Public Affairs Adviser

Association of British Insurers

  • Grade: Adviser
  • Salary: Competitive plus benefits
  • Location: London/Hybrid from Sept 2021
  • Closing: 9:02am, 12th Oct 2021 BST

Job Description

When meeting us, you’ll quickly find out we are united in our belief that the best thing about the ABI is the people.

We’re hugely proud 100% of colleagues feel the ABI care about their health and wellbeing and 99% feel colleagues within their team respect each other. If that sounds like your kind of culture, read on to find out how you can join us.

We’re looking for a Public Affairs Adviser to help maintain our effective and influential profile in Westminster and Whitehall.

Join the ABI as we navigate the ever-changing political landscape and you will be part of an award-winning team at a high-profile trade association, delivering effective parliamentary engagement and political intelligence on key policy areas affecting one of the UK’s biggest and most successful industries.

You’ll have a whole host of opportunities to network with a wide range of MPs, parliamentarians and government departments – not to mention lots of industry stakeholders. Last year alone, the ABI had 120 mentions in parliamentary debates and 70 meetings with ministers on key industry issues.

Please note this is full time role but we are open to applications from those who wish to work on a flexible and/or job share basis. We welcome applicants who are new to insurance – as well as those who are experts.

What’s the job?

  • Help deliver effective political engagement and legislative monitoring on key policy areas affecting ABI members; influencing future policy and legislation through engagement and negotiation.

  •  Prepare and communicate materials for internal and external audiences; including briefings ahead of Parliamentary debates, responding to Parliamentary Questions and Ministerial Statements, helping co-ordinate the ABI’s work on legislation, Select Committee Inquiries and All Party Parliamentary Groups.

  • Co-ordinate and implement programmes of engagement with parliamentarians and stakeholders, including coordinating the delivery of ABI events in parliament, representing the ABI and insurance industry at events, and attending party conferences.

  • Monitor agencies to ensure colleagues receive relevant, accurate political information in real time and to proactively respond to developments in Parliament and Whitehall and – where relevant – supporting our dedicated devolved public policy team.

  • Develop constructive relationships with key stakeholders including ABI member representatives, parliamentarians, government officials and wider stakeholders, seeking out opportunities to build alliances and progress priority issues.

The role is based at the ABI in London.  However, some travel within the UK may be required. Due to COVID-19, colleagues are mainly working from home, but we plan to move to a more hybrid way of working from September.

What skills do you need?

  • Political nous – you understand the mechanisms for effective engagement with a range of stakeholders and have in-depth knowledge of UK politics.

  • Excellent relationship management skills – you’re an empathetic, confident communicator who can build rapport with a wide variety of stakeholders.

  • Lobbying skills – you know how to lobby and can influence and persuade politicians and policy makers.

  • Teamwork – you get stuck in, work proactively with others and are comfortable working at pace.

  • Organisation – you proactively organise and prioritise a busy workload with minimal guidance and exceptional attention to detail.

Throughout the interview and assessment process, we will be looking for you to demonstrate the ABI’s values; We are Brave; We take Ownership; We are Appreciative; We are Human and We are Curious. For more information about what these mean to us, please click here.

At the ABI, we feel empowered to bring our whole self to work without fear of judgment and embrace all our differences as every voice matters. To find out more about the work we do on inclusion, please visit our website and Vercida page.

How can I apply?

The deadline for applications is 19th September 2021. More detail on our company benefits can be found here.

You can find out how we use your personal information by reading our candidate Privacy Notice: https://www.abi.org.uk/about-the-abi/careers/abi-candidate-privacy-notice/.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer and as such, we:

·         Are partnered with Vercida who provide an accessible website accredited by The Shaw Trust. Our jobs can be viewed on Vercida here.

·         Are committed to making reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process as required for disabled candidates. To discuss in more detail, please contact careers@abi.org.uk. We will also check this with you should you be invited to interview

·         Offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for a role. If you believe this may apply to you, you will be able to indicate this on your application form. Please note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate for us to interview all disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. In certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, we may need to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.

About us:

The Association of British Insurers is the voice of the UK’s world-leading insurance and long-term savings industry. A productive and inclusive sector, our industry supports towns and cities across Britain in building back a balanced and innovative economy, employing over 310,000 individuals in high-skilled, lifelong careers, two-thirds of which are outside of London.  

Our members manage investments of over £1.7 trillion, collect and pay over £16 billion in taxes to the Government and support communities across the UK by enabling trade, risk-taking, investment and innovation.

We are also a global success story, the largest in Europe and the fourth largest in the world.  

The ABI represents over 200 member companies, including most household names and specialist providers, giving peace of mind to customers across the UK. 

If you would like to know more about the ABI and the work we do please visit www.abi.org.uk. You can find us on LinkedInTwitter, Facebook and Instagram too. 

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Tue 12th Oct 2021

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Tue 12th Oct 2021