We are currently recruiting a Regulatory Policy and Projects Advisor for a Permanent contract.
This role is currently a home-based role due to Covid-19 restrictions. The successful candidate could be based in our Edinburgh office or working from home, but would need to be able to travel to our Edinburgh office as and when needed.
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter plus details on your current salary to HRsupport@actuaries.org.uk before the closing date of 6 August 2021.
Purpose of the job
This role is to support the IFoA’s regulatory function by providing advice on, and leading projects relating to, IFoA regulatory policy matters.
Reporting to the Senior Regulatory Lawyer and working closely with the wider Regulatory Policy Team, the Regulatory Board and colleagues from across the IFoA, the role will involve delivering and implementing actuarial regulatory policy projects, including presenting on them to Boards and Committees, developing recommendations for changes to the regulatory framework and developing communications and training materials to support the IFoA’s regulatory work.
What is done
With what end-result
Responsible for developing and delivering particular regulatory projects, including
||Effective and timely delivery of the IFoA’s regulatory work programme|
|To provide regulatory policy support to the Regulatory Policy Team and Regulatory Board, as and when required, including preparing briefing notes on relevant topics, presenting on those topics at Board meetings and identifying and arranging for subject matter experts to present at Regulatory Board meetings.||
||Effective, insightful and up to date regulatory policy advice provided to the Regulatory Policy Team and Regulatory Board.|
|To oversee the Regulatory Board’s horizon-scanning work in relation to emerging regulatory and public interest risks, including maintenance of the Horizon Scanning Register and suggesting topics for discussion by the Regulatory Board||
||The IFoA has robust, dynamic processes for horizon scanning in relation to emerging public interest risks and areas that may require steps to be taken by the IFoA in its regulatory function.|
|To provide input from a regulatory policy perspective into IFoA consultation responses, where appropriate||
|To develop training and educational materials and present on new initiatives or issues, as required||
||Supportive training and educational materials are produced to accompany new measures and high quality presentations are delivered acros a range of formats|
|To engage with external stakeholders and build relationships with representatives at the right level||
||Appropriate engagement with stakeholders that helps to support the IFoA’s regulatory policy work|
- Regulatory Policy Team
- Regulatory Board
- Policy Team
Required to exercise judgement and make decisions commensurate with the role of delivering and implementing regulatory policy projects. This will include decisions on specific projects within agreed parameters. Management of own workload.
The role will involve engaging with often complex regulatory policy matters, being able to communicate those and identify key issues, as well as having an awareness of emerging issues. It will also involve engaging on regulatory policy issues with well-informed audiences.
The role will be key both in the delivery of the regulatory function’s work programme, but also in ensuring that the function is kept up to date and informed about relevant regulatory policy issues relevant to actuaries and their work.
Knowledge and experience
- Experience of managing and implementing projects.
- Good knowledge of actuarial and/or financial services, particularly insurance and pensions
- Experience of providing policy advice
- Experience of stakeholder management and building positive relationships with stakeholders.
- Good interpersonal skills, able to inspire confidence in others and to motivate, influence and persuade
- Strong organisational and time management skills
- Strong communicator, both written and spoken
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy
- Self-starter - able to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines.
- Creative thinker and problem solver.
- Experience of working within a professional regulatory environment
- Experience or knowledge of actuarial regulation
- Experience of working within financial services regulation
- Project Management qualifications or certifications (e.g. Prince 2)
Values and behaviours
All IFoA staff are expected to demonstrate our values and behaviours:
- 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.
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: email@example.com
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