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Job ID : 1200460 Date Updated : May 31st, 2023
We are the oldest P&I Club in the world.

P&I Club Underwriter/Head office is LONDON

Hiring Company The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Europe
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience

Job Description

Control and management of the underwriting function is from London though Singapore and Hong Kong have regulated underwriting authority as well. An understanding of the operations and needs of each Member is achieved by frequent contact. Prompt service on such matters as mortgage undertakings, oil pollution certification and related insurance issues is the underwriters’ target. Access to a variety of specialised insurance and reinsurance programmes enables the Managers to provide cover to suit the needs of each Member.

Main duties:

  • Promote Britannia to existing Members, potential new Members and their brokers;  
  • Responsible for handling underwriting matters for Members by geographical area; 
  • Evaluate the appropriate rating of P&I and FD&D risks; 
  • Provide quotations to existing Members and potential new Members on request;  
  • Support the renewal negotiations with existing Members and where appropriate through their brokers by providing adequate documentation and a clear explanation of any changes proposed (to rates and/or terms);  
  • Ensure an equitable balance in the rating between Members (consistent with the perceived risks and actual claims experience); 
  • Achieve target general increases across the Membership; 
  • Arrange, where necessary, insurances and reinsurances on behalf of the Membership as requested;  
  • Facilitate the production of trading certificates (Blue Cards, ITOPF, SIGCo documents etc) on request, in a timely manner; 
  • Facilitate the production of Certificates of Entry, endorsements and underwriting debit and credit notes in a timely manner, as appropriate; 
  • Foster good relationships between TRB and Members/their brokers; and  
  • Maintain close contact with claims handlers, risk managers, and the finance and actuarial department

Managing/ employing company: Britannia Japan office

Location: Tokyo(potential transfer in the future )

Department: Underwriting Dept.

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 3 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level
Minimum Japanese Level Fluent
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • experience in P&I club or marine insurance and related accident handling
  • Operations such as Microsoft Excel functions


  • Fluent in English and Japanese, both spoken and written
  • Ability to speak/read/write/present in English clearly for both internal and customer communications at a technical level.


Employment Type: Regular full time
Probation Period: 3months

Work location: Tokyo office 
 Ginsen Nishi-Shinbashi-building 10F, 1chome-15-4 Nishi-shinbashi,Minato-ku,Tokyo

Working/Break Time: 9:00~17:00 (lunch break 1 hour)

Holidays: Sat, Sun, National Holidays, Year-end through New Year holidays,Paid holidays,Special Holiday,Nursing care leave,maternity leave

Benefits Program: Fully (Health Insurance, Employee's Pension, Employment Insurance and Industrial Injury Insurance),Bounus and salary raise, etc

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku
  • Toei Mita Line, Uchisaiwaicho Station

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience
Work Hours 9:00~17:00 (lunch break 1 hour)
Holidays Sat, Sun, National Holidays, Year-end through New Year holidays
Job Division Underwriting Dept.
Industry Insurance

Job Category

  • Banking and Financial Services > Underwriter, Damage Investigation
  • Banking and Financial Services > Actuary
  • Banking and Financial Services > Other (Banking and Financial Services)
  • Legal, General Affairs and Public Relations > Legal, Compliance
  • Consulting and Certified Professions > Other (Consulting and Certified Professions)
Hiring Company Information

The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Europe

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Company Details

Company Type Small/Medium Company (300 employees or less) - International Company

Company Description

We are the oldest P&I Club in the world. Trusted by our Members since 1855, we have built a reputation for providing an exceptional standard of service.

The Club has gone from strength-to-strength by embracing our core values of Integrity, Trust, Specialisation, Excellence and Mutuality, meaning our Members always come first. Our history of financial strength and a premium service have established Britannia P&I as one of the market leaders in the International Group of P&I Clubs.

  • 166 years in business
  • 240members
  • 46m chartered t nnage
  • 125m owned tonnage

Tindall Riley (Britannia) Japan Limited is the new name for Cornes P&I Co Ltd, which was acquired by the Managers on 3 April 2017.
Tindall Riley (Britannia) Japan Limited is headed up by Mr T Sugiyama and operates from two offices in Tokyo and Kobe. They employ a total of 16 staff and provide Britannia Members with high quality services.

Tindall Riley (Britannia) Japan Limited, as it is now known, has had a continuous presence in Japan since 1953, originally through the company Cornes & Co. Cornes & Co is an old company with a venerable history almost as long as Britannia’s. It was formed in Yokohama in 1861, by Frederick Cornes (born in Macclesfield, England, in 1837) and his partner William Aspinall. The company was originally known as Aspinall, Cornes & Company and its main business was the export of silk and green tea. By 1868, however, their activities had expanded and in this year they were appointed agents for Lloyd’s of London.

The relationship with Britannia began in 1953, when Cornes & Co were appointed as Correspondents in both Kobe and Yokohama. The listing in Tokyo finally appeared in 1974. Mr M Yagiu, who headed the P&I section and worked for Cornes from 1962 until 2001, was given the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen in 1998. In 1994, it was decided to create a separate company, Cornes P&I Co Ltd, which remained in the full ownership of Cornes & Co until the purchase by the Managers (and contemporaneous name change) on 3 April 2017.

In August 2018 David Cave was seconded from London to Tokyo, continuing in his role as P&I and FD&D claims director for Japan, working alongside TR(B)J staff and in close coordination with the Japan claims team in London.



Our Loss Prevention team offer Management Reviews, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Technical Seminars, and Publications to Members. To ensure ships standards are maintained to the highest level, the team also liaises with trusted surveyors to conduct Condition Surveys onboard.


Excellent claims handling is key to ensuring that all  Members receive the maximum benefit from mutual insurance. This is true whether for Owners or Charterers, and also in both P&I and FD&D cases. Successful claims handling permits us to resolve problems effectively and to minimise financial impact for both Members and the Club. Maintaining this close contact on claims provides us with great awareness of individual Members’ operations as well as a broad knowledge of issues experienced across the Club’s membership.

  • FD&D

FD&D (Freight, Demurrage and Defence) provides assistance to Members for the cost of legal representation and expert advice in relation to claims, disputes and other matters of a shipping nature which are not already covered by P&I and are not covered by any other form of insurance.


In respect of liability to seamen, damage to property, removal of wreck and many others, the Club provides cover on the basis of a combined single limit of up to USD 750 million or EUR 750 million. However, where needed, we are able to offer more comprehensive third party liability cover. We can arrange this cover either as a standard extension or on bespoke terms.


Membership of our club is generally open to registered owners, operators, managers or charterers of a ship. However, if you are a registered owner, it’s likely that you might be part of a corporate structure that includes other legal entities that could incur liabilities that arise from the operation of a ship. In these circumstances we will only consider a limited number of companies for full cover, either as a Member or as a co-assured. If your company falls outside the categories that are entitled to full cover, it may be added as an ‘associated company’, but only in so far as the Member would be able to pay, had the claim been directed against them.