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Association of British Insurers seeks Public Affairs Adviser

Association of British Insurers 3-5y Mid Level  London, England, United Kingdom 6 Sep 2018

Job Description

Public Affairs Adviser

About us

The ABI is the voice of the UK’s world leading insurance and long-term savings industry. A productive, inclusive and thriving sector, we are an industry that provides peace of mind to households and businesses across the UK and powers the growth of local and regional economies by enabling trade, risk taking, investment and innovation.

The UK insurance industry is the largest in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. It is an essential part of the UK’s economic strength, managing investments of over £1.7 trillion and paying nearly £12bn in taxes to the Government. It employs nearly 325,000 individuals, of which around a third are employed directly by providers with the remainder in auxiliary services such as broking.


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

Join the ABI as we navigate Brexit and you will join a busy 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. With your finger on the pulse of UK politics, an enthusiasm for hard work and an ambition to build your experience in public affairs, this could be the role for you.

Your role:

Reporting to the Public Affairs Manager, you will help maintain an effective and influential profile for the Association, with a wider range of stakeholders including members of both Houses of Parliament in the UK as well politicians in the devolved bodies in Scotland and Wales.

By joining our Advocacy Directorate, you will work in collaboration with the Public Affairs Manager to coordinate briefings for Parliamentary debates, and manage high profile events such as the ABI Party conference activity.

Day to day you will:

  • Work proactively with the Public Affairs Manager and Head of Public Affairs, in delivering effective parliamentary engagement and legislative monitoring on key policy areas affecting ABI members
  • Influence future policy and legislation through engagement and negotiation
  • Prepare and communicate high-quality and concisely articulated materials for internal and external audiences; including briefings ahead of Parliamentary debates, responding to Parliamentary Questions and Early Day Motions, and co-ordinating the ABI’s work on legislation and Select Committee Inquiries
  • Co-ordinate and implement programmes of engagement with parliamentarians and stakeholders,
  • Work with other colleagues in the Public Affairs team and monitoring agencies to ensure ABI staff receive relevant, accurate political information in real time and to proactively reply to developments in Parliament and Whitehall.
  • Develop constructive relationships with key stakeholders including parliamentarians, government officials and member representatives.

What training and benefits are offered?

On your first day you’ll be met by our HR team for a full company induction. You’ll then have inductions to get you up to speed with anything from Events to how our finances work, plus one to ones with relevant colleagues. Everyone goes on the CII Introduction to Insurance course and will receive plenty of on the job training. We host various Staff Learning Events throughout the year and you will be able to attend relevant ABI and industry events.

Additional training will be driven by your own personal needs and ambitions and we have a range of courses as part of our Learning and Development offering.

More detail on our company benefits can be found here.

We’re looking for:

We’re looking for someone confident, adaptable, and able to work with people at all levels and play and integral role within a busy team. You’ll need strong analytical and organisational abilities, combined with excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience of working in complex stakeholder environments.

In return, you’ll be working at the heart of the organisation’s advocacy work, representing the ABI and wider industry in parliament and Whitehall on a broad range of issues that are crucial to our members, the industry and the wider UK economy.


The deadline for applications is 18 September 2018.


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