Company/ Firm Name


London, UK

Published Date

28 June 2021

About the job:

When meeting us, you’ll quickly find out we are united in our belief that the best thing about the ABI is the people.

We’re hugely proud 100% of colleagues feel the ABI care about their health and wellbeing and 99% feel colleagues within their team respect each other. If that sounds like your kind of culture, read on to find out how you can join us.

Want to be at the forefront of one of the biggest growth areas in the insurance industry?

We’re looking for a Policy Adviser to join our General Insurance team. You’ll lead on policy work for cyber insurance, work on the ABI’s engagement with the Lloyd’s and London Markets, and oversee the development of more specialist insurance products (including trade credit, terrorism, professional indemnity, medical malpractice and pet insurance).

Please note this is full time role but we are open to applications from those who wish to work on a flexible and/or job share basis. We welcome applicants who are new to insurance – as well as those who are experts.

What’s the job?

  • Advance and monitor the changing public policy issues that emerge as the UK cyber insurance market grows and develops, bringing increased political and regulatory attention.

  • Promote key policy positions, research and proposed solutions to make the cyber insurance market work more effectively.

  • Develop an effective industry response, both proactively and reactively, to reputational challenges facing the cyber insurance market.

  • Develop and lead the ABI’s policy work on trade credit, terrorism, professional indemnity, events, medical malpractice insurance products.

  • React to developments in Government policy or the media that may impact your policy areas and help insurers navigate these issues effectively.

  • Engage with key external stakeholders including Lloyd’s of London, the Lloyd’s Market Association, the London Market Group and the International Underwriting Association.

  • Develop expertise on insurance innovation including InsurTech, digital transformation and the ‘internet of things’.

The role is based at the ABI in London.  However, some travel both within the UK and Europe may occasionally be required. Due to COVID-19, most colleagues are currently working from home.

What skills do you need?

  • Experience dealing with complex and emerging policy issues – you can get up to speed quickly with the technical detail.

  • An analytical mind – you use evidence to back up your decisions.

  • Excellent relationship management skills – you know how to approach stakeholders of all levels and backgrounds.

  • Demonstrable lobbying skills – you can influence and persuade senior people in member firms, Government, regulators and elsewhere.

  • Effective presentation skills – you know how to tailor you message to your audience.

Throughout the interview and assessment process, we will be looking for you to demonstrate the ABI’s values; We are Brave; We take Ownership; We are Appreciative; We are Human and We are Curious. For more information about what these mean to us, please click here.

At the ABI, we feel empowered to bring our whole self to work without fear of judgment and embrace all our differences as every voice matters. To find out more about the work we do on inclusion, please visit our website and Vercida page.

How can I apply?

The deadline for applications is 5 July 2021. More detail on our company benefits can be found here.

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/.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer and as such, we:

·         Are partnered with Vercida who provide an accessible website accredited by The Shaw Trust. Our jobs can be viewed on Vercida here.

·         Are committed to making reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process as required for disabled candidates. To discuss in more detail, please contact careers@abi.org.uk. We will also check this with you should you be invited to interview

·         Offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for a role. If you believe this may apply to you, you will be able to indicate this on your application form. Please note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate for us to interview all disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. In certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, we may need to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.

About us:

The Association of British Insurers is the voice of the UK’s world-leading insurance and long-term savings industry. A productive and inclusive sector, our industry supports towns and cities across Britain in building back a balanced and innovative economy, employing over 310,000 individuals in high-skilled, lifelong careers, two-thirds of which are outside of London.

The UK insurance industry manages investments of over £1.6 trillion, pays over £16 billion in taxes to the Government and supports communities across the UK by enabling trade, risk-taking, investment and innovation. We are also a global success story, the largest in Europe and the fourth largest in the world.

The ABI represents over 200 member companies, including most household names and specialist providers, giving peace of mind to customers across the UK.

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.