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Policy Assistant, Long-Term Savings Policy

Posted: 2 Nov 2020 Closes: 16 Nov 2020
London (currently remote due to COVID 19) Competitive plus benefits
Permanent & Full-time association-of-british-insurers/20201102165153

Looking for a job where you can help make a genuine difference to peoples’ financial wellbeing?

We’re looking for Policy Assistant, Long-Term Savings to help the team’s work to secure policy and a regulatory framework which allows the life and savings industry to grow, compete and innovate and ultimately deliver the right products for their customers. You’ll tangibly see how your team guide and effect policy across the long-term savings industry.


Looking for a job where you can help make a genuine difference to peoples’ financial wellbeing?

We’re looking for Policy Assistant, Long-Term Savings to help the team’s work to secure policy and a regulatory framework which allows the life and savings industry to grow, compete and innovate and ultimately deliver the right products for their customers. You’ll tangibly see how your team guide and effect policy across the long-term savings industry.

There are no minimum requirements relating to work experience or education – our recruitment process is designed to assess the key skills needed to do this role and we can support your ongoing learning and development.

Please note we are open to applications from those who wish to work on a flexible and/or job share basis. The role is based in London, however, due to COVID-19, we’re currently working from home. If you would like to know more about how we’ve adapted, take a look at our blog.

Your role:

  • Support the successful delivery of the Directorate’s conference and events programme.
  • Maintain effective relationships with key industry stakeholders.
  • Prepare briefing notes for the Director General and Director of Long-Term Savings Policy and Protection.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Advocacy Directorate to ensure that the long-term savings sections of the ABI website are kept up to date;
  • Lead the preparation of member newsletters and coordinating your team’s contributions to the Director General’s Weekly Note to senior long term savings industry stakeholders;
  • Prepare for, attend and participate in relevant ABI Committees and member working groups.
  • Prepare draft policy papers and responses to consultations.
  • Undertake high quality research on, and analysis of, issues in the long-term savings market.

We’re looking for:

  • An ability to juggle different priorities simultaneously.
  • An enthusiastic “can-do” attitude and a willingness to adapt to changing work demands and priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage with people at all levels.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Someone who works effectively as part of a team.
  • An ability to summarise complex information and make it accessible for others.
  • Your interest in working in public policy.

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/

Where can this role take you?

Wherever possible, we support our staff to develop their careers internally. The next natural step for you in this role would be a Policy Adviser – but this is flexible.

With a supportive environment and the fantastic exposure you get to lots of people in the industry and the knowledge you’ll build on a range of regulatory and policy issues, the ABI is a great place to start your career.

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?

The deadline for applications is 16 November 2020.

Please note you can access our privacy notice via 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 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. 

Association of British Insurers

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