Policy Adviser, Health and Protection
Association of British Insurers -
London, Greater London -
4 days ago
Would you like to work to advocate something that makes a tangible difference to peoples' lives? We're looking for a Policy Adviser to join our Health and Protection team. Some of your key workstreams will be around mental health and project managing a quick calculator which gives consumers an idea of their financial situation if they are unable to work due to unexpected life event such as illness or injury. Health and Protection products genuinely help people in times of great distress. They help get people back into work after illness, provide a safety net when they can't, and ensure families have financial support after the loss of a loved one. Your role: As Policy Adviser, you'll 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 to government and other stakeholders. You'll ensure the positive value played by insurers to individuals, households, employers, the wider society and the economy is properly represented. Your job includes: Working with colleagues to increase consumer, political and media understanding of health and protection insurance. Engaging with ABI members and mental health charities on the development of clear guidance for the insurance industry to raise awareness of how insurers can cover and support individuals with mental health conditions. Project managing and oversee the ABI's advocacy of "Percy the Protection Calculator". Leading the ABI's engagement with health insurers to develop an industry position on the impact of new technology and treatments on the health insurance industry. With guidance from the Senior Policy Adviser, Health and Protection, supporting the Health and Protection Steering Group to develop solutions which allow the ABI to be an active partner of Government in promoting good mental and physical health by supporting individuals with prevention services and in their return to work. Managing the Critical Illness Working Group by monitoring industry changes to ensure the industry is proactively responding to new medical information. Ensuring ABI members receive clear, relevant, engaging information on health and protection work and issues, for example through a monthly member newsletter and the ABI website. Acting as an effective external representative of the ABI and the insurance industry by undertaking speaking engagements and media appearances. Building effective relationships with staff in member firms, developing a strong understanding of their commercial environment and the impact of regulation and legislation. We're looking for: You'll need to be skilled at putting together evidence based, compelling policy initiatives andpassionate about representing our members. Your approach to projects is determined and tenacious and you'll patiently work through any issues. You'll be comfortable handling various member 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 analytical skills and be able to digest complex policy information quickly and make it accessible for others. You don't need to have worked in insurance previously, but you will need to have had some exposure to a policy environment and have a good understanding of the current UK political landscape. Where can this role take you? Wherever possible, we encourage our staff to develop their careers internally. The next natural step for you in this role would be a Senior Policy Adviser - but this is flexible. With a collaborative environment, the fantastic exposure you have to people and leaders in the industry and the knowledge you'll build on a range of regulatory and policy issues, the ABI is a great place to build 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 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 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 18 July 2019 Please note that as part of your application, we may ask questions regarding your background to support our commitment to maintaining diversity and inclusion in our workforce. This includes building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary and the information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. Access is limited to only relevant and necessary staff members. You can find out how we use your personal information by reading our candidate Privacy Notice and how we use information you may voluntarily disclose regarding your background by reading our Summary of Legitimate Interest https://www.abi.org.uk/about-the-abi/careers/abi-candidate-privacy-notice/ 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 £1.8 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.