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Every individual who supports the IFoA, be that as a volunteer (member or non member), or in any other role, works in partnership with the IFoA Executive staff to deliver our strategy and Royal Charter, in line with our values   

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Current Volunteering Opportunities

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Application closing date: 31 May 2018

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Health and care, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 31 May 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint up to four experienced, proactive and innovative volunteers to join this important board.

These volunteers will ideally already have a good industry profile and an excellent network of contacts.  They will be someone who is keen to build on the excellent foundations already created and have a passion to help shape and drive forward the Health and Care practice area for the future.

Although the board is happy to invite applications from general health and care experts, it would particularly like to receive applications from experts or representatives in the area of UK Short Term Protection, as this role is currently under represented on the board.

The board is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity for all board members. 

View Task and Person Specification for member
View Terms of Reference

Next steps

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

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

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 IFoA is seeking to appoint an appropriately experienced Chair of the IFoA’s Board of Examiners.  We are looking to hear from individuals with significant experience in setting and maintaining examination standards in respect of professional examinations.  Ideally the Chair of the Board will have had experience of the IFoA examination system, either as a member of the Board or in an academic role.  

The Board of Examiners is responsible for the oversight and assessment of the qualification standards and reports to the Lifelong Learning Board. 

This appointment is for a period of two years and the Chair shares their responsibilities (particularly in relation to examination scrutiny and over-seeing the maintenance of standards) with the Deputy Chair of the Board of Examiners, whose tenure is also two years.

This appointment is as an IFoA Office Holder and as such an annual fee will be paid in return for this fixed service.

View the full details on the Task and Person Specification for the role of Chair of the Board of Examiners

How to express interest

If you would like to express an interest in this volunteer role, please email HRSupport@actuaries.org.uk providing:

  • details of your relevant skills and experience
  • confirmation that you can devote the necessary time to this role
  • your reason(s) for wishing to take up this appointment
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non-members, please provide a CV, including full contact details.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the current Chair of the Lifelong Learning Board together with the Director of Engagement and Learning, the Head of Quality and Assessment and the Head of Education Partnerships and Lifelong Learning. 

The appointment will require approval from the Lifelong Learning Board. 

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Lay (non-members)

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint an appropriately experienced Deputy Chair of the IFoA’s Board of Examiners.  We are looking to hear from individuals with significant experience in setting and maintaining examination standards in respect of professional examinations.  Ideally the Deputy Chair of the Board will have had experience of the IFoA examination system, either as a member of the Board or in an academic role. 

The Board of Examiners is responsible for the oversight and assessment of the qualification standards and reports to the Lifelong Learning Board. 

This appointment is for a period of two years and the Deputy Chair shares their responsibilities (particularly in relation to examination scrutiny and overseeing-seeing the maintenance of standards) with the Chair of the Board of Examiners. 

This appointment is as an IFoA Office Holder and as such an annual fee will be paid in return for this fixed service.

View the full details on the Task and Person Specification for the role of The Deputy Chair of the Board of Examiners

How to express interest

If you would like to express an interest in this volunteer role, please email HRSupport@actuaries.org.uk providing:

  • details of your relevant skills and experience
  • confirmation that you can devote the necessary time to this role
  • your reason(s) for wishing to take up this appointment
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non-members, please provide a CV, including full contact details.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the current Chairs of the Lifelong Learning Board and the Board of Examiners, together with the Director of Engagement and Learning and the Head of Quality and Assessment.

The appointment will require approval from the Lifelong Learning Board. 

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education
Application closing date: 30 May 2018

We would like to encourage our members to highlight this vacancy to any suitably qualified individuals.

Background

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is an international body with a worldwide membership of over 29,000 of which about a half are student members.  44% of its members overall and 58% of its student members are based outside the UK and increasingly actuarial practice is international.  We represent and regulate members worldwide and oversee their education at all stages of qualification and development and throughout their careers.

A vacancy has arisen for an independent Lay (i.e. non-actuary) person to chair the IFoA’s Audit and Risk Committee (Committee) when our current Chair’s second term of office ends on 28 June 2018. The individual appointed needs to have:

  • non-executive board level experience
  • experience as a chair and/or member of an audit and risk committee
  • recent and relevant financial experience and competence in accounting and/or auditing
  • expertise in the principles and practice of effective risk management.

Key responsibilities

The principal responsibility of the Committee is to oversee that the IFoA’s key risks are being identified and addressed and that the IFoA adopts a sound approach to financial management and reporting. 

The Chair would be expected to:

  • dedicate approximately 15 days per year
  • chair meetings effectively
  • bring independent judgment to bear
  • provide expertise in accounting, audit and risk management
  • offer constructive comment and input at meetings and on ad hoc activity between meetings.

Reporting lines

The Committee’s primary reporting line is to Council but also works with the Management Board which approves the Annual Report and Financial Statements.  Council is responsible for the vision, policy direction and strategic objectives of the IFoA.  The Management Board, established by Council, has oversight responsibility for the operation and management of the IFoA, the implementation of Council’s strategy and holding the Executive accountable for its management and operational activities.

Tenure

The appointment would be for three years, with a possible extension thereafter. 

Time commitment

The Committee usually meets quarterly.  In addition, the Chair periodically attends Council to report on the Committee’s activities and the Management Board during the development and approval of the Annual Report and Financial Statements.  The Chair will also have meetings with the executive and the internal and external auditors.  The time commitment is typically in the order of 15 days per year, including preparation time.  Travelling time will not be included but out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Skills and experience

The candidate should meet the following criteria:

  1. experienced non-executive director at board level, including serving as a Chair and/or member of audit and risk committees
  2. recent and relevant financial experience and competence in accounting and/or auditing
  3. expertise in the principles and practice of effective risk management
  4. the ability to act as an effective Chair
  5. the ability to exercise independent judgment and think objectively
  6. strong and effective communication and interpersonal skills
  7. an understanding of the principles and practice of good corporate governance.

In addition, it would be desirable for candidates to have:

  1. an understanding of not for profit member organisations with a public interest responsibility
  2. an understanding of working in an international organisation.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role
View the Audit and Risk Committee Terms of Reference

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

  • your full contact details and CV
  • a synopsis of your relevant background and experience
  • a note of your reasons for wishing to take on this role
  • what you feel you could bring to this role.

Note: the successful candidate must have no other role within the IFoA.

All expressions of interest will be considered and a short list of candidates will be invited to interview.

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)
Application closing date: 30 May 2018

We would like to encourage our members to highlight this vacancy to suitably qualified candidates.

Background

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is an international body with a worldwide membership of over 29,000, of which about a half are student members.  44% of its members overall and 58% of its student members are based outside the UK and increasingly actuarial practice is international.  We represent and regulate members worldwide and oversee their education at all stages of qualification and development and throughout their careers.

Context

As part of its Royal Charter, “The objects of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries shall be, in the public interest, to advance all matters relevant to actuarial science and its application and to regulate and promote the actuarial profession.”

Since the launch of the IFoA strategy in 2011, and reinforced in the 2016 strategy, there has been an increasing resource and focus on Policy and Public Affairs activity to raise the profile of the IFoA and serve its public interest remit.

To support the IFoA in meeting its policy and public affairs objectives, Policy and Public Affairs Board (PPAB) is a cross-practice board of volunteers and Executive staff tasked with oversight of:

  • Key stakeholder engagement and communication plans
  • Communication campaigns and media releases
  • Consultation responses
  • Policy briefings and position statements
  • The Actuary Magazine
  • The award of Honorary Fellowships and IFoA Medals
  • Engagement with relevant supranational bodies.

The Chair of the PPAB is appointed by, and reports to, Management Board.

Key responsibilities

Key responsibilities for the Chair of the PPAB include:

i. Governance:

  • To chair the PPAB meetings, which take place quarterly
  • To ensure that the PPAB performs to its Terms of Reference, the IFoA Governance Manual and the IFoA principles of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • To plan the work of the Board in conjunction with its members, such as themed deep dives
  • To ensure any committee paper submissions are of an adequate quality and fit for purpose
  • To agree with the Director of Public Affairs and Research the agenda for PPAB meetings and review draft minutes
  • To participate in other relevant, sometimes more informal, meetings or events where strategic input on policy and public affairs is required (for example, workshops)
  • To provide annual reports to Council and Management Board, attending such meetings as required.

ii. Strategic and content development:

  • Provide expert guidance developing the IFoA public affairs and policy strategy
  • Ongoing review of the strategy to ensure relevance
  • Bring new and alternative ideas for the IFoA on how it can meet its Charter objectives
  • Provide access to key external stakeholders relevant to the IFoA’s Charter objectives
  • Provide an independent external perspective on the IFoA’s activities.

Tenure

The appointment would be for an initial three-year period, with a possible extension thereafter. 

Time commitment

The time commitment is expected to be a minimum of 20 days per year, including meeting attendance and preparation.  The Chair must be available to attend the main PPAB meetings in person.  Currently there are three physical meetings a year.

Skills and experience

  • Extensive career experience within Public Affairs and Policy
  • Experience chairing senior boards or committees
  • An understanding of the role of public interest professional bodies
  • An awareness of the range of actuarial work and the role of actuaries.

Applications from both actuaries and non-actuaries with relevant skills and experience will be considered.

Please view the role description here

To express an interest in this paid role please email HRSupport@actuaries.org.uk providing the following:

  • a synopsis of your relevant background and experience
  • a note of your reasons for wishing to take on this role
  • what you feel you could bring to this role
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, your full contact details and a CV.

All expressions of interest will be considered and a short list of candidates will be invited to interview.

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
Application closing date: 3 July 2018

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

What is involved?

As a Features Editor you will:

  • be a point of contact for authors to submit articles in your areas of work
  • provide input to the editor and wider editorial team on the relevance of articles submitted in your areas of work, and whether they should be commissioned
  • communicate with authors, the editor and the publisher
  • edit articles so that they are accurate and can be understood and have broad appeal to The Actuary’s wide readership
  • provide feedback to authors in the event that material is not suitable for publication
  • review the articles selected for print and provide feedback to the publisher on amendments
  • contribute to discussions with the rest of the editorial team to shape the content in The Actuary magazine
  • be interested in exploring, generating and commissioning new ideas and topics for discussion and possible publication 
  • participate in monthly production meetings with the rest of the editorial team (usually held at 17:00 hours GMT).

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

Time commitment

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

Who should apply

This role would be perfect for an experienced, qualified member of the IFoA.

Important attributes

You should be someone who:

  • enjoys reading and writing
  • likes interacting with thought leaders and gaining a wider perspective on issues that are of interest to actuaries
  • enjoys working in a collaborative team and is open to feedback
  • is able to work independently, is pro-active and organised
  • has an excellent command of the English language.

How to apply

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

  • a note of your ARN
  • the year you qualified as an actuary
  • a brief note outlining your reason(s) for wishing to take on this role.  A copy of your CV and/or a note of any relevant experience would also
  • be helpful.  

All expressions of interest will be considered after the closing date.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Application closing date: 14 June 2018

The Health and Care Lifelong Learning Sub-committee is seeking to recruit up to two members.  The sub-committee are seeking to balance their membership and therefore wish to recruit one member with a PMI background and one member who works for a direct insurer. 

The sub-committee is principally responsible for the technical programming of the Protection, Health and Care Conference and for up to three other annual Health and Care events.

View Task and Person Specification for member
View Terms of Reference

Next steps

If, having read the documents above, you would like 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 experience
  • your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Health and care

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, Specialist Principles - Health and Care, 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.

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.

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, Health and care, Lay (non-members)

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 for Health and Care SP1 and SA1, 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.

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.

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, Lay (non-members), Life insurance

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: 28 June 2018

The IFoA is undertaking a project to better organise and present its research outputs online via the IFoA website to make it more accessible to users.  This will include categorising outputs from various sources including working parties, commissioned research and conference proceedings.  A draft taxonomy of actuarial science has been developed to assist with this activity and facilitate classification by topic area.

The volunteer role

Subject Matter Experts with a good general knowledge of all actuarial practice areas and related academic disciplines are sought to assist in the testing of the research taxonomy to ensure it is fit for purpose.  Volunteers will also be called upon to assist with the classification of research documents.

View the Task and Person Specification 

How to get involved

If, having read the Task and Person Specification, you would like to express an interest in volunteering for this role please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please outline your relevant skills and experience and a note of what you feel you could bring to the role.  For IFoA members please also provide a note of your ARN.  For non members of the IFoA please provide your contact details and a 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

Join the IFoA’s Professional Skills Training 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 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: 29 May 2018

We are seeking a replacement volunteer to represent both of the following regional communities:

  • Birmingham Actuarial Society
  • Society of Actuaries in Ireland

Background

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Student Consultative Forum was formed over 15 years ago.  Its function is to give our student members a communication channel to feedback to the Education Executive staff on aspects of the student examination qualification exam systems and experience throughout the year.  This original Student Consultative Forum focuses on members based in the UK.  New Global Student Forums have been formed.

The membership of the forum comprises of:

  • representatives from the IFoA’s Education Committee
  • Chair and Deputy Chair of the IFoA’s Board of Examiners
  • a member of the IFoA’s Executive staff
  • regional community student representatives from within the UK
  • a representative from ActEd
  • The Actuary magazine student page editor.

By working together members of the forum engage in a two-way open and transparent communication process, in its representation of students.  The upcoming Student Consultation Forum is taking place on the 8th June in Edinburgh.  Successful candidates will be invited to attend.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to get involved

If you are a student member of the IFoA and you live or work in one of these two regions, please express an interest in being considered for this role.  Please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement, to register your interest.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

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

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be considered by members of the various regional communities, in conjunction with the Quality Manager of the IFoA.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Life insurance, Pensions, Resource and environment, Risk management
Application closing date: 24 May 2018

Do you have a passion for all things Data Science?

Do you have ideas and views on what Actuaries need to know about this developing area?

We are seeking offers of support from both members and non-member subject matter experts who would like to contribute to the content development of a suite of events to be delivered to our members in 2018/2019.

This is a fantastic opportunity to partner with the IFoA Executive staff in delivering new style events which will be available to our global membership and which may be delivered with the use of new technology.

View the details on the Task and Person Specification

If, having read the Task and Person Specification, you would like to offer support, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

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

If you have any questions which you would like to discuss before expressing interest in this role, please contact Patrina Effer, Senior Lifelong Learning Executive.

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

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) are collaborating on the exploration of the practical and ethical implications in the rapidly developing field of data science.

Read more  

As part of this collaboration we are currently seeking support from individuals (particularly those currently involved in our Modelling, Analytics, and Insights From Data Working Party) who would like to be involved in shaping the format and delivery of the Edinburgh workshop.

This workshop will be held on 26 June, at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh.

This workshop will focus on the practical and ethical implications of data science, with a particular focus on the question “What is a data scientist’s responsibility to wider society?”.  The outputs from this workshop will assist in the development of practical guidance for practitioners. We are therefore seeking individuals with experience in this area.  

Planning meetings will be held by conference call and will be held at a time that is convenient to the majority of participants involved in the group.   Therefore location is not a barrier to getting involved.  We will also require some participants to attend the workshop on the day, but this can be agreed as planning progresses.

How to get involved

If having read the above, you would like to provide support, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

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

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 23 May 2018

The Life Board is seeking to appoint a Deputy Chair.  

This volunteer will be a Fellow or Associate of the IFoA who is keen to build on the excellent foundations already created.  They should also have a desire to help shape and drive forward the Life practice area for the future.  

Life is currently the largest IFoA practice area, and supports the largest proportion of research working parties and sub-committees.  For the Deputy Chair role in particular, prior involvement with other Life practice groups, such as sub-committees or working parties, would be advantageous.  

The Life Board is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity for all board members.  

View Task and Person Specification for Deputy Chair
View Task and Person Specification for member (also relevant for Deputy Chair)
View Terms of Reference

Next steps

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

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

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: 23 May 2018

The Life Board is seeking to appoint up to four members.  

These volunteers will be Fellow or Associates of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) who are keen to build on the excellent foundations already created.  They should also have a desire to help shape and drive forward the Life practice area for the future. 

Life is currently the largest IFoA practice area, and supports the largest proportion of research working parties and Sub-committees.  For the member role, prior involvement with other Life practice groups, such as sub-committees or working parties, would be advantageous.  

The Life Board is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity for all board members.

View Task and Person Specification for member

View Terms of Reference

Next steps

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

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

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: 20 June 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) Life Board and Life Research Sub-committee are seeking up to ten volunteers for a new working party investigating:

  • whether IFRS 17 meets its stated objective of ensuring that entities provide relevant information in a way that faithfully represents insurance contracts
  • implications of IFRS 17 on insurance accounting, profit reporting and supplementary reporting
  • issues arising for UK life insurers.

Ideally, volunteers should have expertise in the areas of insurance accounting, profit reporting and investor disclosures.

The working party is planning to undertake a longer term piece of research, which may run for up to three years, and this time commitment should be borne in mind when applying.  However, if you are seeking a shorter term commitment on IFRS 17, the Life Board are also launching two shorter term working parties on IFRS 17 Discounting and IFRS 17 Contractual Service Margin.

The Chair of this working party will be Dom Veney.

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

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • 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 full contact details and a copy of your CV
  • a note of which role you are applying for: Deputy Chair or member.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Life insurance
Application closing date: 20 June 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Life Board and Life Research Sub-committee are seeking up to ten volunteers to join a working party to investigate discount rates, particularly for annuity business, as they function under IFRS 17. 

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

Ideally, volunteers should have expertise in the areas of consulting, pricing, financial reporting and investment in the life insurance arena. 

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

Next steps

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

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • 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 full contact details and a copy of your CV
  • a note of which role you wish to apply for: Chair, Deputy Chair or member.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Life insurance
Application closing date: 20 June 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) Life Board and Life Research Sub-committee are seeking up to ten volunteers to join a working party which will analyse the impact of different approaches of calculating the Contractual Service Margin (CSM) at initial recognition and subsequent measurement, with respect to:

  • life insurance products under the Building Block Approach (i.e. Annuities and Protection) and the Variable Fee Approach (i.e. With-Profits)
  • existing and new business.

Ideally, volunteers should have expertise in the areas of consulting, pricing and financial reporting in life insurance. 

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

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

Next steps

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

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • 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 full contact details and a copy of your CV
  • a note of which role you are applying for: Chair, Deputy Chair or member.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Life insurance
Application closing date: 26 June 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 students and members in their early career (actuaries who have qualified in the last five years) who will be able to provide an early career perspective to the board and its activities.  The post-holder will also liaise with the IFoA Executive over social media strategy for the GI community. 

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
  • CV enhancement.

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.

*Please note, the GI Board Terms of Reference is in the process of being updated and may be subject to change.

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: 29 May 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Pensions Board (the Board) is seeking to appoint a board member to this influential board.  

The Board is seeking to appoint an IFoA Fellow or Associate who has five or more years PQE experience in a pensions environment.  To complement existing members of the Board, we are particularly keen to recruit an individual with pensions fund investment experience and/or with experience of small final salary schemes. 

View Task and Person Specification
View Terms of Reference

How to offer support

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

  • brief details (or biography/CV) summarising your relevant skills, experience and profile in this area
  • a note of what you feel you can bring to the role
  • a note of your ARN

All expressions of interest will be considered by a selection panel which will include the Chair of the Pensions Board.  A shortlist of candidates will be invited to interview and the appointment will require to be approved by the IFoA’s Management Board. 

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer 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: 24 May 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Finance and Investment Board is seeking to appoint up to four new members to broaden the collective experience of the board in relation to the range of backgrounds and areas of professional interest.  The Finance and Investment Board is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity for all board members.  Applicants will ideally be Fellow or Associates of the IFoA, and applications are particularly welcome from female members who are currently under-represented.  We also welcome all applicants with relevant experience in investment or banking and would particularly welcome those based outside the UK or with retail banking experience.

The board acts as a source of expertise within the profession on matters relating to the Finance and Investment practice area, and has a key role in promoting, supporting and championing the interests of practice area members.

View the Task and Person Specification
View the Terms of Reference

How to volunteer

If you are a member of the IFoA with extensive experience in Finance and Investment and you would like to offer your assistance and to be considered for this board, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please can you briefly indicate your key reason for wishing to join the board, what you feel you can bring to the role, and provide a brief synopsis of your relevant background and experience.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  As with all rights and opportunities come responsibilities, we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer 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

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: 14 June 2018

The Pensions Education and Continuing Professional Development (ECPD) Sub-committee is currently planning their ‘Current Issues in Pensions’ (CIP) seminars.  These are one-day events to be held throughout the UK this autumn. The sub-committee would like to appoint four members, specialising in pensions, to act as the volunteer Chairs.

The three locations and dates are as follows:

  • Leeds – 1 November 2018
  • Glasgow – 15 November 2018
  • Bristol – 29 November 2018

In addition, a session in London is being planned and the date will be advised in due course.

These one-day events are usually attended by up to 100 members, focusing on pensions hot topics delivered by actuarial and non-actuarial speakers from various organisations.

As Chair, you would have a high profile role at this event and would act as facilitator, deliver introductions, have a timekeeping role, and prompt questions from the floor.  We are therefore looking for volunteers who are confident and engaging speakers and/or who have some experience of acting as a Chair at events and/or forums.

The programme for the CIP series is jointly organised by a representative of the Pensions ECPD Sub-committee and the CIP Chairs.  The organisation for these seminars will commence in June 2018 and involves development of the content for the programme and sourcing of speakers.  The Chairs would be expected to take an active role in these discussions and help design the event programme, propose and invite speakers, and develop the marketing content (in collaboration with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Executive staff).

As volunteer Chair you would be able to claim CPD for attending these meetings, if the content is relevant to your work or role and addresses a learning need (i.e. if it meets the IFoA’s definition of CPD). 

Please note that the organising meetings are expected to occur weekly from June through to October, and attendance is mostly by telephone conference call.  Also, as Chair you would attend the event free of charge.

How to volunteer

If you would like to volunteer for this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Volunteer Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • an indication of the location/date at which you could act as Chair
  • a note of your ARN.

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: Pensions

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint an appropriately experienced volunteer to chair the IFoA’s Education Committee.

The Lifelong Learning 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.

As such, we are seeking expressions of interest from qualified actuaries.  They will ideally have had practical experience of the actuarial education and assessment process, either from volunteering with the IFoA or from working in an actuarial department in a university.  

They will be keen to build on the high quality education processes and related quality assurance which have been created to date and to help shape and drive forward the operational aspects of the Education Strategy for the future, in close partnership with the Executive staff.

View the full details on the Task and Person Specification

If you would like to express an interest in this important 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.  Please include a summary of your experience in supporting the Education Directorate to date and a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received, and considered by the Chair of the Lifelong Learning Board, Director of Engagement and Learning, Head of Quality and Assessment, together with the Head of Education Partnership and Lifelong Learning. 

The appointment will require approval from the Lifelong Learning Board.

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

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of 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) is seeking to appoint an appropriately experienced volunteer to lead on the Accreditation of undergraduate and postgraduate programs relevant to the IFoA qualifications. 

The Lifelong Learning Board delegates the operational aspects of the pre-qualification processes to the Education Committee to oversee.  The lead on Accreditation is a role within Education Committee with responsibility for the appointment and review of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate program to ensure an equivalent standard with the IFoA qualifications.

As such, we are seeking expressions from Fellows or Associates of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries who can demonstrate their understanding in these areas and a genuine interest in education. 

View the full details on the Task and Person Specification

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.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the Education Committee, Head of Quality and Assessment, Head of Education Partnerships and Lifelong Learning together with the IFoA’s Partnership Manager.

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

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of 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 (Multi-population Stochastic Mortality Models) 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.

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

SA0 Examiners are appointed by the IFoA to assist in the process of examining the dissertation submitted by the student.

For this role the post holder will need to have knowledge around the specialist area chosen (Applications of Machine Learning in Actuarial Sciences).

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 an SAO 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.

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

The Assistant Examiner role is appointed by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), under authority of CAA Global.  Working with and deputising for the Principal Examiner you will ensure that CAA examination(s) maintain and reflect the level and standards of CAA Global.

The exams for Modules 0-4 have been developed in conjunction with Pearson VUE, a leading provider of Computer-Based Assessments world-wide.  The exams consist of multiple choice  questions which have been prepared by a team of question setters.  During development these questions undergo a two stage review process which is carried out by the module’s Principal and Assistant Examiner.  Item banks are reviewed bi-annually in line with examination sessions.

We are now seeking a Fellow or Associate of the IFoA for the role of Assistant Examiner for Module 1 - Finance and Financial Mathematics.  

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 wish 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:

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

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Finance and investment

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 Specialist Principles - Enterprise Risk Management, 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.

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.

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, Lay (non-members), Risk management

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Directorate are seeking to hear from applicants who would like to be considered for the role of Chief Examiner Actuarial Statistics - Risk Modelling and Survival Analysis, 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.

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.

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, Lay (non-members), Risk management

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Directorate are seeking to hear from applicants who would like to be considered for the role of Chief Examiner Specialist Advanced - Pensions, 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.

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.

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, Lay (non-members), Pensions

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking the support of qualified members who are willing to become Question Writers for the Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA) Modules 0 and 1.  The vacancy exists for the following modules:

  • Module 0 - Entry Test  
  • Module 1 - Finance and Financial Mathematics 

The exams for Modules 0-1 exam will be developed in conjunction with Pearson VUE, a leading provider of Computer-Based Assessments world-wide. The exams will consist of multiple choice items for which a bank of items will be built. 

The questions writers must ensure that the items maintain the standards of the IFoA whilst ensuring they reflect the level and standards of the module concerned.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to get involved

If, having read the Task and Person Specification, you would like to offer support, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant skills and experience and a note of your ARN.  As this role will commence in August/September all offers of support will be progressed as received rather than waiting until after the closing date.

This is an Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' Professional Development and Responsibility (PDR) opportunity.

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
Application closing date: 1 July 2018

For subject CP3 – Communications Practice

Exam Counsellors are appointed by the IFoA to help students understand and improve their performance in a particular examination subject. 

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

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

There are two types of counselling service provided for students, written report or written report with option of a follow-up telephone call.

We are seeking applicants who are available for written reports and follow up calls.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

Previous exam marking experience will assist in this role but it is not a mandatory requirement.  Geographic location is not an issue.  Also, ideally you should hold a pass in this subject.

How to apply

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

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

All expressions of interest will be progressed after the closing date.

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

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of 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 Module Lead for Life Insurance SP2 and SA2, 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.

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.

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, Lay (non-members), Life insurance

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

SA0 Examiners are appointed by the IFoA to assist in the process of examining the dissertation submitted by the student.

The post holder will need to have knowledge around the specialist area chosen (Application of Age Period Cohort Model in General Insurance).

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 an Examiner, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

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

Applications 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

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
Application closing date: 31 May 2018

The Lifelong Learning (Life Practice) Sub-committee is seeking to recruit a Deputy Chair, 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 six 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.

The sub-committee is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity. 

View Task and Person Specification for Deputy Chair
View Task and Person Specification for member (also relevant to the Deputy Chair role)
View Terms of Reference

Next steps

If, having read the documents above, you would like 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 experience
  • your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • 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: Life insurance
Application closing date: 31 May 2018

The Lifelong Learning (Life Practice) Sub-committee is seeking to recruit up to four members 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 six 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.

The sub-committee is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity. 

View Task and Person Specification for member
View Terms of Reference

Next steps

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

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

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: 31 May 2018

The Life Research Sub-committee is seeking to recruit a Deputy Chair, who should be a Fellow or Associate member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). 

This role involves identifying, promoting and fostering research opportunities; providing guidance for member led research working parties and mentoring and supporting the progress and needs of member led working parties; as well as taking responsibility for at least one working party.

There is an expectation that the Deputy Chair would progress to the Chair role in July 2020, and would therefore sit on the Life Board at that point.

The sub-committee is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity. 

View Task and Person Specification for Deputy Chair
View Task and Person Specification for member (also relevant to the Deputy Chair role)
View Terms of Reference

Next steps

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:

  • brief details of your relevant experience 
  • your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • 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: Life insurance

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
Application closing date: 23 May 2018

The Finance and Investment Education and Continued Professional Development (ECPD) Sub-committee is seeking to recruit a Deputy Chair, who should be a Fellow or Associate Member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). This sub-committee helps shape and drive forward CPD content for events, the annual conference and education in the finance and investment practice area. 

This role involves identifying and shaping the content to support lifelong learning events to include a good mix of professionalism, current issues and hot topics. Applicants will take responsibility for organising at least one event each sessional year. 

The sub-committee is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity. 

View Task and Person Specification for Deputy Chair
View Task and Person Specification for members
View Terms of Reference for this sub-committee

Next steps

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:

  • brief details of your relevant experience 
  • your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • 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: 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)
Application closing date: 11 June 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint a proactive and innovative volunteer to join the Finance and Investment Research Sub-committee as Chair.  This key appointment will contribute to and shape the finance and investment community, as well as work directly with the Finance and Investment Board and other committees to identify and facilitate cross practice research. 

This role involves identifying, promoting and fostering research opportunities; providing guidance and supporting the progress and needs of member-led working parties, including ensuring timely and relevant outputs.  In addition to this, taking responsibility to shadow at least one working party.

View Task and Person Specification for Members 
View Task and Person Specification for Deputy Chair
View Task and Person Specification for Chair

View Terms of Reference for this sub-committee

Next steps

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

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

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
Application closing date: 23 May 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint a proactive and innovative volunteer to join the Finance and Investment Research Sub-committee.  This key appointment will contribute to shaping the finance and investment community, work directly with the Finance and Investment Board and other committees to identify and facilitate cross practice research. 

This role involves identifying, promoting and fostering research opportunities; providing guidance and supporting the progress and needs of member led working parties, including ensuring timely and relevant outputs.  In addition to this, taking responsibility for at least one working party.

The sub-committee is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity.

View Task and Person Specification for Deputy Chair
View Task and Person Specification for members
View Terms of Reference for this sub-committee

Next steps

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:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • 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: Finance and investment

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)

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

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

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

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

Time commitment

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

How to volunteer

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Life insurance, Pensions, Resource and environment, Risk management
Application closing date: 31 May 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint a proactive and innovative volunteer to join the Pensions Research Sub-committee. The successful applicant will contribute to shaping the research in the pension area, and work directly with the Pension Board and other committees to identify and facilitate cross practice research.  

This role involves identifying, promoting and fostering research opportunities; providing guidance and supporting the progress and needs of member led working parties, including ensuring timely and relevant outputs. In addition to this, taking responsibility to shadow at least one working party. 

The sub-committee is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity. 

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

Next steps

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:

  • brief details of your relevant experience 
  • your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • 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: Pensions

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

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

  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience
  • your reason for wishing to take on this role
  • a note of your ARN.

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

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

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Pensions
Application closing date: 30 May 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 to help ensure that we cover a varied and appropriate range of topics in our CPD Programme and Annual Pensions Conference.

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
  • content for Pensions Conference
  • 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 member of the IFoA, and have an enthusiasm for lifelong learning and 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 and explore new delivery methods 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.  Meetings will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.

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

How to 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
Application closing date: 30 May 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: 19 June 2018

This is an existing Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) cross practice working party set up by the Finance and Investment Board and the Risk Management Board.  It exists to study the risks and returns available to institutional investors on infrastructure investments of all kinds.  There is a growing need for new infrastructure in the UK and the wider world, and long-term funding institutions are expected to play a vital role in providing part of the necessary finance, whilst protecting their policyholders and members from excessive risks.  Increasing emphasis is now being placed on the risks from climate change, and the emergence of new technologies which may have implications for infrastructure. The working party’s research is intended to assist investing institutions in developing their strategies.  It may also help the IFoA to provide “public interest” responses to consultation documents issued by the National Infrastructure Commission and other parties.

There is now a need for two or three additional members, to stimulate thinking further and to assist with the work on which output can be based.  Applicants do not necessarily need to have experience in infrastructure but they should be willing and able to participate in detailed studies on such topics as investment models and data, infrastructure risks, implications of climate change, risk-mitigation strategies, yields, ratings, sustainability and funding structures.  In addition to technical work, there may be internet literature searches and contacts with outside bodies.  Actuarial students are welcome to apply, as well as qualified actuaries and the Chair is also keen to hear from non members with relevant experience who would like to be involved.

Time Commitment

The time commitment is expected to be four to five hours every six weeks.  This will include participation in a meeting every six weeks, as well as follow up research and actions between meetings.

The working party will meet via conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.  Conference calls will be arranged at mutually convenient times 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 calls.  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 volunteer to join this working party please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

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

After the closing date all expressions of interest will be followed up by the Chair of the working party, as well as by members of the Finance and Investment Research Sub-committee and Professional Communities 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.

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

The Risk Measures Working Party is now seeking to appoint additional volunteers on a flexible basis to help accelerate the delivery of a sessional paper.  There is a range of tasks available, and opportunities exist for people from experienced practical researchers and thought leaders, to those who can access, collate and share relevant material, or perform occasional data and spreadsheet work.

The Risk Measures Working Party’s objectives are to inform discussion of appropriateness of alternative approaches to risk measurement for long term liability-constrained investments, from the perspective of asset owners, with particular attention to growth assets.

Key themes are:

  • long term versus short term investors / investing
  • investment risk versus market risk
  • ‘alternative’ approaches to measurement of risk, and their practical applications.

We are looking for members with the following skills:

  • sound knowledge of the concept of long term investment risk.  Understanding of the differences between economic, accounting and regulatory capital
  • ability to communicate clearly and concisely to broader general audiences
  • commitment to deliver written output (text and possibly graphics, avoiding complex formulae) as mutually agreed
  • ability and initiative to work independently where required.

Other areas of skill could include:

  • investment for real (growth above inflation) economic value creation
  • risk capacity and resilient liquidity for long term investors
  • social and behavioural dimensions of risk perceptions over time, stakeholder incentives, dynamical and adaptive systems
  • Through-the-cycle (TTC) / cycle-neutral calibrations and valuation approaches and their applications and implementations
  • usage of cash flow projections to ultimate (runoffs) in practice, globally
  • investment for various types/structures of pension provision, UK and global
  • factor based approaches where not MTM
  • global insurance regulations in respect of growth assets.

All practice area experience is welcome.

Professionals and practitioners who are not actuaries are also welcome.

Time commitment

The time commitment is highly flexible, depending on the applicant’s level of experience and access to relevant materials.  This will be mutually agreed with each successful applicant and the tasks undertaken.

How to get involved

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

  • brief details of your: 
    • areas and topics of interest
    • relevant knowledge / experience and potential contribution
    • reasons for wanting to get involved
    • approximate estimated time availability (number of hours) for this work
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
  • for non members, your contact details and a brief CV.

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Pensions, Resource and environment, Risk management
Application closing date: 14 June 2018

Introduction and scope

This working party aims to provide assistance to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Finance and Investment Board by focusing on existing and emerging areas of actuarial applications that relate to finance and investment globally.  This includes, but is not limited to, banking, stock market, hedge funds, corporate finance, venture capital, alternate assets and any other areas where actuaries are working globally.  The working party wishes to invite volunteers with a wide range of interests relating to finance and investment and from a global perspective.  Lay members (i.e non IFoA members) are also welcome to join.

Objectives of the working party

  • to have more active representation from all members (UK and globally) to advise the Finance and Investment Board
  • to enable members across different geographical areas to participate and provide feedback on various issues that fall under the Finance and Investment Board’s global strategy  
  • to understand the needs of the members within their respective geographic domain, in order to support members working in wider areas such as banking, investment, alternate assets, etc.
  • to work with the sub-committees of the Finance and Investment Board to assist:
    • the research sub-committee gather and disseminate information pertaining to research initiatives and gathering primary data
    • the Banking Working Party by supporting their strategic initiatives globally via this working party
    • any other new initiatives for which the Finance and Investment Board and its sub- committees require inputs
  • provide regular updates to the board pertaining to the actuarial involvement in their respective regions
  • contribute regularly to the IFoA magazine, other newsletters and the finance and investment website pages
  • to participate actively on the proposed discussion forum on the IFoA website.  This would enable more members to participate actively by discussing this
  • to understand the CPD requirements of actuaries working in different parts of the world.

Member specifications

As this working party represents the interests of members working outside the UK, it is desirable to have at least one member representative from every region where actuaries are working actively in the finance and investment area.  The working party would look at members initially from India, China, South East Asia and Africa, although not restricted to these regions.

The working party would also welcome non-members working in wider fields with significant interest in bringing actuarial applications within their respective domains.

Time commitment

Meetings will be by conference call to widen this opportunity to all members.  The regularity of calls will be decided by the working party.  On average, volunteers are asked to participate in approximately six to eight meetings per year, held every four to six weeks for up to three hours.  Volunteers will be expected to undertake research and follow up actions between meetings.  Conference calls will be arranged at a mutually convenient time, in line with time zones.  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 offer support

If, having read the above information, you feel you have the skills, experience and time to devote to this working party and would like to offer support, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reason(s) for wishing to be involved
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • if you are a non-member, 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, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 29 May 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) Cashless Society working party was founded late 2016 and has so far delivered an interim paper that was presented at a sessional meeting of the IFoA in January 2018.  Outputs are available on the IFoA website.

Now in its second phase of research, the Cashless Society working party is looking for one or more volunteers with expertise in regulations surrounding any of payments, banking and securities in the UK and/or internationally.

The working party would benefit from such expertise to help define research questions relevant to the effects of a cashless society on legal and regulatory frameworks and to explore relevant implications for digital currencies.  We wish to review changes implemented in other geographies to support digital payments and draw lessons that may be relevant to the UK.

View full details

Time commitment

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

How to get involved

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 14 June 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Pensions Research Sub-committee is establishing this new working party.  Accordingly we now seek expressions of interest from members of the IFoA wishing to volunteer for membership of this group.  Lay members (i.e. non IFoA members) are also able to join.

To date, the typical end game destinations for DB schemes have been self-sufficiency or bulk annuity buyout.  A recent development is the March 2018 White Paper proposal for commercial consolidation vehicles under which schemes can separate from their sponsor employer.

The Self-sufficiency, Buyout and Consolidation Working Party will explore the various facets to consider when assessing the target end game and options for a mature pension scheme.

Objectives

Phase 1:  Explore three key topics:

  • what ‘self-sufficiency’ means, or can mean, as it is likely to take a number of different forms
  • for poorly funded schemes with weak/no sponsors, the key considerations they need to take into account in their long term funding
  • the use of partial insurance solutions like longevity insurance and bulk annuities to complement run-off, and the considerations around a full bulk-annuity buyout being the preferred end destination.

Phase 2:  Taking the lead, on behalf of the Pensions Board of the IFoA, on commenting on the pension scheme aspects of the DWP’s detailed consultation on commercial consolidation vehicle proposals.  This consultation is expected towards the end of 2018 or start of 2019.

The DWP’s proposals offer an alternative end destination, for some schemes, to those covered in Phase 1.

Phase 3:  Once final proposals for commercial consolidation vehicles are published following completion of the DWP’s consultation, explore the considerations to be taken into account by actuaries when advising on whether a commercial consolidation vehicle is a suitable end destination/current transaction for a scheme.

The focus will be on quick delivery of material aiming for presentation to an IFoA Sessional Meeting in 2019.

Time commitment

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

How to get involved

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

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

After the closing date all expressions of interest will be followed up by the Chair of the Pensions Research Sub-committee and relevant Executive staff.

If we receive a large number of expressions of interest we may also seek to establish a wider pool of practitioners/interested parties with whom the working party could consult.

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: 30 May 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

The Chair of the Solvency II Practical Review working party seeks additional members to join the working party, particularly with a Pillar 3 reporting background.

Background

Solvency II was finally implemented at the start of 2016 following 15 years of thorough consultation. However, there are practical issues with its application that have started coming to light. In addition to this, the Treasury Select Committee has carried out an inquiry on the possible modifications for Solvency II post Brexit.

This working party was set up in 2017 to carry out a practical review of the Solvency II regime to help guide these modifications.  Initially, the working party focused on:

  • capital
  • technical provisions
  • covering reporting where it is applied to the capital or technical provisions stream.

The working party carried out a market survey in 2017, and ‘reporting’ was highlighted as a key issue.  This warrants for a more detailed outlook on reporting, which can be done by setting up a reporting work stream.

Roles are suitable for IFoA members who:

  • work in general insurance with detailed Solvency II experience, specifically in the area Pillar 3 reporting
  • feel they have the ability to lead and direct members to ensure the working party delivers its objectives, as the candidate will be given the opportunity to lead the reporting work stream
  • have a strong interest in helping to shape and develop the future of the General Insurance community
  • have experience of contributing to a working party or similar research group
  • have the vision to further develop the working party’s objectives
  • bring a willingness to seek feedback/input from colleagues and peers.

Time commitment and tenure

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

How to get involved

If you would like to offer your support, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reasons for wishing to be involved
  • 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
Application closing date: 30 May 2018

Systems thinking is useful to gain deeper understanding of the behaviour of financial markets, the impact of efforts to curb global warming, macro-economic stability, banking system interactions, interconnections between investment portfolios and economies, and emergent behaviours of the financial system given various players’ objectives. Systems thinking looks at both the macro and the micro, wherever there are complex interactive systems with countervailing feedback systems - sometimes stable, sometimes not.

Systems thinking seeks to understand linkages between actors in a system as well as interactions among inflows, outflows, stocks and resources, and feedback loops. Systems thinking techniques approach problems in a holistic manner, starting from an objective basis - much like actuarial work - and given the complex nature of systems being analysed, insights are rarely found in simple equations.  Instead it might be a series of insights as to the stability of systems under different interventions by the actors in them - a useful approach to ‘stress and scenario testing’.

Systems thinking is particularly important to actuaries because there are important behaviours which emerge from the combined actions of players in the financial system that cannot be understood without a wider view of linkages among them.

Volunteer Role

View further details including work stream objectives, outputs and time commitment

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.

How to get involved

If you would like to express interest in volunteering to join this research work stream 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
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, your 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. And please ask Debbie Atkins if you have any specific questions.

 

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), Resource and environment

The overarching objective of the Flood Working Party is to be a source of knowledge and expertise within the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) on matters relating to flood.  The working party’s research has a strong UK focus.

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

If you are a member of the IFoA or a suitably qualified non member, who has a passion for the subject and the time to contribute, please consider volunteering for this working party.  It is envisaged that this working party will comprise of a broad mix of skills, and in particular, an awareness of customer interaction with insurance and of public policy or, capital and reserving expertise at analyst level, are sought

Specific objectives:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time commitment

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

How to get involved

If you would like to offer your support please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

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

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

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

 

 

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: 19 June 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
Application closing date: 5 June 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: 28 May 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. 

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 via telephone conference every two weeks
  • volunteers are not required to travel to participate in this working party but members in the same location may take the lead in coordinating face-to-face meetings in their offices or dialling in together
  • a minimum of one hour every fortnight for working party meetings in addition to one to two hours per month for those actively contributing to the working party’s output
  • this time commitment may increase towards the preparation and delivery of outputs.

How to get involved

If you are located in the Asia region, have a background in General Insurance and are interested in offering support, 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
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, please provide 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 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: 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)

The Royal Society is looking to fund a small number of start-up maths, statistics and problem-solving clubs (akin to the normal STEM club) that offer small scale and one-off activities for numerous students within the school.
 
In conjunction with this, they are looking for STEM professionals, researchers, and experts who would be willing to work with a local UK school to support them in such a project.

View further details of the scheme.  

If you would like to find out more or register your interest please contact Jo Cox at the Royal Society. 

 

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.

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.

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

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 an SEC:

  • gives you direct communication with our Engagement and Learning 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 your organisation 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.

An SEC 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 an SEC.

If your organisation employs IFoA student members we encourage you to appoint an SEC.  If you would like to volunteer to take on this role, or to check if someone in your organisation has already volunteered, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  Debbie will put you in contact with Kirstie Smith, Senior Stakeholder Relationship Manager at the IFoA.  Kirstie supports all SECs.  When contacting Debbie it would be helpful if you could please provide a note of the following:

  • your organisation’s name and location(s)
  • an approximate number of IFoA student members currently in your organisation 
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • if you are not a member of the IFoA, please provide your full contact details plus a note of your role within your organisation.

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.
 
These events are advertised on the events calendar.
 
The Scottish Board are seeking to hear from individuals 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.  

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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