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Policy Assistant

Employer
Association of British Insurers
Location
London EC3N 2LB/Hybrid
Salary
£28,000 - £32,000
Closing date
14 Jan 2024

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Job Details

When meeting us, you’ll quickly discover that the best thing about the ABI is the people.  We’re hugely proud that 99% of our people think individual differences are respected and we feel empowered to bring our whole self to work without fear of judgment and embrace all our differences as every voice matters. If that sounds like your sort of culture, read on to find out how you can join us.

 

We are open to flexible, part time and/or job share working – please let us know if this would be your preference. We work in a hybrid way with at least 40% of time in the office. Please note this is a 12-month fixed term contract starting February 2024.

We’re looking for a Policy Assistant to coordinate and help with projects relating to helping our members support good consumer outcomes across varied policy areas in insurance and long-term savings. Currently, were working on things like tackling affordability challenges with insurance and making customer communications easier to understand.

We welcome people who are new to insurance (most of us were when we joined!) – as well as those with experience.

What’s the job?

  • Monitor, research and analyse relevant information to help us formulate persuasive policy positions.

  • Complete the administrative tasks relating to the running of ABI’s Consumer Advisory Group and Consumer Committee, such as coordinating and setting timelines for input, undertaking research and drafting content.

  • Compile internal and external updates, including putting together the updates for a regular newsletter.

  • Undertake consumer policy research to help colleagues understand our policy positions.

  • Work with the Public Affairs team to understand and the political context of our policy work.

What skills do you need?

  • Making the technical accessible – you can summarise information in a way that is accessible for everyone.

  • Efficiency – organisation and high attention to detail come naturally to you.

  • Communication – your written communication is of a high standard and you have a good sense of how to build and manage your working relationships.

  • Curiosity – you might not have even thought of working in policy before, but you’re keen to develop knowledge on insurance and long-term savings issues.

Throughout the interview and assessment process, we will be looking for you to demonstrate our values; We are Brave; We take Ownership; We are Appreciative; We are Human and We are Curious.

Inclusion matters to us:

We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and we run our application process a bit differently – we don’t assess based on CV or past experience. We’ll ask application questions which are relevant to the role and the skills we need to ensure our process is fair, inclusive and everyone has equal opportunity to demonstrate their suitability.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and are committed to making reasonable adjustments where required. Additionally, where practicable. We offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for a role. To discuss in more detail, please contact careers@abi.org.uk

To find out more:

You can find lots more information on our careers page, including details of our generous benefits package and who we are as an organisation.

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/.

Company

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 £1.8 trillion and paying nearly £12bn in taxes to the Government. It employs around 300,000 individuals, of which around a third are employed directly by providers with the remainder in auxiliary services such as broking.

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 LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram too.

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