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Events Executive

Employer
Association of British Insurers
Location
London EC3N 2LB/Hybrid
Salary
£28,000 to £32,000 plus benefits
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

When meeting us, you’ll quickly discover that the best thing about the Association of British Insurers is the people.  We’re hugely proud that 98% of our people think individual differences are respected and we are empowered to bring our whole self to work without fear of judgment. 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.

We’re looking for an Assistant to support the Events Team with all aspects of the ABI Events calendar and key flagships as well as running smaller internal events end to end.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone with a passion for events, who wishes to build and develop their skills within a diverse and influential industry. 

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?

  • Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of ABI events to ensure success and that all target objectives and timelines are met

  • Support on flagship logistics including ownership of various elements – delegate management, catering, events technology and creative outputs including design (working with an external agency), events engagement tool, marketing (website, HTMLs etc.)

  • Manage smaller internal ABI events end to end, with the support of the Event Manager

  • Contribute to continuous improvement of ABI events by proactively supporting key projects and initiatives as required, taking the lead for particular actions and workstreams as necessary

  • Support the general administration of events whilst working collaboratively with colleagues in other departments

  • Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including staff at all levels in member firms

  • Ensure all reports/agendas/notes/costings are provided to Events Advisor/Manager within the allocated schedule

  • Manage Events Team stock cupboard including inventory.

  • Research, draft or extract reports for events project teams

  • Seek training on up and coming events outside of knowledge base

  • Assist with information required for event budgets and proposals

  • Undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required by the ABI.

What skills do you need?

  • Communication – you have excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with people at all levels.

  • Organisation – you proactively organise, problem solve and prioritise a busy workload with exceptional attention to detail.

  • Excellent relationship management skills – you’re a confident communicator who can build rapport with a wide variety of stakeholders using professionalism, discretion, diplomacy and confidentiality.

  • Teamwork – you get stuck in, work proactively with others in a small team or across the ABI and are comfortable working at pace. 

  • Technology – you are tech savvy with a good understanding of latest social media trends, HTML marketing.

  • Experience – you have proven experience of working in a professional, team-based environment.

We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t have all the skills above right now.

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 your CV. 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 adjustments to help you perform at your best in our recruitment process. Additionally, where practicable, we offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for a role. To discuss, 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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