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Application closing date: 26 February 2018

The General Insurance (GI) Standards and Consultations Sub-committee is seeking to appoint an additional member.  The sub-committee membership comprises of GI actuaries in technical support roles and client facing roles; a new volunteer is welcome from either background.

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

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

How to offer support

If you are a Fellow or Associate member of the IFoA with experience in the GI practice area, and having read the appropriate documents above wish to express an interest in the role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of  Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide: 

  • brief details of your relevant experience,
  • your reasons for wishing to take on this role
  • a note of your ARN would also be helpful.

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair and Deputy Chair of the GI Standards and Consultations Sub-committee. 

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance

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

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

Subjects:

  • CT1-9
  • SA’s
  • ST’s
  • CA1
  • CA2

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply

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

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

Offers of support will be progressed as received and we will close this opportunity as soon as all appointments have been made.  We would urge you to submit your expression of interest as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

This is one of the IFoA’s Professional Development and Responsibility (PDR) roles where applicants who are successful in appointment will be considered ‘Self-Employed Contractors’ and as such, a fee will be paid in return.  View details about our PDR.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Lay (non-members)

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Quality Assurance Scheme

The Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) is a voluntary global accreditation scheme for organisations, or parts of an organisation, that employ actuaries.  The objectives of the QAS are to promote effective quality assurance at an organisational level; to promote confidence in the work of actuaries; and to provide an important mechanism by which to proactively identify issues affecting the quality of actuarial work.

This is an opportunity to be involved in this innovative accreditation scheme at an exciting time as it expands globally, following a successful pilot of the QAS in South East Asia and Hong Kong. 

Read more about the QAS here.

QAS Sub-committee

The QAS Sub-committee acts on behalf of the Regulation Board to determine applications for accreditation under QAS and to monitor those accreditations once awarded.

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

The QAS Sub-committee has been running since 2015 and, with the extension of the QAS outside the UK, membership of the QAS Sub-committee needs to expand to include members who: 

  • are based outside of the UK or have recent experience of working outside of the UK (applications are particularly sought from those with experience of working in South East Asia and/or Hong Kong); and/or
  • have experience of working within the insurance sector (both life and non-life).

For more information on the role, please see the Task and Person Specification.

Expressions of interest

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

Join the IFoA’s Professional Skills Pool

Have you enjoyed participating in the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Professional Skills Training?  Would you like to help us take this forward and develop this further?  If so, please consider volunteering to join a new volunteer group which we are establishing.

We are looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles to help support delivery of the IFoA’s 3-Stage Professional Skills Training regime:

  • Stage 1: Online Professionalism Awareness Test (OPAT)
  • Stage 2: Professional Skills Course (PSC)
  • Stage 3: Professional Skills for Experienced Members (PST).

There are opportunities to get involved in creating and/or reviewing content, facilitating live sessions, and developing overseas video case studies. 

View the full details and find out more

Applications are invited from members of the IFoA from all practice areas.  We would like to hear from enthusiastic members of the IFoA who have a keen interest in professional ethics and wish to offer the benefit of their experience dealing with professional issues to other members. 

How to get involved

To offer your support, or to find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of your reason(s) for wishing to be involved
  • in what capacity
  • a brief note of your relevant experience, including any experience which you may have of serving on an in-house ethics/professionalism committee.  This is not essential but would be very helpful 
  • a note of your ARN.

All offers of support will be progressed as received and interested applicants will be put in touch with Fiona Goddard, Head of Professionalism.  Fiona will be happy to discuss this with you and take this forward from here.  She can expand on any of the roles in a conversation.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Regulation
Application closing date: 5 March 2018

Students – we need your passion and ideas! 

Student volunteers are one of our most valuable assets.  We are currently seeking enthusiastic and committed students from our global community who are ready to get involved to help shape the exam experience for future students as Lead Representatives to coordinate and chair feedback forums in their regions.

As the Lead Representative, you will work with us and other forum members on future decisions or considerations in regards to exam process, structures, administration and other key aspects of the student experience.  Being a regional representative for us is one of the most impactful ways to contribute to your profession and make positive change.  We have six global forums to ensure that you can have your say, no matter where you are located.

The locations where we would like regional representatives to help us include:

  • Africa and the Middle East
  • Americas
  • East Asia
  • Europe (excluding the UK and Ireland)*
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

*Students from the UK and Ireland are represented by the Student Consultative Forum

Depending on the availability and interest levels, we are prepared to establish other forums.  Please contact the Quality Team to discuss this further.

In order to be an area representative you MUST:

  • be a student member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
  • be available in the month after the exams (May/June and October/November) when the forums will take place
  • be able to attend virtual meetings, using either phone conferencing or other digital collaborative platforms.  Face-to-face meetings may also be considered
  • have access to a computer and intranet as this role will require conducting student consultations during the period directly after exams.

This opportunity is open to all IFoA students; however, representatives will only be able to apply to represent the forum in their geographical location of work.  Please contact the Quality Team if you are not sure which forum you should join.

Please note: The IFoA is at liberty to reshape the forum at any time as needed.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

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

  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role
  • a note of your ARN 
  • a note of which global region you wish to apply for.

All expressions of interest will be considered by a selection panel, after the closing date.  The selection will be based on the information you provide to Debbie.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education
Application closing date: 5 March 2018

Students – we need your passion and ideas!

Student volunteers are one of our most valuable assets.  We are currently seeking enthusiastic and committed students from our global community who are ready to get involved to help shape the exam experience for future students.  As regional representatives, you will work with us and other forum members on future decisions or considerations in regards to exam process, structures, administration and other key aspects of the student experience.

Being a regional representative for us is one of the most impactful ways to contribute to your profession and make positive change.  We have six global forums to ensure that you can have your say, no matter where you are located.

The locations where we would like regional representatives to help us include:

  • Africa and the Middle East
  • Americas
  • East Asia
  • Europe (excluding the UK and Ireland)*
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

*Students from the UK and Ireland are represented by the Student Consultative Forum

Depending on the availability and interest levels, we are prepared to establish other forums.  Please contact the Quality Team to discuss this further.

In order to be an area representative you MUST:

  • be a student member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
  • be available in the month after the exams (May/June and October/November) when the forums will take place
  • be able to attend virtual meetings, using either phone conferencing or other digital collaborative platforms.  Face-to-face meetings may also be considered
  • have access to a computer and intranet as this role will require conducting student consultations during the period directly after exams.

This opportunity is open to all IFoA students; however, representatives will only be able to apply to represent the forum in their geographical location of work.  Please contact the Quality Team if you are not sure which forum you should join.

Please note: The IFoA is at liberty to reshape the forum at any time as needed.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

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

  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role
  • a note of your ARN
  • a note of which global region you wish to apply for.

All expressions of interest will be considered by a selection panel, after the closing date.  The selection will be based on the information you provide to Debbie.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education
Application closing date: 27 February 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Disciplinary Board oversees the monitoring of the profession’s Disciplinary Scheme. The board makes regulations, provides guidelines on procedures under the scheme, and is responsible to and reports to Council.

There are nine members of the board, including a Lay Chairperson.

As a result of completion of terms of office, two vacancies have arisen and we are therefore seeking to hear from Fellows of the IFoA who are keen to be considered for this volunteer opportunity.

Applicants

If you are a Fellow of the IFoA, with an interest in the operation of disciplinary processes and an excellent understanding of the profession’s Disciplinary Scheme, then please consider volunteering to be considered for this role.

Appointment and tenure

Appointment to the Disciplinary Board will be made by the Disciplinary Appointments Committee and it is hoped that these appointments will be made in time to commence the role from 1 March 2018.  The tenure will be three years (renewable by the Disciplinary Appointments Committee).

Time commitment

There are four meetings held each year.  It is possible to join the meeting by video conference if necessary.  The time commitment equates to one day per quarter for meeting plus approximately one day per quarter to read papers.  There might on occasion be opportunities to join working parties and/or involvement in decisions in between meetings, which would take place by email or telephone.

View Task and Person Specification

Read more about the Disciplinary Board

How to apply

If you would like to register your interest in being considered for this volunteer opportunity, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant skills and experience, together with details of your main practice area.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Regulation
Application closing date: 27 March 2018

Do you have an interest in professional discipline and standards?  If yes, and you are a qualified member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), please consider volunteering to take on the role of Deputy Chair of the Investigation Actuary Pool.  This role will support the Chair in undertaking the tasks set out on our Task and Person Specification.

View Task and Person Specification for the role of Deputy Chair

If, having read the Task and Person Specification, you would like to be considered for this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • confirmation that you are a qualified member of the IFoA, with a note of the year you qualified
  • brief details of your relevant skills and what you feel you could bring to this role
  • a note of your ARN.

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be considered by the Disciplinary Appointments Committee and a shortlist of candidates will be invited to interview.  Interviews can take place in person in London, or by video conference or phone.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Regulation
Application closing date: 21 February 2018

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

We encourage expressions of interest from suitably qualified members, especially those with an international perspective and/or with international experience, including in the Asia region.  GI membership is increasingly diverse from a geographical perspective and it is important this is reflected in the GI Board membership.

Benefits from being involved:

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

Please download the Task and Person Specification and GI Board Terms of Reference for more information.

How to get involved

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance

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

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

The key workstreams which the DAG are focusing on include:

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

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

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

How to get involved

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

No matter where you are based around the globe, we encourage you to volunteer to join the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) 400 Club, our online feedback group.

To volunteer for the 400 Club you must be a member of the IFoA.  

The 400 Club helps inform Directors, Council and Management Board and is a hugely valuable source of information and feedback for the IFoA.  Being a volunteer member of the 400 Club is not an onerous task.  You will complete up to six online surveys each year and by doing so you will help us to track progress against our strategic objectives and future plans.

One member of the 400 Club said:

“The 400 Club allows me to feel engaged with the IFoA.  I have a two-way connection with my professional body, and can give something back as well as keeping up to date with developments”.

Read what other 400 Club volunteers have also said about being involved

View the Task and Person Specification

How to volunteer and get involved

Please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please confirm you are a member of the IFoA and provide a note of your ARN.  All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

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

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Application closing date: 3 April 2018

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

The RTLC Publications Sub-committee is seeking to appoint a new member.  The sub-committee now has responsibility for reviewing nominations for IFoA research prizes, therefore, for this role experience of reviewing papers or other research outputs is essential.

View the Task and Person Specification

How to offer support

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

ASHK is looking for General Insurance actuaries to help with the GI examination.

As part of the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong’s (ASHK's) quest towards statutory recognition, it is the society's intention to introduce a local examination this year covering local regulations and industry practice that affect the working environment of most actuaries in Hong Kong.  Passing the examination will become a required step for acceptance as a Fellow member of the ASHK. 

Since 2016, a Curriculum Taskforce has been formed to develop a syllabus and a set of study aids for the Hong Kong Practical Education Module in each major field: [(i) Generic; (ii) Life Insurance; (iii) Pension; (iv) General Insurance; and (v) Investment].

How to offer support to ASHK

If you are interested in volunteering to assist ASHK in preparing the examination, or would like to find out more, please get in touch by emailing: info@actuaries.org.hk

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance

Inspire the next generation to consider an actuarial career.

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

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

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

How it works

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

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

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

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

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

View the IFoA’s Career Ambassador booklet

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education

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

We have vacancies for each of the following roles:

  • Health and Care Principles - SP1
  • Health and Care Advanced - SA1
  • Pensions and other Benefits Principles - SP4
  • Pensions and other Benefits Advanced - SA4

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

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

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

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

We have vacancies for the following:

  • Health and Care for SP1 and SA1
  • Life Insurance SP2 and SA2

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

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

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

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Health and care, Lay (non-members), Life insurance
Application closing date: 6 March 2018

The Current Pensions Review Working Party was established in 2017 to review transfer value methods and assumptions following the increase in transfer value activity with the pensions freedoms, and consider conflicts of interest between employers and trustees.

The working party now is seeking to recruit two to three additional members with an interest in transfer values.  In particular the working party would like to hear from experienced actuaries who are employed by insurers and actuaries, or other stakeholders with experience of providing individual financial advice.

Time commitment

Volunteers are asked to participate in approximately six to eight meetings per year which will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.  These will be held every four to six weeks and last between 60-90 minutes.  It is anticipated that volunteers will be expected to undertake research and follow up actions between meetings.

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

How to get involved

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

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

After the closing date all expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair and other members of the working party, together with a member 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 Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Pensions
Application closing date: 6 March 2018

The Future Pensions Landscape Working Party was established in 2017 to consider possible changes to the pensions horizon, including the proposed pensions dashboard, the triple lock on State pensions and auto-protection.

The first area being considered by the working party is the pensions dashboard and the working party is seeking to recruit one additional member with experience in advising on defined contribution schemes.

Time commitment

Volunteers are asked to participate in approximately six to eight meetings per year which will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.  These will be held every four to six weeks and last between 60 – 90 minutes.  It is anticipated that volunteers will be expected to undertake research and follow up actions between meetings.

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

How to get involved

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

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

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair and other members of the working party, together with a member 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 Information Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Pensions
Application closing date: 13 March 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Life Board and Life Research Sub-committee are seeking volunteers to join a working party examining the modelling of innovative pre and post retirement products. 

Although this working party is being launched and managed by the life practice area, it will be cross practice in operation and volunteers from practice areas such as pensions, finance and investment, risk and health and care would be welcomed.  Ideally, volunteers for this working party should have practical expertise in one of the following topics: including of product pricing, retirement and investment experience, and should be either actuarial Fellows or Associates, or lay members with expertise in the investment field.

If you would be willing to take on the role of Chair or Deputy Chair, please note this in your application.

View the Terms of Reference for the working party, for additional technical details.

Next steps

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

  • brief details of your relevant experience and your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, please provide a copy of your CV
  • a note of which role you are applying for: member, Deputy Chair or Chair.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, Health and care, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Pensions, Risk management
Application closing date: 21 February 2018

Do you care about our future on the planet and are you interested in developing your career by gaining a deeper understanding of climate-related risks, as well as contributing back to the profession?

The Resource and Environment (R and E) Board is looking for actuaries like you to make a meaningful contribution to its work in this expanding field for actuaries.  We would like you to help research and create a ‘Practical Guide to Climate Change for Life Insurance Actuaries’.  The guide will be an eight page overview designed to be read by all actuaries working in life insurance, so will reach a large number of actuaries and make a meaningful contribution to the profession.  Understanding climate-related risks and opportunities is likely to become an ever more important component of life insurance operations, with impacts on both sides of the balance sheet.  The working party may decide that the guide needs one or more supplementary reports, which could form phase two of its work.

We would like input from senior actuaries, but we are particularly interested in hearing from nearly or recently qualified actuaries.  By joining the working party, you will enhance your career by deepening your R and E knowledge, and become part of the broader actuarial R and E community.  We are aiming to recruit eight to 12 actuaries for the working party, including a senior actuary to chair it.  However, we aim to find roles for most people who want to help.

If you are a Member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), or a suitably qualified non-member who has a passion for the subject and the time to contribute, please express interest.

Time commitment

Members who join the working party will be asked to devote around one to one and a half hours per week to the research for this working party.  Further background reading will be expected, but this will contribute to personal development for those already working in this field and will be a chance for others to broaden their knowledge.  The working party meetings will be by conference call, to be arranged at mutually convenient times for all involved.  If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are encouraged to use our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

How to get involved

If you would like to express interest in volunteering to join this Practical Guide to Climate Change for Life actuaries Working Party please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of why you would like to become involved
  • any relevant experience (technical or non-technical) you can bring to the working party
  • whether you would like to chair the working party
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, please provide full contact details and a copy of your CV, highlighting your relevant experience.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Resource and environment
Application closing date: 21 February 2018

Do you care about our future on the planet and are you interested in developing your career by gaining a deeper understanding of climate-related risks, as well as contributing back to the profession?

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Resource and Environment (R and E) Board is looking for actuaries like you to make a meaningful contribution to its work in this expanding field for actuaries.  We would like you to help by joining a working party to research and create a ‘Practical Guide to Climate Change for Investment Actuaries.’  The guide will be an eight page overview designed to be read by all actuaries working in investment, so will reach a large number of actuaries and make a meaningful contribution to the profession.

Why is this important?

Understanding climate-related risks and opportunities is a critical element of designing and managing investment strategies in the context of both risks relative to liabilities and investing in a sustainable future.  The working party may decide that the guide needs one or more supplementary reports, which could form phase two of its work.

We would like input from senior actuaries, but we are particularly interested in hearing from nearly or recently qualified actuaries.  By joining the working party, you will enhance your career by deepening your R and E knowledge, and become part of the broader actuarial R and E community.  We are aiming to recruit eight to 12 actuaries for the working party, including a senior actuary to chair it.  However, we aim to find roles for most people who want to help.

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

Time commitment

Members who join the working party will be asked to devote around one to one and a half hours per week to the research for this working party.  Further background reading will be expected, but this will contribute to personal development for those already working in this field and will be a chance for others to broaden their knowledge.  The working party meetings will be by conference call, to be arranged at mutually convenient times for all involved.  If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are encouraged to use our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

How to get involved

If you would like to express interest in volunteering to join this Practical Guide to Climate Change for Investment Actuaries Working Party please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of why you would like to become involved
  • any relevant experience (technical or non-technical) you can bring to the working party
  • whether you would like to chair the working party
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, please provide full contact details and a copy of your CV, highlighting your relevant experience.

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

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, Lay (non-members), Resource and environment, Risk management

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

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

Experience/skills/background desirable

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

View full details of this working party

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

Getting involved

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Health and care, Life insurance, Pensions
Application closing date: 26 March 2018

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

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

The successful volunteer will have:

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

Time commitment

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

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

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

How to get involved

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance
Application closing date: 6 March 2018

A Chair is sought to lead the newly formed ‘A Study of Major Hurricanes and Subsequent Market Response’ Working Party.  Members with experience in the field, who are interested in leading the working party, are encouraged to express interest in this role.  This will be of particular relevance to London Market insurance practitioners.  International members and members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) who have a passion for the subject and the time to contribute are also encouraged to volunteer.

The first area this working party will address is to educate and inform actuaries on the nature and predictability of hurricanes and how they can cause insured loss in different classes of business.  Secondly, to discuss how the market is responding to hurricanes through product innovation, reserving, cat modelling and pricing.

The scope will be:

  • to explain in layman’s (or actuarial) terms the science behind hurricane formation and impact (shortest part)
  • to understand the history of hurricanes and how they have shaped the landscape of (re)insurance markets through a series of case studies
  • discuss the current state of the market, conditions affecting market response and looking to influence how markets react post-event or after a run of clean years.

Specific objective:

  • as Chair, you will co-ordinate the working party to produce a paper outlining a) the basic science behind hurricanes and their drivers (including seasonal and multi-annual impacts), b) case studies on major hurricane years including loss estimation and how the market responded and c) an actuarial perspective on how well the market is responding to these events.

Time commitment and tenure

As Chair, you will be asked to chair monthly one-hour meetings, via conference call.  In addition, significant amount of time will need to be spent on research (around six to eight hours per month).  Meetings will take place on a monthly basis and will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.  Conference calls will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.  If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.  It is expected the working party will present their findings at GIRO 2018, take on feedback and write up a submission to an actuarial journal in early 2019.

How to get involved

If you would like to volunteer to become Chair of this working party please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance

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

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

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

Time commitment  

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

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

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

How to get involved

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)

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

Objectives:

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

View full details and recent press releases

Membership of the working party

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

Time commitment and participation

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

How to get involved

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 28 February 2018

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

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

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

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

Time commitment

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

How to get involved

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

View the Terms of Reference for this sub-committee

View the Task and Person Specifications for a member

How to get involved

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

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

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

The Lead on Accreditation would have particular responsibilities for:

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

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

View the full details in the Task and Person Specification

How to apply

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply

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

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

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education

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

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

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

Background

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

The role of the Assessor

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

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

Applications

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

View full details on the City & Guilds website 

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Pensions
Application closing date: 28 February 2018

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

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

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

View Task and Person Specification

View the Terms of Reference

Skills and Experience 

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

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

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

Time Commitment

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

How to volunteer 

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Pensions

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

The role of the Public Policy Virtual Review Group

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

Background

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

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

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

How it will work

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

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

How to offer support

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Application closing date: 8 March 2018

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

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

View the Task and Person Specification
View Terms of Reference

How to volunteer

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 21 February 2018

What do actuaries in Investment need to know about climate change?

Do you care about our future on the planet and are you interested in developing your career by gaining a deeper understanding of climate-related risks, as well as contributing back to the profession?

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Resource and Environment (R and E) Board is looking for actuaries like you to make a meaningful contribution to its work in this expanding field for actuaries.  We would like you to help by joining a working party to research and create a ‘Practical Guide to Climate Change for Investment Actuaries.’  The guide will be an eight page overview designed to be read by all actuaries working in investment, so will reach a large number of actuaries and make a meaningful contribution to the profession. 

Why is this important?

Understanding climate-related risks and opportunities is a critical element of designing and managing investment strategies in the context of both risks relative to liabilities and investing in a sustainable future.  The working party may decide that the guide needs one or more supplementary reports, which could form phase two of its work.

We would like input from senior actuaries, but we are particularly interested in hearing from nearly or recently qualified actuaries.  By joining the working party, you will enhance your career by deepening your R and E knowledge, and become part of the broader actuarial R and E community.  We are aiming to recruit eight to 12 actuaries for the working party, including a senior actuary to chair it.  However, we aim to find roles for most people who want to help.

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

Time commitment

Members who join the working party will be asked to devote around one to one and a half hours per week to the research for this working party.  Further background reading will be expected, but this will contribute to personal development for those already working in this field and will be a chance for others to broaden their knowledge.  The working party meetings will be by conference call, to be arranged at mutually convenient times for all involved.  If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are encouraged to use our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

How to get involved

If you would like to express interest in volunteering to join this Practical Guide to Climate Change for Investment Actuaries Working Party please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of why you would like to become involved
  • any relevant experience (technical or non-technical) you can bring to the working party
  • whether you would like to chair the working party
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, please provide full contact details and a copy of your CV, highlighting your relevant experience.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, Lay (non-members), Resource and environment, Risk management
Application closing date: 28 February 2018

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

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

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

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

Time commitment

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

How to volunteer

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

Next steps

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

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

Applications will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Life insurance
Application closing date: 21 February 2018

Life actuaries – what does climate change mean for you?

Do you care about our future on the planet and are you interested in developing your career by gaining a deeper understanding of climate-related risks, as well as contributing back to the profession?

The Resource and Environment (R and E) Board is looking for actuaries like you to make a meaningful contribution to its work in this expanding field for actuaries.  We would like you to help research and create a ‘Practical Guide to Climate Change for Life Insurance Actuaries’.  The guide will be an eight page overview designed to be read by all actuaries working in life insurance, so will reach a large number of actuaries and make a meaningful contribution to the profession.  Understanding climate-related risks and opportunities is likely to become an ever more important component of life insurance operations, with impacts on both sides of the balance sheet.  The working party may decide that the guide needs one or more supplementary reports, which could form phase two of its work.

We would like input from senior actuaries, but we are particularly interested in hearing from nearly or recently qualified actuaries.  By joining the working party, you will enhance your career by deepening your R and E knowledge, and become part of the broader actuarial R and E community.  We are aiming to recruit eight to 12 actuaries for the working party, including a senior actuary to chair it.  However, we aim to find roles for most people who want to help.

If you are a Member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries  (IFoA), or a suitably qualified non-member who has a passion for the subject and the time to contribute, please express interest. 

Time commitment

Members who join the working party will be asked to devote around one to one and a half hours per week to the research for this working party.  Further background reading will be expected, but this will contribute to personal development for those already working in this field and will be a chance for others to broaden their knowledge.  The working party meetings will be by conference call, to be arranged at mutually convenient times for all involved.  If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are encouraged to use our facilities for the call.  Similarly, if more than one member of the working party is based close to each other, you may agree to meet up and dial in together, but there will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.

How to get involved

If you would like to express interest in volunteering to join this Practical Guide to Climate Change for Life actuaries Working Party please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of why you would like to become involved
  • any relevant experience (technical or non-technical) you can bring to the working party
  • whether you would like to chair the working party
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, please provide full contact details and a copy of your CV, highlighting your relevant experience.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

How to offer support

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

View the Task and Person Specification for the role of Member

View the Terms of Reference

Next steps

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

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

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent examples of relevant consultations include:

Time commitment and tenure

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

How to offer support

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• View details of the AWB’s mentorship program

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

We encourage you to get involved.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

View full details of our current regional actuarial activities.

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education

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

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

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

Within the guide you will find:

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

View Task and Person Specification for details

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Regulation

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

Background

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

View Task and Person Specification for details

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Regulation

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

Background:

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

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

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

This Volunteer Role:

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

View the Task and Person Specification

How to volunteer:

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members)

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

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

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

Find out more about the IAA

Find out more about the AAE

Getting involved

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

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

Expressions of interest

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

 View an Introduction to the BEE Programme

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Finance and investment

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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