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Insurance Europe represents the European insurance industry on a wide range of issues to European regulators, other public bodies, and the media. We look to recruit ambitious, talented and enthusiastic people, and currently have the following opportunities to join our international team of around 40 experienced advisors.

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Policy advisor general insurance

Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 37 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 more than €1 200bn, directly employ over 950 000 people and invest over €10 200bn in the economy.

For our general insurance department, we are looking for a (m/f)
Policy advisor general insurance

Function

  • Identifies, monitors, analyses and advises on EU initiatives relevant for the European insurance industry on topics related to general insurance (liability-related issues, cyber insurance, sustainability including climate change and natural catastrophes).  
  • Synthesizes Insurance Europe’s members’ feedback, negotiate and draft common positions reflecting the European industry views, coordinates and conveys these views to EU institutions and stakeholders.
  • Provides thorough analysis of developments and their impact on the industry and the position of Insurance Europe. 
  • Advises, supports and reports to Insurance Europe’s project groups and committees, in particular the general insurance committee, and coordinates with other relevant groups and committees. 
  • Coordinates positions and actions with Insurance Europe’s members and provides them with services, for example is a point of contact for the members, informs about legislative developments and the sector position.
  • Contributes to the development of Insurance Europe’s publications, position papers, briefings, newsletters, etc. Contributes to studies in order to help formulate proposals for regulation or legislation.
  • Contributes to the development of Insurance Europe’s advocacy strategy. Organises and assumes responsibility for contacts and coordination with external stakeholders, eg the relevant EU institutions and authorities, as well as other public or private organisations.
  • Represents and promotes the policy messages of the European insurance industry at seminars, conferences and working groups across Europe.

Profile

  • A first experience in general insurance is an asset. 
  • Very good analytical skills and proven ability to synthesise feedback.
  • Highly developed team spirit, sense of responsibility, ability to take initiatives and be proactive.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Excellent organisation skills, ability to plan and meet deadlines, capacity to identify key issues and prioritise.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with ability to tailor messages to different audiences and to speak in public.
  • Experience in building consensus views amongst stakeholders.
  • Experience within an international and multi-cultural environment is advantageous.

Offer

We offer you a challenging and exciting position (permanent contract). You will work in a stimulating international environment, with numerous opportunities for personal development. You will have the possibility to participate in projects that will influence the European insurance industry in the coming years.

Contact

Please address application letters and curriculum vitae to Insurance Europe, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels for the attention of Koen Ameye (e-mail: [email protected]).

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Policy advisor public affairs

Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 37 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 more than €1 200bn, directly employ over 950 000 people and invest over €10 200bn in the economy.

For our public affairs team, we are looking for a (m/f)
Policy advisor public affairs

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

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.

Contact

Please address application letters and curriculum vitae to Insurance Europe, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels for the attention of Koen Ameye (e-mail: [email protected]).

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