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Public Affairs Consultant based in Brussels, Belgium


Zurich Insurance is currently looking for a Public Affairs Consultant to join our Group Government and Political Affairs team. This position is based in Brussels, Belgium and will work alongside our Head of Public Affairs EMEA.


As a member of our  Group Government and Political Affairs team you will be part of an effort to build long-lasting relationships with external (governmental) stakeholders and institutions. You will be contributing to raising Zurich Insurance’ profile by supporting strategic public policy initiatives across Europe with a focus on European Union institutions in Brussels. With a profound interest in politics and skilled in networking, you will ensure visibility on policy trends by closely monitoring and assessing EU decision-making progress. Good communication, networking and organizational skills are key to achieve success in this role.


Are you intrigued by this challenge? Find out the details below and we’re looking forward to receiving your application.

Please note that for this vacancy we are not using any recruitment agencies and aim to recruit directly. Thanks to all agencies for respecting this.


What will you be doing?


Key accountabilities


  • Contributes to establishing and strengthening the external network with EU policymakers and other external stakeholders
  • Identifies opportunities to position Zurich as a thought leader


Business accountabilities


  • Supports execution of advocacy activities, such as designing stakeholder engagement plans
  • Steers strategic networking and political insight by continuously engaging with the EU institutions and other key stakeholders in Brussels
  • Monitors and analyzes key policy themes from a wide range of data sources in order to identify how different scenarios may impact upon the business
  • Prepares policy documents and responses to consultation documents, and reviews material ahead of trade organization meetings, in collaboration with relevant business functions
  • Drafts public policy communications and internal briefings 


 What are we looking for?


  • At least a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is preferred)
  • 3 – 5 or more years of experience in related field
  • Experience working with EU Institutions and the EU political system and processes, and feels comfortable navigating in the area
  • Good understanding of current financial services topics including sustainable finance and digital transformation
  • Pro-active and strong networker
  • Excellent communication skills in English


What will you get in return?


An international, entrepreneurial, stimulating and informal working environment, professional growth and development opportunities with a market conform salary and benefits, and great colleagues. 


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Who we are:


With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognizes and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.


You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.


Further information:


At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.


So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

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