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Current Volunteering Opportunities

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Application closing date: 24 January 2017

The Actuary magazine, the leading publication for the actuarial profession, is seeking experienced and enthusiastic actuaries to join the editorial team as a Features editor.

What is involved?

As a Features editor you will:

  • be a point of contact for authors to submit articles in your areas of work
  • provide input to the editor and wider editorial team on the relevance of articles submitted in your areas of work, and whether they should be commissioned
  • communicate with authors, the editor and the publisher
  • edit articles so that they can be understood and have broad appeal to The Actuary’s wide readership
  • provide feedback to authors in the event that material is not suitable for publishing
  • review the articles laid out for print and provide feedback to the publisher on amendments
  • contribute to discussions with the rest of the editorial team to shape the content in The Actuary magazine.

You will also have the opportunity to network both within the actuarial profession and externally.

Time commitment

The role is flexible, but it is anticipated that you will spend around one to two days each month, which includes liaising with the editorial team on conference calls and at team meetings.

Who should apply

This role would be perfect for an experienced member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, although they need not be qualified.

Important attributes

You should be someone who:

  • enjoys reading and writing
  • likes interacting with thought leaders and gaining a wider perspective of issues that are of interest to actuaries
  • enjoys working in a collaborative team and is open to feedback
  • is someone who is able to work independently, pro-active and organised.

How to apply

To express your interest in this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a note of your ARN, together with a brief note outlining your reasons for wishing to take on this role.  A copy of your CV and/or a note of any relevant experience would also be helpful.  All expressions of interest will be progressed as received rather than waiting until 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Application closing date: 31 January 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint an experienced and proactive volunteer to take on the role of Chair of this Committee.  The post-holder will be someone with a good working knowledge of the existing Practising Certificates regime and is keen to take the lead in administering, extending (where necessary) and improving the regime.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

View the Terms of Reference

If you would like to express an interest in being considered for this role please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience, in line with the Task and Person Specification.  Please also give a reason/s why you would like to take on this role.  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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Regulation
Application closing date: 31 January 2017

The Practising Certificates Committee (PCC) is seeking to appoint an additional volunteer to join the Life Panel of the Practising Certificates Committee (PCC) to approve applications for Actuarial Function Holder/Reviewing Actuary, With Profits Actuary and Chief Actuary (Life) Certificates

Expertise required

The current Chair of the PCC, Huw Evans, 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 knowledge of actuarial work in the Life Insurance industry with particular reference to the work of practising certificate holders
  • experience of giving or using reserved work advice specific to Life Insurance
  • working knowledge of the IFoA’s regulatory functions

View the Terms of Reference for this Committee

Time Commitment

Typically less than 5 hours per month, heavily weighted towards Q4 each year.  There are two review meetings each year.  During the year the PCC approve applications by email, and only if a case needs discussed will they meet by conference call.

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 Life Panel please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer 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 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Life insurance
Application closing date: 31 January 2017

The Practising Certificates Committee (PCC) is seeking to appoint a new member to join the Pensions Panel.

Expertise required

The current Chair of the PCC, Huw Evans, is seeking to hear from members who are Fellows of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) (qualified for at least three years) and who have up to date experience in, and knowledge of, Scheme Actuary work coupled ideally with broader experience of pensions work to contrast Scheme Actuary work against.

View the Terms of Reference for this Committee

Time Commitment

Approximately, on average, ten hours per month, maybe more in December and January.  There are two review meetings each year which are held at Holborn Gate, London.  Attendance by conference call is possible.  During the rest of the year the PCC approve applications by email, and only if a case needs discussed will they meet by conference call.

Tenure

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

How to offer support

To volunteer to provide support to the PCC please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please can you briefly indicate your relevant experience both as a Scheme Actuary and in the Pensions practice area.  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 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Regulation

In 2015, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) formed an International Student Consultative Forum.

We are now seeking to appoint student representatives who are based in:

  • Oceania
  • North America
  • South America
  • Asia (excluding India)

The purpose of the forum is to give our international students a direct link to the IFoA Executive team.  The forum allows us to engage with students on developments of the qualification process, and to welcome feedback on the exam process as well as the operational aspects of the service we provide. The forum holds a discussion twice a year where the student representative is instrumental in putting forward any feedback from the student group.

View the Task and Person Specification for this new role

How to get involved

If you would like to express an interest in becoming an International Student Consultative Forum Representative, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

• brief details of all your relevant skills and experience in line with the requirements set out in the Task and Person Specification
• your reasons for wishing to become involved on this Forum
• the geographical location, where you are based
• a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the IFoA’s Registrar and the Director of Education, and decisions will be based on the information you provide to Debbie.

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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education
Application closing date: 31 January 2017

Have you recently passed all the exams to qualify as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries?  If so, you now have a unique opportunity to get involved and support the Learning Team, as each year we require approximately 90 newly qualified Fellows to become Guinea Pigs and help us review our new exams.

This is one of the IFoA’s Professional Development and Responsibility (PDR) roles and as such a fee will be paid if you are selected to take on this role, and in return for your support.  View details about our PDR.

This is an exciting opportunity for members to apply to be added to our bank of PDR supporters that we draw from each year to undertake the task and get involved in Education, working with us behind the scenes to help deliver our exams.  The reviews are a vital part of our process to ensure that our exams meet the standards required.

Points to note:

  • you can, only be a Guinea Pig 1 for up to two years after you have passed all the required exams
  • you will be able to request which subject you would like to review, and we will do our best to allocate you to one of your choices.  We are especially keen to hear from you if you would like to review the later series subjects, but you can only choose a later series subject that you have sat and passed
  • you will need to be available from September onwards; exact details of the times will be made available to you if you are assigned to a subject
  • this vacancy is suitable for all newly qualified Fellows, with  relevant experience, regardless of your location, and we are particularly interested to hear from our suitably qualified overseas members.

If you are interested in being 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.

Read what one member says about his experience as a Guinea Pig 1.

How to apply

If you would like to register for the Guinea Pig 1 bank of supporters please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer 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 top three subjects you would like to review

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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education
Application closing date: 31 January 2017

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:

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

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 Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

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

All expressions of interest will be passed to the IFoA’s Registrar and will be progressed as received.  We will aim to make appointments within four weeks of receiving an offer of 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 Volunteer 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

As part of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Education Curriculum 2019, we have set up an IT Working Party to focus on the technology to support the Curriculum 2019 computer based examinations. 

View the Terms of Reference for this IT Working Party

We have a vacancy on this working party for an IFoA student member.  We are ideally seeking to appoint someone who is currently working in a commercial / business environment with experience of sitting computer based exams.  As a student member, this person will be able to provide a unique insight from the student perspective.  We are also keen to appoint an individual who is interested in how our assessment model develops.  Please note that location is not a barrier and we hope to hear from our International and UK based students.

Time commitment:
It is anticipated that meetings will be held once a month and will last for no more than 1.5hours, possibly only 1 hour.  This volunteer can join the meetings by conference call.

How to volunteer
If you would like to express an interest in volunteering in this way please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • a note of our ARN
  • details of your computer based examination experience
  • brief details of what you feel you can bring to this role.

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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education
Application closing date: 31 January 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 an experienced, proactive and innovative volunteer to take on the role of Deputy Chair of the CMI Executive Committee which oversees the work of the CMI.

View the Terms of Reference of the CMI Executive Committee. 

The Deputy Chair is expected to play an active role in setting the direction of the CMI.  It is hoped that the incoming Deputy Chair will be in place by July 2017 with a view to progressing to the role of Chair in mid-2020 (for a term of three years).

View the Task and Person Specification for the Deputy Chair role.

Note that:

  • current members of the CMI Executive Committee are welcome to apply for this position
  • the Committee strives to maintain a balance of practice area representation.

How to volunteer

If you would like to express an interest in being considered for this high profile position please contact Debbie Atkins, IFoA Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide a note of what you feel you can bring to the role and a brief synopsis of your relevant background and experience.  A note of your practice area and ARN would also be helpful. 

If you would like to find out more about the role, the present Deputy Chair, James Tait, would be happy to talk with interested candidates. Please contact Debbie Atkins in the first instance.

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 CMI’s Governance Guidance.  Please view our ‘Membership of a CMI committee’ webpage before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer 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: 31 January 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 an experienced, proactive and innovative volunteer to take on the role of Chair of the CMI Assurances Committee which oversees the CMI’s analysis of mortality and critical illness claims experience under Term, Endowment and Whole Life assurances. Additional members of the Committee are also sought.

View the Terms of Reference of the CMI Assurances Committee 

All the roles are for a term of four years, with potential renewal for a further four years.

View the Task and Person Specification for the role of Chair

View the Task and Person Specification for the additional positions on the Committee

Note that:

  • the Chair is expected to play an active role in setting the direction of the CMI in this area and will also represent the Committee on the CMI Management and Executive Committees. View the Terms of Reference of the CMI Management Committee and view the Terms of Reference of the CMI Executive Committee
  • current members of the CMI Assurances Committee are welcome to apply for the position as Chair
  • the Committee strives to maintain a balance of understanding of the market and products and technical knowledge. Relevant experience would clearly be advantageous; however commitment and enthusiasm are equally important
  • the Committee is particularly keen to recruit at least one additional member who works for a life insurance company that currently writes, or has a significant existing portfolio of, Term, Endowment and Whole Life assurances.

How to volunteer

If you would like to express an interest in being considered please contact Dave Grimshaw, Secretary to the Assurances 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. Please also make clear whether or not you wish to be considered for the position as Chair. 

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

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 CMI’s Governance Guidance.  Please view our ‘Membership of a CMI committee’ webpage before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer 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
Application closing date: 31 January 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 additional volunteers to join the CMI Annuities Committee which oversees the CMI’s analysis of all forms of annuities written by UK life insurers, including pension buy-out business and enhanced annuities.

View the Terms of Reference of the CMI Annuities Committee

Committee membership operates on a renewable four-yearly-basis. View the Task and Person Specification for these positions.

Note that:

  • the Committee strives to maintain a balance of understanding of the market and products and technical knowledge. Relevant experience would clearly be advantageous; however commitment and enthusiasm are equally important.

How to volunteer

If you would like to express an interest in being considered please contact Dave Grimshaw, Secretary to the Annuities 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 present Chair, Jonathan Hughes, would be happy to talk with interested candidates. Please contact Dave Grimshaw in the first instance.

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 CMI’s Governance Guidance.  Please view our ‘Membership of a CMI committee’ webpage before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Life insurance
Application closing date: 8 February 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking a new chair to join this existing working party to help drive the development of actuarial practice in the health and care area. 

The IFoA Long Term Care Working Party has been running for several years. During this time it has focussed on analysing alternative long term care funding models, global models and the potential applications of these to the UK.  The next specific area of work currently being undertaken is to examine the sustainability of government models for funding care. This includes looking at what has worked well or not so well in systems in countries other than the UK.  However, the output will be framed in terms of what is going on in the UK as much as possible, specifically in the devolved systems.  Other areas of work may also be considered.

View the full details including aims/objectives, outputs and time commitment  

View key information for working party Chairs 

If you are interested in chairing this working party, or would like to find out more about the position, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement, to register your interest.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

  • brief details of your experience working in the relevant areas
  • your reason/s for wishing to become involved
  • a note of your ARN, if you are an IFoA member
  • your contact details and a brief CV, if you are not an IFoA member.

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be considered by the Health and Care Research Sub-committee.  The selection process will aim to be concluded four weeks after the closing date.  The first meeting will then be set up at a mutually convenient time, as soon as possible and within four weeks of confirmation of appointment.

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 Volunteer 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), Pensions
Application closing date: 8 February 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint an additional volunteer to join the Finance and Investment Education and Continuing Professional Development (ECPD) Sub-committee.  This individual will be someone who is pro-active and keen to help in ensuring that education is kept as up to date and relevant as possible in this practice area.  The members of this sub-committee will also play a part in helping to shape and contribute to the Finance and Investment community.  Until last year, this remit was delivered by a joint Finance and Investment Education, Research and CPD Sub-committee but to allow greater focus, the ECPD remit has now been separated out, into a separate sub-committee.

If you work in the Finance and Investment practice area and are interested in organising events and promoting CPD, 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 for this role please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant skills and expertise in this area and your reason/s for wishing to get 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment

The General Insurance Education and Continuing Professional Development (GI ECPD) Sub-committee is seeking a qualified actuary who would like to express an interest in joining this volunteer group.

The GI ECPD Sub-committee plays an important role in ensuring the education of GI actuaries is kept as up to date and relevant as possible.  This comprises of :

  • shaping and developing the future of the General Insurance community of the IFoA via timely and targeted CPD events
  • advising on developments in the practice area which impact on the examinations syllabus and education needs of members, and routinely reviewing and updating core reading for the General Insurance subjects
  • encouraging the production and promotion of educational material to both practitioners and students.

View Terms of Reference
View Task and Person Specification for the role of a member of this committee

How to Volunteer

If you would like to express an interest in joining the GI ECPD Sub-committee please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement. When contacting Debbie, please provide brief detail of your relevant experience, your reason/s for wishing to be involved 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance
Application closing date: 23 January 2017

The GI Standards and Consultations Sub-committee is seeking to appoint two additional members to join this group - one in the role of Deputy Chair.  The sub-committee membership comprises of GI actuaries in technical support roles and client facing roles; new volunteers are welcome from either background.

This group works with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Executive staff to consider consultations which have been delegated to it and drafts responses as appropriate, in accordance with the IFoA’s consultations process.  The aim is to work collaboratively with other boards/consultation sub-committees as appropriate.  This ensures responses represent the wider IFoA’s views.  The group also participates with and liaises with other organisations and external working parties, as appropriate.  This sub-committee also provides input to help the IFoA ensure the development and maintenance of robust technical and ethical standards and non-mandatory resource material for the practice area. 

Full details of the sub-committee and the roles are contained in the documents below:

How to offer support

If you are a Fellow or Associate member of the IFoA with experience in the GI practice area, and having read the appropriate documents above wish to express an interest in one of the roles, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience, and your reasons for wishing to take on this role.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the GI Standards and Consultations 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance
Application closing date: 14 February 2017

Towards the Optimal Reserving Process working party explores the governance and design of existing processes within reserving, ensuring that principles-based guidance (small ‘g’) is given. Previously, the working party worked to develop practical solutions to current issues within reserving. Examples of their output can be explored on the IFoA’s Towards the Optimal Reserving Process webpage. 

New chair, William Diffey, seeks to reinvigorate this working party by the appointment of additional proactive and experienced volunteers. The opportunity is open to both members of the IFoA and non-members. In particular, we are keen to hear from those practicing in general insurance with detailed reserving experience (preferably relating to a number of organisations). The successful volunteers will have the opportunity to influence the scope of the working party’s future output and direction of travel.
 
Time Commitment and participation:  Members of this working party are asked to devote 2-4 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.

How to get involved:  If you would like to offer your support and volunteer to be a member of this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a note of the following:

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

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received, rather than waiting until 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 Volunteer 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 overarching objective of the Flood Working Party is to be a source of knowledge and expertise within the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) on matters relating to flood. The working party’s research has a strong UK focus.

The Chair of this working party, Philippa King, is seeking to recruit additional members to research this topic. 

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 consider volunteering for this working party.  It is envisaged that this working party will comprise of a broad mix of skills, and in particular, an awareness of customer interaction with insurance and of public policy or, capital and reserving expertise are sought. 

Specific Objectives:

1.   to develop the profession’s position on UK flooding – including, but not limited to, insurance matters (for example affordability, availability and issues such as resilience and planning)

2.   to produce reference material for UK actuaries when considering flood in pricing, capital modelling, reserving or related areas such as:

  • when selecting and using a model
  • variety in flood events
  • climate change

Building on the body of previous work, the Flood working party will continue to:

1.    improve the understanding of flood risk amongst the industry, government and public by:

  • producing a GIRO paper (2017) (and digestible summary) to raise awareness amongst the profession of flood related issues
  • making the working party findings available to the wider insurance community and to inform debate, via participation in third party events
  • distributing press releases in co-ordination with the relevant IFoA working parties and the IFoA’s Public Affairs team

2.   gather data and opinions from the industry to inform the above

3.   work with industry bodies, including Flood Re, to report on market developments (availability and affordability of flood insurance).

Time Commitment

Members who volunteer 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 offer your support please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • details of your relevant experience
  • your reasons for wishing to become involved
  • your ARN, if you are a member, or full contact details and a copy of your CV if you are a non member. 

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

 

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)

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 Chair of the working party, Sie Liang Lau, is currently seeking to appoint additional volunteers to join this working party.  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(s) 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 or similar research group.

Time Commitment

  • meetings will be held via telephone conference every three weeks
  • 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 two hours every three weeks for working party meetings, in addition to one to two hours per month for those actively contributing to the working party’s output
  • this time commitment may increase towards the preparation and delivery of outputs.

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 working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer 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
  • a list of topics you would be interested in pursuing with this working party
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA, or your contact details and a brief CV if you are a non member.

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 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 Volunteer 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 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 will be 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.  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 Volunteer 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 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 Volunteer 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: 2 February 2017

The Life Standards and Consultations Sub-committee is seeking to appoint a Deputy Chair and up to three additional members to join this group.  The sub-committee membership comprises of Life actuaries in technical support roles and client facing roles; new volunteers are welcome from either background.

This group works with the IFoA’s Executive staff to consider consultations which have been delegated to it and drafts responses as appropriate, in accordance with the IFoA’s consultations process.  The aim is to work collaboratively with other boards/consultation sub-committees as appropriate.  This ensures responses represent the wider IFoA’s views.  The group also participates with and liaises with other organisations and external working parties, as appropriate.  This sub-committee also provides input to help the IFoA ensure the development and maintenance of robust technical and ethical standards and non-mandatory resource material for the practice area.

View the Terms of Reference for this sub-committee

View the Task and Person Specification for a Member

View the Task and Person Specification for the role of Deputy Chair

View our Volunteer Guide to Consultation Responses

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 Volunteer Engagement, to express your interest.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

  • confirmation of the role(s) you are applying for: member or deputy chair
  • details of your relevant experience as well as reasons explaining your desire to volunteer
  • your ARN

All expressions of interest will be taken forward as they are received and considered by a selection panel including the Chair of the Life Board.  

For the role of Deputy Chair, an initial short listing process will be based on the information you submit in your application.  Those applicants who are shortlisted will then have a telephone interview with the selection panel.  Any appointment will require to be approved by the IFoA’s Management Board.

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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Life insurance
Application closing date: 2 February 2017

The Life Research Sub-committee is seeking to appoint up to two new members, who will join in an effort to ensure the sub-committee stays abreast of key issues in Life research and pushes forward more member-led research via working parties.

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 Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide brief details of your relevant experience of working with Life Insurance Capital Requirements, 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Life insurance
Application closing date: 2 February 2017

The Life Insurance Board and the Life Research Sub-committee have launched a new member-led working party looking at different aspects of the capital regulation of Life Insurers and whether changes would reduce the tendency for Capital to be consumed or for Capital Requirements to increase in falling markets.

They are now seeking one Fellow with experience of auditing or validating Solvency II calculations to replace someone on this very active working party – Procyclicality and Contra-cyclical buffers for life assurance.  This is a key area where the profession can take a leading role.  The work will inform decision makers in the UK and, hopefully, beyond.

View the original scope for this working party 
 
Next steps:  If you are interested in expressing an interest in volunteering to take on this role please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement. When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience of working with Life Insurance Capital Requirements and your reason/s for wishing to get involved. A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be followed up by a member of the Life Research Sub-committee and a senior member of the IFoA’s Executive staff. There will be an opportunity for you to discuss the remit, and ask any questions, at that time.
 
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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Life insurance

The Consumer Risk Metrics Working Party is looking for an additional, qualified member with an interest and background in financial and consumer advice.

The aim of this working party is to develop a simple and easy to understand risk metric that will allow consumers to understand risk in a consistent way.  By way of analogy the Representative Annual Percentage Rate (APR) introduced a great deal of consistency in the way in which interest rates and returns have to be quoted.  This is an existing working party which intended to add an additional work stream.

Experience/skills/background desirable

The working party has started to develop ideas for a potential risk metric and would welcome the addition of a new member who has experience in providing consumer advice.

Ideally, the applicant’s past experience would include direct customer contact.

The working party is also very keen to hear from individuals who have experience in producing sales literature.

Outputs

Working parties should aim to produce a written record of their findings, as well as seeking opportunities to present their research. 

Areas for research could include:

  • comparison of risk measures and how these may fare under suitable criteria for a good  consumer risk metric
  • consumer understanding of risk
  • other consumer metrics
  • utility theory
  • behavioural science
  • education, including adult financial education.

As the objective is a lofty one, there will probably be a lot of value with sharing the working party’s learnings along the way.

Time Commitment  

To be agreed at the initial scoping meeting.  Volunteers will typically be expected to attend between six and twelve meetings per annum and to perform research between meetings. 

Meetings are normally held by teleconference.

Getting involved 

If you would like to offer your support and consider volunteering for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant experience and your reasons for wishing to become involved
  • a note of your ARN.

After you submit your interest

All expressions of interest will be considered by the selection panel consisting of the working party Chair and members of the Life Research Committee.  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 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Life insurance, Risk management
Application closing date: 30 January 2017

A working party recently set up to examine how risks and retirement choices are communicated to individuals and, in particular, how this communication aids decision making is looking for additional volunteers.

The working party would like to examine the key stakeholders in the retirement process and how current forms of communication at all stages of the retirement process contribute to effective decision making. Key areas of consideration will include: the provision of information, creating an understanding of risks, and enabling informed decision making. The working party will also consider the main aims of retirement communications and review alternative approaches to assess whether or not the status quo is appropriate. By conclusion, the working party will propose how communication can be improved to enable better understanding of risks and enable more informed decisions.

It is hoped that volunteers seeking to join this working party will include individuals who have experience of working with key stakeholders in the pensions area and have a good knowledge of how pension schemes work. We hope these volunteers will be individuals who are prepared to reach out to colleagues in other practice areas and other disciplines, to ensure the relevant topics are addressed from all angles.

The working party hopes to report on their interim or final findings over the next year and the forum is likely to be an event or presentation at a future conference.

Time Commitment:

Up to four to five hours every six weeks. This will include attendance at a meeting every six weeks and follow up research in between meetings.

Participation in this working party 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.

How to get involved:

If you are an experienced actuary and a member of the IFoA, CAS or other actuarial body, or an interested stakeholder with the appropriate experience, please consider offering your support.
If you are interested please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

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

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair, members of the Pensions Research Sub-committee and Executive staff after the closing date.

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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Pensions

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) signed a MoU with the Insurance Asset Management Association of China (IAMAC) in May 2016. As such, we are delighted to promote this opportunity for our members, and other professionals, to offer to support them. 
 
The task is to help IAMAC to recruit professional trainers in China to deliver training sessions to their members. These will be paid positions. 
 
They are seeking to appoint individuals who:

  • Work in finance, insurance, law, management, human resources and other related fields for at least three years, with outstanding professional competence, remarkable achievements and innovation ability, or play a leading role in the related industries, with a good reputation and significant influence.
  • Have project achievements or promotion experience in the relevant fields. Those with overseas working experience are preferred.
  • Accept the management of the IAMAC and comply with the self-discipline rules and other requirements

 
View the full details 
 
If, having read the details you are interested in expressing interest in providing support please send your CV to Helen Yang  Please note, you do not have to complete the form in order to apply.  A CV will be sufficient, in the first instance.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer 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), Pensions, Risk management

Background

A Regional Community is a group of members who have come together, either virtually or in person, and who have a common interest in providing a regional or cultural hub for actuarial development, both professionally and socially, with the support and encouragement of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).

Caryn Chua, the IFoA’s representative in South-East Asia would like to recruit a committee to support her in the development and engagement of this community for IFoA members in this region.  We are therefore seeking expressions of interest from IFoA members in the region who would like to volunteer to establish this committee.

Further information about these Regional Communities can be found here: Regional Actuarial Activity

The purpose of the committee

The committee will be responsible for assisting the IFoA's regional office in Singapore in organising CPD, and social networking events and in making good use of the online event material available from the IFoA.  The committee members will be supported primarily by the IFoA’s representative in South-East Asia as well as the IFoA’s Regions Manager and they will benefit from the opportunity to collaborate and share best practice with the other IFoA regional community committees around the globe.

Skills and Experience

Post-holders will be individuals who already have a good network of contacts in the region and who are prepared to play their part, and take their turn, in suggesting topics and speakers.  They will ideally also be good communicators who are able to encourage others to get involved.  It is hoped that the group will become an excellent resource for IFoA members in the region; for IFoA members visiting the region; and for some non-member professionals.

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 region
  • at least one IFoA member from each country (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam).

How to get involved

If you are based in South-East Asia, and would like to express an interest in being considered for this regional society role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a brief note of the following:

  • your reasons for wishing to be involved
  • a note of which of the above named countries you are based in
  • your practice area, company name and a brief description of your relevant skills and experience

A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

All expressions of interest will be followed up by the IFoA’s Regions Manager and the IFoA's representative in South-East Asia.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our regional community volunteers to be aware of the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Induction Pack (VIP), which are a useful resource.  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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Application closing date: 25 January 2017

For subjects:

  • ST6 Finance and Investment Technical B (Specialist Technical)
  • ST8 General Insurance: Pricing (Specialist Technical)
  • ST9 Enterprise Risk Management (Specialist Technical)
  • SA1 Health and Care (Specialist Application)
  • SA3 General Insurance (Specialist Application)
  • SA6 Investment (Specialist Application)
  • ST1 Health and Care (Specialist Technical)
  • ST2 Life Insurance (Specialist Technical)
  • ST5 Finance and Investment (Specialist Technical) A
  • SA2 Life Insurance (Specialist Application)
  • SA5 Finance (Specialist Application)

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 16 Exam Counsellors to our existing bank of supporters; two for ST9, ST1, ST5, SA2 and SA5; and one for each of the other subjects.

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 Task and Person Specification

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 Volunteer 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 top three subjects you would like to review.

All expressions of interest will be progressed 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 Volunteer 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
Application closing date: 21 February 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoAs’) Engagement and Learning Directorate is seeking to hear from Fellows who would like to be considered for the role of Examiner for subject CA1 Actuarial Risk Management.  We are particularly interested to hear from you if you have a Pensions or General Insurance background, but the ability to demonstrate that you can think widely around the subject area is particularly important.

This is an exciting opportunity for members to be involved in Education and contribute to the senior exam team working with the Principal Examiner and Executive staff to produce exam papers and maintain the standards of the exam session.  Ideally we would like the appointment to be made in readiness for the April 2017 exam sitting so the new Examiner would assist with later session marking and the setting for the 2018 papers. 

This is a key role and is suitable for all Fellows, regardless of their location.  

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 and to work with our Executive staff to deliver the exams, please review the Task and Person Specification 

How to apply:  If you would like to be considered as an Examiner please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role
  • a note of your ARN
  • your confirmation that you will be able to use a PC or laptop with Windows 7 Microsoft Office 2010 or later.

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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, General insurance, Pensions, Risk management

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 Volunteer 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 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 Volunteer 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, e.g. a different person for Life and General Insurance in the same organisation.
 
We have created, following peer review, a CPD Co-ordinators’ Guide.This highlights the principles, benefits and opportunities. This guide is called "The role of the CPD Co-ordinator: Engaging with employers"

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 Volunteer 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 Volunteer 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

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 Volunteer 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education

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 Volunteer 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 1 February 2017

The Risk Measures working party is newly formed in response to the Discussion Paper published by the Bank of England Procyclicality Working Group in 2014.  The group is looking to inform discussion of alternative measures of risk and their practical usefulness, and to increase awareness of the potential procyclical influence exerted by the application and use of risk measures (e.g. VaR on MTM balance sheet dates) and their impact on asset allocations in the real economy.
 
The working party is now seeking to appoint two additional volunteers to complement the knowledge and perspectives of the existing team.   Ideally, the working party is seeking to hear from individuals with General Insurance (GI) or North American insurance experience and expertise.
 
Desirable:  The successful volunteers will have:

  • sound knowledge, insight and experience in the financial industry
  • sustained enthusiasm to share expertise and produce tangible outputs
  • practical / industry perspectives on risk and economic capital management. Knowledge of ALM and investment portfolio strategies are helpful
  • the ability to communicate technical actuarial concepts concisely and clearly to a broader general audience is critical
  • previous experience of volunteering for a working party or similar research group would be an advantage.

Essential:  The successful volunteers will have:

  • a background in the GI practice area
  • practical experience and insight into economic capital risk management and investments for PPO portfolios (long-term liability runoffs) in a UK context. Related ideas include internal models and Solvency II Pillar 2/ORSA.
  • And if “North American insurance” background, will have:
  • practical expertise of the insurance industry in the USA, including current developments
  • specific knowledge of liability runoff approaches to capital and risk management
  • ideally, deep understanding of cycle-neutral valuation approaches and their applications and real implementations.

Time Commitment

  • meetings will be held via telephone conference every three / four weeks
  • 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
  • this time commitment is likely to increase towards the preparation and delivery of outputs (depending mainly 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 Volunteer 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 IFoA, or your contact details and a brief CV if you are a non member.

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 Volunteer 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), Risk management

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

 

Categories: General insurance, Regulation
Application closing date: 23 January 2017

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.

We are looking to recruit extra volunteers to broaden the review group’s range of expertise and in particular to assist with new outputs under the ‘Evolving risks and the future of insurance’ theme.

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 Volunteer 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 Volunteer 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 Volunteer 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 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members)

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 Volunteer 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 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 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 Volunteer 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 Volunteer 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 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 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Regulation

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 Volunteer 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 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 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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 Volunteer 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 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education

Providing financial education in London

Through the Livery Schools Link, the London-based Worshipful Company of Actuaries has access to opportunities for volunteers to help in schools, coordinated by the Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership (THEBP).

Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership (THEBP) is a leading education charity preparing young people for the future by providing best-in-class programmes, enriching education, training and development.  By connecting schools and businesses they foster positive attitudes and show young people how learning can provide the practical life and work skills to support their future aspirations.

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

When viewing the attached, you will see that volunteers are asked to support a small group of students as they work through the workshops and activities.  To volunteer simply select an event and date (from the schedule) and email Lynsey Wilkinson, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, THEBP.  If you have any questions about a particular project or programme please do not hesitate to get in touch with Lynsey.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Finance and investment

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 Pauline Lee to register your interest.

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 Volunteer 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 view the current programme please visit the KSS webpage.  
 
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 Volunteer 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 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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

As part of our digital strategy, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is engaged in a range of digital projects.

To help us with this, we have set up a Digital Volunteer Group -  a group of people of all membership categories to be our experts in bringing forward ideas, commenting and guiding us through these projects so that the outcomes will truly reflect our members' needs. 

There are no formal criteria for members who would like to be a part of this group – all that we ask is that you have an interest in websites, a familiarity with the profession’s own site, and/or an interest in or previous experience of online learning.  We would also expect members to have an understanding of the ‘member journey’ concept.  No special technical knowledge is required.

Membership of the Digital Volunteer Group is a great opportunity to get involved with important projects which will have long term benefits for members of the IFoA.  So, if this sort of thing interests you and you would like to join the Group, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement, in order to register your interest and to find out more.

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 Volunteer Engagement:

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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