Senior Executive Advocacy and Public Affairs

 

Directorate: Advocacy, Communications and Public Affairs

Reports to: Director Advocacy, Communications and Public Affairs

Location: Dublin

 

Function

On behalf of its members, Insurance Ireland works with EU institutions, governments, regulators and policymakers to create and maintain an effective insurance market for businesses and consumers and represents the Irish insurance market in the general public.

As part of the Advocacy, Communications and Public Affairs team of Insurance Ireland, the successful candidate, manage and implement the advocacy and public affairs strategy of Insurance Ireland and support its policy objectives. The candidate will lead and coordinate the position-building process on political initiatives and work closely with the policy and regulation team of Insurance Ireland.

The candidate will be responsible for monitoring and gathering intelligence on political developments relevant for the insurance sector and build a strong network for Insurance Ireland across all relevant stakeholders. Thereby, the candidate will facilitate to an effective cooperation and coordination with different stakeholders and contribute to developing and leveraging working relationships with institutions, political and public stakeholders.

Insurance Ireland is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

 

Tasks

  • Monitor and gathering intelligence on political developments of relevant to the insurance industry
  • Analyse developments on a range of domestic policy initiatives and the wider public debate on insurance in Ireland 
  • Regularly reporting internally and to members
  • Lead on the position-building process on policy initiative
  • Draft briefing and information materials for the political and public debate
  • Promote the aims and objectives of Insurance Ireland and help secure the outcomes and deliverables set out in the Insurance Ireland Advocacy and Public Affairs Strategy.
  • Support the development of the association’s regulatory and policy positions, advising on appropriate advocacy measures and engagement strategies
  • Manage and extent the association’s network and stakeholder engagement.
  • Organise and plan meetings with government officials, TD’s and the wider group of political stakeholders, coordinate responses to TD’s letters and inquiries on matters relating to insurance.
  • Undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required by Insurance Ireland.

 

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in advocacy, public affairs, communication or another relevant field of activity;
  • University level education, in law, economics, politics or international relations
  • Deep knowledge of political processes, strategic and regulatory aspects
  • Interest in understanding of strategic and regulatory issues in financial services and insurance.
  • Very good analytical skills, proven ability to identify key aspects and synthesise feedback
  • Able to work independently and in team and intellectually curious.
  • Proactive, organised and self-motivated to manage workload and meet agreed deadlines.
  • Very good analytical skills and proven ability to synthesise feedback.
  • Creative thinking with a curious, inquisitive nature.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with the ability to communicate with people at all levels.
  • An outgoing and dynamic personality. 

 

Desirable

  • Experience in working in the institutions in Ireland or at EU level
  • Experience in the financial services sector, particularly insurance
  • Understand the value add a trade body brings, inputting ideas for process and value improvements.

 

Behaviours Associated with Insurance Ireland Values

  • Demonstrates willingness to challenge others’ perspectives to get a more positive outcome.
  • Demonstrates willingness to try new ideas and go beyond what is comfortably within typical areas of expertise.
  • Takes a solutions-focused approach and can be relied on by others to deliver work.
  • Communicates effectively with all colleagues and stakeholders, identifying when their involvement is needed in various workstreams.
  • Shows appreciation for the contribution of others, remembering to show gratitude and finds ways to celebrate success.
  • Behaves respectfully towards all colleagues and stakeholders and treats them as individuals.
  • Actively makes time for quality engagements and builds positive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates a high level of curiosity - asking questions and consistently looking to expand own knowledge.
  • Proactively seeks out and shares new ideas and approaches with others.
  • Actively makes time to provide feedback to colleagues.

 

Our offer

We offer an intellectually challenging position in a fast-paced and changing work environment and the opportunity to engage and influence the competitive regulatory landscape of insurance in a trade body of a leading insurance market in Europe. We offer a permanent employment contract with a competitive salary, a minimum of 24 days of paid leave and a range of benefits, including health and pension plans.

Please contact florian.wimber@insuranceireland.eu in case of any questions.

Interested candidates can submit their CV and cover letter to careers@insuranceireland.eu before Tuesday 11th January 2022.

 

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Insurance Ireland. Registered in Ireland. No. 553048. Registered Office: Insurance Centre,
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