Location: Central London
Full-time, for 6 months
Closing date: 4 January 2016, 12 noon
About the Company
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is the leading trade association for insurers and providers of long term savings. Our 250 members include most household names and specialist providers who contribute £12bn in taxes and manage investments of £1.8trillion.
ABI exists to:
• Be the voice of the UK insurance industry, leading debate and speaking up for insurers
• Represent the UK insurance industry to government, regulators and policy makers in the UK, EU and internationally, driving effective public policy and regulation
• Advocate high standards of customer service within the industry and provide useful information to the public about insurance
• Promote the benefits of insurance to the government, regulators, policy makers and the public
We are recruiting for a Public Affairs Intern to join our Public Affairs team. Reporting to the Public Affairs Manager, this is an excellent opportunity to gain real world, varied and engaging paid experience. This role will work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels to maintain an effective and influential profile for the ABI.
Key tasks and responsibilities:
• Administrative tasks associated with the successful running of the Government Public Affairs Network meetings - sending out agendas, updates and compiling attendee lists
• Political monitoring - monitoring daily events in Parliament, writing notes of Select/Bill Committees for colleagues across the ABI
• Event support - support for the Public Affairs team’s wider political events programme including the Parliamentary Reception and roundtables dinners
• Supporting the ABI’s engagement with Parliament - drafting letters, arranging meetings with MPs
• Political research - producing biographies of parliamentarians, researching political interests of key parliamentarians
• General administrative support to the Public Affairs team dealing with basic enquiries from stakeholders
• Work closely on a variety of issues with wider Advocacy Directorate
To be considered for this opportunity, it is highly desirable that you hold a degree in Politics, International Relations, Economics or a related subject, with a keen interest in current affairs and politics.
• Good written and verbal communication skills and proven experience in these areas
• Organised, with the ability to prioritise and manage several pieces of work at any one time
• Ability to work under pressure and to agreed timelines
• A mature, confident and friendly manner with the ability to build strong working relationships and to interact effectively with colleagues
• Keen to learn and gain experience at an exciting time for the Trade Association and for one of the UK’s biggest, most successful industries
• Experience of working in Parliament or public affairs would be highly desirable
Closing date for applications is 4 January 2016, 12 noon.
Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.
Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.