Want an advocacy job that’s a bit different?
We’re looking for someone to advocate the ABI’s work on talent and diversity in the Insurance and Long-Term savings sector to join us for a period of 12 months.
Partnering closely with our members, you’ll lead the ABI’s award nominated advocacy activity across the industry – co-ordinating and attending events, commissioning research and chairing our Talent and Diversity Network. You’ll also head our industry talent programme.
Like us, you’ll need to be hugely passionate about talent and diversity and keen to drive and affect change in our industry. However, this is not an HR role and you don’t need to be a diversity and inclusion specialist – it’s about having the core communication and advocacy skills needed to affect change.
You can find more on our diversity and inclusion work on our website Association of British Insurers.
Reporting to the Head of Communications and managing the Advocacy Assistant, your role will include:
- Collaborating with colleagues on advocacy projects and issues. You’ll devise the strategy for these projects and coordinate the operational delivery and ensure cross organisation support
- Chair the ABI Talent and Diversity Network, providing industry insight and useful points of member engagement to shape the ABI’s work. Produce the regular network newsletter.
- Manage the ABI Talent and Diversity data collection to showcase member efforts in this area
- Own the Future Leaders Programme, moving forward the programme of activity for 2019
- Produce an annual member review and mid-year review.
- Oversee the production of the Director General’s key member communication.
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 driven by your own personal needs and ambitions and we have a range of courses as part of our Learning and Development offering.
We’re looking for:
You’ll need to have tonnes of initiative and be comfortable driving cross-organisational projects. Strong networking skills are a must, along with the commercial savviness to identify and build influential relationships.
As you’ll be llne managing the Advocacy Assistant and working closely with a range of colleagues and members to deliver projects, we’ll be looking for you to demonstrate an effective leadership style, helping others to identify their strengths and empowering others to take actions within clear frameworks of accountability and authority.
We are open to applications from those who wish to work on a flexible and/or job share basis.
Please apply via the link and our system will walk you through everything you need to do. The deadline for applications is 4th of August 2018
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 not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and 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.
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 £1.7 trillion and paying nearly £12bn in taxes to the Government. It employs nearly 325,000 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 our website for more information.