We are recruiting a Policy Adviser to join our Retirement and Savings Policy team. You’ll work collaboratively to maintain an effective and influential profile for the ABI based on robust policy, and play a pivotal role in securing legislative and regulatory framework allowing the long term savings industry to grow, compete and innovate, in an efficient market that works well for customers.
Focusing on delivering policy solutions as well as informing and responding to policy developments in this area, your role will be centred on the industry’s approach to supporting customer decision-making in the retirement market. This is an important and evolving area of significant interest to policy-makers, regulators and the media, reflecting its importance to customers’ lives.
You will benefit the industry and its customers by developing influential relationships with key industry stakeholders including Governmental departments, trade and consumer bodies – a hugely important part of the job.
The core of your role will be to work with our members and relevant contacts in government and regulation to develop policy solutions and deliver policy projects on behalf of the long term savings industry.
Day to day, you’ll be:
- Formulating and communicating persuasive policy initiatives and solutions;
- Talking to staff in member firms to get a strong understanding of their commercial environment and understand the impact of regulation and legislation on them;
- Develop influential relationships with industry stakeholders including the Department of Work and Pensions, HM Treasury, Financial Conduct Authority, The Pensions Regulator, think tanks and trade and consumer bodies;
- Provide support to ABI committees and working groups.
You’ll also work with the rest of team on Retirement and Savings Policy, which covers issues like automatic enrolment into workplace pensions, digital developments in long term savings, and social care.
We’re looking for:
You’ll need to be skilled at putting together evidence based, compelling policy initiatives and passionate about representing our members.
Confidence communicating in writing and verbally to a variety of audiences and ensuring the content is tailored to them is key, as well as strong lobbying skills and ability to influence senior people in member firms, Government, regulators and elsewhere.
You don’t necessarily need a background in Financial Services, but you will need a good understanding of the UK‘s consumer, legislative and regulatory environment, including knowledge of the workings of Parliament. Pensions related experience would be a plus but isn’t essential.