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Working for the IFoA

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is a unique organisation to work for.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is the UK’s only chartered professional body dedicated to educating, developing and regulating actuaries. Our members are based both in the UK and internationally. We represent and regulate members and oversee education at all qualifying stages as well as providing continuous professional development throughout their careers.

Our employees operate in a range of hugely varied roles that involve everything from supporting students through their exams to helping produce and promote research in a variety of fascinating and critical topics, and regulating the profession and maintaining its ethics.

IFoA employees enjoy a competitive package and a great suite of benefits including a very generous pension scheme, agile working and we support personal and professional development with funded training and studying opportunities.

Current vacancies

There are currently no vacancies.

We recruit people from a wide range of disciplines

We offer careers in a wide range of disciplines. If your job application is successful, you will be working in one of our six directorates:

  • Chief Executive's Office
  • Engagement and Learning
  • General Counsel
  • Markets Development
  • Operations
  • Public Affairs and Research

Rebecca Deegan, Manager - China and South East Asia,“The IFoA is a supportive employer that invests time and resource into training employees. I can attest to this progressing from the Team Coordinator, to the Head of Policy. The IFoA also gave me the opportunity to spend almost one year working overseas, gaining lots of new skills and knowledge. Our members are a constant source of inspiration and I am proud of the projects we deliver in partnership to try and make a genuine contribution to society.

Rebecca Deegan, Head of Policy

 

Diversity and inclusion

We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all our policies, practices and procedures. This applies to all of the IFoA’s professional dealings with our employees, members, volunteers and third parties. The IFoA acknowledges that recognising and embracing the unique and diverse talents of its workforce, members and volunteers is fundamental to the success of the organisation.
 

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Recruiting the right people is essential to our success

We believe that recruiting the right people, who are the right cultural fit and will embrace our values, is essential to the success of the IFoA. We place a lot of emphasis on our values, and we put them at the heart of everything we do.

Our values are: Community, Integrity and Progress

  • Community – building relationships by being inclusive, accessible and collaborative
  • Integrity – doing the right thing for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), our members and the public interest, by being honest, accountable and professional
  • Progress – developing the future of the profession together by being relevant, supportive and purposeful

Cargill Sanderson“With the integrity of the public sector and the dynamism of the private sector, the IFoA is somewhere where you can make a meaningful contribution whilst working in a progressive, forward looking, and growing business with great opportunities for development.”

Cargill Sanderson, IFoA General Counsel Coordinator, General Counsel

 

Our compensation package and career development opportunities 

We offer competitive salaries and benefits. Some of our fantastic benefits include:

  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution, and additional salary sacrifice option
  • Private medical insurance and health screenings
  • Life assurance plan
  • Competitive annual leave scheme with the option to purchase additional leave
  • Corporate bonus
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Learning and development

We value learning and development and have a structured performance development process which captures key objectives and addresses individual development needs and aspirations, as well as short and long-term career development ambitions.

Supporting our employees at work

Agile Working Schemes

We recognise that agile working has many benefits, and will support agile working requests wherever we can.

Wellbeing

We recognise that the ability to achieve our objectives depends on the physical and mental wellbeing of our employees. We acknowledge that workplace wellbeing includes the physical and cultural environment of the organisation as well as policies, practices and procedures that guide our work.

We aim to provide a workplace environment that values and enhances the physical and mental health and wellbeing of employees. We achieve this through our Wellbeing Policy and related working practices, our network of Mental Health First Aiders, our annual Wellbeing Week to help maintain a focus on health and wellbeing and by working in partnership with our Occupational Health Providers.  

Mindful Employer

Gillian Ozer“Having had a wide experience of working for banks and insurance companies, I can sincerely say that my time employed at the IFoA has been the most rewarding. Every day presents me with new challenges, allowing me to learn additional skills and provide me with great job satisfaction. I have flourished in an environment which offers both opportunity and mental stimulation. Even after 13 years, I still enjoy the challenges and experiences that each day brings.” 

Gillian Ozer, Membership Manager - Subscriptions and Administration, Membership

Employee Forum

We give our employees a clear voice. For this purpose, the IFoA has an elected a employees Representative Body called “Employee Forum”, whose members meet on a regular basis with each other and other members of employees and directors to discuss matters of common interest to, and affecting members of employees, and to create transparency throughout the organisation.

 

Social life at the IFoA/Charity Committee

In addition to working together, our employees often also like to spend time with each other and socialise outside of the workplace, and there are social events in the evening or at lunch time such as the IFoA book club, or trips to the theatre or cinema. We also have a Charity Committee who organise activities across the IFoA to raise fund for charitable causes. 

Siân Aplin"At the IFoA there is a great sense of community amongst colleagues as you are working towards the same goal -  to create the best experience for our members."

Siân Aplin, Team Administrator, Engagement and Learning

 

 

Environmental Management System

Through our Environmental Management System (EMS), we seek to minimise the impact of IFoA working practices and procedures on the environment, and optimise their sustainability. We look for gaps and areas for improvement, listen to employees feedback on EMS matters and support changes, capture and facilitate learning, and take action to ensure that business practices are sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Contact Details

HR Team

hrsupport@actuaries.org.uk

We aim to respond to all enquiries within three working days.

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Events calendar

  • Your Actuarial Career: Managing Career Breaks

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    5 December 2019

    Spaces available

    Maternity or paternity leave, sabbaticals to study or travel, managing care responsibilities or escaping unemployment – Join Chika Aghadiuno and a panel of IFoA guests including Rachel Vecht, Women Ahead (International), Lee Faulkner, Financial Wellbeing Actuary, First Actuarial, Emily McGuire, Partner at Aon Hewitt, and Sarah Mathieson, Head of Research and Knowledge, IFoA, to ex

  • Sessional Meeting - Silent Cyber Assessment Framework

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    9 December 2019

    Spaces available

    The (re)insurance industry is faced with a growing risk related to the development of information technology (IT). This growth is creating an increasingly digitally interconnected world with more and more dependence being placed on IT systems to manage processes. Note: Registration is from 17.30 in time for the sessional to begin at 18.00.

  • CPD Member Event in Shanghai, China

    Function Room, F39, S1 Fuson Group, the Bund Finance Centre, No.600 Zhongshang East 2nd Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai Chinese address:BFC外滩国际金融金融中心,S1复星集团,39层报告厅,上海中山东二路600号
    9 December 2019

    Spaces available

    The IFoA’s President-elect Tan Suee Chieh will visit Shanghai. We will host CPD and Awards Presenting event on Monday 9 December 2019. The event is part of Mr Tan’s first presidential trip to China.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (10 December 2019)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ  
    10 December 2019

    Spaces available

    This event will be of interest to students and recently qualified actuaries.

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020.  The content and discussion at this session is particularly tailored to actuarial students and newly qualified actuaries working in any area and the format is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions with your peers.

  • IFoA Joint Member Event with the Sunshine Insurance Group, Beijing China

    Room TBC, Kuntai International Plaza, No.12, Chaowai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing 地址:会议室待定,北京市朝阳区朝外大街乙12号1号楼昆泰国际大厦
    12 December 2019

    Spaces available

    The IFoA’s President-elect Tan Suee Chieh will visit Beijing. We will co-host CPD and Awards Presenting event with the Sunshine Insurance Group on Thursday 12 December 2019. The event is part of Mr Tan’s first presidential trip to China.

  • ARC Sessional Research Event: Drivers of Mortality - Risk Factors and Inequality

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    6 January 2020

    Spaces available

    The authors will focus on a large dataset obtained from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) and related sources. Data are available at the level of Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) – small geographical areas with, typically, 1000-2000 residents and include death counts, exposures and a significant number of socio-economic variables including the index of multiple deprivation (IMD).

  • SIAS Event: My Journey to Data Science, Big Data and AI

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    7 January 2020

    Spaces available

    Patrick Lee is an actuary who has made the transition to working in software architecture and artificial intelligence (AI). He holds Microsoft Professional qualifications in Data Science, Big Data and AI and is currently working towards a DevOps (the automation of software testing and deployment) qualification. He is a member of the IFoA Council and is also President of the Wessex Actuarial Society. He is also a member of the IFoA and the RSS's joint Data Science Focus Group and will talk on the ethical use of AI. 

  • Spaces available

    This presentation covers the detail for how the matching adjustment is calculated. A small simple example spreadsheet is provided and discussed in detail.

    For actuaries wanting to get more involved with the matching adjustment, this is the opportunity to get a detailed description of the mechanics involved. This includes cashflows derisking, PRA tests as well as hypothecation.

    The presentation is provided by James Sharpe who has worked on a number of matching adjustment calculations with several firms.

  • IFoA Volunteer Recognition Reception

    Staple Inn, 4 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 6DR, UK
    15 January 2020

    Spaces available

    As a thank you to all our Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) volunteers, you are invited to join us at Staple Inn Hall, for an evening of drinks, canapes and networking, in London.

    IFoA President, John Taylor, will be attending and will make a speech

    If you support the IFoA as a volunteer (member or non-member), or in any other role, and you are going to be in London on 15 January, please book your place and join us at this reception.

     

  • Sessional Meeting - Operational Risk Dependencies

    Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 9 Queen St Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
    20 January 2020

    Spaces available

    The Operational Risk Working Party aims to assist actuaries and others in the modelling and management of operational risk. One of the key challenges in modelling operational risk is the modelling of dependencies between operational risks, and between operational and non-operational risks such as market, credit and insurance risk. Their paper seeks to assist in this regard, and help develop good practice in setting assumptions and modelling operational risk dependencies. 

  • KSS event in Glasgow: Public Sector Pensions

    Hymans Robertson, Glasgow 20 Waterloo St, Glasgow
    30 January 2020

    Spaces available

    – the unappreciated key assumption, the resulting unsustainable promises, the unmanaged risk and the unrecognised debt? 

    Speaker: Allan Martin will present this talk on 30 January in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. If you wish to register for another location please return to the Events Calendar.

  • KSS event in Stirling: Public Sector Pensions

    M&G Prudential, Stirling Craigforth Campus, Stirling
    30 January 2020

    Spaces available

    – the unappreciated key assumption, the resulting unsustainable promises, the unmanaged risk and the unrecognised debt? 

    Speaker: Allan Martin will present this talk on 30 January in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. If you wish to register for another location please return to the Events Calendar.

  • KSS event in Edinburgh: Public Sector Pensions

    Hymans Robertson 1, Exchange Place, Semple St, Edinburgh
    30 January 2020

    Spaces available

    – the unappreciated key assumption, the resulting unsustainable promises, the unmanaged risk and the unrecognised debt? 

    Speaker: Allan Martin will present this talk on 30 January in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. If you wish to register for another location please return to the Events Calendar.

  • ARC Sessional Research Event

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    3 February 2020

    Spaces available

    This sessional will be delivered by members of the research team working on the ARC “Big Health & Actuarial Data’ research programme, led by Professor Elena Kulinskaya (University of East Anglia).

  • Professional Skills Training - London (11 February 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ         
    11 February 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Sessional: Impact of E-cigarettes Working Party

    Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
    24 February 2020

    Spaces available

    This sessional meeting will be of direct interest to actuaries and others working in the in the Health and Care, Life or Pensions sectors or indeed actuaries with an interest in morbidity or mortality. Note: Registration is from 17.30 in time for the sessional to begin at 18.00.

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (25 February 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    25 February 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Spring Lecture 2020, Edinburgh - Vicky Pryce

    Assembly Rooms, 54 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2LR
    25 March 2020

    Spaces available

    What next in Economic Policy?

    Please join us on 25 March 2020 for our annual Spring Lecture presented by Vicky Pryce in Edinburgh. 

  • IFoA Asia Conference 2020, Kuala Lumpur

    CCEC Nexus, 7, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    24-25 June 2020
    Spaces available

    The sixth annual Asia Conference once again offers a prestigious line-up of home and international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia. This year's conference in Kuala Lumpur will be hosted by Tan Suee Chieh, IFoA’s first Asian President. He will also make his Presidential address at this conference and will expand on the important elements of IFoA’s new strategy. 

    Additionally, this landmark conference will showcase how the IFoA is reinventing itself to support its members to succeed and thrive in a digital age, within traditional businesses and beyond, as a global organisation. 

    Not to be missed by international industry players, opinion formers, academic and industry leaders, actuaries and non-actuaries.