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Working for the IFoA

At the IFoA we pride ourselves on being a great place to work

Our employees work in a wide variety of roles, from education and lifelong learning through to policy and communications. We offer careers in a wide range of disciplines across our six Groups:

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

Current vacancies

Vacancy Closing date
Finance Analyst 31 May 2021
Training Coordinator 2 June 2021

 

Recruiting the right people is essential to our success

Recruiting the right people is essential to the success of the IFoA. Our values are important to us and are at the heart of everything we do.

Our values are:

  • Member-focused: We put members at the heart of everything we do
     
  • Action-oriented: We work hard, we work smart, and we take pride in getting things done, valuing action over perfection
     
  • Forward- and outward-looking: We’re always looking to be bold and improve, innovate and take the next step
     
  • Team-driven: We work in partnership, advancing together as one IFoA.

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 its employees, members, volunteers and third parties. Recognising and embracing the unique and diverse talents of our workforce, members and volunteers is fundamental to the success of our organisation. 
 

More on diversity and inclusion

 

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 

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

Our excellent 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

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 organisational objectives depends on the physical and mental wellbeing of our employees. Workplace wellbeing includes the physical and cultural environment of the organisation as well as policies, practices and procedures that guide our work.

We strive to provide a workplace environment that values and enhances the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our 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

Employee Forum

It is important to us that our employees have a voice and a way to raise any issues, concerns or matters of interest with our Executive Leadership Team. For this purpose, the IFoA has an elected employees representative body called ‘Employee Forum’. Members are drawn from across the organisation and meet on a regular basis to share and discuss issues that may have been raised by IFoA employees.

Social life at the IFoA/Charity Committee

Our employees often socialise outside of the workplace and, when conditions allow, there are various 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 which organises activities across the IFoA to raise funds 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

 

 

Contact Details

HR Team

hrsupport@actuaries.org.uk

We aim to respond to all enquiries within three working days. To apply for this role, please send your CV, cover letter and your current salary details to: hrsupport@actuaries.org.uk

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Events calendar

  • Spaces available

    The General Insurance (GI) Spring Conference is a result of the General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee (GILL) combining this year’s 'Current Issues in General Insurance' (CIGI) and 'Technical Issues in General Insurance' (TIGI) conferences into a virtual webinar series over 19 – 25 May that will be available to watch online globally.

  • CILA 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    19-21 May 2021
    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

  • Spaces available

    Behavioural Science Webinar SeriesThe world is changing. The fourth industrial revolution, globalisation and the COVID-19 pandemic are up-ending traditional social and business norms around the world; changes that were once predictable and steady are now faster and more profound.

  • Spaces available

    Risk Management Webinar PrgrammeTools like python/R are being heavily used to provide end-to-end analytical solutions for risk management. They help to set up a framework/platform to collect risk data and work out stochastic analytics to provide insights into the risks faced by a firm, be it in any sector.

  • Spaces available

    The webinar will look at several aspects of intergenerational fairness and our panel of experts will challenge you, society, taxpayers and generations X, Y and Z on key aspects of DB v DC pensions, public v private sector pensions, state benefits and key aspects of sustainability.

  • Pensions Conference 2021

    Online webinar series
    16-22 June 2021
    Spaces available

    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

  • Spaces available

    Mathematical Futures: The Actuary in a World Transformed – Sir Adrian Smith will outline how advances in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence in the world of big data will transform the nature of many industries, including financial services. The broader environment within which mathematics is applied will change rapidly, often led by innovative yet disruptive forces outside. These changes will undoubtedly have an impact on the work of actuaries - and the profession will need to adapt quickly to thrive.

     

  • Spaces available

    Given our commitment to the safety of our members and employees, and as the easing of restrictions in respect of COVID-19 cannot be guaranteed at this point in time, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year.

    The Business of the AGM

  • Spaces available

    Join newly inaugurated IFoA President Dr. Louise Pryor as she explores what we need to do to keep abreast of the changing world – and how we can seize the resulting opportunities – in her Presidential Address, ‘A Learning Society’

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

  • Spaces available

    The paper “Asset liability modelling in the quantum era” shall be presented by its authors, Tim Berry and James Sharpe, and chaired by Andrew Smith, Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University College Dublin.

  • Spaces available

    Risk Management Webinar ProgrammeInternal audit is often the Cinderella of the audit world. It’s a regulatory requirement for insurance companies to have an internal audit function, so why not make it as useful as possible?  This session will look at how to link an internal audit plan to the risk register, and how that helps audit committees and boards to spot problems and fix them.