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Current Volunteering Opportunities

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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Diversity Advisory Group (DAG) was set up in 2013 to address the lack of diversity within the actuarial profession.  An initial report, “Bringing the Benefits of Gender Diversity to All: First Steps”, was published in 2015 after a period of research and discussion.  Since then, the work of this group has gone from strength to strength, extending beyond gender diversity and seeking to embed its principles as core practice within the IFoA.

However, the DAG does not wish to be complacent and are now seeking additional members to join their group, to help continue the conversation and to help continue to drive their work forward. 

The key workstreams which the DAG are focusing on include:

1.  promoting the diversity agenda through case studies, news articles, social media etc
2.  developing an online diversity forum
3.  launching and developing a mentoring scheme
4.  initiating and delivering diversity events / speakers
5.  developing toolkits for a range of situations with a view to showcase and share best practice e.g. back to work, maternity, returnships
6.  producing and analysing data to examine and support diversity work
7.  promoting diversity amongst the IFoA volunteers and staff e.g. practice boards, conferences.

The DAG would like to increase the membership of their group and encourage you to get involved.

View the Diversity Advisory Group’s webpage for more information.

How to get involved

If you are a member of the IFoA with an interest in this area, and would like to make a difference, please join the DAG.  You can do so in two ways: 

Option 1 - you can sign up to be kept informed of developments and to find out more.  As such you will be a member of this Member Interest Group (MIG).  To join the MIG please email: diversity@actuaries.org.uk

Option 2 - if you would like to play a more active role in the DAG, please volunteer to help drive one, or more, of the DAG workstreams forward.  If you would like to volunteer to support the DAG in this way please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your reason(s) for wishing to be involved and which of the above workstreams are of most interest to you.  Please also provide a note of your ARN. 

All offers of support will be progressed as received and the Chair of the DAG will be delighted to follow this up with you.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  As with all rights and opportunities come responsibilities, 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.

 

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.

Application closing date: 29 November 2017

A vacancy has arisen for a Lay Member to join the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA’s) Regulation Board.  We are specifically seeking non members for this role and would like to encourage members to highlight this vacancy to any suitably qualified non members.

The IFoA’s Regulation Board (RB) is responsible for the IFoA’s regulatory framework, our regulatory policy and strategy for all members irrespective of where they operate.  See the Terms of Reference for the board.  This underpins and supports the IFoA’s public interest function as set out in the Royal Charter. 

View the Task and Person Specification

To express an interest in this role please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide the following:

  • your full contact details and CV
  • a synopsis highlighting your most relevant background and experience, based on the information set out in the Task and Person Specification
  • a note of what you consider to be the major regulatory challenges facing a global profession and what you feel you could bring to this role.

All expressions of interest will be considered after the closing date and a short list of candidates will be interviewed by the Chair of the Regulation Board and the IFoA’s General Counsel.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Lay (non-members), Regulation
Application closing date: 29 November 2017

The Regulation Board is seeking to appoint two new actuary members.

The Regulation Board is responsible for the regulatory framework of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), our regulatory policy and strategy for all members irrespective of where they operate.  This underpins the IFoA’s public interest function as set out in the Royal Charter. 

View the Terms of Reference for the Regulation Board

View the Task and Person Specification

Applications

If you are a Fellow or Associate of the IFoA and would like to offer your assistance and to be considered for the Regulation Board, or would like to find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

  • a note of what you feel you can bring to the role
  • a brief synopsis of your relevant background and experience
  • a note of your ARN.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Regulation
Application closing date: 28 November 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Disciplinary Appointments Committee (DAC) makes the appointments for all those working in the profession’s Disciplinary Scheme.  As a result of a planned retirement a vacancy will arise and we are therefore seeking to hear from Fellows of the IFoA who are keen to be considered for this senior volunteer opportunity.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

View the remit of the DAC which is set out in the IFoA’s Disciplinary Scheme.

Please note that interviews will be held on 13th and 15th of December.

How to offer support

If you are a Fellow of the IFoA and would like to express interest in joining the DAC, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information to support your expression of interest:

  •  brief details of your relevant skills based on the Task and Person Specification
  •  a note of what you feel you can bring to this role
  •  a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be followed up after the closing date.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Regulation
Application closing date: 10 December 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is looking for volunteers to help carry out a substantive review of the IFoA’s Practising Certificates regime.

The regime was last reviewed in 2011 and there have been significant changes to working and regulatory environment across all the practice areas since then.  For example, we have seen a reduction in the number of defined benefit pension schemes, which has reduced the reserved work experience available to some Scheme Actuaries.  Moreover Solvency II and the PRA’s SIMR have had a considerable impact on actuarial work in the insurance industry.  The Regulation Board has therefore decided to establish a member-led working party to oversee a substantive review of the Practising Certificate regime.

It is intended that the working party will encompass a wide range of expertise and include representatives from each of the major practice areas which require practising certificates and at least one lay person.  Applications are welcomed from members of the IFoA as well as those outside the actuarial profession.

The Chair of the working party is particularly keen to hear from enthusiastic Fellows or Associates of the IFoA with experience in the following practice areas:

  • General Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Pensions

View the Task and Person Specification for this role.

How to get involved

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement, with the following information:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, your contact details and a brief CV.

Applications will be progressed as they are received.

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.

 

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.

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Pensions, Regulation
Application closing date: 29 November 2017

Join the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Professional Skills team

Get your creative juices flowing and release the film-maker within you!  The Professional Skills Working Party (PSWP) is seeking to appoint new volunteers to join this working party to:

  • deliver Professional Skills Training at events and conferences
  • help develop case study-based video content and supporting materials for experienced members
  • participate in follow up videos discussing the issues in the case studies with other professionals.

The videos are filmed using actors and are used for face-to-face delivery at events and conferences as well as viewing online.  The 2017/2018 content can be accessed here.

The Chair of this working party is particularly keen to hear from members with experience in the following practice areas:

  • General Insurance
  • Finance and Investment
  • Wider fields.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to get involved

We would like to hear from Fellows and Associate members of the IFoA who would like to apply their experience in a creative and fun way.  If you have a keen interest in business ethics and professional skills, as well as experience of the ethical dilemmas which actuaries face in their daily lives, then this is for you. 

To offer your support, or to find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your reasons for wishing to be involved, together with a brief note of your relevant experience, including any experience which you may have of serving on an in-house ethics/professionalism committee.  This is not essential but would be very helpful.  Please also provide a note of your ARN.

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.

 

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.

Application closing date: 11 December 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) Research and Thought Leadership Committee (RTLC) Publications Sub-committee aims to provide strategic direction and oversight of all IFoA research publications, and ensure appropriate delivery through the relevant Executive staff, PDRs and volunteers.

The RTLC Publications Sub-committee is seeking to appoint a new member.

View the Task and Person Specification

How to offer support

If, having read the Task and Person Specification, you would like to offer your assistance and be considered for this role, or would like to find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant skills
  • your reason(s) for wanting to be involved
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, your contact details and a brief CV.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Pensions, Resource and environment, Risk management

Call for members to volunteer to join the Editorial Advisory Panel for The Actuary

Background to The Actuary’s Editorial Advisory Panel

The Actuary is published by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) as a member magazine.  It is a key part of the IFoA’s communication strategy but also seeks to stimulate healthy debate amongst members.  It does this through engaging content across various media that represents a cross section of views and insights from different practice areas and regions.  Where possible, the magazine also aims to appeal to interested parties outside the profession.

A key feature of the magazine is its editorial independence from the IFoA Executive, achieved through a unique governance structure.  The magazine’s publisher is contracted to produce the magazine on behalf of the IFoA, but also relies heavily on an editorial team, led by the editor.  The team consists entirely of volunteers who review and decide on the content placed in the magazine.

The Editorial Advisory Panel is the magazine's vehicle to provide strategic, high-level input on the magazine's content from members of the IFoA, with the aim of ensuring content remains engaging and relevant to members.  We are now seeking interested parties to join the Editorial Advisory Panel, with an aim to create a broad based, and diverse, panel.

Terms of Reference of the Editorial Advisory Panel:

  • provide support to the publishing team by commenting on the content of the magazine and ideas for future topics, particularly from a practitioners point of view
  • provide a link back into the practice boards, regional and other key member interest groups
  • provide a sounding board for the editor on editorial issues which may arise
  • offer feedback to the editor on the publication of articles which may be contentious.

Key responsibilities and attributes of panel members:

  • participate in three or four meetings a year, either in person or with the use of conference/video call facilities.  The meetings last approximately two hours and are based at the IFoA’s London office
  • panel members will be members of the IFoA and have a deep knowledge and awareness of technical and commercial issues in their particular actuarial practice area.  Ideally they will also have links to other IFoA committees, e.g sit on a practice board, research committee or regional community
  • panel members would ideally have some experience of working on communications or articles for an actuarial audience, although not essential.

If you would like to volunteer to take on this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience and a note of your reason(s) for wishing to be involved.  A copy of your CV and a note of your ARN would also be helpful.  All offers of support will eb progressed as received.

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.

 

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.

Application closing date: 28 November 2017

The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) seeks to produce high-quality impartial analysis, standard tables and models of mortality and morbidity for long-term insurance products and pension scheme liabilities on behalf of subscribers and, in doing so, to further actuarial understanding.  The CMI’s work is undertaken within a UK private company - CMI Limited - which is wholly owned by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).  More information on the CMI’s work is available via the IFoA’s website.

The CMI is seeking to appoint one or two experienced volunteers to join the CMI Executive Committee that oversees the work of the CMI.  View the Terms of Reference of the CMI Executive Committee.

It is hoped that the new member(s) will be in place by January 2018, with an initial term of three years.  View the Task and Person Specification for this role.

Note that the Committee strives to maintain an appropriate balance of skills, experience and diversity, including by practice area.

How to volunteer

If you would like to express an interest in being considered please contact Dave Grimshaw, Secretary to the Committee.  When contacting Dave, please provide a note of what you feel you can bring to the role and a brief synopsis of your relevant background and experience.

If you would like to find out more about the roles, the Chair, James Tait, would be happy to talk with interested candidates.  Please contact Dave Grimshaw in the first instance.

 

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.

Categories: Life insurance, Pensions

The Life Research Sub-committee is seeking to recruit academics with expertise in life insurance or related fields to volunteer to join this sub-committee to help drive the development of actuarial practice in the Life area.

The Life Research Sub-committee oversees between 14 and 20 working parties undertaking research in areas of relevance for practitioners and in the public interest.

View the Task and Person Specification for the role of Member

View the Terms of Reference

Next steps

If, having read the documents above, you would like to express an interest in volunteering to take on this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide brief details of your relevant experience  and your reason(s) for wishing to get involved.   A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Life insurance

The Life Education and Continuing Professional Development (ECPD) Sub-committee is seeking to recruit one additional volunteer to join them, who should be a Fellow or Associate member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).

The sub-committee oversees the Life Conference Sub-committee and runs up to eight one day workshops annually, alongside up to five evening CPD and Networking events.  Sub-committee members will be expected to lead on the development of the programme of one or more of these annual events.

View the Task and Person Specification for the role of Member
View the Terms of Reference

Next steps

If, having read the documents above, you would like to express an interest in volunteering to take on this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide the following:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN.

Applications will be progressed as received.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Life insurance

This role is suited to both members and non-members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) who are located in the Asia region and have experience in Life insurance or associated fields (for example actuaries or other professionals working in a Health and Care, Risk Management, Pensions and Finance and Investment area etc.).

There is an incredible amount of change in the international arena that will serve to keep Life actuaries around the world busy.  The effect of changes brought by the rapid development of emerging insurance markets or data analytics, for example, are felt locally in our day-to-day work, but in many cases the ‘actuarial issue’ is commonly shared across international borders.  We recognise that there are some common issues impacting Life actuaries across borders, and also that some issues are region specific, such as European or Pan Asian.

The Life Asia Sub-committee is about to commence Pan-Asian research on the topic of Risk and Customer Outcomes, following on from a European specific paper on this topic by an IFoA working party.  We are seeking volunteers based in Asia who would be willing to take forward this research topic.  This will be a member-led research workstream, led by actuaries in the Asian region and reporting to the Life Asia Sub-committee.  There is an expectation with the research produced will be presented at Asia conferences and events.

View the Terms of Reference for this sub-committee

View the Task and Person Specifications for a member

How to get involved

If, having read the documents above, you would like to express an interest in volunteering for this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • reasons explaining your desire to volunteer
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non-members, your contact details and CV.

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Finance and investment, Health and care, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Pensions, Risk management

The aim of this existing working party is to undertake research to improve the understanding of risk appetite as applied to life insurance companies.  We are seeking to invite up to three additional members to join the working party, to support the analysis of a survey on Risk Appetite in Life Offices.  Ideally, members will have a background in and knowledge of risk management in life insurers and an interest in survey data analysis and reporting.

This is likely to be a short-term commitment of up to six months to facilitate the analysis and writing up of a report based on the outputs.   Members would have the opportunity to apply to present the outputs at conferences and events, or to publish their paper in the British Actuarial Journal following appropriate peer review.

View full details of this working party

Getting involved

If, having read the document above, you would like to express an interest in volunteering for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received, and will be considered by a selection panel including the Chair of the Life Research Sub-committee.  The selection process will be concluded within four weeks of your application.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Finance and investment, Health and care, Life insurance, Risk management

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Directorate are seeking to hear from applicants who would like to be considered for the role of Chief Examiner, a new role for the new curriculum.  This is a senior appointment and applicants must be able to show an understanding and interest in education at post graduate level.

We have vacancies for each of the following roles:

  • Health and Care Principles - SP1
  • Health and Care Advanced - SA1
  • Life Insurance Principles - SP2
  • Pensions and other Benefits Principles - SP4
  • Pensions and other Benefits Advanced - SA4
  • General Insurance - SA3
  • Actuarial Mathematics - CM2

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

If you would like to be considered as a Chief Examiner please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, your contact details and a brief CV
  • a note of which role you wish to apply for.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

This is one of the IFoA’s Professional Development and Responsibility (PDR) roles and as such a small fee will be paid in return for this support.  View details about our PDR

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.

 

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.

Categories: Education, General insurance, Health and care, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Pensions

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Directorate are seeking to hear from applicants who would like to be considered for the role of Module Lead, a new role for the new curriculum.  This is a senior appointment and applicants must be able to show an understanding and interest in education at post graduate level.

We have vacancies for the following:

  • Business finance and Economics for CB1 and CB2
  • Practice areas:
    • CP1 Actuarial Practice
    • CP2 Modelling  Practice
    • CP3 Communications Practice
  • Health and Care for SP1 and SA1
  • Life Insurance SP2 and SA2

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

If you would like to be considered as a Module Lead, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, your contact details and a brief CV
  • a note of which role you wish to be considered for.

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

This is one of the IFoA’s Professional Development and Responsibility (PDR) roles and as such a small fee will be paid in return for this support.  View details about our PDR.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Education, Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Pensions, Resource and environment, Risk management

For subjects:

  • ST1 Health and Care (Specialist Technical)
  • SA1 Health and Care (Specialist Application)
  • SA3 General Insurance (Specialist Application)
  • SA5 Finance (Specialist Application)
  • SA6 Investment (Specialist Application)
  • CP3 Communications Practice

Exam Counsellors are appointed by the IFoA to help students understand and improve their performance in a particular examination subject.  The Engagement and Learning Directorate are seeking to add eight Exam Counsellors to our existing bank of supporters – one for each subject.

The aim of the exam counselling service is to help students understand:

  • the reasons why they failed the paper
  • how to improve their examination performance in their specific subject
  • how to improve their examination technique generally.

This role involves providing the written report only, although may evolve to include also the report and follow-up phone call applications.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

Previous exam marking experience will assist in this role but it is not a mandatory requirement.  Geographic location is not an issue.  Ideally you should hold a pass in subjects that you would like to act as an Exam Counsellor in.

How to apply

If, having read the Task and Person Specification, you would like to be considered as an Exam Counsellor for any of these subjects, please email your expression of interest to Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role
  • a note of your ARN
  • details of the subject(s) you would like to review.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Education, Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Risk management

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint an experienced individual to take on the volunteer role of Accreditation Lead on the Education Committee.

The IFoA’s Education Board delegates operational matters relating to the admission, education and qualification processes, including syllabus changes, the development of learning materials, and links with universities, to the Education Committee, and oversees the work of that Committee.

Education Committee is responsible for maintaining a modern and effective system of educating potential actuaries and certified actuarial analysts so as to ensure that the supply of qualified actuaries and certified actuarial analysts continues to be of a high standard.

The Lead on Accreditation would have particular responsibilities for:

  • attend meetings of Education Committee and Chair the annual meeting of the University Liaison Forum
  • provide feedback to Education Committee on issues arising from the University Liaison Forum meetings
  • Chair/participate in accreditation and reaccreditation panels as appropriate
  • Chair/participate in annual review panels for accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • occasionally participate in either visits or phone panels with applicant universities to discuss their applications.

As such, we are seeking expressions of interest from Fellows of the IFoA who can demonstrate their understanding/experience in these areas and a genuine interest in education.

View the full details in the Task and Person Specification

How to apply

If you would like to express an interest in this volunteer role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide details of your relevant skills and experience, confirmation that you can devote the necessary time to this role, and your reason(s) for wishing to take up this appointment. 

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received, and considered by the Chair of the Education Committee together with the IFoA’s Head of Quality and Assessment.

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 Induction Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

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.

Categories: Education
Application closing date: 14 December 2017

Book reviewer - for Annals of Actuarial Science - Financial Enterprise Risk Management, 2nd Edition by Paul Sweeting

This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect new legislation and the creation of the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.  It includes new content on Bayesian networks, expanded coverage of Basel III, a revised treatment of operational risk and a fully revised index.

Read more about the book

What is involved

We are seeking to hear from a suitably knowledgeable member of the IFoA who is able to read this book for Annals of Actuarial Science and to provide a review for publication by 28 February 2018. 

Skills and experience

We are looking for someone with strong writing and editorial skills, who ideally also has previous experience of reviewing actuarial books. 

Previously published reviews can be read on the publisher website.

How to volunteer

If you would like to volunteer to take on this task for the IFoA please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a brief overview of your relevant experience and your reason for wishing to take on this task.  All expressions of interest will be considered by the Editor of Annals of Actuarial Science and a decision will be made by 21 December.  The member selected to review this book will be sent a copy of the book which will be theirs to keep after completing the task.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Risk management
Application closing date: 5 December 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Resource and Environment Research and CPD Sub-committee would like to explore the possibility of establishing this new working party.

The purpose would be to create a practical guide to climate change, specifically for General Insurance (GI) actuaries.  This will build upon the risk alert sent out by the IFoA in May 2017.  The aim being to deliver this guide at GIRO 2018.

IFoA Fellow, Mark Rothwell, has agreed to chair this working party and to enable him to gauge interest he is seeking to hear from members of the IFoA, and others, who would like to be involved.

Anyone expressing interest in getting involved will initially be invited to participate in a conference call to be held during the first half of December.  This call will be chaired by Mark Rothwell and will be an opportunity to discuss the scope of the working party.  At the end of the call, individuals will be asked to confirm their involvement and anyone preferring not to get involved may step aside at that point.

If you are a member of the IFoA, or a suitably qualified non member, who has a passion for the subject and the time to contribute, please express interest.

Time commitment

Members who continue on to be a member of the working party will be asked to devote a day per month to the research for this working party.  This includes participation at a monthly meeting, which will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.  Conference calls will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.  If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

How to get involved

If you would like to express interest, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of your reason(s) for wishing to become involved
  • any ideas you would like the Chair to consider
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • alternatively, for non members, please provide full contact details and a copy of your CV, highlighting your relevant experience.

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.

 

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.

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members), Resource and environment
Application closing date: 12 December 2017

Howard Zail, an IFoA Fellow based in New York, has kindly volunteered to set up a regional community for members of the IFoA, and others, based in and around New York.  The invitation is not restricted to this location and is open to all IFoA members, and others, even if you do not live in the New York area.

We are delighted to support this member in the formation of this inaugural IFoA regional community and we are seeking expressions of interest from members, and non-members, who would like to be involved, either as a committee member or a participant in this regional community group.

The purpose of the committee

Together this group will arrange events for this self assembled community.  In doing so, they will provide technical (CPD) events, as well as social and networking events.  Led by Howard Zail, the committee will be able to make good use of the online event material and videos available from the IFoA.  The committee members will be supported by the IFoA’s Stakeholder Relationship Manager who will highlight new material as it becomes available.  As a group, the committee will also be able to benefit from the opportunity to collaborate and share best practice with the other IFoA regional community and society committees around the globe.

View the IFoA’s current Regional Actuarial Activity

View the IFoA’s Regional Society Tool-kit - designed to support the committee

Make-up of the committee

It is hoped that the committee will be a good cross section of the following:

  • representatives from a range of different practice areas
  • different organisations in the city
  • at least one Fellow, one Student and one non-member.

How to get involved

If you are based in New York, or the surrounding area, and would like to express an interest in being involved, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • a brief note of your reason(s) for wishing to be involved and whether you wish to join the committee, or participate in the group
  • a note of the geographic location where you are based
  • your primary practice area(s)
  • your company name (if applicable)
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • if you are not a member of the IFoA, but would like to be involved, please provide a note of your contact details, including a phone number, email address and postal address.

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be followed up by Howard Zail and the IFoA’s Stakeholder Relationship Manager.  If you would find it helpful to find out more, before expressing your interest, please let Debbie know and she will be happy to put you in contact with Howard Zail.

 

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.

Categories: Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Pensions, Resource and environment, Risk management
Application closing date: 17 January 2018

The Practising Certificates Committee (PCC) is seeking to appoint one new member to join the Lloyd’s Panel to approve applications for Lloyd’s Syndicate Practising Certificates to sign Syndicate Actuary Opinion’s.

Expertise required

The current Chair of the PCC, John Jenkins, is seeking to hear from members who are Fellows of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) (qualified for at least 3 years) with up-to-date experience in, and knowledge of, Lloyds and the London market.

View the Terms of Reference for this Committee

Time Commitment

As contributions are mainly done by email the time commitment is approximately, on average, five hours per month, maybe more in September and October.  There are also two review meetings each year. 

Tenure

It is hoped that members of this committee will be happy to take up a tenure of three years.  Tenure is reviewable annually, depending on changing circumstances, participation and performance in PCC matters.

How to offer support

To volunteer to provide support to the PCC Lloyds Panel please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please can you briefly indicate your relevant experience and reason/s for wishing to be involved.  Please also provide a note of your ARN and confirmation that you are more than three years qualified.

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 Induction Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

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.

Categories: Regulation

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Quality Assurance Scheme Sub-committee is tasked with overseeing, on behalf of Regulation Board, the new Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) that launched on 1 September 2015.

This is an opportunity to be involved in and shape this new, innovative, accreditation scheme and to help to make it a success.

Read more about the QAS here.

The QAS Sub-committee reports into Regulation Board and is responsible for awarding accredited status to organisations (on the basis of recommendations made by an independent assessment team).  It also has the roles of monitoring whether the scheme is achieving its strategic objectives and providing recommendations to Regulation Board in relation its operation or any issues arising from it.

The Terms of Reference for the sub-committee can be found here.

The IFoA has already appointed inaugural members to this sub-committee but would like to appoint one further member who is:

  • a Fellow or Associate of the IFoA
  • ideally from a general insurance background, or an individual who is employed in an in-house environment, for example an insurance company, public body, or bank.

View the Task and Person Specification.

Expressions of interest

If, having read the Task and Person Specification, you would like to express interest in joining this sub-committee, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

  • an abbreviated copy of your CV
  • reasons why you feel you have the relevant skills and experience
  • brief reasons why you wish to join this sub-committee
  • a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the QAS Sub-committee and the IFoA’s General Counsel, and will be progressed as received.

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.

 

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.

Categories: General insurance, Regulation
Application closing date: 6 December 2017

The Chair of the Finance and Investment Board is seeking to appoint a Deputy Chair as from 1 July 2018, to take on the role of Chair of this important Board in 2020.  The Finance and Investment Board is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity for all members.  The current Chair, Colin Ledlie, and Board are keen to create a diverse mix of skills and interests on the Board and encourage anyone with an interest in this area to apply.  Global participation is desirable and geographical location is not a barrier.

This high profile and rewarding role is suitable for a senior finance or investment practitioner or someone with an in-depth knowledge of the Finance and Investment arena.

View the Task and Person Specification
View Terms of Reference

How to volunteer

If, having read these documents, you feel you have the skills, enthusiasm, ideas and time to devote to this important and senior role and would like to express your interest, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  Please provide Debbie with a brief biography summarising your relevant skills, experience and profile within this practice area, plus a note of what you feel you could bring to this role.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

After the closing date all expressions of interest will be considered by a selection panel including the Chair of the Finance and Investment Board.  A short list of candidates will be interviewed and the appointment will require to be approved by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA’s) Management Board.

If you would find it helpful to discuss this role and find out more, before expressing your interest, please let Debbie know and she will be happy to arrange for you to speak with the Chair.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Finance and investment

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint additional experienced, proactive and innovative volunteers to join the Finance and Investment Education and CPD (ECPD) Sub-committee to help shape and drive forward the Finance and Investment practice area for the future.
 
View Task and Person Specification
View Terms of Reference
 
How to get involved

If, having read the above documents, you would like to express an interest or find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

• details of your relevant skills and experience
• a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
• for non-members, your contact details and a brief CV.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received, and considered by the Chair of this sub-committee.

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.

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.

Categories: Finance and investment, Lay (non-members)

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint experienced, proactive and innovative volunteers to join the Finance and Investment Research Sub-committee of the Finance and Investment Board.  This sub-committee helps shape and drive forward research in the Finance and Investment practice area in line with the IFoA’s policy priority themes for the future.  If you enjoy research and work in this practice area, please consider volunteering to join this sub-committee as a committee member.

View Task and Person Specification for Members
View Terms of Reference for this sub-committee

To express an interest in volunteering to join this sub-committee please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant skills and expertise in this area
  • your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non-members, your contact details and a brief CV.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received, and will be followed up by the Chair of the sub-committee and a member of the Executive staff. 

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.

 

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.

Categories: Finance and investment, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 30 November 2017

Would you like to join Phase II of this working party to further investigate what a cashless society would mean to the economics of an economy (by that we mean an economy without notes and coin).  The working party focussed on the “Cashless Society - Benefits and Consequences” in Phase I.

We are now seeking members and/or non-members to join this existing working party and full details of the potential areas to be addressed in Phase II can be viewed through the link below:

View full details

Time commitment

Meetings will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.  Conference calls will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.  If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

How to get involved

If you would like to express an interest in joining this working party please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reason(s) for wishing to be involved
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, your contact details and a brief CV.

All expressions of interest will be followed up by the Chair of the Finance and Investment Research Sub-committee and relevant Executive staff, after the closing date.

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. 

 

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.

Categories: Finance and investment, Lay (non-members)

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint experienced, proactive and innovative volunteers to join the Research Sub-committee of the Pensions Board and help develop the Pensions research programme at the IFoA.  This sub-committee helps shape and drive forward research in the Pensions practice area in line with the IFoA’s policy priority themes for the future.

In addition to volunteer members of this sub-committee, the IFoA is also seeking to appoint a volunteer to act as Deputy Chair, with a view to becoming Chair of the sub-committee in the near future.

If, having read these documents, you would like to express an interest in one or both of these roles, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience
  • an indication of which of these roles is of interest to you
  • your reason for wishing to take on this role
  • a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received, and will be followed up by the Chair of the sub-committee and a member of the Executive staff.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Pensions
Application closing date: 30 November 2017

The Pensions Education and Continuing Professional Development (ECPD) Sub-committee is looking to appoint one new member.  In particular, we are interested in applications from members specialising in DC pension provision to help ensure that we cover a varied and appropriate range of topics in our CPD Programme.

This sub-committee plays an important and highly active role in shaping the content provided in the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) Pensions CPD events and education.  They seek to ensure the events include a good mix of professionalism, current issues, and hot topics.  The tasks involved include:

  • creating and developing an excellent and varied pensions CPD events programme
  • identifying topics and potential speakers for specific events
  • listening to members’ feedback.

View Task and Person Specification

View the Terms of Reference

Skills and Experience 

If you are a Fellow or Associate of the IFoA, and have an enthusiasm for planning CPD events, we would like to hear from you.  We are ideally looking for volunteers who have:

  • an awareness of current issues in pensions
  • an ability to come up with ideas and to identify hot topics
  • a willingness to pro-actively help organise and chair one event  per year (this includes making contact with the potential speakers and securing their support)
  • a desire to develop CPD online would also be an advantage but is not essential
  • experience of organising training events is also desirable but not essential.

 In order to broaden the expertise on the sub-committee, we are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who currently work within public sector.

Time Commitment

The time commitment would be two hour meetings every four to six weeks from September through to July.  Plus approximately another hour per month (more when organising a specific event) for follow up emails/calls etc.  This would equate to approximately two to three hours per month in total.  The meetings are normally held at Holborn Gate, in London – attendance can be in person or via telephone conference call.

How to volunteer 

If you would like to volunteer, or find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of  Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please give brief details of your relevant experience and your reason for wishing to be involved.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

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 Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

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.

Categories: Pensions

We are specifically seeking to hear from members with a background in pensions.

As part of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Education Curriculum 2019, we are seeking to hear from suitably qualified IFoA Fellows and Associates who would like to volunteer to take on one of the following roles:

  • Subject Matter Expert(s)
  • Chief Examiner(s)
  • Examiner(s).

Please note that location is not a barrier and we hope to hear from our International and UK based Fellows and Associates.

While there are three roles listed above, the key roles we need to fill are those of the Subject Matter Experts.  This role will involve updating the current Core Reading material.  The material has already been structured into chapters according to topic for each of two subjects for pensions - Specialist Principles (SP4) and Specialist Advanced (SA4) - with broadly the same chapter/topic structure for both subjects.

Material already exists for the 2018 examinations.  Therefore for most chapters the role will involve modernising and revising the current material to fit the syllabus objectives for 2019.  We already have a small team of Subject Matter Experts but are looking for more to complete the team to ensure all of the learning material is covered.  To minimise the resources required from each individual, each Subject Matter Expert is typically responsible for a single chapter on the relevant topic for both SP4 and SA4, though some Subject Matter Experts have been able to take two chapters.  The time needed to review the material will vary from chapter to chapter, but we anticipate it to be broadly one day’s work per chapter.

View full details  - this outlines what is planned and the requirements for each of these volunteer roles.

Background

The IFoA wants to ensure that actuaries qualifying with them have the necessary skills for the work of the future that is developing both within and outside of the traditional actuarial areas.

To support this, for the past two years the IFoA has been developing a new curriculum which is to be launched in 2019, with some earlier introductions of certain modules if possible.  This was signed off by the Council earlier this year.

Details of the curriculum can be found at https://www.actuaries.org.uk/studying/curriculum-2019

How to volunteer

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to express an interest in volunteering in this way please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • a note of our ARN
  • the role/s you are interested in delivering
  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience, including any prior experience supporting the IFoA’s Education teams.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

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 Induction Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support. 

 

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.

Categories: Education, Pensions
Application closing date: 9 January 2018

This is an exciting opportunity for members to represent the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) on the Committee for Lifelong Learning in Risk Management (formerly Risk Management Education, CPD, Career Support and Development Sub-committee (ECPD)). 

The primary purpose of this committee is to organise good quality and relevant CPD events in the Risk Management practice area.  These events offer opportunities to members to network, make connections and learn about the latest developments happening in the Risk Management space.  In addition to the CPD / lifelong learning content side, there is the ‘keeping Risk Management in the spotlight’ side, so providing content for newsletters, the Actuary, case study profiles in ‘wider fields’ etc.

The committee is also keen to ensure succession planning and so candidates who would be interested in taking on a lead role in the future should make this known in their application.

View Terms of Reference for this committee
View Task and Person Specification for members of this committee

Time commitment

The time commitment would equate to approximately one to one and a half days per month.  The majority of time commitment can be carried out at a time and day that best suits the volunteer but attendance is required at five meetings per year.  These are two hours in length and are usually held in Holborn Gate, London, although attendance can be by conference call.  Dates of the meetings are provided well in advance.

How to volunteer

If you are a Fellow or Associate member of the IFoA and are looking to help shape the future provision of Risk Management CPD / lifelong learning opportunities provided by the IFoA, and / or develop articles / case studies to ‘keep risk management in the spotlight’ and showcase the actuarial skillset particularly in ‘wider fields’, then please get in touch.  To express an interest in volunteering for this committee, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reason for wishing to be involved
  • an indication of whether you are interested in the role of Chair
  • a note of your ARN.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Education, Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Life insurance, Pensions, Resource and environment, Risk management
Application closing date: 7 December 2017

Would you like to represent the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) on the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE’s) joint IFoA/ICE Risk Group?

The Risk Group consists of professionals nominated by the UK civil engineering and actuarial professions to study risks and issue guidance.

Publications which have been issued include:

  • RAMP - Risk Analysis and Management for Projects, 3rd edition, 2014
  • Major Infrastructure Projects: Key Front-end Issues, 2017.
  • Strategic Risk - A Guide for Directors, 2006

The Group has also studied operational risk and enterprise risk management.

However, the world is forever changing and new risk challenges are continuing to emerge all the time.

There is now a vacancy for an additional actuarial representative and applications are invited.   No prior knowledge of infrastructure is required as this is provided by the civil engineering representatives.  What is needed is a clear understanding of actuarial risk principles and a willingness to explore creative ways of applying them to the planning, development, construction, and ongoing operations of civil engineering schemes.

View more information on the joint initiative

For further information on the role of representing the IFoA on this committee, please view the Task and Person Specification

How to volunteer

If you are a Fellow or Associate member of the IFoA with at least three years experience in the Risk Management area, and having read the Task and Person Specification would like to be considered for this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please give brief details of your relevant experience and your reasons for wishing to be involved.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Risk management

The Risk Measures Working Party’s objectives are to inform discussion of the practical usefulness of alternative approaches to risk measurement for long term liability-constrained investments, with particular attention to growth assets, and to increase awareness of the potential procyclical influence exerted by the use of short-term (viz. banking-based) approaches and their impact on asset allocations in the real economy.

The working party is now seeking to appoint additional volunteers to complement the knowledge and perspectives of the existing team, and to help accelerate the production of a paper.

The successful volunteers will have the following skills:

Essential:

  • sound knowledge, insight and practical experience in risk/investments/capital/finance, including an understanding of key concepts of long term liability-constrained investment - e.g. background in life insurance, GI PPOs, or pensions risk.  Some related ideas are: ALM/SAA, risk capital (noting the distinction between economic, regulatory and accounting requirements), economic value creation / growth assets, internal models, ORSA and ERM
  • sustained enthusiasm to share expertise and produce original written outputs which support this working party’s objectives
  • the ability to communicate technical concepts concisely and clearly to a broader general audience is critical.

Volunteers who have some of the following skills are particularly welcome:

Desirable:

  • knowledge and insight on current developments in global insurance regulation, and their implications - particularly macroprudential versus microprudential aspects, IAIS themes, IMF research
  • awareness of the social dimensions of risk perceptions (particularly in relation to market volatility versus economic shortfall risk), behavioural incentives of various stakeholders, agent-based modelling / dynamical and adaptive systems
  • understanding of through-the-cycle (TTC) / cycle-neutral calibrations and valuation approaches and their applications and real implementations
  • practical knowledge of the advantages of using cash flow projections to ultimate, as applied in General Insurance practice and in the insurance industry in the USA
  • previous experience of volunteering for a productive working party or similar research group would be an advantage.

Professionals and practitioners who are not actuaries are also welcome, as are those who are internationally-based.

Time commitment:

  • meetings will be held via telephone conference (approximately monthly)
  • volunteers are not required to travel to participate in this working party but members in the same location may take the lead in co-ordinating face-to-face meetings in their offices or dialling in together
  • a minimum of three to four hours per month is recommended (this includes the time for participation in working party meetings).  The actual time commitment required will naturally depend on the volunteer’s existing knowledge level and thus the extent of any further research required.

How to get involved

If you are interested in volunteering for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

  • brief details of your relevant experience and reasons why you want to get involved
  • a note of where you are based
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
  • for non members of the IFoA, your contact details and a brief CV.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as they are received.

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.

 

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.

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Risk management

The Chair of the Risk Management Actuarial CRO Group is seeking to appoint a Deputy Chair who will, in two years’ time, succeed him as Chair of this important group. 

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) supports and promotes the running of an actuarial profession CRO Group. Membership of the group is open to the most senior actuary in each firm working in the risk management function - whether as CRO, as the head of capital modelling or in another senior function.

There is a specific vacancy for an experienced member to take on the role of Deputy Chair.  The Deputy Chair will support the chair in encouraging the work of the group, help to shape the agenda of the group, and chair meetings when required.

The group’s aims and objectives are:

  • to provide professional support to one another in developing risk management techniques and frameworks, especially outside of traditional actuarial areas
  • to enable benchmarking of practices in relation to risk management
  • to provide a discussion forum in relation to industry and regulatory issues
  • to support the IFoA in the development of actuarial work in Risk Management
  • to facilitate linkages with other risk management professions
  • offer networking opportunities to actuaries who hold CRO or very senior risk management roles within companies
  • to assist the Risk Management Board in delivering certain agreed elements of its objectives where specific industry experience is especially valuable
  • to assist the Risk Management Board by sharing reading material that they felt was topical.

How to volunteer

If, having read the above information, you feel you have the skills and experience, and time, to devote to this important and senior role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide the following information:

  • a brief note of your profile within this practice area
  • your existing experience of chairing a committee and/or sub-committee within the IFoA
  • confirmation that you are a member of the CRO Group or details, based on the above description, that you would qualify to become a member of the group
  • and a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Risk management

The Health and Care Board is seeking to appoint a Deputy Chair to this influential board.  This volunteer will ideally already have a good industry profile and an excellent network of contacts.  They will be keen to build on the excellent foundations already created and have a passion to help shape and drive forward the Health and Care practice area for the future.

How to offer support

If, having read the above information, you feel you have the skills, experience, and time, to devote to this important and senior role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement, to express your interest.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

  • a brief overview of your relevant skills, experience, and profile within this practice area
  • a note of what you feel you could bring to this Board appointment
  • a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received and considered by a selection panel including the Chair of the Health and Care Board.  The appointment will require to be approved by the IFoA’s Management Board.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  As with all rights and opportunities come responsibilities, 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.

 

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.

Categories: Health and care, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 28 November 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking proactive, innovative Fellows or Associates to join this sub-committee, to help drive the development of actuarial practice in the Health and Care area.  The sub-committee is principally responsible for the technical programming of the Protection, Health and Care Conference and of any other Health and Care events.

View the Task and Person Specification

View the Terms of Reference for this sub-committee

How to offer support

If, having read the attached documents, you would like to express an interest in being considered for this volunteer role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • a brief outline of your relevant experience
  • a note of what you feel you could bring to this role
  • a note of your ARN.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Health and care
Application closing date: 29 November 2017

The Health and Care Research Sub-committee is seeking to recruit additional volunteers to join them.  They are particularly keen to hear from enthusiastic Fellows and Associate member of the IFoA and from academics working or teaching in the insurance or health and care sectors with expertise in UK PMI, health or related fields.  These additional volunteers will complement the existing members of this sub-committee to help drive the development of actuarial practice in the Health and Care area.

The Health and Care Research Sub-committee oversees between eight and ten working parties undertaking research in areas of relevance for practitioners and in the public interest.

View the Task and Person Specification for the role of Member

View the Terms of Reference

Next steps

If, having read the documents above, you would like to express an interest in volunteering to take on this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide the following:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN (if you are a member of the IFoA)
  • for non members, your contact details and a brief CV.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Health and care, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 30 November 2017

The Health and Care Research Sub-committee (committee) is planning to launch a member-led working party to research the risk factors, incidence and mortality of diabetes along with future plausible trend scenarios which are of relevance to working actuaries.  The working party should encompass a wide range of expertise and the committee would welcome volunteers from both within and outside the actuarial profession.

The committee is looking for both:

  • members of the working party
  • people with expertise in the area of diabetics who can act as subject matter experts (not necessarily committing to being full working party members).

Please note in your expression of interest which role you are applying for and whether you would be prepared to serve as Chair or Deputy Chair of the working party.

View the scoping document with full details.

Next steps

If, having read the document above, you would like to express an interest in volunteering to get involved in this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of  Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant experience and your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • your preference for becoming a working party member or becoming a subject matter expert
  • a note of whether you would be interested in applying for the role of Chair or Deputy Chair
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members of the IFoA, please provide your full contact details and a copy of your biography or CV.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Health and care, Lay (non-members)

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Health and Care Research Sub-committee would like to recruit up to eight volunteers to join this new, short term (six months), member-led working party.

The aim of the working party is to undertake modelling/research to support the IFoA practice boards and policy team in their response to the Government’s Green Paper and anticipated future White Paper – ‘Work, health and disability’. 

Experience/skills/background desirable

Applicants for this working party should be Fellows or Associates of the IFoA with extensive expertise in income protection and modelling and the ability to commit to the relatively short time frame of six months.

View full details of this working party

Participation will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.  Conference calls will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.  If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

Getting involved

If you are interested in volunteering for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement, to register your interest.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

  • brief details of your experience working in the relevant area(s)
  • your reason(s) for wishing to become involved
  • a note of your ARN.

Applications will be progressed as received, and all expressions of interest will be considered by the Health and Care Research Sub-committee. 

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.

 

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.

Categories: Health and care, Life insurance, Pensions
Application closing date: 17 December 2017

The GIRO Committee 2017 are currently recruiting for several proactive volunteers to assist with the planning and development of the GIRO 2018 Conference and contribution towards the expansion of the General Insurance Research.

These roles are suited to members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), whether student, Fellow or Associate, who have a background in the GI practice area, and extensive networks within this area.

Full details of the requirements for each role are laid out in the Task and Person Specification document 

How to get involved

If you would like to express your interest in volunteering for this committee, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement, providing the following:

  • brief details of your relevant experience and your reasons for wishing to be involved 
  • your ARN

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.

 

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.

Categories: General insurance

The Measuring Uncertainty Qualitatively (MUQ) Working Party is developing reserve uncertainty thinking beyond percentiles and bootstrap style techniques.

The 2014 GIROC survey highlighted the wide differences in approaches to measuring and communicating uncertainty in reserves that are currently employed in the UK and identified that this was an area of the profession that would benefit from further research.  The working party is in the fourth stage of meeting their objectives: developing material around their reserve uncertainty framework to broaden thinking on reserve risk assessments provided for capital models.  Our focus is on the reserving side.  We continue to present the framework to wider audiences.

The Chair of this working party, Keith Brown, seeks to appoint additional volunteers to assist the group’s research and communication of results.  The opportunity is open to both members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and non-members.  In particular, we are keen to hear from those practicing in general insurance with reserving experience.  In the coming year we look to do some research on how the framework can be used for reserve risk (linking to capital modelling), supporting the education review and keeping up to date - for example, checking that it is in the spirit of the new TAS regime.  We intend to present at events and produce documents as appropriate.  The successful volunteers will have the opportunity to influence the working party’s output and future direction of travel.

Time commitment  

Volunteers are asked to devote two to four hours per month to advance this working party’s research.  This includes participation at a monthly meeting which will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.

If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

Volunteers are also asked to contribute to presentations.  This is by mutual convenience with no requirement to attend any specific conference and there are opportunities in various locations.

How to get involved

We are particularly keen to hear from anyone involved in GI reserving with a passion for qualitative reserve risk.  If you would like to offer your support and volunteer to be considered for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide the following information:

  • your relevant experience and interest in the topic
  • your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • any suggestions you may have
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the IFOA
  • if you are a non-members, please provide your full contact details, including postal address, email and a phone number.

All expressions of interest will be considered as they are received.

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.

 

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.

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 10 January 2018

GIROC - Measuring Uncertainty Qualitatively Working Party: Reserve Risk and Capital Interaction Lead

The Measuring Uncertainty Qualitatively (MUQ) Working Party is developing reserve uncertainty thinking beyond percentiles and bootstrap style techniques.

The MUQ Working Party are seeking a proactive individual to lead the Reserve Risk and Capital Interaction workstream.

The 2014 GIROC survey highlighted the wide differences in approaches to measuring and communicating uncertainty in reserves that are currently employed in the UK and identified that this was an area of the profession that would benefit from further research.  The working party is in the fourth stage of meeting their objectives: developing material around their reserve uncertainty framework to broaden thinking on reserve risk assessments provided for capital models.  This is both for those undertaking reserve risk assessments, often reserving practitioners, and for capital modelers who need to understand the uncertainty in reserving best estimates.

The Chair of this working party, Keith Brown, seeks to appoint a lead for the work stream on qualitative reserve risk assessment and its interaction with the capital model.  The opportunity is open to both members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and non-members.  In particular, we are keen to hear from those practicing in general insurance with experience of general insurance reserve risk calibration.  They should have experience of validating the reserving inputs to a capital model.  The successful volunteers will have the opportunity to shape the work stream’s output which may include a paper, presentation of combinations of communications to their peers.

Time commitment  

The successful volunteer is asked to devote four to six hours per month to advance this working party’s research by taking the lead on a key area.  This includes participation at a monthly meeting, which will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members, as well as coordinating meetings with other volunteers on the work stream to progress its aims.  Calls will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved. 

If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

How to get involved

We are particularly keen to hear from anyone involved in GI reserve risk assessment, as detailed above.  If you would like to offer your support and volunteer to be considered for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement, when contacting Debbie, please provide the following information:

  • your relevant experience and interest in the topic
  • your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • any suggestions you may have
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • if you are a non-members, please provide your full contact details, including postal address, email and a phone number.

All expressions of interest will be considered by a selection panel after the closing date.

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.

 

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.

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Managing Uncertainty with Professionalism Working Party (MUWP) was established owing to a concern over potential messages of false comfort in connection with the “1 in 200” one year target for Solvency II. 

The working party is currently recruiting for additional volunteers to assist with a formal paper on the subject of decision-making under uncertainty.  It is intended that this will be presented at a sessional meeting in Staple Inn Hall, London, with perhaps an interim presentation at GIRO 2018.

This opportunity is open to both members of the IFoA and non-members.  The successful volunteers will have the opportunity to influence the scope of the working party’s future output and direction of travel.

More information on the Managing Uncertainty with Professionalism Working Party

Time commitment and participation

Members of this working party are asked to devote two to four hours per month to further its research.  This includes participation at a monthly meeting which will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.  Calls will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.  If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

We plan to have the first full meeting on the week commencing 4 September 2017.

How to get involved

If you wish to express an interest in volunteering for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide the following information:

  • your relevant experience and interest in the topic
  • your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • any suggestions you may have
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • if you are a non-members, please provide your full contact details, including postal address, email and a phone number.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Co-Chairs of the working party as they are received.

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. 

 

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.

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA’s) Third Party Working Party investigate emerging claim trends in third party motor insurance.

Objectives:

  • work in conjunction with the Periodical Payment Orders (PPO) Working Party to ensure that key messages of interest to the industry, consumers, the press or government bodies are appropriately aired
  • collect additional data from within the UK market or from other sources as the working party sees fit
  • maintain appropriate standards with respect to competition law – in particular no individual company actuary will see any data other than aggregate market data and there will be no discussion around pricing related matters
  • all data processing is being hosted and anonymized by Willis Towers Watson.

View full details and recent press releases

Membership of the working party

The working party aims to include a representative from each organisation that handles UK based General Insurance (GI) third party data.  While this is an individual volunteer appointment, the individual volunteers appointed to this working party are appointed to represent their organisation.  

Time commitment and participation

Approximately one day per month made up of attendance at a monthly meeting by conference call lasting approximately one and a half hours and follow up research and actions between meetings.

How to get involved

If you work for an organisation that handles UK based third party data and your organisation is not currently represented in this group, we would like to hear from you.  Please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • your name and the name of your organisation
  • brief details of the type of UK based third party data your company handles
  • your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • what you feel you could bring to this working party
  • your ARN (if applicable), or  non-members who meet the above criteria can volunteer by providing full contact details including postal address, email and a phone number.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the working party.

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.

 

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.

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 16 January 2018

The General Insurance (GI) Asia International Working Party provides a forum for GI actuaries to explore local and international GI issues specifically impacting members in the Asia region. 

The current Chair of the working party, Sie Liang Lau, is moving to London and so a replacement Chair is sought.  Proactive volunteers who have a passion for advancing the profession and the time to contribute are encouraged to get involved.  The opportunity is open to both members and non-members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) who are located in the Asia region and have experience in General Insurance.  In particular, we are interested in hearing from those based in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, South Korea or Sri Lanka.

The successful volunteer will have:

  • a background and extensive experience in the GI practice area
  • experience of strategic processes, research, communications, and programme or events development 
  • a good network of contacts within the Asia region and the enthusiasm to further grow this network
  • previous experience of volunteering for a working party of similar research group.

Time commitment

Meetings will be held every two weeks, by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all individuals.  Conference calls will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.  If more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

The time commitment will be for a minimum of one hour every two weeks for working party meetings in addition to one to two hours per month for those actively contributing to the working party’s output, though this time commitment may increase towards the preparation and delivery of outputs.

If you are considering offering to become the Chair of this working party, you may like to view a resource called Key information for Working Party Chairs.

How to get involved

If you are located in the Asia region, have a background in General Insurance and are interested in volunteering for this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

  • brief details of your relevant experience and reasons why you want to get involved
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non-members, your contact details and CV
  • a list of topics you would be interested in pursuing with this working party.

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.

 

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.

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)

The Institute and faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) responds to consultations from Government, regulators and other relevant stakeholders to inform policy and regulatory developments that are relevant to the actuarial profession, and where the expertise of actuaries can make a valuable contribution to the debate. 

Increasingly these responses are cross-practice in nature, requiring input from a number of our practice area boards.  In particular, we are seeing an increasing number of consultations that require input from the Resource and Environment Board, Finance and Investment Board and the Risk Management Board.  To deal with these consultations the IFoA Policy team is establishing an ad hoc cross-practice group of volunteers.

We are looking for one to two members of the IFoA to volunteer to join this group and provide technical input on behalf of the Resource and Environment Board.  The Resource and Environment Board, alongside the Finance and Investment and Risk Management Boards, will retain overall responsibility for signing-off technical content of the response.  Final sign-off of the tone and style of our consultations is by the Policy and Public Affairs Committee.

Ideally, volunteers applying to join the group will have experience of working within or advising clients from sectors/fields that may be affected by resource and environment issues.  This may include, but is not limited to, energy, utilities, transport and corporate governance.

Recent examples of relevant consultations include:

Time commitment and tenure

The time commitment from volunteers is expected to be limited and ad hoc in nature.  Volunteers will not be expected to attend meetings but may be expected to contribute to consultation responses at relatively short notice.  Where it is determined that a response is appropriate, the IFoA policy team will email the group to ascertain which members have the relevant expertise to contribute to the IFoA’s response.  For each response, we would anticipate a total of six hours commitment from each volunteer – to read the consultation, provide initial input and contribute to/review early drafting.

How to offer support

If you are a Fellow or Associate member of the IFoA with experience in the Resource and Environment  practice area, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience and a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received and considered by the Resource and Environment Board.  It is hoped that a decision will be made by the end of November.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Finance and investment, Resource and environment, Risk management

This is an opportunity for members to volunteer to support the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Policy team.

The role of the Public Policy Virtual Review Group

Our Policy team is supported by a group of experienced members, who are interested in public policy.  This volunteer resource forms a group upon whom the Policy team calls on an ad hoc basis.  The group is made up of members who are excited about the significant value actuarial skills can bring to the policy making process and who wish to use their intellectual capital to comment on outputs and, where appropriate, suggest how the evidence can be strengthened through further actuarial analysis.

Background

The IFoA has recently refreshed its Key Policy Priorities: the themes on which it will seek to engage; taking an evidence-based approach to informing policy debate.  The four priorities themes are:

  • ageing population
  • evolving risk and the future of insurance
  • investing for sustainable growth
  • resource and environment.

The themes will sit alongside a core focus on regulatory policy and, through the development of briefings, position papers and consultation responses, drive the IFoA’s engagement with policymakers and ensure the value of actuarial expertise informs policy in the public interest.

How it will work

The Policy team is working on a number of outputs across our themes, ranging from policy debates to position papers.  As a project is developed, you will be contacted to see whether you have the time to support the team by:

  • commenting on the proposed purpose, scope and content of the output
  • providing insights on valuable sources of evidence
  • reviewing and strengthening analysis
  • reviewing and commenting on conclusions/positions taken
  • reviewing and commenting on communication plans for outputs.

How to offer support

If you are a member of the IFoA with a keen interest in any, or all, of the four key policy themes, please volunteer to join this group.  To offer your support, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience.  Please also indicate whether your experience is domestic and/or international.  A note of your ARN would be helpful too.

All expressions of interest will be followed up by the Policy team, and progressed as they are received.

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.

 

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.

Application closing date: 4 December 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Directorate is seeking to hear from Fellows who would like to be considered for the role of Principal Examiner.  This role is a caretaker one to cover the marking of the 2018 examinations which will run until 31 December 2018 when the new curriculum is introduced.  This is an exciting opportunity for members to be involved in Education, lead a team of enthusiastic and committed examiners, and to maintain the standards of the exam session.  This is a key role and is suitable for all Fellows, regardless of their location.  We are particularly interested to hear from our suitably qualified overseas members.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

If you would like to be considered as an Examiner please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role and a note of your ARN.

This is one of the IFoA’s Professional Development and Responsibility (PDR) roles and as such a small fee will be paid in return for this support.  View details about our PDR.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Education, Pensions

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Lifelong Learning Directorate is seeking to hear from Fellows who would like to be considered for the role of Examiner for subjects ST2/SA2 - Life Insurance.  This role is a caretaker one to cover the marking of the 2018 examinations which will run until 31 December 2018 when the new curriculum is introduced.

This is an exciting opportunity for members to be involved in Education and support this well established enthusiastic and committed team of examiners.  This is a senior role supporting the Principal Examiner during the 2018 exams for the subject.  It is suitable for all Fellows, with the relevant experience, regardless of their location, and we are particularly interested to hear from our suitably qualified overseas members.

If you would like to be part of a collaborative team, with the prospect to diversify and expand your knowledge of the education and exam area, please review the Task and Person Specification.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered as an ST2/SA2 Examiner please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • a note of your ARN
  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role, or a brief CV showing this information.

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

This is one of the IFoA’s Professional Development and Responsibility (PDR) roles and as such a fee will be paid in return for this support.  View details about our PDR.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Education, Life insurance

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Directorate is seeking to hear from Fellows, Associates or Honorary Fellows who would like to be considered for the role of Specialist Applications Supervisor (SA0).

SA0 Supervisors are appointed to support students who are undertaking original research as an alternative to taking one of the IFoA's Specialist Applications exams.

The post holder will need to have knowledge around the specialist area chosen (Insurance pricing and the implementation of mobile technologies) and will provide support and guidance to the student as they progress through their research.

This is an exciting opportunity for members to be involved in the growth of actuarial research.  We are particularly interested to hear from our suitably qualified overseas members.

More details about the role will be found in the Task and Person Specification.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered as a Supervisor, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role
  • a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

This is one of the IFoA’s Professional Development and Responsibility (PDR) roles and as such a small fee will be paid in return for this support.  View details about our PDR.

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.

 

Categories: Education

Independent Examiners are appointed by the IFoA to assist in monitoring the quality and standards of university programmes with IFoA exemption agreements.

They play a vital role in ensuring that the exemption recommendation process runs smoothly and make a positive impact on maintaining and developing university programmes which have agreements with the IFoA.

This enables us to demonstrate to the Financial Reporting Council Conduct Committee as well as other stakeholders and customers, that the quality and standards of alternative routes to Qualification are equivalent to the Profession’s exams.

This is a senior role with a high level of responsibility and as such we take considerable care in the selection process.

We are seeking to hear from Fellows, Associates and Honorary Fellows who have:

  • experience in actuarial practice and/or are involved in teaching actuarial science programmes
  • relevant experience in setting and marking the IFoA’s exams, or equivalent university programme or professional qualification exams
  • a good working knowledge of the IFoA’s current exam syllabus and structure and awareness of the latest developments.

It is important to us to have the right balance of practitioners and academics each year and therefore we are keen to build up a good bank of support upon which we can draw.

View the volunteer experience from one of our Independent Examiner’s

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

If you would like to be considered as an Independent Examiner, please review the Task and Person Specification then email your expression of interest to Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.

When contacting Debbie, please state your ARN and provide responses to the following: 

  • highlight your relevant experience, in actuarial practice and/or academia, and provide an indication of your experience in setting and marking the IFoA’s exams, or equivalent
  • give brief details of what you see as the greatest strengths and values of the IFoA’s exam syllabus and structure that should be represented in the Accredited Programme.  Include your perception of the latest developments.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Education Committee at their first meeting after the offer of support has been received.

This is one of the IFoA’s Professional Development and Responsibility (PDR) roles and as such a fee will be paid in return for this support.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Education

Inspire the next generation to consider an actuarial career.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is looking for members who want to promote an actuarial career to enthusiastic young people.

If you want the opportunity to get out into your community or to visit a university and help guide the next generation in a fulfilling and diverse career, as an actuary, then this is the volunteer vacancy for you.

A Career Ambassador is a rewarding opportunity, which can take you to all sorts of interesting places.  We are seeking volunteers to speak at schools, colleges and universities about an actuarial career.  The IFoA attends over 15 career fairs and talks annually and Career Ambassadors help represent the IFoA and the industry as a whole at these events.

How it works

Once confirmed, you will be added to a bank of names of Career Ambassadors.  You will then, as opportunities arise, be sent an email by the Careers Team.  These opportunities might be invitations to attend a careers fair, or to give an A-level student a call to explain to him or her what an actuary does.

We also hope you will pro-actively look for opportunities in your area.  When you identify an opportunity we ask you to let our Career team know, so we can provide you with up to date material to support your talk.

To volunteer to act as a Career Ambassador you should either be a qualified actuary or a student member in employment working towards your qualification.  You need to be confident enough to be able to talk about your route into the profession and your current role.  You should also be in a position to know a bit about the current exams, how the profession works and what we do.

There is a helpful booklet which, amongst other things, answers the following frequently asked questions:

  • who can apply?
  • how does this work?
  • what can you get involved in?
  • responding to requests.

View the IFoA’s Career Ambassador booklet

If you meet the above criteria and would like to volunteer in this way, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please confirm that you are a qualified member, or a student member currently in employment, and provide a note of your location.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received and if there is any additional information that we require, we will get in touch with you.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities. With all rights and opportunities comes 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’ web pages before offering to provide support.

 

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.

Categories: Education

City & Guilds is the leading Apprentice Assessment Organisation in the UK and are now recruiting Assessors in the Actuarial Level 4 Standard.  The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is delighted to promote this opportunity to our qualified members. 

Full details, including an application form, can be found on the City & Guilds website and a summary is noted below.

If you are a qualified member of the IFoA please consider expressing an interest in this City & Guilds role.

Background

City & Guilds have been successful in applying to the Skills Funding Agency for 17 standards, one of which is the Actuarial Level 4 Standard.
Apprenticeships benefit employers and individuals, and by boosting the skills of the workforce they help to improve economic productivity. Apprenticeship reforms will support an increase in the quality of apprenticeships so that more individuals have the chance to pursue a successful career – whether this is their first step on the employment ladder or progression within a current employer or sector.

The role of the Assessor

Successful candidates will become an Independent End-point Assessor for City & Guilds Independent End Point Assessment Service, in the Investment Industry area.

As an Independent End-point Assessor, you will be the key person in the decision making process of apprenticeship outcomes.  The primary focus of this role is to liaise with the relevant organisations / employers; planning and carrying out assessment activities; and ensuring consistency of grading decisions.  You will also have the opportunity to share and interpret your decisions as part of standardisation meetings which will be run by a Lead Independent Assessor for internal training and moderation purposes.  Having gained expertise and credibility through your work in the industry, you will have the chance to be part of a team looking to develop the Investment Industry professionals of the future.

Applications

If interested, please follow the link below and email your application form to: independentendassessor@cityandguilds.com

View full details on the City & Guilds website 

 

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.

This is an excellent opportunity for Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) members with experience in our exams to get involved in providing support to our student members, around the globe. 

In 2016 Actuaries Without Borders (AWB®) launched a global mentorship program, covering remote exam tutoring for professional actuarial exams, and providing the following benefits to the global society:

  1. assistance in the development of the actuarial profession where there is a lack of such resources
  2. contributes to the awareness of the actuarial profession and the spread of the actuarial education, by encouraging qualified actuaries and academics across the world to volunteer in global mentoring, including actuarial exam tutoring, through a convenient platform available around the clock.

This program is not intended to provide free consulting service nor non-actuarial coaching.  It is restricted to non-commercial use.

The program has expanded rapidly following its launch, and to meet the demand of different mentees AWB are currently looking for individuals to volunteer to become mentors and also for someone to take on the role of deputy project manager.

To find out more about these AWB opportunities, and to see how you can offer support, please make contact with AWB direct via the following link:

• View details of the AWB’s mentorship program

If you would like to discuss this with AWB, please contact the AWB Executive Director, Renata De Leers, or Project Manager, Bosco Chan.

We encourage you to get involved.

 

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.

Application closing date: 30 November 2017

We are seeking to appoint a proactive, innovative individual to take on the role of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Practitioner at a CERA Seminar to be held in Singapore next year.

The CERA seminar aims to complement the ST9 (Enterprise Risk Management Specialist Technical) examination and provide insight into practical real world applications of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), enabling delegates to investigate and discuss more practical applications of ERM which is not possible in the time allowed for the ST9 Enterprise Risk Management exam.

The role of the ERM Practitioner is to help the seminar delegates get the most out of the day, by providing support and guidance, as well as specialist expertise of the ERM area.

Full details regarding the skills and experience needed are provided in the Task and Person Specification.

As this is one of the IFoA’s Professional Development and Responsibility (PDR) roles, a fee will be paid.

How to apply

If, having read the Task and Person Specification, you would like to offer support, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role, together with details of where you will be based at the time of the seminar, and a note of your employer, if applicable.  Please also provide a note of your ARN. 

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.

 

Categories: Risk management
Application closing date: 30 November 2017

We are seeking to appoint a proactive, innovative individual to take on the role of Senior Risk Officer at a CERA Seminar to be held in Singapore next year.

The CERA seminar aims to complement the ST9 (Enterprise Risk Management Specialist Technical) examination and provide insight into practical real world applications of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), enabling delegates to investigate and discuss more practical applications of ERM which is not possible in the time allowed for the ST9 Enterprise Risk Management exam.

The main role of the Senior Risk Officer is to prepare and deliver a short presentation based on guidelines provided and including personal experiences from the ERM area.  In addition they will help the seminar delegates get the most out of the day, providing support and guidance, as well as specialist expertise of the ERM area.

Full details regarding the skills and experience needed are provided in the Task and Person Specification.

As this is one of the IFoA’s Professional Development and Responsibility (PDR) roles, a fee will be paid for this role.

How to apply

If, having read the Task and Person Specification, you would like to offer support, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role, together with details of where you will be based at the time of the seminar and a note of your employer, if applicable.  Please also provide a note of your ARN. 

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.

 

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.

Categories: Risk management

Aims

The aim of this group will be to provide a platform for actuaries from all practice areas to be able to discuss technical issues and seek support from one another.  By volunteering to join this group you will be able to communicate with others about any technical questions and issues.  For example, you may wish to discuss something new that you are about to embark on at work; or something where you feel there is a lack of available guidance at present.  Or you may find it helpful to discuss technical issues with another qualified actuary who deals with these issues too.  

Who can get involved

All qualified IFoA Fellows and Associates based in the region and those qualified IFoA Fellows and Associates who have previously lived in the region or who travel to the region on business, on a regular basis.

Skills and expertise

Wen is keen to hear from Fellows and Associates from all practice areas.  It would be helpful to know if any volunteers would be willing to host an event in their office, from time to time.

Time commitment and tenure

This is an ongoing opportunity and volunteers can join the group at any time.
Involvement will be minimal and provided on an ad hoc basis but we hope individuals will find this a rewarding and beneficial initiative which will, in turn provide the opportunity to exchange, express views and to support one and another.  It will also:

  • provide an opportunity to know more fellow actuaries in your field and communicate with them regarding any technical questions and concerns
  • provide an opportunity to “give back” to the actuarial profession and society
  • lead to personal and professional satisfaction

How to get involved

If you would like to get involved in this new pilot volunteer initiative please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a note of your ARN, a note of your main practice area, location, and the name of your employer (if applicable).   

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

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.  

 

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.

Categories: Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Life insurance, Pensions, Resource and environment, Risk management

If you would like to volunteer to deliver a talk at a Regional Society event, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.

When contacting Debbie, please provide brief details of the topic and content of your proposed talk and a note of the geographical location(s) which might be of interest to you.  A note of your ARN, if applicable, would also be helpful.

View full details of our current regional actuarial activities.

In addition, details of how to recommend a speaker, or to volunteer to be considered as a speaker, at one of the future IFoA events or residential conferences, can be found here.

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.  

 

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.

Categories: Lay (non-members)

At the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) we pride ourselves on working collaboratively with organisations that employ our student members.  It is vital that we get your feedback and work with you to support your (and our) students, so make sure you have a volunteer Student Employer Contact (SEC) registered with us.

How does this benefit you?  Having a Student Employer Contact:

  • gives you direct communication with our Education Directorate
  • will ensure you are one of the first to receive important information and updates about any changes which may effect your students
  • allows your organisations’ voice to be heard and for you to have your say about a hot topic (such as the Education Strategy Review)
  • provides you with support to ensure students in your organisation are supported.

A Student Employer Contact does not need to be a qualified actuary but they do need to be someone who is willing to play a proactive role in two-way communication between the IFoA and the employer.

As this role involves supporting students, it is not possible for a current student to become a Student Employer Contact.

If your organisation employs IFoA student members we encourage you to appoint a Student Employer Contact.  If you would like to volunteer to take on this role, or to check if someone in your firm has already volunteered, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a note of your organisation’s name and location and give an approximate number of IFoA student members currently in your firm.  A note of your ARN, if applicable, would also be helpful.  All expressions of interest will be followed up as received.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Education

"Organisations that employ at least three qualified actuaries are encouraged to appoint a CPD Co-ordinator".  This is an Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) recommendation.

CPD Co-ordinators play a key role in effective engagement between organisations who employ our members and the IFoA. Organisations with multiple offices often appoint one per office.  Some of the large organisations appoint one CPD Co-ordinator per practice area, eg a different person for Life and General Insurance in the same organisation.
 
We have created, following peer review, a CPD Co-ordinators’ Guide, called "The role of the CPD Co-ordinator: Engaging with employers". This guide highlights the principles, benefits and opportunities. 

Download The role of the CPD Co-ordinator: Engaging with employers.

Within the guide you will find:

  • Page 4:  sets out the information CPD Co-ordinators will receive
  • Page 7:  provides opportunities for your organisation to engage
  • Page 12: gives nine examples; how others do it.  In this section nine CPD Co-ordinators share their thoughts.

As CPD Co-ordinator you will also receive the CPD Co-ordinators’ quarterly newsletter as well as other updates, from time to time.  View the latest CPD Co-ordinators’ newsletter.

The IFoA maintains a database of all CPD Co-ordinators.  The database is growing and not all organisations are represented as yet.  If you would like to check if your organisation is represented, or to volunteer to act as a CPD Co-ordinator for your organisation, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a note of the name of your organisation, approximately how many offices your organisation operates around the globe and a note of your ARN, if applicable.

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. 

 

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.

Application closing date: 29 November 2017

The Data Visualisation working party is looking to recruit a new Chair.  The working party is looking at raising the awareness of visualisations, useful when performing risk modelling.  The aim is that those responsible for complex models will have a better awareness of possible beneficial presentations.  This should ultimately lead to better understood models, and hence better challenge.  Visualisations in this context could be clever graphs, particularly useful presentation of results (for example a simple statistic which materially and meaningfully captures a large array of data), or useful analogies which aid understanding.  The intent is for the working party to gather market practices and create a catalogue, or library, of different presentations as a resource for practitioners.

Objectives and deliverables

The objective of the research is to:

  1. gather examples of visualisations used by practitioners
  2. create a ‘library’ of such visualisations, including some commentary about appropriate circumstances for use, good features, and dangers.

It is hoped that the library could be established in a way which would make it an ongoing, permanent and maintained up to date resource for members going forwards.  The initial focus is risk and capital modelling; however there is a possibility for extension to other modelling fields in the future.  It is anticipated that the library would cover all of the risks commonly faced by insurance firms (e.g. GI, Life, Market, Credit etc.), and would cover visualisations targeting different purposes (e.g. validating model output, comparative, use, summary reporting etc.).  The library would require easy navigation to helpful visualisation suggestions, given a particular business problem.

Experience/skills/background desirable

All backgrounds and areas of relevant expertise are welcome and although not essential, experience of chairing a working party would be beneficial.

View Key Information for Working Party Chairs

Time commitment

The schedule and timing of meetings will be decided between the Chair and members.  Members of the working party will also be asked to progress research in between meetings.  Participation is via conference call therefore ensuring this opportunity is available to all members.

How to get involved

If you would like to offer your support as Chair of this working party please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide brief details of what you feel you could bring to this role, and a note of your ARN would also be helpful.

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.

 

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.

Categories: Risk management

We are seeking to appoint proactive, innovative volunteers with an interest in professional discipline and standards to take on the roles of volunteer actuaries of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) Disciplinary Pool.

View Task and Person Specification for details

If you are interested in being considered as a member of the IFoA’s Disciplinary Pool please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience and a note of your reasons for wishing to volunteer for this role.  A note of your ARN, or membership of another actuarial professional body would be most helpful.  All expressions of interest will be considered by the Disciplinary Appointments Committee at their next meeting after the offer of support is received and you will be advised when a decision will be taken.

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.  

 

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.

Categories: Lay (non-members), Regulation

If you have an interest in professional discipline and standards, please consider offering to join our Investigation Actuaries Pool.

Background

Investigations under the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Disciplinary Scheme are undertaken by a team of three, comprising an Investigation Actuary, a Case Officer (from the IFoA’s Disciplinary Investigation Team) and a legal adviser (from the IFoA’s retained legal advisers).  The Case Report is presented in the name of the Investigation Actuary, so it is vital that he or she is fully engaged in the process throughout.

View Task and Person Specification for details

If you are interested in being considered as a member of the IFoA’s Investigation Actuaries Pool please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide details of your relevant experience and a note of your reasons for wishing to volunteer for this role. A note of your ARN, or membership of another actuarial professional body, would be most helpful.  All expressions of interest will be considered by the Disciplinary Appointments Committee at their next meeting after the offer of support is received and you will be advised when a decision will be taken.

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. 

 

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.

Categories: Lay (non-members), Regulation

To volunteer for the 400 Club you must be a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).   

No matter where you are based around the globe, please consider offering support and volunteering to join the IFoA’s 400 Club (our online feedback group which helps inform Council and Management Board).  This is not an onerous task but is a hugely valuable source of information and feedback for the IFoA.  As a volunteer member of the 400 Club you will complete up to six online surveys each year.  By completing these surveys you will help us to track progress against our strategic objectives and future plans. 

Volunteer to share your views and make a difference.

View the Task and Person Specification

Read what some 400 Club volunteers have said about being involved

How to volunteer and get involved

As you might imagine, there are 400 volunteer members in the 400 Club.  To become a volunteer member of the group you first need to express an interest and join the reserve list.  Please do not be put off by this, we regularly refresh the membership of this group to allow as many members as possible to have a chance to share their views.  Please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement to express an interest in joining the reserve list.  When contacting Debbie please confirm you are a member of the IFoA and provide a note of your ARN.  All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

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.  

 

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.

This is a new opportunity to support the quality assurance of the IFoA’s research outputs.

Background:

As a Learned Society, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has an active research agenda through volunteer working parties and commissioned research projects, primarily under the remit of the seven Practice Boards or the Research and Thought Leadership Committee (RTLC).  Research topics include all practice areas, as well as emerging themes for the actuarial profession. 

All IFoA research seeks to be open access, thus freely available to a variety of audiences worldwide.  Therefore, it is important that research outputs are of the highest quality.

Research outputs typically include sessional meeting papers, other published research papers, conference presentations and also journal articles.  Dissemination can be through sessional meetings, conferences and other events; journals and publications, including the British Actuarial Journal and Annals of Actuarial Science; the IFoA website and external channels.

This Volunteer Role:

The IFoA is seeking to build up a pool of volunteers who have an interest in research and are in a position to review research outputs on an ad hoc basis.  The volunteers will form a virtual group know as the Research Peer Review Pool.

View the Task and Person Specification

How to volunteer:

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Research Peer Review Pool please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide details of your expertise and interests.  All offers of support will be progressed as received and will be followed up by the Research Programmes Manager.  

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. 

 

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.

Categories: Lay (non-members)

As part of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) International strategy of proactive engagement we speak up on relevant matters through our representation on both the International Actuarial Association (IAA) and the Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE).

IFoA members who are appointed by the IFoA to represent the IFoA in this way, do so via a range of activities which include focusing on:

  • Education issues
  • Professionalism
  • Assisting new Associations
  • Committee work – such as looking at aspects of relevance to specific practice areas in General Insurance; Life Insurance; Pensions; Health and Care; Finance and Investment; Risk Management and Resource and Environment.

Find out more about the IAA

Find out more about the AAE

Getting involved

If you are a qualified member of the IFoA with an international remit, or international experience, please consider expressing an interest in getting involved in future opportunities.  We are ideally seeking members with existing experience of volunteering for the IFoA, though this is desirable rather than essential.  Occasionally a student member of the IFoA, who has extensive experience in a particular area, may also be able to offer support to one of the Task Forces.

When a new opportunity arises, or when a current volunteer stands down from their post, we will fill this opportunity by advertising on this volunteer vacancies webpage.  At that time a detailed Task and Person Specification will explain what is involved.  Sometimes these vacancies require to be filled fairly quickly.  In light of this requirement, and to encourage the chance for succession planning, we are keen to build up a bank of names of suitably qualified  members who may be interested in finding out more about how they could begin to get involved.

Expressions of interest

If, having read the above, you feel you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to offer support and find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please state which of the above categories you feel you are best qualified to support and give brief reasons outlining why you wish to get involved.  Please also provide an abbreviated CV highlighting your relevant experience in the area, including a note of any IFoA volunteer roles you have undertaken to date, and showing your understanding and experience of working in different countries and taking account of different cultures and working practices.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.  They will be considered by a selection panel from the IFoA’s International Board and all suitable expressions of interest will be invited to discuss this in person, or by telephone conference call, depending on location of the potential volunteer.

NB:  In addition to the above, some of our members are approached directly by the IAA and AAE and as such they are asked to take up individual appointments as Officers or a Chairperson of a Committee or as members of a Task Force or Working Group.  These members do so in a personal capacity.  They are not appointed to represent the views of the IFoA.  However, if such a member feels there is scope to share an aspect of their work with the IFoA and to seek input from the IFoA they are encouraged to make contact with the IFoA’s Public Affairs and Research team.

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. 

 

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.

Providing financial education in London – through the Livery Schools Link, the London-based Worshipful Company of Actuaries has teamed up with Teaching Business Enterprise and Employability in Schools (BEE) to provide financial education to young people in the London area, especially in Tower Hamlets.

If you are a member of the IFoA and live and/or work in, or near London, please consider volunteering to share your enthusiasm and your knowledge of finance with young people in London’s schools.

 View an Introduction to the BEE Programme

To find out more and to be invited to attend an introductory talk about what is involved, the materials that will support you, and the time commitment involved, please contact Andy Whitehouse to register your interest.

 

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.

Categories: Education, Finance and investment

As part of their remit to engage with members living and working in Scotland, the Scottish Board run an initiative called "Knowledge Sharing Scotland" which delivers technical and professional CPD training, to small (20-40) groups of actuaries in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling, throughout the year.

The purpose is to better engage with employers of actuaries; to bring these sessions to their offices, provide networking, offer CPD, and to deliver additional events and valuable knowledge to members living and working in Scotland.
 
To find out about the current programme please contact Tess Joyce.  
 
The Scottish Board are seeking to hear from members who would be prepared to volunteer to support this resource either as:  

  • a speaker at a future event, and or 
  • to host a lunchtime event in their office 

If you would like to offer your support, or find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please indicate the type of support you would be willing to provide with as much detail as possible.  A note of your ARN, if applicable, would also be helpful.

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. 

 

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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