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Policy Adviser, Health & Protection

Posted: 5 Nov 2020 Closes: 17 Nov 2020
London (currently remote due to COVID 19) London (currently remote due to COVID 19)
Fixed term & Full time association-of-british-insurers/20201105115206

Would you like to work to advocate for something that makes a positive difference to peoples’ lives?

Health and Protection products genuinely help people in times of great distress. They help get people back into the workplace after illness, provide a safety net for when they can’t, and ensure families have financial support after the loss of a loved one.

As Policy Adviser, you’ll report to the Manager, Health and Protection and work as part of a close-knit team to be the face of the ABI in representing our members in the Health and Protection market. You’ll ensure the positive role played by insurers in supporting individuals, households, employers, wider society and the economy is properly represented. Some of your key workstreams will be developing and managing policy initiatives across patient safety, health data sharing, mental health, and employee health and wellbeing.


Would you like to work to advocate for something that makes a positive difference to peoples’ lives?

Health and Protection products genuinely help people in times of great distress. They help get people back into the workplace after illness, provide a safety net for when they can’t, and ensure families have financial support after the loss of a loved one.

As Policy Adviser, you’ll report to the Manager, Health and Protection and work as part of a close-knit team to be the face of the ABI in representing our members in the Health and Protection market. You’ll ensure the positive role played by insurers in supporting individuals, households, employers, wider society and the economy is properly represented. Some of your key workstreams will be developing and managing policy initiatives across patient safety, health data sharing, mental health, and employee health and wellbeing.

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. The role is due to start in early 2021 and is a fixed term contract until the end of 2021.

Your role:

  • Work with colleagues to increase consumer, political and media understanding of the role health and protection insurance plays in supporting the mental, physical and financial health of society.
  • Engage with ABI members, stakeholders and government officials in the development of policy, using data, research and analytical skills to develop credible solutions to real problems
  • Facilitate, contribute to and present at ABI committees and workshops, to explore problems, develop solutions, build consensus and advocate the ABI’s position.
  • Work with ABI colleagues to develop the ABI’s voice and role as an active partner of Government in promoting good mental and physical health.
  • Ensure ABI members receive clear, relevant and engaging information on our health and protection work and issues.
  • Act as an effective external representative of the ABI and the insurance industry by undertaking speaking engagements and media appearances.
  • Organise, run and present at events for members and stakeholders.

The role is primarily based in London, however. Due to COVID-19, all colleagues are currently working from home. If you would like to know more about how we’ve adapted, take a look at our blog.

 

We’re looking for:

You’ll be comfortable handling multiple priorities and facilitating meetings with your various stakeholders to arrive at desired outcomes. A confident, persuasive and friendly communication style will stand you in good stead, both with your stakeholders and colleagues, to help you navigate policy issues and build consensus on a way forward. Alongside this, you’ll also need excellent project management and analysis skills to be able to digest complex information quickly and make it engaging and accessible for others. You don’t need to have worked in insurance previously to apply.

For applications, the minimum requirements are:

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Experience of leading and analysing complex public policy issues and/or strong project management experience
  • Enthusiasm for building and managing effective and positive relationships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong 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 visit: https://www.abi.org.uk/about-the-abi/careers/our-values/

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 an 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 tailored to your own personal needs and aspirations 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.

Interested?

Please apply via https://app.beapplied.com/apply/axmny1ndmi . The deadline for applications is 17 November 2020.

You can find out how we use your personal information by reading our candidate Privacy Notice here: 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 notethat 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 300,000 individuals in high-skilled, lifelong careers, two-thirds of which are outside of London. 

The UK insurance industry manages investments of over £1.7 trillion, pays nearly £12bn in taxes to the Government and supports 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. 

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