Senior Policy Adviser 3m FTC

London (UK), Bristol, Flexible, Norwich
18 Jan 2021
01 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Aviva UK are looking for someone with an interest in UK politics and digital policy to join our UK Public Policy team on a 3-month fixed-term contract (FTC) with the possibility of extension.

Our Public Policy team sits within the Group Public Policy and Responsibility team, which comprises a diverse range of professionals working throughout the UK. We are headed by one of the most senior job share partnerships in the City of London and pride ourselves on being a friendly, diverse and flexible team that delivers excellent results.

The role of Government and public policy has an increasingly meaningful impact on all aspects of Aviva – particularly with the transformational effects of Brexit, climate change, Covid-19, etc. Thus, this team is at the heart of some major reforms and some of the biggest challenges Aviva faces in the UK, trying to craft and influence the environment in which we operate.

This position will be focusing on the cutting edge of public policy, covering the evolving policy on open finance, data ethics, regulation of artificial intelligence, and protection of personal data, which are all likely to reshape the way Aviva engages with our customers, and the markets we operate in, over the next few years.

Aviva are “smart-working” in 2020 and going forward, the role-holder can be based anywhere in the UK, and comfortable travelling to one of our offices (London, Bristol, Norwich).

The role’s duties & responsibilities:

  • Ensuring strategy and operational decisions take account of wider digital policy developments – (Open Finance/Open Insurance and regulation of AI/big data)
  • Engaging directly with policymakers and trade bodies to shape the development of new policy, promote the interests of our customers and make sure that policy development is well advised
  • Supporting senior colleagues from the businesses in their engagement with government
  • Picking up and managing a range of new and emerging policy challenges
  • Helping with initiatives to strengthen Aviva’s reputation with politicians and key business partners
  • Participating in external working groups and building/strengthening collaborative relationships

Skills & experiences required:

  • Representing a financial institution to senior external partners/policymakers
  • A track record of explaining sophisticated or technical issues concisely and intelligibly
  • Experience providing advice/guidance and influencing/negotiating/networking at senior management level
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • An understanding of the risks faced by the public policy function and the necessary controls in place to manage and mitigate those risks


What will you get for this role?

  • A salary up to £80,000 depending on location, skills, experience and qualifications
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days (Pro Rata)
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme


Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We always ‘Care More’. It’s our thing. We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Just send us an email once you’ve applied stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll make sure we interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Daniel Hopchet a call on 0121 234 7625 or send an email to

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.


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