Public Affairs Adviser
Liverpool Victoria General Insurance Group
Location: Greater London
Job Type: Not Specified
About the Role
LV=GI have a fantastic opportunity to join our family of accomplished people in the Corporate Communications team as a Public Affairs Adviser.
The role will be based at the London office working 35 hours a week. You will be required to attend the office a minimum of 2 days a week with flexibility on the remaining 3 days.
The Public Affairs Adviser will be responsible for helping to implement LV= GI’s public affairs strategy to influence relevant UK public policy to help benefit LV= GI’s customers.
You will be supporting the Head of Public Affairs. You will keep internal stakeholders updated with key public policy and Parliamentary activity of interest to the business, and assist with political stakeholder engagement and public affairs campaigns.
You will assist with the drafting of briefing papers and responses to consultations.
You will have previous experience working within a political/ Parliamentary environment, with knowledge of insurance and financial services an advantage.
You will have proficiency and experience in public affairs and knowledge of the workings of the UK Government and Parliament.
You will be comfortable working in a very busy and small public affairs team across a number of different policy areas. You will be able to cope well with pressure, and understand there will be occasions when out of hours work is required.
You will have exceptional organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced environment
You will have excellent written or verbal communication skills with the ability to explain complex or technical information in a simple way and when required the ability to Influence and negotiate to get the resolution.
You will be able to manage relationships with stakeholders and external organisations.
You will understand wider corporate communications techniques and Commercial awareness, anticipating the broader impact of political and policy developments for the company.
You will have a positive ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to work as part of a team or independently. You will be able to work with different departments and to tight deadlines with complex subject matters
Experience of working in Parliament, a government department or in public affairs
Support the Head of Public Affairs in delivering the public affairs strategy for LV= General Insurance
Monitor relevant UK public policy developments and Parliamentary activity of interest to LV= General Insurance and distribute to key internal stakeholders across the business
Manage the political stakeholder contact list and assist with the proactive engagement programme to help raise the profile of LV= General Insurance and to increase influence on key policy areas, with a particular focus on areas such as electric vehicles and flooding
Assist with the implementation of proactive public affairs campaigns which support LV= General Insurance
Help identify and co-ordinate LV=’s responses to Government consultations and Select Committee inquiries
Organise and run thought leadership events with external stakeholders
Liaise with MPs on constituency issues
Support the Head of Public Affairs in producing and distributing briefing papers for MPs and Peers ahead of Parliamentary debates
Support the Head of Public Affairs in producing summaries of key Government announcements and papers and share with internal stakeholders across the business
Support the Head of Public Affairs in representing LV= with political stakeholders and at external events
Why Work for Us?
Driven by our pride and passion, we will always do the right thing to inspire trust in our people and our customers. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to become Britain’s best-loved insurer, by helping people look after what they love.
If you share our ambition and our passion, join us on our journey. You can help us shape our new future together.
About the Rewards
This role is a Band B in the LV= Structure. To find out more about our bands, click to view our FAQ page here. We want you to love what you do that’s why we’ve put together a benefits package that recognises and rewards a job well done.
We’ll give you:
Flexible working opportunities – many of our employees job share or work part-time, flexi-time, or compressed hours. Our new hybrid working model now offers all employees the option to work from home 3 days a week and 2 days in the office.
26 days' holiday – which increases after two years’ service to 28 days
A competitive pension for which LV= will pay twice the amount you pay, up to 14% (please click here to read more about it)
An annual bonus scheme based on company and personal performance
A flexible benefits package (e.g. discounted retail vouchers, great value dental insurance)
A generous 25% discount off our general insurance products including home, pet and travel as well as up to 50% discount on your car insurance.
To find out more about our benefits and rewards, please click here.
LV= is an equal opportunities employer who values a diverse and inclusive workplace. We recognise that people work in different ways, and we value alternative viewpoints, celebrate individuality and foster a culture where everyone can bring their true self to work. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce, we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs, culture, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities and long term health conditions