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.
So what are you waiting for? Check out our latest vacancies below.
To apply for any of the below roles, please send your CV and a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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
- Public Affairs and Research
“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.
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
“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 to the commonweal 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.
"‘The actuarial world is a world I never thought I would find myself in. Working for the IFoA has given me an understanding of this profession and opportunities of how you can develop in your career path. I work with some fantastic colleagues from across the organisation who are generous with their time and are full of ideas of how to improve and progress the work that we do.’
Kathryn Rogers, Training Coordinator, Operations
Supporting our employees at work
Agile working schemes
We recognise that agile working has many benefits, and support agile working practices wherever we can.
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.
“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
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 Committees
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.
"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.
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This General Insurance CPD offering has been changed from former years of individual one day seminars to include individual sessions for IFRS 17, Pricing, Capital Modelling and Reserving over a two-day event packaged as Technical Issues in General Insurance, providing attendees with a varied program . The event is suitable for anyone who works, or are interested, in these areas.
L'Institut des Actuaires and French actuaries in the UK, partnered with Aviva, are delighted to be hosting their annual "l'afterwork" event for French speaking actuaries in the UK. The event will mix French and English interventions.
Register via this link to be added to the guest list: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rencontre-annuelle-des-actuaires-francophones-londres-tickets-59758941603
The CMI SAPS Mortality Committee and Mortality Projections Committee will be holding a joint webinar, aimed primarily at pension scheme trustees, describing considerations relating to setting longevity assumptions in 2019.
The 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season was one of the most active on record. We saw multiple hurricanes coming close together causing significant damage and human loss. The talk discusses whether 2017 was an exceptional year or indicative of what we expect to see in the near future, and the implications for (re)insurers.
Do you know when, how, and to whom, you are required to Speak Up?
What do we mean by “Misconduct” under the IFoA’s Disciplinary and Capacity for Membership Schemes?
Offering a diverse selection of plenary sessions and cross-practice workshops, the annual Asia Conference is the perfect opportunity to discover and discuss current and developing actuarial topics in Asia, whilst providing excellent opportunity to grow your network of contacts.
Do you know when, how, and to whom, you are required to Speak Up?
What do we mean by “Misconduct” under the IFoA’s Disciplinary and Capacity for Membership Schemes?
This session will examine our biases, look at what it feels like to be an outsider and give attendees practical tools and actions we can all take to support and grow diversity and inclusion, within the profession. This session is also designed to meet the objectives of the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training for experienced members.
This talk will discuss the various methods available for equalising GMP, key considerations and actions for both Trustees and Companies, and a discussion of some of the associated legal issues. To register, please email Sarah.Dawes@KPMG.co.uk
Join us as Neil Bull from the Pensions Regulator presents on “The Annual Funding Statement 2019”. His presentation will include a discussion on the key messages of the AFS 2019 including the Long Term Funding Target, maturity, what tPR expects of Trustees / Employers and the new regulatory approach.
In this interactive session, our facilitators, Russell Borland and Thomas Chalmers, Partners of UK-based coaching consulting firm, Leading Figures, will explore how we can enhance our EQ to make the most of our IQ. They will introduce an Emotional Intelligence framework developed by psychologist Daniel Goleman and provide participants with an opportunity to personally assess their own Emotional Intelligence. To register please email Caitlin.email@example.com
CILA is one of the pre-eminent events in the annual Life calendar. It is aimed at practicing life actuaries from life offices, consulting firms and other employers of actuaries. It will also be of interest to all those who work in or advise on, the life assurance market in the UK and Europe.
Jointly sponsored by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Society of Actuaries, and CIA, this webcast will present research that compares the risk profiles of pension plans in the UK, the US, and Canada.
This webinar is eligible for CPD
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
This KSS talk will give a bulk annuity market update over 2018 and for 2019 and beyond. The presenters will also consider bulk annuity options as part of pension scheme de-risking strategies, and how pension schemes can best prepare when requesting a quote in order to achieve a favourable outcome. Please note this event is now full, however, if you wish to join a waiting list, please email Dawn.Neil@willistowerswatson.com.
This KSS talk will give a bulk annuity market update over 2018 and for 2019 and beyond. The presenters will also consider bulk annuity options as part of pension scheme de-risking strategies, and how pension schemes can best prepare when requesting a quote in order to achieve a favourable outcome. To book a place please email Dawn.Neil@willistowerswatson.com
The aim of this interdisciplinary symposium is to gain understanding and awareness of UK private SMEs about their insurance need as a part of cyber risk management and mitigation strategies.
This year's event begins with a Professional Skills Training plenary to help build your CPD, followed by a formal drinks reception and dinner on the evening of 20 May. The following day will then be a programme full of topical plenaries and workshops covering the latest trends and topical issues in the risk and investment sector with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and build your CPD.
On May 20-24 2019, Prof Søren Asmussen (Aarhus University) will deliver a course on lectures on advanced topics in life insurance mathematics. This will be held at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, and will be accompanied by supporting lectures from Prof Corina Constantinescu (University of Liverpool) and Prof Andrew Cairns (Heriot-Watt University). To register, please visit https://www.icms.org.uk/LMSAsmussen.php.
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This talk will discuss the various methods available for equalising GMP, key considerations and actions for both Trustees and Companies, and a discussion of some of the associated legal issues. To register please email Sarah.Dawes@KPMG.co.uk
Presented by Richard Schneider
The Mortality and Longevity Symposium aims to expand delegates’ horizons by giving a better view of the scope of current mortality research in a wide variety of relevant disciplines, and by providing a forum to discuss the implications for actuarial practice and it will be of interest to all actuaries concerned with setting or reviewing mortality and longevity assumptions, underwriters, demographers, epidemiologists, policy-
The Protection, Health and Care Conference is an annual conference aimed at all insurance professionals with a passion for harnessing insurance risk in their organisations. The conference uses a combination of workshops by individuals who work at the coalface and ‘big name’ experts to explore how innovation, technological/medical advances, the political landscape and other market development will impact the Protection, Health and Care markets.
Substantial work has been undertaken in the field of behavioural finance to explore the psychological factors affecting investment decisions made by individuals. In contrast, “behavioural” factors (such as politics or human psychology) affecting decisions and actions made by institutional investors, such as insurers or pension schemes, are less understood.
Covering current topics and industry trends, the conference also includes a pre-conference evening dinner (18 June) giving you the opportunity to develop your network.
This KSS talk from FinTech Scotland's CEO will explore the mission to create an integrated Fintech ecosystem through provision of funding, support, infrastructure and talent that recognises and responds to the needs of all stakeholders - and the overarching aim for Scotland to be one of the top 5 Fintech global leaders by 2020.
To book your place, please email Barry_Shannon@standardlife.com
CIGI will provide an excellent and diverse line-up of speakers, each providing their insight and knowledge on a range of topics. The programme will be broad in nature, so will be of most value to those with some experience in the industry.
Fake news, post truth, mistrust of experts... a familiar roll call of anxieties – or perhaps clichés – about our data rich world. They point to an underlying fear that in this data abundant age the bad data drives out the good and we are left with a broken public discourse.
The pensions dashboard has been talked about across the industry for a long time and now nears implementation with DWP’s consultation ending in January 2019.
Notice is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the INSTITUTE AND FACULTY OF ACTUARIES will be held at The Hub, Edinburgh on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 16.30 (Preceded by tea from 16.00) and followed by a PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS given by John Taylor.
Air pollution has gained increasing attention lately. Nicola Oliver, head of longevity and mortality research for Medical Intelligence, will discuss not only the impacts of air pollution on health and life expectancy but also how as an industry we should be addressing it.
GIRO is attended annually by over 800 delegates and speakers who are keen to discuss key topics such as Pricing, Reserving, Modelling and the future of the insurance industry. GIRO 2018 was a huge success and we have opened bookings early for what we hope will be another brilliant conference at the EICC in Edinburgh this year.