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Current Volunteering Opportunities

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Application closing date: 7 June 2017

The Actuaries.Africa Conference, brought to you by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, in the second half of April 2018.

This international conference is the IFoA’s first conference in Africa and follows on from the success of our growing and highly regarded Asia Conference, which is now in its third year.  Our Asia Conference now enjoys a proven track record of attracting high-level decision makers and top industry practitioners, including direct insurers, thought leaders and investment stakeholders from around the world.

The IFoA’s President for 2017/2018 is Marjorie Ngwenya.  Marjorie is based in South Africa and we are delighted to host this conference to coincide with Marjorie’s Presidential year.

The conference aims to explore the future of insurance and financial systems through a well rounded balance of plenary sessions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities. 

View details of the IFoA Asia Conference 2017

We are seeking proactive, innovative volunteers to join the Actuaries.Africa Conference Programme Committee for 2018 to help shape the content, theme and speakers of the programme.  The Conference Programme Committee will consist of ten volunteers, nine members from the IFoA and one member from The

Actuarial Society of Kenya (TASK), as well as two IFoA Executive staff (Sarah Sim, Head of Global Markets Development, and Amanda Davey, Head of Events).

Out of these volunteering vacancies, we plan to appoint a Chair, four Deputy Chairs (each of whom will be tasked with leading one of the four strands – Life Insurance, Non-Life Insurance, Risk and Other (e.g. Pensions, Micro insurance, Investment etc)) and four committee members to support the Deputy Chairs.  The Chair should be a Fellow of the IFoA who is senior enough to have an overview of all the practice areas.  For all these roles we are ideally looking to appoint Fellows or Associate members who are based in Africa, or who have substantial experience through regularly working in this region.

View the details on the Task and Person Specification

There will be five/six committee meetings in total, via conference call.  The first meeting will be held in the second half of July 2017.

Please note, that the organisation and logistics of the conference will be handled by our experienced event management team.

How to offer support

If you are based in Africa (or regularly work in the region) and feel you have the relevant skills and experience to help make this event a success, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

  • a brief note of your relevant experience
  • your practice area (Life, Non-Life, Risk or Other.  If other, please specify whether this falls within Pensions, Micro insurance, Investment etc)
  • a note of what you feel you could bring to this committee
  • the role you wish to take on (Chair/Deputy Chair/committee member)
  • details of where you are based and who you work for
  • a note of your ARN, for members of the IFoA.  If you are not a member of the IFoA, please provide full contact details and a brief CV or biography.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the selection panel, after the closing date.  A decision will be made by late June.

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, Life insurance, Pensions, Risk management
Application closing date: 2 May 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Asia Conference is now in its third year and has a proven track record of attracting high-level decision makers and top industry practitioners, including direct insurers, thought leaders and investment stakeholders from around the world. The conference aims to explore the future of insurance and financial systems through a well rounded balance of plenary sessions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities.  The 2017 conference is due to be held in May, in Hong Kong, and we are already looking ahead to the 2018 conference.

View details of the IFoA Asia Conference 2017

The IFoA Asia Conference 2018 will be held in Bangkok on 15 and 16 March 2018.

We are seeking proactive, innovative volunteers to join the Conference Programme Committee to help shape the content, theme and speakers of the programme.  The Conference Programme Committee will consist of nine volunteers, seven members from the IFoA and two members from the Society of Actuaries of Thailand (SOAT), as well as two IFoA Executive staff (Caryn Chua, IFoA’s representative of South-East Asia and Amanda Davey, IFoA’s Head of Events). 

Out of these nine volunteering vacancies, we plan to appoint a Chair, four Deputy Chairs (each of whom will be tasked with leading one of the four strands – Life Insurance, General Insurance, Investments/Risk and Healthcare/Benefits) and four committee members to support the Deputy Chairs.  The Chair should be a Fellow of the IFoA who is senior enough to have an overview of all the practice areas.  For all these roles we are ideally looking to appoint Fellows or Associate members who are based in South-East Asia, or who have substantial experience through regularly working in this region.

View the details on the Task and Person Specification

Read what one of the 2016 Committee says about his experience of being involved

There will be five/six committee meetings in total, via conference call.  The first meeting will be held in the first half of June 2017.

Please note, that the organisation and logistics of the conference will be handled by our experienced event management team.

How to offer support

If you are based in South-East Asia (or regularly work in the region) and feel you have the relevant skills and experience to help make this event a success, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

  • a brief note of your relevant experience
  • your practice area (Life, GI, Investments/Risk or Healthcare/Benefits)
  • a note of what you feel you could bring to this committee
  • the role you wish to take on (Chair/Deputy Chair/committee member)
  • details of where you are based and who you work for, as well as a note of your ARN (if applicable).

All expressions of interest will be considered by the selection panel, after the closing date.  A decision will be made by early May.

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, Life insurance, Risk management
Application closing date: 31 May 2017

The current Editor of The Actuary magazine, the leading publication for the actuarial profession and the magazine of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), will step down at the end of his term in December 2017.  We are now seeking to hear from a highly motivated, enthusiastic member of the IFoA who feels able to lead the editorial team of this magazine.

For further details of the role, please view the Detailed role description

How to express an interest

If, having read the detailed role description, you feel you have the right skills and experience, and time, to devote to this exciting role please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience
  • reason(s) why you wish to take on this role
  • a note of what you feel you could bring to the role
  • your CV, including details of your current employer (if applicable) and geographic location
  • a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be followed up by the selection panel after the closing date.  The selection panel will comprise of the current Editor, Managing Editor, IFoA’s Director of Public Affairs and Research and members of the IFoA’s Council.  A short list of candidates will be invited to take part in interviews which are expected to take place by the end of July, and a candidate is expected to be appointed by the end of September.

This is a Professional Development and Responsibility (PDR) role.  As such, the successful candidate will receive a fee for this role.

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 May 2017

Would you like to join the ASTIN Section of the International Actuarial Association (IAA)?

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Fellow, Colin Czapiewski, has been a volunteer member of the ASTIN Section of the IAA for a number of years.  His tenure will come to an end this year and this will give rise to a vacancy.  Please note that Colin has held this volunteer position in his individual capacity and not as a representative of the IFoA. 

Background

ASTIN stands for Actuarial Studies In Non-life insurance.  It was created in 1957 as the first section of the IAA.  It has as its main objective the promotion of actuarial research, particularly in non-life insurance.  ASTIN is continually working to further develop the mathematical foundation of non-life insurance and reinsurance.  Recently, genetics research has been added to its activities.  ASTIN currently has over 2,000 members, in nearly 50 countries.  Membership is open to all members of the IAA.

Each year, ASTIN organizes an international colloquium.  Usually attended by over 200 actuaries from all over the world, these colloquia bring together academics and practitioners, and provide an outstanding forum for the exchange of knowledge among actuaries of different countries and different disciplines.  They allow participants to keep up to date with the rapid changes occurring in the actuarial profession.  Meetings usually include invited lecturers, contributed papers, and panels discussing current issues.

A portion of the ASTIN income is devoted to the development of actuarial science in actuarially emerging countries.  ASTIN recently donated 18 most important actuarial textbooks to 120 universities and actuarial associations throughout the emerging world.  These recipients also get a free subscription to the ASTIN Bulletin - The Journal of the IAA.  ASTIN has started a program to sponsor seminars.  In India, Croatia, Latvia, Poland, Zimbabwe, Chile, and Hong Kong, ASTIN members have taught the principles of loss reserving, merit-rating in motor insurance, financial economics in insurance, applications of stochastic processes, and stochastic models for life contingencies to actuarial students and practitioners.  Further seminars are being prepared for Albania, Hungary, and Thailand.

ASTIN has also established several Topic Teams, which members with particular interests may join to access libraries containing papers, presentations and links, and also find a forum for exchange of information.  The Topic Teams currently include:

  • Creating and using scenarios
  • Natural and other Catastrophes
  • Climate change
  • Risk measures for loss reserves
  • Political risk.

Practical Information:

  • the term of membership is three years, starting 1 January 2018, and is once renewable for another three year term
  • the participation in ASTIN is on an individual basis. You will contribute individually, and therefore will not be representing formal IFoA positions.  However, the annual dues of 40 Canadian Dollars will be paid by the IFoA and we would ask you to keep the IFoA appraised of any relevant information
  • the average time commitment is around two hours per month.  Most meetings are held per telephone, with one meeting taking place at a geographical location
  • the election for new ASTIN members will take place on 20 August.

If you are interested in joining ASTIN, or have any questions, please contact Tim Werkhoven, Head of Public Affairs and Policy, IFoA.

 

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, Resource and environment, Risk management
Application closing date: 15 May 2017

The Financial Reporting Group (FRG) is seeking to appoint a new member.  The FRG is composed of members appointed by virtue of their accounting skill-set pertaining to particular practice areas.

As a member of the FRG, you will be contributing to the actuarial profession by applying your technical expertise to consider, at a high level, accounting and financial reporting issues affecting the relevant IFoA practice areas for the UK and internationally.  The FRG are at the forefront of financial and accounting developments in order to address financial issues as required for stakeholder engagement and review of IFoA consultation responses.  The FRG reports to the International Board and regularly engages with Life, GI and Pensions Practice Boards as well as representatives on the International Actuarial Association (IAA) and Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE).

A vacancy has become available in this group and the IFoA is seeking to appoint a senior member from a pensions background who can demonstrate considerable experience to support this group.

It will be helpful if the candidate can demonstrate expertise in the following areas: accounting, IAA matters, an understanding of the process by which IFRS are implemented in Europe and Pensions developments.

View Terms of Reference for the FRG 

If, having read the Terms of Reference, you feel you have the necessary skills and experience and would like to offer support, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a brief overview of your relevant experience and a note of your reason/s for wishing to be involved.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful. 

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the FRG and the Chair of the IFoA’s International Board and offers of support 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: Pensions
Application closing date: 8 May 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Management Board wants actuaries to take the lead in adopting systems thinking approaches in their work.  As a result the Resource and Environment (R and E) Board have undertaken to create a Systems Thinking Incubator.

Benefits

Systems thinking offers a better understanding of the behaviour of financial markets, the funding of defined benefit plans and the impact of efforts to curb global warming.

Scope

The Systems Thinking Incubator has a role to influence the wider IFoA to develop and incorporate thinking around systems as well as helping to develop and promote the approach itself.  The initial scope of the group can be found by following this link.  The R and E Board would like to invite enthusiastic and proactive individuals to volunteer to get involved with this progressive research group.

View the draft Terms of Reference for this incubator

The successful volunteers will have the opportunity to extend their knowledge of Systems Thinking issues while working across all Practice Areas.

Both IFoA members and non-members are encouraged to get involved.  Ideally, successful volunteers will have:

  • an interest in systems thinking and ideas around how it could address current issues and concerns facing actuaries
  • a good profile and enthusiasm to grow your network of contacts to best promote and advance Systems Thinking
  • experience of volunteering with the IFoA or other professional or industry body
  • a keen desire to contribute to research in this field.

Time commitment

Volunteers are asked to devote two to four hours per month to advance this incubator’s research.  This includes participation at a bi-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 incubator 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 considered for this initiative, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide brief details of your relevant experience and an indication of your reasons for wishing to be involved.  IFoA members should also provide a note of your ARN.  If you are not a member of the IFoA please provide your full contact details and a brief CV. 

When contacting Debbie, please also indicate if you are interested in taking on the role of Chair.

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

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Resource and environment

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

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 three 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 five 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, Regulation

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

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

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

Background

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

The role of the Assessor

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

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

Applications

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

View full details on the City & Guilds website 

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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 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, 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 Engagement and Learning, 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 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: 16 May 2017

The Resource and Environment (R and E) Board is a cross-practice, senior committee that advises the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) on important environmental issues, setting key objectives annually to support and further develop the actuarial profession.

The R and E Board has set up a new Member Interest Group (R and E MIG) in order to build and share resource and environment knowledge among IFoA members to expand the profession’s capacity in this area.

The R and E MIG is seeking to appoint a Leader and Managing Committee members, who will meet regularly on behalf of the larger MIG, and enact the key objectives set by the MIG for the year.  The current objectives are:

  1. to form either one or multiple study groups with the following target output in its first year:
    • to produce a resource and environment reading list as a source of information for any actuary or student looking to develop their knowledge
    • a group of actuaries and students with a firm basis of resource and environment knowledge
  2. to share regular news and updates on resource and environment with others in the MIG via an online forum and the Resource and Environment monthly newsletter
  3. to raise awareness and understanding of resource and environment issues across the profession.

Role of the Leader

The MIG Leader (Chair) is required to liaise with both members of the MIG and the Executive staff in the running of the MIG's activities and report back to the Resource and Environment Board.

Role of the Managing Committee members

Managing Committee members support the Leader in the effective delivery of MIG objectives and help promote awareness of the MIG and its activities.  It is recommended the Managing Committee will comprise a minimum of two members (excluding the Leader).

For further details on the roles of the Leader and the Managing Committee, please see our Guidance for MIG Leader and Managing Committee.

Skills and experience

Proactive volunteers who have an interest in building and sharing resource and environment knowledge among the profession are sought.  Ideally, volunteers will be willing to:

  • identify key issues relating to resource and environment matters
  • have a desire to raise awareness and contribute to addressing the issues
  • share knowledge and experience in an educational context for the benefit of other members of the MIG, and the profession generally
  • be willing to help develop and share professional best practice 
  • be willing to assist in representing the MIG to engage and influence the IFoA (and other stakeholders) on matters relevant to the group 
  • be able to oversee or contribute to an area of the MIG’s initiative or work stream.

View Guidance for Member Interest Groups (MIGs) for further details.

Time commitment

Approximately one to two hours per month, including email correspondence, actions coming out of meetings, and contributing to MIG meetings via conference calls.  It is anticipated that the Managing Committee will meet, via conference call, approximately three to four times a year.

How to volunteer

If you are a member of the IFoA with an interest in this area and the enthusiasm to drive this group forward, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please indicate if you are expressing an interest in the role of Leader and/or member of the Managing Committee and provide brief details of your relevant experience as well as your reasons for wishing to take on the role.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be reviewed by the Chair of the Resource and Environment Research Sub-committee, in tandem with the IFoA’s Resource and Environment Practice Manager.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Resource and environment
Application closing date: 30 May 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint proactive and innovative volunteers to represent the Risk Management Research and Thought Leadership Sub-committee at the IFoA.  This sub-committee helps shape and drive forward research in the Risk Management Practice Area.

The sub-committee is keen to maintain a diverse set of perspectives and so is looking for members with a range of experience and contacts to ensure that it stays abreast of key issues across the disciplines and geographies, and the hot topics being discussed in the broader risk space.  These insights will help to push forward more member-led research via working parties and, potentially, specific funded research initiatives.  In addition to hearing from members who already have significant experience, the Chair would also like to hear from members who have some experience but would be willing to participate actively as a way to extend their knowledge.  The Chair of the sub-committee is also keen to ensure succession planning and so candidates who would be interested in taking on a lead role in the future should make this known in their application.

If you are a Fellow or an Associate of the IFoA,

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

View Terms of Reference

If, having read these documents, you would like to express an interest in this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant skills and experience and your reason for wishing to take on this role.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.  All expressions of interest will be followed up by the Chair.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Risk management
Application closing date: 30 May 2017

(Formerly FRC and Risk Reporting working party)

The original Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and Risk Reporting working party were launched in 2014 to develop the profession’s response to upcoming changes in the FRC’s guidance to directors on risk management and internal control, commonly referred to as the Turnbull guidance.

The working party is now looking to change the focus of their research and the objectives of the Wider Fields Group are to:

  • identify the actuarial skills, principles and tools that are most useful/common to risk management in wider fields
  • develop the actuarial risk principles document, including furthering the relationship with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, in order to increase awareness of actuarial skills in risk management
  • identify other opportunities to inform organisations and business influencers outside the actuarial profession of the benefits actuaries can bring to risk management, such as combining risk awareness with financial and investment expertise
  • enhance awareness within the profession of the potential to use actuarial skills and tools for risk management in wider fields 
  • monitor developments and best practice in corporate risk reporting and consider methods to disseminate within the profession.

Experience/skills/background desirable

All backgrounds and areas of relevant expertise are welcome, and in particular members who are working outside the actuarial profession.

Time commitment

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

How to get 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 reason for wishing to become involved.  A note of your ARN (for members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)) would also be helpful.  Please could non-members provide a CV, or brief biography of relevant experience, plus full contact details. 

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

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Risk management
Application closing date: 12 June 2017

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

Although the Board is happy to invite applications from general health and care experts, it would particularly like to receive applications from experts or representatives in the area of UK Short Term Protection.  The board is also particularly keen to hear from female or international members.

How to offer support

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

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

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

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  As with all rights and opportunities come responsibilities, we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of 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)
Application closing date: 21 May 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Life Board is seeking to appoint a Deputy Chair and two members.  These volunteers will ideally be qualified members of the IFoA who are keen to build on the excellent foundations already created.  They should also have a desire to help shape and drive forward the Life practice area for the future.  Life is currently the largest IFoA practice area, and supports the largest proportion of research working parties and sub-committees.  For the Deputy Chair role in particular, prior involvement with other Life practice groups would be advantageous. 

The Life Board is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity for all Board members.  Applications are particularly welcome from female members and international members, who are currently under-represented on this Board. 

View the Task and Person Specification for Deputy Chair

View the Task and Person Specification for a Member

View the Terms of Reference for the Life Board

How to offer support

If, having read the above information, you feel you have the skills, experience, and time, to devote to one of these important and senior roles, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement, to express your interest. 

To allow this to be progressed please provide Debbie with a brief overview of your relevant skills, experience, and profile within this practice area, plus a note of what you feel you could bring to this role.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

All expressions of interest will be considered by a selection panel including the Chair of the Life Board, and the appointment will require to be approved by the IFoA’s Management Board.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  As with all rights and opportunities come responsibilities, we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Categories: Life insurance
Application closing date: 21 May 2017

The Life Standards and Consultations Sub-committee is seeking to appoint a Deputy Chair and members to join this group.  The sub-committee membership comprises of Life actuaries in technical support roles and client facing roles; a volunteer is 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.

View the Terms of Reference for this sub-committee

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

View task and Person Specification for the role of member

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
  • 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, Regulation
Application closing date: 2 May 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking proactive, innovative volunteers to join this working party to help drive the development of actuarial practice in the life area.

Thus far the Life and Health Reinsurance Working Party has considered the current status of the life and health reinsurance environment, with a focus on:

  • the quantitative impact of reinsurance in selected regulatory regimes 
  • buying behaviours that affect the reinsurance market
  • case studies into specific reinsurance contexts.

Ideally, applicants for this working party will have a background in life insurance and some knowledge of reinsurance.  We are explicitly looking for buyers (insurers and reinsurers), sellers (reinsurers and brokers), users (product development, valuation, capital management, risk management, etc) and consultants on this project.

Non-members with relevant experience would also be welcomed.

View full details of this working party

Getting involved

If you are interested in volunteering for this working party, or would like to find out more, 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 area
  • your reasons 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.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  As with all rights and opportunities come responsibilities, we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Life insurance
Application closing date: 2 May 2017

Solvency II and current economic environment impact on the investment and insurance solutions for consumer needs working party

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking proactive, innovative volunteers to join this working party to help drive the development of actuarial practice in the life area.

The aim of the working party is to investigate whether the impact of capital requirements under Solvency II and the current post-financial crisis low interest environment are causing changes in the way consumers evaluate the products that meet their needs.  The IFoA would like to produce research and comment that highlights these impacts.  The focus is on savings and investment orientated products including pensions, annuities and with-profits, but other relevant areas such as protection will also be covered.

We are seeking additional qualified Fellows or Associates, who should have a strong pension/annuity background, be up-to-date with current economic matters, and have an interest in understanding how this relates to insurance investment products and how they impact on consumers.

Non members with relevant expertise would also be welcomed.

View the Terms of Reference for this working party

Getting involved

If you are interested in volunteering for this working party, or would like to find out more, 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 area
  • your reasons 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 Life Board and Life Research Sub-committee.  The selection process will aim to be concluded by four weeks after the closing date. 

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  As with all rights and opportunities come responsibilities, we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Life insurance
Application closing date: 19 June 2017

The General Insurance Board is seeking to appoint a Deputy Chair to assist with the work of the Board in advising the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) on important General Insurance issues and shaping the environment in which General Insurance actuaries practice.

We encourage expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals including those with an international perspective.

Benefits from being involved:

  • ability to influence and contribute to the GI practice area and strategy, particularly with regards to life long learning opportunities for practice area members
  • professional support and assistance from within the Board and IFoA staff
  • opportunity to influence the IFoA’s approach to progressing its strategy
  • chance to further develop your professional network of contacts within the GI industry.

Read the full detail and specific task and person requirements of this role

Read the GI Board Terms of Reference

If you would like to express interest in this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement, providing the following detail: 

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • reason(s) for wishing to take on this role
  • what you feel you could contribute to the Board
  • a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the selection panel, and will require Management Board approval.

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: 1 June 2017

The Better sensing and responding to change working party seeks proactive volunteers to complement the existing skillset of this research group.

It was agreed that waiting for changes in the triangles before taking action is too slow and so the working party are examining ways of better detecting (‘sensing’) and responding to change. They report into the General Insurance Reserving Oversight Committee (GI ROC).

This role is particularly well suited to individuals who have a background in GI reserving, but the ideas are also applicable to risk and capital management, pricing, investments and wider fields such as operations or business planning. We would value your energy, experience and the diversity you represent.

The working party is working to extend their previous work on group change processes with ideas from statistical process control whose application is expected to be presented at GIRO 2017.

Time Commitment 

Volunteers are asked to devote two to four hours per month to advance this working party’s research.  This includes participation at monthly meetings 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 are interested in volunteering for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement, with the following:

  • details of your relevant experience
  • your reasons for wanting to volunteer for this working party in particular
  • your ARN if you are member of the IFoA or
  • your full 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)

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

Objectives:

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

View full details and recent press releases

Membership of the Working Party

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

Time commitment and participation

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

How to get involved

If you work for an organisation that handles UK based third party data and your organisation is not currently represented in this group, we would like to hear from you.  Please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of 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 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)
Application closing date: 18 May 2017

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Lifelong Learning Directorate is seeking to hear from Fellows who would like to be considered for the role of Examiner for subjects ST7/SA3 - General Insurance.

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

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

How to apply

If you would like to be considered as an ST7/SA3 Examiner please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

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

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

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, General insurance
Application closing date: 30 May 2017

Each session approximately 250 Assistant Examiners (AEs) are required by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Directorate to mark our Examinations.

We are now looking for expressions of interest from suitably qualified members who would like to be added to our bank of AEs for future exam sessions.

Members who are added to the bank will be contacted in advance of the exams to check their availability for the year ahead.  Being on the bank does not guarantee an allocation of marking for any session, but we will do our best to provide members who have offered their time an opportunity to mark.

As an assistant examiner, you will be part of a subject team, led by the Principal Examiner and their senior team.  You will work to pre-set deadlines.  Previous marking experience would be beneficial to this role. 

Before being allocated to a subject team you will be asked to undertake a marking exercise.  Once part of the team you will be allocated a marking load and take part in a test batch marking meeting.  The main meetings and marking will be taking place in April / May and October / November.  Specific dates will be advised before appointment.

This vacancy is suitable for all Fellows, or suitably qualified academics.  You do not have to be based in the UK to undertake the role.

If you would like to be part of a collaborative team, and have an opportunity to gain in knowledge in the education and exam area, please look at the Task and Person Specification for full details of the role.

How to apply

If you would like to register your interest in being added to the bank of Assistant Examiners please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • your full contact details, if you are not a member
  • a note of the subjects you would like to mark
  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role or a CV showing this information.

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

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 18 May 2017

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

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

The post holder will need to have knowledge around the specialist area chosen (Application of Age Period Cohort (APC) Model in General Insurance Reserving) and will provide support and guidance to the student as they progress through their research.

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

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

How to apply

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

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

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, General insurance
Application closing date: 4 May 2017

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

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

The post holder will need to have knowledge around the specialist area chosen (Systemic Stability of Banking Networks) and will provide support and guidance to the student as they progress through their research.

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

More details about the role can be found in the Task and Person specification

How to apply

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

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

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support. 

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of 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
Application closing date: 11 May 2017

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

CP3 Communications is an online practical exam which aims to test effective communication to both technical and non-technical audiences.  It is based on the concepts in the Core technical subjects and CA1 Actuarial risk management, and questions are set within a financial framework.

We are seeking to expand the existing team ready for the September 2017 Examinations.

The CP3 Communications exam tests the students’ ability to convey actuarial techniques and messages to a non-actuarial audience.

We are interested to hear from applicants around the globe who have communications experience and can demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the communications area.

The CP3 Communications Non-Actuary Assistant Examiner will have a strong communication background and be able to work with the examining team to deliver the results for the exams to a strict deadline.

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

How to apply 

If, having read the Task and Person Specification, you would like to be considered as a CP3 Communications Non-Actuary Assistant 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.  Please also provide your full contact details and a biography or CV.

Offers of support 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: Education, Lay (non-members)

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

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

The post holder will need to have knowledge around the specialist area chosen (Insurance Risk-Classification, Loss Coverage and Adverse Selection).  Experience of examining to PhD level is required.

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

More details about the role can be found in 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 and a note of your ARN.

Offers of support will be progressed as received.

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

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

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

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

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

CPD Co-ordinators play a key role in effective engagement between organisations who employ our members and the IFoA. Organisations with multiple offices often appoint one per office.  Some of the large organisations appoint one CPD Co-ordinator per practice area, eg a different person for Life and General Insurance in the same organisation.
 
We have created, following peer review, a CPD Co-ordinators’ Guide.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 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: Lay (non-members)

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 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: 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 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: 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 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: 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 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.

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 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

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 Andy Whitehouse to register your interest.

 

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 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.

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