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Current Volunteering Opportunities

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Neil Hilary, one of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Education Actuaries, is keen to hear from members who are interested in supporting a new programme of training which the IFoA has agreed to run for the Albanian Actuarial Association, in Tirana, (week beginning 21 November 2016).

We are seeking qualified members of the IFoA to volunteer to travel to Tirana to teach a cut-down version of ST7 over five days, with travel, food and hotel accommodation costs being met by the local regulator.  This is part of a fuller qualification which encompasses the IAA actuarial syllabus and beyond.  View the syllabus.

The volunteer will prepare his/her own teaching material but we will supply core reading and, if possible, ActEd’s CMP (but not their tutorial notes/slides).

The volunteer will be responsible for choosing a selection of past ST7 questions to serve as an exam paper, to be sat a month after departure, and for marking the students’ exam attempts.  A back-up exam may also be necessary, should everyone not pass first time.

If this opportunity is of interest, and you would like to find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience in teaching/training and a note of your ARN would also be helpful.  Debbie will be pleased to pass on all expressions of interest to Neil Hilary and all offers of support will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, General insurance

On behalf of the Romanian Actuarial Association, we are seeking a volunteer to travel to Romania to coach one of their actuarial exam courses:

• Course 11 – Modelling and Communication: (syllabus and objectives close to CA2 and CA3)  View further information.

The volunteer will be required to produce his/her own teaching materials, slides, handouts etc in consultation with the Romanian Actuarial Association.

Each course will have approximately 30 students.  The volunteer will be supported on the day by the Romanian speaker to provide translations if required.  Travel and expenses will be provided by the Romanian Actuarial Association for this trip.

“Task” Specification

The volunteer will be required to:

  • deliver the course described above
  • work in partnership with the Romanian Actuarial Association to produce the programme for the course they have been assigned
  • be involved in the assessment of the presentations
  • mark any re-sits, though there will be no requirement to travel to Romania for this.

Tenure and Time Commitment

The appointment will be for the duration of the course only, including any advance preparation.  The exact timing of the trip is still to be confirmed.  The timeframe for the course is one week, with an assessment on the fifth day.  In addition, the person appointed should allow sufficient time for the preparation of materials in advance of the delivery of the courses – slides, handouts, teaching aids etc.

"Person” Specification

The volunteer will require to be someone who is:

  • preferably a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries or an equivalent
  • able to show a thorough understanding of the subject areas
  • able to produce creative and stimulating teaching materials
  • a confident speaker
  • interested in supporting international actuarial education.

Experience of teaching is preferred but not essential.

In return, the volunteers will:

  • gain an insight into the educational programme of an International Organisation
  • share skills and experience in a teaching environment with actuaries of the future
  • have an opportunity to contribute to the development of course materials for future use.

How to offer support

If you would like to volunteer or to find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a brief description of your relevant skills and experience and a note of your ARN, if applicable.  Debbie will put you in contact with Neil Hilary, Education Actuary at the IFoA, who will consider all expressions of interest and also be able to provide the successful volunteers with support.  Offers of support will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Risk management
Application closing date: 17 August 2016

The Wessex Actuarial Society includes members based in the Hampshire, Salisbury and Bournemouth areas of the South Coast of the UK.

After many years of service, Patrick Lee, has come to the end of his tenure as President of the Society.  This society is now seeking to receive expressions of interest from members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) who are based in this geographic area and who are interested in volunteering to become the new President of the Wessex Actuarial Society.

Benefits 

Patrick says, "This volunteering opportunity is a rewarding role and a great opportunity to expand your own network while leading a team that delivers CPD events, social events, and great contacts in the area."

Meetings are normally held in Bournemouth, Southampton or Basingstoke (reflecting the society's wide area of coverage).  The society provides opportunities for all locally based members of the IFoA and other interested parties to meet, network, discuss topics of interest and attend a variety of locally based CPD talks over the course of each year.

If you would like to volunteer to take on this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide a brief note of your reason for wishing to take on the role, a note of your ARN and confirmation that you live in this geographic area.  Anyone wishing to find out more, before expressing an interest, can make contact directly with Patrick Lee.

Find out about the Wessex Actuarial Society.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Application closing date: 31 August 2016

Background

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

Regional communities can be designated as a Society, Association, Network, Group or any other collective noun that describes a group of individuals who have come together for a common goal.

The purpose behind these groups is to support actuarial colleagues living and working within their local community, or with a shared cultural focus, and to provide them with a range of events and activities that will support them, and their careers.

The IFoA has an established network of Regional Communities throughout the UK and a growing international network.  Further information about these Regional Communities can be found here: Regional Actuarial Activity.

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

The purpose of the committee

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

Skills and Experience

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

Make up of the committee

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

  • representatives from a range of different practice areas
  • different organisations in the region
  • at least one IFoA member from each country (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam)

How to get involved

If you are based in South-East Asia and would like to express an interest in being considered for this volunteer role please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a brief note of your reasons for wishing to be involved, a note of which of the above named countries you are based in, your practice area, company name and a brief description of your relevant skills and experience.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.  

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

Appointments will be approved by the IFoA’s Membership Director.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Application closing date: 15 August 2016

Some geographic regions do not currently have Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) activities in their area. Earlier this year, we asked for members to volunteers to express an interest in working in partnership with the IFoA to form new groups around the globe.  As a result, we are delighted to have received an offer of support from a Fellow in Zurich.  He offered to set up a new group for members in and around the Zurich area, in Switzerland. 

We are now supporting this member, Christopher Reynolds, in the formation of an inaugural IFoA regional society for members in Zurich and we are seeking expressions of interest from members, and non-members, in the Zurich area who would like to volunteer to join this committee.

The purpose of the committee

The committee will be responsible for organising CPD, and social, networking events and in making good use of the online event material available from the IFoA. The committee members will be supported by the IFoA’s Regions Manager and they will benefit from the opportunity to collaborate and share best practice with the other IFoA regional society committees around the globe. 

Skills and Experience

Post-holders will be individuals who already have a good network of contacts in the region and who are prepared to play their part, and take their turn, in suggesting topics and speakers; organising the events (both technical, social and professional skills), sourcing speakers, sourcing and arranging venues for these events and sometimes acting as Chair of the event itself.  They will ideally also be good communicators who are able to encourage others to get involved.   It is hoped that the group will become an excellent resource for IFoA members in the region; for IFoA members visiting the region; and for some non-member professionals.   

View the IFoA’s current Regional Actuarial Activity

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

Make up of the committee

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

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

How to get involved

If you are based in Zurich, or the surrounding area, and would like to express an interest in being considered for this volunteer role please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a brief note of your reasons for wishing to be involved, your geographic location, practice area, company name and a brief description of your relevant skills and experience.  A note of your ARN, if applicable, would also be helpful.   All expressions of interest will be followed up by Christopher Reynolds and the IFoA’s Regions Manager.  Appointments will be approved by the IFoA’s Membership Director.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 11 August 2016

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

Expertise required 

The current Chair of the PCC, Huw Evans, is seeking to hear from members who are Fellows of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) (qualified for at least 3 years) and who have up to date experience in, and knowledge of, Scheme Actuary work coupled ideally with broader experience of pensions work to contrast Scheme Actuary work against.

View the Terms of Reference for this Committee

Time Commitment

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

Tenure

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

How to offer support 

To volunteer to provide support to the PCC please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please can you briefly indicate your relevant experience both as a Scheme Actuary and in the Pensions practice area.  Please also provide a note of your ARN and confirmation that you are more than three years qualified.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Pensions
Application closing date: 11 August 2016

The Practising Certificates Committee (PCC) is seeking to appoint two new members to join the Non-Life Panel to approve applications for General Insurance Chief Actuary Practising Certificates both with and without Lloyd’s.

Expertise required

The current Chair of the PCC, Huw Evans, is seeking to hear from members who are Fellows of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) (qualified for at least 3 years) and up to date experience in, and knowledge of, Lloyds and the London market.  It would be especially helpful to hear from members who have knowledge of work to be reserved under Solvency II for an Actuarial Function Holder to a Non-Life Insurer.

View the Terms of Reference for this committee

Time Commitment

Approximately, on average, ten hours per month, maybe more in the latter half of the 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 Non-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 Induction Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support. 

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance
Application closing date: 11 August 2016

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

Expertise required

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

View the Terms of Reference for this Committee

Time Commitment

As contributions are mainly done by email it is approximately, on average, five hours per month, maybe more in September and October. 

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance
Application closing date: 30 August 2016

The Risk Reporting working party (Chair, Paul Klumpes) completed its research investigating risk reporting practices in the Global Insurance Industry in 2014 and it presented at two of the IFoA’s sessional meetings.  It subsequently was involved in further research on incentives facing UK firms to adopt early the risk reporting provisions of the Revised Corporate Code, which it presented at Staple Inn on 16 May 2016. 

The Chair is keen to build upon this work and so is looking to set up another working party to examine further objectives, related to an environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework that seeks to combine actuarial principles of risks generally with a value-driven accountability value-based framework based on ESG responsibility, i.e., what matters, who matters and in what sense and justification for responsibility.

The provisional key objectives of this new working party are to:

  • focus on reporting practices by a range of financial and industrial companies, and by pension schemes, related to social and environmental accountability disclosures in their annual and/or integrated reports
  • develop proposals for enhancing our understanding of insurance company risk reporting practices specifically in connection to their disclosure and communication of ESG risks in the areas of current relevance to actuarial profession in the pensions, risk management and insurance areas
  • develop proposals for sustainability–based risk reporting based on various Solvency II regulatory, IFRS-shareholder and internal management perspectives
  • initiate collaboration with other IFoA working parties in developing a broader international project.

Time Commitment 

It is likely that the working party will meet for two hours every six weeks.  Meetings will be held in London, but attendance can be via telephone conference call.  It is anticipated that the first meeting will be held in late September, though this is dependent on availability after the summer holidays. 

Offering support

If you would like to volunteer to be part of this working party, 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.  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 Induction Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.  

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Risk management
Application closing date: 30 August 2016

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) engages with over 20 Regional Societies around the globe.  Regional Societies are member-led hubs of professional and social activity in specific regions around the world.  The volunteer committees are supported by our Regions Manager and they receive a quarterly newsletter sharing best practice; ideas; suggestions and contacts.  Our Regions Manager is now seeking to appoint a volunteer Content Editor to provide assistance in creating valuable articles, news and sourcing good content for this newsletter.

What is involved?

As a Content Editor you will:

  • liaise with the Regions Manager to source ideas and to create a forward planner/schedule
  • review, edit and sense check content for the Regions Manager
  • assist in writing up some articles which you will send to the Regions Manager for input and approval
  • contribute to discussions with the Regional Societies at monthly calls, and the annual workshop, to help shape the content of the newsletter.

Time commitment

The role is flexible, but it is anticipated that you will spend up to the equivalent of one to two days per quarter, which includes liaising with the Regions Manager, dialling in for monthly calls and attending the annual one day workshop.

Who should apply

This volunteer role would be perfect for a member of the IFoA who is, or has previously been, a member of a Regional Society committee.

Important attributes

You should be someone who:

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

How to apply

To express your interest in this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a note of your ARN, together with a brief note outlining your involvement to date with a Regional Society and your reasons for wishing to take on this role.  All expressions of interest will be considered by the Regions Manager and approval will be required from the Membership Director.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Application closing date: 31 July 2016

We are seeking to co-opt a small number of proactive and enthusiastic volunteers to join the Scottish Board.  Due to the requirements of the role, this is likely to be best suited to members active within the Scottish actuarial community.

If you are keen to add your voice to developing Scotland’s CPD events schedule via the KSS programme, working with schools across the region, helping to steer the IFoA’s input to the continued debate on further Scottish devolution or inputting into the future actuarial research agenda via the Actuarial Research Centre (just to name a few!) then this role is for you. 

View the Task and Person Specification

If, having read the Task and Person Specification you would like to express an interest in joining this Board, 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 join the Scottish Board.  It would be helpful if you could also provide a note of your ARN.  All expressions of interest will be considered by the Scottish Leader.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Application closing date: 24 August 2016

The Health and Care Board is seeking to appoint up to five board members to join this influential Board.

These volunteers will ideally already have a good industry profile and an excellent network of contacts.  They will each be someone who is 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 is particularly seeking experts, or representatives, in the following areas:

  • Long term care
  • Genetics
  • Data analytics
  • Solvency II and financial reporting.

The Health and Care Board is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity for all Board members.  Members based in international regions are particularly encouraged to apply. Meetings will be scheduled to take account of time zones and enable members to join by phone or videoconference.

View Task and Person Specification

View Terms of Reference

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 a brief overview of your relevant skills, experience, and profile within this practice area, particularly highlighting your areas of experience in one of the four areas mentioned above, 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 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.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer Induction Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Health and care
Application closing date: 27 July 2016

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Protection, Health and Care Conference 2016 took place in Liverpool on 18 – 20 May 2016.  Grateful thanks go to the Chair and members of this year’s committee for putting together an excellent programme and for everything they did to create what was another excellent and informative event.

We are now looking ahead to next year’s conference.  

We are keen to recruit proactive volunteers to join the new committee to help shape and drive forward the programme of speakers and topics for 2017.  We are particularly keen to hear from members working in a Direct Office and members with expertise in the following areas:

  • Protection
  • PMI
  • Long Term Care
  • Income Protection
  • Critical Illness
  • International experience

In addition, we are also seeking to appoint a member to become the Deputy Chair of this committee for the coming year.  Please take a look at the Task and Person Specification for both roles:

View the Task and Person Specification – Committee Member

View the Task and Person Specification – Deputy Chair

How to get involved

If, having read these documents, you would like to volunteer to join this committee, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience in the Health and Care arena and a note of what you feel you can bring to this role.  Please make it clear if you are interested in being considered for the role of Deputy Chair.  For members, please also provide a note of your ARN.  For non members, please provide a CV and full contact details.

If you would find it helpful to speak with either the current Chair or the incoming Chair of this committee, please let Debbie know and she will be delighted to put you in touch with either or both of these volunteers.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

Read more about the QAS here.

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

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

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

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

View the Task and Person Specification.

Expressions of interest

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

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

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

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

 

Categories: General insurance, Regulation
Application closing date: 3 August 2016

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

This group works with the IFoA’s Executive staff to consider relevant consultations and draft responses to them in accordance with the IFoA’s consultations process.  These responses need to have regard for technical and legislative background, practical implications and the public interest.

The sub-committee works collaboratively with other Boards/Consultation Sub-committees as appropriate, to ensure responses represent wider IFoA views.  Sub-committee members are also asked, with support from the Executive, to participate in meetings with external organisations to support IFoA stakeholder engagement.

View the Pensions Consultations Subcommittee Terms of Reference

View Task and Person Specification for a Member of the Pensions Consultations Subcommittee

View Task and Person Specification for the Deputy Chair of the Pensions Consultations Subcommittee

View our Volunteer Guide to Consultation Responses

Time commitment and tenure

For members of this sub-committee it is a three year tenure, and for the Deputy Chair it is a two year tenure with a further two years in the post of Chair.  Meetings are held every two months in London and attendance by conference call is possible.  The two-monthly meetings are usually two hours in length.  Outside of these meetings ad-hoc conference calls might be arranged dependent on workload.  In addition, sub-committee members are asked to, with support from the Executive, contribute to relevant IFoA consultation responses and attend meetings with key external stakeholders on policy matters.

How to offer support

If you are a Fellow or Associate member of the IFoA with experience in the DB pensions practice area, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the Pensions Consultations Sub-committee and it is hoped that a decision will be made by 30 August, or in the first week of September.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Pensions
Application closing date: 25 August 2016

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

If, having read these documents, you would like to express an interest in this roles, 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 the role.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful. 

All expressions of interest will be followed up by the Chair and a decision will be made soon after the closing date, with commencement of the role as soon as possible in the new session, in September.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Pensions
Application closing date: 25 August 2016

The Pensions Education and Continuing Professional Development (ECPD) Sub-committee is looking to appoint two new members.

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

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

View Task and Person Specification

View the Terms of Reference

Skills and experience 

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

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

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

Time Commitment

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

How to volunteer

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

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  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 Induction Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Pensions
Application closing date: 28 July 2016

The Banking Member Interest Group (MIG) is seeking to appoint a Managing Committee.  The group wishes to re-invigorate its work and determine how best to deliver its objectives. 

View Guidance for Member Interest Groups (MIGs)  

View details of the Banking MIG

Skills and Experience

We are seeking to hear from members currently on the Banking MIG, or those who wish to join this MIG, who would like to volunteer to be part of the management committee.  Volunteers should have experience in Banking and/or Finance and Investment and be willing to set direction for this group.  This could include determining how best members in this area can get involved in consultations; share ideas; and feed ideas on content to the Finance and Investment Education and Continuing Professional Development (ECPD) Sub-committee. 

View the Task and Person Specification to see the key areas for delivery, which could include looking at ways to expand the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) footprint in the banking sector.

How to volunteer

If you are a member of the IFoA with experience in this area and believe you could make a difference to drive this group forward, please express an interest in this role by contacting Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience and your reasons for wishing to take on this role.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.  All expressions of interest will be considered by a selection panel made up of the Chair of the Banking MIG and members of the IFoA’s Executive staff.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment
Application closing date: 16 August 2016

The Chair of the Finance and Investment Board is seeking to appoint a Deputy Chair who will, in two years time, succeed him as Chair of this important Board.  The Finance and Investment Board is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity for all Board members.  Chair Colin Ledlie and the other Board members are keenly aware that their makeup, although diverse in terms of age and race, currently lacks a female perspective.  They are therefore positively seeking applications (with the support and assistance of the DAG) from the female actuaries in order to address the issue.

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

View the Task and Person Specification 

View Terms of Reference 

How to volunteer 

If, having read these documents, you feel you have the skills and experience, and time, to devote to this important and senior role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide a brief note of your experience and profile within this practice area, your reasons for wishing to take on this role and a note of your existing experience of chairing a committee and/or sub-committee ideally, although not necessarily, within the IFoA.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

If you would like a call to discuss this role further with the Chair, Colin Ledlie would be very happy to assist.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment
Application closing date: 27 July 2016

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint two members to join the Finance and Investment Education and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Sub-committee.  This sub-committee plays its part in helping to shape and contribute to the Finance and Investment community.  Please view the following information and consider volunteering to join this sub-committee:

View Task and Person Specification for Members

View Terms of Reference for this sub-committee

To express an interest, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a note of your reason/s for wishing to get involved.  A brief note of your relevant skills and experience and a note of your ARN would also be most helpful. 

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

  

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment
Application closing date: 16 August 2016

The IFoA’s Procyclicality steering committee has identified three areas for potential research, one of which is the basis of this new working party.  The Finance and Investment Research Sub-committee will be driving this strand of research forward and the working party will explore how changing investment mandates could be used to tackle this issue. 

View the full details about this working party

Getting involved

If, having read what is planned, 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 the year you qualified
  • your reason/s for wishing to become involved
  • a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Finance and Investment Research Sub-committee.  The selection process will aim to be concluded by the end of August, with the first meeting taking place in September.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 4 August 2016

The Life Board is seeking to appoint an experienced, proactive and innovative volunteer to take on the role of Deputy Chair on this important Board. 

This volunteer will already have a good industry profile and an excellent network of contacts.  He/she will be someone who is keen to build on the excellent work already underway and have a real desire to lead and influence the outputs of this practice area.

It is expected that the Deputy Chair will be appointed with a view to progressing to the role of Chair in two years time.

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

View the Terms of Reference

Next steps

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Life insurance
Application closing date: 4 August 2016

The Life Board is seeking to appoint up to three board members to this influential board.  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.

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 Task and Person Specification

View Terms of Reference

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Life insurance
Application closing date: 4 August 2016

The Life Research Sub-committee is seeking to appoint a proactive, innovative volunteer to take on the role of Deputy Chair of this sub-committee, with a view to progressing to the role of Chair after one year.

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

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

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

View the Task and Person Specification for the role of Member

View the Terms of Reference

Next steps

If, having read the relevant documents above, you would like to express an interest in volunteering to take on either of these roles, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide brief details of your relevant experience of working with Life Insurance Capital Requirements, your reason/s for wishing to get involved and indicate which role you are interested in. A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be followed up by the Chair of the Life Research Sub-committee and a senior member of the IFoA’s Executive staff. There will be an opportunity then to discuss the remit and ask any questions.

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

 

 

Categories: Life insurance
Application closing date: 28 July 2016

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:

  1. Do consumers understand the value of their with-profits policies and, in particular, is the value of inherent guarantees and potential for real asset growth recognised by consumers? 
  2. What is the consumer’s perspective on the run-off of with-profits funds?  Are consumers getting what they signed up for and do they understand the potential ‘end games’ of the run-off of the fund?

We are seeking up to six qualified Fellows with experience of with-profits fund management or product design, and a keen interest in how this relates to policyholders and the consumer.

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
  • an indication of whether you would also be interested in becoming the Chair.

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

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be considered by the Life Board and Life Research Committee.  The selection process will aim to be concluded by mid August, with the first meeting hopefully taking place as soon as possible in August or early September.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Life insurance

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

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

Experience/skills/background desirable

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

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

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

Outputs

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

Areas for research could include:

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

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

Time Commitment  

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

Meetings are normally held by teleconference.

Getting involved 

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

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

After you submit your interest

All expressions of interest will be considered by the selection panel consisting of the working party Chair and members of the Life Research Committee.  Offers of support will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Life insurance, Risk management
Application closing date: 15 August 2016

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 current post-financial crisis low interest environment is 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 investment orientated products including (personal) pensions and ISAs.

We are seeking up to seven qualified Fellows or Associates, who should have a strong investment background and 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 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
  • an indication of whether you would also be interested in becoming the Chair.

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

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be considered by the Life Board and Life Research Committee.  The selection process will aim to be concluded within two weeks of the closing date, with the first meeting hopefully taking place as soon as possible and definitely within a month.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Life insurance
Application closing date: 15 August 2016

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 examine the impact of capital requirements under Solvency II, and how these relate to (UK) protection and investment insurance products.

We are seeking up to seven qualified Fellows or Associates, who should have a strong working knowledge of Solvency II and its implementation, as well as an understanding of current insurance products. 

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
  • an indication of whether you would also be interested in becoming the Chair.

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

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be considered by the Life Board and Life Research Committee.  The selection process will aim to be concluded by the end of August, with the first meeting hopefully taking place as soon as possible in September.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Life insurance
Application closing date: 27 July 2016

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

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, within Africa, where you are based
• a note of your ARN.

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Application closing date: 15 August 2016

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Education 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 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.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, General insurance
Application closing date: 15 August 2016

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint an experienced volunteer to take on the role of Independent Examiner Representative on the Education Committee.

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

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

As the Independent Examiner representative, the post-holder would have particular responsibilities for:

  • chairing annual meeting of Independent Examiners
  • providing feedback on issues arising for Independent Examiners
  • assisting in training of Independent Examiners
  • participating in meetings of the University Liaison Forum
  • participating in accreditation and reaccreditation panels as appropriate.

As such, we are seeking expressions of interest from Fellows who can demonstrate their understanding in these areas; ideally the member will have current or previous experience as an Independent Examiner and be keen to build on the high quality education processes and related quality assurance which have been created thus far.  This will help shape and drive forward the operational aspects of the Education Strategy for the future in close partnership with the executive staff.

View the full details on the Task and Person Specification

View the Terms of Reference for the Education Committee, including specific individual responsibilities

If you would like to express an interest in this volunteer role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide details of your relevant skills and experience, confirmation that you can devote the necessary time to this role, and your reason/s for wishing to take up this appointment.  Please include a summary of your experience in supporting the IFoA’s Education Directorate to date and a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the Education Committee together with the IFoA’s Director of Education and Head of Learning and Assessment.

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

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of 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: 23 August 2016

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Education Directorate is seeking to appoint a Fellow into the role of Examiner for subject ST9 – Enterprise Risk Management Specialist Technical. 

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, regardless of their location, who hold a senior practitioner role in Enterprise Risk Management.

The ST9 Examiner has additional responsibilities to support the Principal Examiner in ensuring that the IFoA maintains its CERA accreditation. 

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.

Please note that this is one of the IFoA’s Professional Development and Responsibility (PDR) roles.

How to apply

If, having read the Task and Person Specification, you would like to be considered for the ST9 Examiner role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details outlining your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role and your reasons for applying.  Please also provide a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the IFoA’s Head of Learning and Assessment and the Principal Examiner.  The appointment will then be confirmed by the Board of Examiners.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Risk management
Application closing date: 31 August 2016

We are seeking to appoint proactive, innovative volunteers to join our Online Professional Skills Course Facilitators team. 

The Professional Skills Course (PSC) forms stage two of the mandatory Professional Skills Training of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).  The course prepares members for the increasing levels of responsibility placed upon them in their career.

This course builds on previous training and members will develop the skills they will need to manage, and where possible, prevent ethical dilemmas, and to exercise appropriate judgement and decisions to resolve them.

The role of the facilitator is to help students get the most out of the course.  They provide support and guidance and specialist expertise from the practice areas.

Ideally we are looking to appoint the following:

  • General Insurance – two members
  • Life – two members
  • Pensions – two members
  • Investments – three members.

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

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

How to apply

If, having read the Task and Person Specification, you feel you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to be considered as an Online Facilitator, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education
Application closing date: 8 August 2016

Have you recently passed all the exams to qualify as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)?

Would you like to be involved in supporting the Examining Teams as a first reviewer of the new exams for 2017?

Each year we require approximately 90 newly qualified Fellows to help us with this task.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in Education at the very start of the process.  The reviews are a vital part of our process to ensure that our examinations meet the standards required.

You can be a Guinea Pig 1 for up to two years after you have passed all the required exams.

You will be able to request which subject you would like to review.  We will do our best to allocate you to one of your choices.  The CT series are popular, so we are especially keen to hear from you if you would like to review the later series subjects.  You can only choose a later series subject which you have sat and passed.

You will need to be available from September onwards; exact details of the times will be made available to you if you are assigned to a subject.

This vacancy is suitable for all Fellows with the relevant experience, regardless of 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 a Guinea Pig 1 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.  Please also indicate the subject you would like to mark.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education

Independent Examiners are appointed by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (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 IFoA’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 Task and Person Specification

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 questions: 

  • 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
  • please give brief details of what you see as the greatest strengths and values of the IFoA’s exam syllabus and structure that should be represented in the Accredited Programme.  Include your perception of the latest developments.

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education

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

Background:

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

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

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

This Volunteer Role:

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

View the Task and Person Specification

How to volunteer:

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members)

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 rather than waiting until after the closing date.  They will be considered by a selection panel from the IFoA’s International Board and all suitable expressions of interest will be invited to discuss this in person, or by telephone conference call, depending on location of the potential volunteer.

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

View Task and Person Specification for details

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Regulation

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

Background

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

View Task and Person Specification for details

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Regulation

"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.
 
A CPD Co-ordinator does not have to be a qualified actuary but does need to be someone who is willing to play a pro-active role in two-way communication between the IFoA and the organisation, passing on relevant information to colleagues and providing the IFoA with feedback and suggestions.   Some organisation appoint a different CPD Co-ordinator for each of their offices around the globe; others appoint just one; and some appoint one per practice area.
 
We have created a helpful guide to illustrate how this role can operate. 

View this guide, which is called Become a CPD Co-ordinator: Engaging with employers  - this sets out some of the benefits; explains what is involved in this volunteer role; highlights the information which CPD Co-ordinators receive; and shares best practice.  This guide also includes six case studies where you can read how others do it - in their own words, existing CPD Co-ordinators in Standard Life, Royal London, Mitchell Consulting, Lane Clark & Peacock LLP, Mercer and Friends Life share their thoughts on the role.  
 
Getting involved

If you would like to volunteer to take on this role for your organisation, or to check whether your organisation has appointed a CPD Co-ordinator already, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide 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 Induction Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support. 

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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 into 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 also attends over 15 careers fairs annually and Career Ambassadors represent the IFoA at these events.

How it works: 

Once confirmed, you will be added to a bank of names of Careers Ambassadors.  You will then be sent a weekly email with opportunities which you can offer to help with, if you can.  This will be sent to you by our Careers Marketing Leader, Georgina Jenkins, and 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.

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 and 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 in employment, and provide a note of the geographical location in which you are based.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Providing financial education in London – Through the Livery Schools Link, London-based Worshipful Company of Actuaries has teamed up with BEE (Teaching Business Enterprise and Employability in Schools) 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 which will illustrate what is involved, the materials that will support you, and the time commitment involved, please contact Pauline Lee to register your interest.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment

Share your views, as a member, and make a difference.
  
No matter where you are based around the globe, please consider becoming a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) 400 Club (our online strategic 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.  It is open to all members of the IFoA, including students.  
 
The Task

You will be sent an online questionnaire, approximately six times each year.  Sometimes there will be an accompanying paper which you will need to read before completing your response.  You will have three weeks (sometimes more) in which to find time to deliver this task.  Most surveys can be completed within 15 minutes, those with associated reading may take up to an hour of your time. 
 
View our 400 Club Volunteer Experience document in which you can read what some of our members thought of their time as a volunteer member of the 400 Club. 
 
How to get involved

As you might imagine, there are 400 volunteer members in the 400 Club.   They represent our entire membership.   To become a 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.  When a vacancy becomes available a new member of the 400 Club is selected from the reserve list to best match the profile of the member who is stepping down.  
 
How to express an interest

Please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement to express an interest in joining the reserve list or to find out more.  When contacting Debbie please provide a note of your ARN.  It would also be helpful if you could provide a note of your geographic location and membership status.  All expressions of interest will be progressed as received rather than waiting until after the closing date.
 
After each questionnaire has been completed a feedback report is produced and shared with all 400 Club members.
 
View the 400 Club feedback reports  (please note you will require to login to view these reports).

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

As part of our international strategy of proactive engagement, we have created the first in a series of International Feedback Groups. 

The first two focus on the following:

  • one to help the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) to provide a more comprehensive offering to members based in China and South East Asia
  • one to help the IFoA to provide a more comprehensive offering to members based in India.  

These International Feedback Groups are made up of members living and/or working in these countries and operate in much the same way as our pioneering 400 Club.  During the course of each year, we will send members of each group up to a maximum of three online surveys.  These surveys can be completed online at a time that suits you, over a two to three week period.  The results will help the IFoA in tracking our International strategy and in better understanding how we can serve the varied and evolving needs of our members.  
 
Your input will also be a valuable resource for the IFoA's International Board.
 
If you are a member of the IFoA and are either based in China/South East Asia or in India, or have an excellent knowledge of, or connections in, these countries and would like to be part of either of these groups, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a note of your name, ARN, and brief details illustrating your main reason/s for wishing to be involved.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

View full details of our current regional actuarial activities.

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members)
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