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CERA Seminar – Chief/Senior Risk Officer

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Head of Education Partnerships and Lifelong Learning is seeking to appoint a proactive, innovative individual to take on the role of Chief/Senior Risk Officer at a CERA seminar.  These seminars are designed to complement the SP9 (Enterprise Risk Management Specialist Principles) examination and provide insight into practical “real world” application of ERM.

Positions available: apply now

Please note students of the IFoA or any other actuarial association will not be considered.

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Future roles: register your interest

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Task specification

The Head of Education Partnerships and Lifelong Learning is seeking to engage experienced Chief/Senior Risk Officers for the CERA seminar, which forms part of the formal CERA qualification process.

  • Attend at least one but maybe two seminars each year that are held around the UK and Ireland
  • Deliver a short presentation, based on guidelines provided and personal experience
  • Engage with the delegates as they work through various tasks, to help them get the most out of the day.


The Chief/Senior Risk Officer SEC role duration is normally for 1 year, renewable at the discretion of the Head of Education Partnerships and Lifelong Learning.

Time commitment

  • At least four seminars are held each year, and ideally we would require you to be in attendance for a whole day – 09.00 – 17.00. 
  • Allow at least 2-3 hours preparation in advance of the seminar.
  • In the first instance you would sit in and observe a seminar.  This will give an insight of the role and what it encompasses.

Person specification

We are looking for someone who:

  • is a Fellow or Associate of the IFoA
  • is comfortable at public speaking
  • has Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) experience at a Senior Risk Officer level or equivalent, ideally being in this position at present
  • has the CERA designation (not essential).

In return, the SEC will receive:

  • the chance to engage with the Engagement and Learning Directorate and to interact with participants to instil the key principles underlying the implementation and application of ERM
  • opportunities for CPD in line with the current scheme arrangements

This is a remunerated role and a fee will be paid

Mutually agreed services will be outlined in a ‘Schedule of services’ which will be provided to you on successful appointment.  On successful completion of the services, you will be required to submit an invoice to the IFoA.  The IFoA will provide you with a template invoice to use, and this invoice will be processed by a member of the IFoA’s Partnership team.  If you wish to view the ‘Schedule of services’ and the applicable terms and conditions, prior to expressing interest in this role, please contact the Quality team.  Please note that this role is classified as a ‘Self-Employed Contractor’.

Additional Information

The IFoA delivery team is made up of IFoA Executive staff and our volunteer community.  Every individual who supports the IFoA, is valued, and are recognised, as part of our volunteer community and works in partnership with the IFoA Executive staff to deliver our strategy and Royal Charter, in line with our values 

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Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.  The key elements will be highlighted to you as part of your contract for services with the IFoA.

Positions available: apply now

Complete the application form

Future roles: register your interest

Complete the expression of interest form

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