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Benefits for members

Volunteering means different things to different members. Some see it as an opportunity to develop personal and professional skills. Many members also value the opportunity to give something back to the profession in recognition of the opportunities their career affords them

Benefits derived from volunteering for the IFoA can include opportunities to:

  • lead the way in research and thought leadership
  • use that research and expertise to engage with the press, regulators and the UK Government
  • influence policy
  • speak with impartiality and authority
  • make a difference
  • build and enjoy a strong and active network of peers
  • engage with industry leaders
  • actively stretch and develop your skills, both personal and professional
  • raise your profile and the profile of a particular area of your expertise
  • actively shape the future of your profession
  • encourage actuaries of the future.

When asked what volunteering for the IFoA means, some of our volunteers said the following:

... a sense of contributing something that makes a difference outside my day ...

gaining a sense of belonging to a community ...

... putting back into the profession what it gave me.

In addition to the opportunities to develop personal and professional skills, volunteering can, in some instances, provide you with access to training

All our volunteers who offer to speak at our conferences are invited to participate in presentation skills training and are given the opportunity to receive valuable feedback on their skills.

Visit the volunteer vacancies page to express your interest in a current vacancy.

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

Debbie will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

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Events calendar

  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

    Spaces available

    Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.

  • GIRO Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
    Spaces available

    This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area.

  • Life Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Online
    16 November 2020 - 27 November 2020

    Spaces available

    This year's Life Conference has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the life insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's website.

  • Spaces available

    The webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities schemes face in evaluating end game options, choosing a target state and understanding the impact this strategic decision could have on member outcomes long after the “end state” is reached. Adolfo, Kevin and Rhian bring over 60 years of experience in the industry and a variety of perspectives as scheme actuary, covenant adviser, trustee, de-risking adviser and insurer.

  • Spaces available

    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

  • Spaces available

    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report.