There are lots of incentives to earn more, and a decent social life.

It has a really positive environment with everyone who works there being very helpful. The managers really do go out of their way to assist you. There are a lot of benefits and rewards at Hastings Direct which if you are doing well are quite easy to achieve.

There is a well-rounded approach to the wellbeing of all colleagues, including an inclusive approach to wellbeing activities. Hastings Direct aims to roundly develop colleagues and set them up for future careers within the company.

There is a wonderful work environment, with a strong sense of team work which purveys throughout the business. And there is a sense of friendly competition which works to heighten this.


As an employer, Hastings Direct offers a lot of company benefits to all employees which are fantastic and I feel this is quite unique. The company culture is inclusive and encourages everyone to participate in local causes.

All employees are well looked after, respected and recognised for the hard work we do for the company. It is a great experience to be working with such amazing team. It much easier for me to balance my work and personal life.

It’s a great place to work with amazing benefits, support and colleagues. Lots of hands on support. Amazing rewards for achieving targets and also plenty of time to get together as a team outside of work and bond with your colleagues.

The company culture, management structure and general atmosphere is really good. The share scheme and Hastings Direct rewards are also fantastic for staff.