Communications and Public Affairs Assistant

Association of British Insurers

Competitive plus benefits
City of London


Want an advocacy job that’s a bit different? We’re looking for someone to advocate the ABI’s work on talent and diversity in the Insurance and Long-Term savings sector.

Partnering closely with our members, you’ll lead the ABI’s award nominated advocacy activity across the industry – coordinating and attending events, commissioning research and chairing our Talent and Diversity Network. You’ll also head our industry talent programme.

Like us, you’ll need to be hugely passionate about talent and diversity and keen to drive and affect change in our industry. However, this is not an HR role and you don’t need to be a diversity and inclusion specialist – it’s about having the core communication and advocacy skills needed to affect change.

You can find more on our diversity and inclusion work here.

Your role:

Reporting to the Head of Communications and managing the Advocacy Assistant, your role will include:

 Collaborating with colleagues on advocacy projects and issues. You’ll devise the strategy for these projects and coordinate the operational delivery and ensure cross organisation support  Chair the ABI Talent and Diversity Network, providing industry insight and useful points of member engagement to shape the ABI’s work. Produce the regular network newsletter.  Manage the ABI Talent and Diversity data collection to showcase member efforts in this area  Own the Future Leaders Programme, moving forward the programme of activity for 2019  Produce an annual member review and mid-year review.  Oversee the production of the Director General’s key member communication

We’re looking for:

You’ll need to have tonnes of initiative and be comfortable driving cross-organisational projects. Strong networking skills are a must, along with the commercial savviness to identify and build influential relationships.

As you’ll be line managing the Advocacy Assistant and working closely with a range of colleagues and members to deliver projects, we’ll be looking for you to demonstrate an effective leadership style, helping others to identify their strengths and empowering others to take actions within clear frameworks of accountability and authority. We are open to applications from those who wish to work on a flexible and/or job share basis.