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Deputy Independent Examiner

Deputy Independent Examiner

We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Independent Examiner. This role relates to the review of Adjudication Panel Determinations arising from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Disciplinary Scheme. The role is a professional regulatory role with an initial tenure period of three years which can be renewed, where both parties wish, for a further three years.

Please note the role holder must not be a member of the IFoA or have a role with the PRA, FCA, the Pensions Regulator or the FRC and its operating bodies.

If you are interested in applying for the above position please send your CV (maximum of two pages) and a covering letter (maximum 500 words) that addresses how you meet the requirements of the role to by 8 March 2021.


We represent and regulate over 31,000 members worldwide for the benefit of the outside world and oversee their education at all stages of qualification and development throughout their careers.  By joining the IFoA, members are making a personal commitment to high standards of education, competence and integrity.

The public – clients, users, employers and all those affected by actuarial decisions – must be confident that Members of the IFoA will observe professional ethical codes and regulatory standards which justify that trust. Should things go wrong, we have developed disciplinary procedures in order to enforce our Members' professional obligations.


Role Description

The role of the Independent Examiner is to review referred Adjudication Panel determinations. The Independent Examiner’s powers for review are set out at Part 7 of the IFoA’s Disciplinary and Capacity for Membership Schemes. Should the Independent Examiner be unavailable or unable for any reason to fulfil her/his functions under Part 7 of the Disciplinary Scheme, the Deputy Independent Examiner exercises the functions of the Independent Examiner.

The time commitment for this role varies dependent on the volume of referred determinations in any given year.


Key Contacts and Stakeholders

  • Appointed by Disciplinary Appointments Committee (DAC).
  • Day to day point of contact: Judicial Committees Secretary (JCS).
  • Key stakeholders: IFoA disciplinary oversight Boards and Committees.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing referred determinations with reference to the grounds of review and producing detailed written reasons, as detailed in the Rules.
  • Adhering to timeframes set by the IFoA disciplinary oversight Boards and Committees.
  • May be required to feedback to the disciplinary Boards and Committees as part of their respective public interest functions.


Person Specification

The successful applicant will have:

Knowledge & Experience

  • A high level of experience with public hearings, preferably in international professional regulatory or civil processes and in the capacity of legal adviser, chair or panel member roles.
  • Significant demonstrable experience of drafting reasoned determinations or reports relating to professional disciplinary, regulatory or other formal legal proceedings.
  • Experience of working with a variety of professional regulatory enforcement regimes and practices, including professional misconduct and fitness to practice panels and processes.
  • Understanding of the breadth and work that might be undertaken by an actuary and their regulatory obligations.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a public interest environment and with diversity, equality and inclusiveness considerations.


  • Demonstrable integrity, independence of mind and fairness.
  • Sound judgement enabling well-reasoned decisions and to exercise discretion appropriately
  • Excellent written communication skills enabling the drafting of quality written judgements and evidence of an ability to write clear, concise and well-reasoned advice.
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate volumes of case report and investigation materials covering matters of professional ethics and/or actuarial work
  • Good organisation skills to manage cases efficiently and effectively within clearly defined timescales.
  • Confidence to use electronic communication and receive electronic copy papers.


  • Flexibility – the time commitment is varied and dependent on case load.
  • Induction and support will be provided on appointment.


The role attracts an honorarium, and expenses incurred in the role are recoverable from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in line with the IFoA’s expenses policy.


Professional Indemnity

The IFoA’s indemnity arrangements cover those acting under the disciplinary schemes, both actuarial and lay.



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