Advocacy Manager, Talent & Diversity
Looking for an advocacy job that’s a bit different? We’re recruiting for someone to advocate the ABI’s work on talent and diversity in the Insurance and Long-Term savings sector.
Partnering closely with our members, you’ll lead the ABI’s award nominated advocacy activity across the industry – coordinating 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 effect 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 effect change.
You can find more on our diversity and inclusion work here.
Please note we are open to applications from those who wish to work on a flexible and/or job share basis. This is a fixed term contract until end of 2020.
Reporting to the Head of Communications and managing the Advocacy Adviser, 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
- Chairing 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.
- Managing the ABI Talent and Diversity data collection to showcase member efforts in this area
- Owning the Future Leaders Programme, moving forward the programme of activity for 2020
- Producing an annual member review and mid-year review.
- Overseeing the production of the Director General’s key member communication
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 line managing the Advocacy Adviser 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.
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 visit: https://www.abi.org.uk/about-the-abi/careers/our-values/
For applications, the minimum requirements are:
- Prior stakeholder, communications or marketing campaigns experience
- Ability to produce written work of a high quality
- Strong networking skills, with the ability to identify key relationships and to build influential relationships with members and stakeholders.
- Ability to lead, line manage and effectively delegate to a team, as well as lead and take ownership of a broad and varied remit.
- Excellent project management skills and the ability to coordinate and deliver collaborative work.
- Ability to build strong working relationships and to interact effectively with senior colleagues, providing advice and insight with regards to your area of expertise.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, especially the ability to clearly articulate arguments supported by convincing evidence.
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 an 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.
Please apply with your CV and cover letter. The deadline for applications is 12 January 2020. Please note we are open to applications from those who wish to work on a flexible and/or job share basis. This is a fixed term contract until end of 2020.
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/.
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 [email protected]. 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 notethat 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.
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.