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Policy Advisor Public Affairs

Insurance Europe 3-5y Mid Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 22 Okt 2017

Job Description

Policy Advisor Public Affairs

Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 35 member bodies — the national insurance associations — Insurance Europe represents all types of insurance and reinsurance undertakings, eg pan-European companies, monoliners, mutuals and SMEs. Insurance Europe, which is based in Brussels, represents undertakings that account for around 95% of total European premium income. Insurance makes a major contribution to Europe’s economic growth and development. European insurers generate premium income of over €1 200bn, employ 985 000 people and invest almost €9 900bn in the economy.

Function

In this role, you will support the association’s public affairs and policy objectives. You will be responsible for monitoring and gathering intelligence on EU regulatory and policy developments of the insurance sector. You will report internally on your areas of responsibility and to members. In addition, you support the development of position papers and actively implement lobbying activities. You will do so by ensuring effective cooperation and coordination with different stakeholders, and by developing and leveraging working relationships with the EU institutions. Finally, you will also participate in a range of different meetings where you will actively promote the policy messages of the association.

Tasks

  • Monitoring and gathering intelligence on EU regulatory and policy developments of relevant to the European insurance industry
  • Analysing EU developments on a range of pre-defined issues
  • Regularly reporting internally and to members
  • Identifying and flagging up new key issues of potential relevance
  • Providing support for the development of the association’s positions and the implementation of lobbying activities.
  • You will report directly to the head of public affairs and communications.

Profile

  • Minimum three to five years of experience in EU affairs with excellent knowledge of EU policy making, ideally in the financial sector and preferably insurance;
  • University level education, preferably in an area related to European studies, law, economics or international relations.
  • Good understanding of strategic and regulatory issues in financial services;
  • Able to work independently and in team and intellectually curious;
  • Good organisational skills and capacity to identify key issues;
  • Very good analytical skills and proven ability to synthesise feedback;
  • Excellent drafting skills in English.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
  • An outgoing and dynamic personality.

Offer

We offer you a challenging and exciting position with Brussels as operating base. Permanent contract. full-time, competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Application

Please address application letters and curriculum vitae to Insurance Europe, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels for the attention of Koen Ameye (e-mail: hr@insuranceeurope.eu).

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