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Debbie Atkins

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   

See below for our current vacancies (volunteer and paid roles). Subscribe to the RSS feed to be kept up-to-date with the latest vacancies.  To find out more contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.

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Current Volunteering Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 7 March 2019

Disciplinary enforcement is a cornerstone of our regulatory work, in the public interest.  If you have an interest in professional discipline and standards, please consider applying to join our Disciplinary Pool as an Actuary Panel Member, or our Investigation Actuary (IA) Pool.

As IFoA Convenor of the Disciplinary Tribunal Panels I urge all Fellows to consider applying for these roles. As well as its value to your profession, you will find it fascinating and rewarding.  Paul Housego 

These roles use your professional practice area experience to provide investigatory support, analysis and assessment of cases as an IA working with our Disciplinary Investigation team, or as a Panel Member working with our Judicial Committees Secretary.  IA’s work with us to investigate the factual allegations and to collate all of the evidence for scrutiny and assessment by an independently appointed Panel.  Sitting as a panel of three, Actuary Panel Members are asked to evaluate the investigation evidence and determine the appropriate next step within the process.

Both roles are fully supported by IFoA Executive staff who are experienced professional regulators, and also by legal advisers.  Once appointed to a pool, we match volunteers to cases according to their skill, experience and the expected time commitment at the outset of each instructed matter. Full induction and training is provided at the outset and on an ongoing basis. 

As a member of the Disciplinary Appointment Committee and former President of the IFoA, I am committed to ensuring that the diversity and skills of all volunteers working in our disciplinary process reflect the demographics of our modern membership and the public at large. I would encourage members from all backgrounds to apply for these important and rewarding roles. The integrity of our regulatory framework relies on an efficient, transparent and fair disciplinary enforcement process - you can be part of that safeguard. As a member who has worked on regulatory issues at the IFoA for many years, I can attest to the value of the experience and insight gained as a personal professional development tool.  Fiona Morrison

Applications from all areas are welcome and location is not a barrier.  The Disciplinary Appointments Committee (DAC) is currently particularly interested in any applications from the following areas: 

  • life insurance 
  • general insurance
  • scheme actuaries.

View Task and Person Specification for Disciplinary Pool (actuary members)
View Task and Person Specification for Investigation Actuaries Pool members

If you are interested in being considered for either, or both, vacancy please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide your ARN in addition to the following:

  • an indication of which role(s) you would like to undertake
  • your relevant experience (curriculum vitae or other: no more than two pages)
  • what you feel you could bring to the role and why you are applying (an expression of interest cover note, of no more than 1,000 words)
  • other experience/skills you could bring to the role.

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be considered by the Disciplinary Appointments Committee (DAC). Your offer of support will be passed to the Judicial Committees Secretary who will advise you of timescales.

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, Life insurance, Regulation
Application closing date: 22 February 2019

We are currently recruiting for a lay person (non-actuary) to join the IFoA Disciplinary Board. This person will ideally have experience of professional regulation and disciplinary proceedings internationally.

You can view the full details, including how to apply, 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), Regulation
Application closing date: 28 February 2019

This new working party is being established to carry out a review of GN30 and recommend changes, as appropriate, to the Regulation Board.  As members will be aware, the IFoA has in place a process for the periodic review of its standards and guidance.  In line with this process, a review of guidance note GN30 is now due.

View the Background and Terms of Reference for this working party.

We are seeking members from across the spectrum of actuarial work, whether working in small, medium or large firms, in-house or as sole practitioners. 

If you have experience in the provision of consumer-facing actuarial services please consider volunteering to join as a member of the working party. 

We are also keen to hear from members, and non-members, who have experience of procuring professional indemnity insurance (PII) or awareness of the PII market in the context of a small firm or as sole practitioner.

Time commitment

It is envisaged that volunteers will be appointed by early March and the working party will disband within one year.  Volunteers are asked to participate in a monthly meeting (lasting one hour) plus one to two hours for preparation and post-meeting work.  The meetings will be held by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.

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

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
  • your full contact details and a brief CV, if you are a non-member.

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the IFoA’s Regulation Board, 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), Regulation
Application closing date: 12 March 2019

We would be keen to hear from members with experience in General Insurance and anyone working on the implementation of IFRS 17.

Background:

The Financial Reporting Group (FRG) supports the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) by providing thought-leadership in accounting and a steer on financial reporting issues across actuarial practice areas. The group has a primary focus on providing the IFoA’s input to the work of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) on IFRS17. Including the work of the IAA’s Insurance Accounting Committee.
 
Membership is drawn from a spectrum of accounting experts in a various practice areas, including life, non-life and pensions. 

View the Terms of Reference and find out more about the FRG

Time Commitment:

Quarterly meetings are held at IFoA, London office in Holborn, with conference call facilities made available. Times convenient to members in different time zones will be accommodated where possible. These meetings will coincide in to IAA meeting schedules. 

Additional conference calls take place as and when required.

Key Tasks:

The member will be expected to contribute to the work of the FRG by:

  • attending regular meetings;
  • updating the group on financial reporting issues across the non-life insurance practice area;
  • assist in the drafting of responses;
  • engage externally with relevant accounting organisations when appropriate; and 
  • help to support the international representatives on the International Actuarial Association (IAA), Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE) and European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).

Expressing interest in this role:

If you are a member of the IFoA with the relevant experience and would like to be considered for this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide the following information:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • what you feel you could bring to this role
  • a note of your ARN

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be the selection panel which will include the Chair of the FRG.  It is hoped that the successful candidate may be able to join the next meeting which is being held on 7 May 2019.

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, Regulation
Application closing date: 24 February 2019

The IFoA’s Resource and Environment (R and E) Board is one of the seven Practice Boards with responsibility for a particular area of actuarial work.  The R and E Board focuses on sustainability issues, include climate change and resource depletion, and its remit includes promoting understanding of these long term risks by all IFoA members.

The R and E Board is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, innovative and committed volunteer to take responsibility for the board’s research activities.  The volunteer would also be appointed to the board’s Research and CPD Sub-committee and liaise between the board and sub-committee on research matters.

We welcome members from any area of actuarial work, with experience of resource and environment issues gained in any capacity.  Representation from our global community is also welcome. 

Expressions of interest are sought from members and suitably qualified non-members.  Please view the Task and Person Specification for more information. 

View the Resource and Environment Board Task and Person Specification
View the Resource and Environment Board Terms of Reference

View the Resource and Environment Research and CPD Sub-committee Task and Person Specification
View the Resource and Environment Research and CPD Sub-committee Terms of Reference

Benefits from being involved:

  • learn more about resource and environment issues, as part of an enthusiastic, mutually supportive group
  • play a part in pioneering the development of an exciting new field for actuaries
  • help to raise the profile of this wider field of actuarial work
  • be exposed to a variety of cross practice issues, enhancing your own expertise
  • work on crucially important issues for the public interest
  • network with others involved in sustainability issues outside the IFoA 
  • be provided with excellent professional support and assistance during your tenure on the Board.

Time commitment

Board meetings take place on a bi-monthly basis and last for three hours.  Meetings are usually held at the IFoA’s office in London, but attendance via video and conference call is encouraged to enable members based outside the UK and those members who are located in the regions of the UK to also be involved. 

The research lead would also be expected to attend sub-committee meetings.  Sub-committee meetings take place bi-monthly and typically last two to two and a half hours at IFoA’s office in London. Video and teleconference facilities are available and encouraged for those members who are located outside of the UK or reside outside of London.

In addition to attending meetings, board members are expected to spend one to one and a half days per month on board business, providing updates and following up on actions, ensuring deadlines and commitments are met. 

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 
  • what you feel you could contribute to the board and the role
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non-members, a brief CV and contact details.

If you would like to learn more about the role first, please ask Debbie to put you in touch with the current research lead.

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), Resource and environment
Application closing date: 28 February 2019

The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) seeks to produce high-quality impartial analysis, standard tables and models of mortality and morbidity for long-term insurance products and pension scheme liabilities on behalf of subscribers and, in doing so, to further actuarial understanding.  The CMI’s work is undertaken within a UK private company - CMI Limited - which is wholly owned by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).  More information on the CMI’s work is available via the IFoA’s website.

The CMI is seeking to appoint an experienced, proactive and innovative volunteer to take on the role of Chair of the CMI Mortality Projections Committee, which oversees the CMI’s analysis of mortality improvements and production of the CMI Model.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role and the Terms of Reference of the CMI Mortality Projections Committee.

The Chair will also join the Executive and Management Committees and play a wider role in overseeing the CMI’s work. 

Please note that:

  • This is a key role within the CMI and the total time commitment equates to approximately two or three days per month.
  • The nature of the role means that it is highly likely that the Chair will be based in the UK.
  • Current members of the CMI Mortality Projections Committee (and other committees) are welcome to apply for this position.
  • The Committee strives to maintain a balance of practice area representation.
  • It is hoped that the incoming Chair will be in place by April 2019. 
  • The role is for a term of four years, with potential renewal for a further four years. 

How to volunteer

If you would like to express an interest in being considered for this position, please contact Dave Grimshaw, Secretary to the Executive Committee. When contacting Dave, please provide a note of what you feel you can bring to the role and a brief synopsis of your relevant background and experience. 

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

 

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, Pensions
Application closing date: 14 March 2019

The Non-Executive Directors’ (NEDs’) member interest group (MIG) is a focus group for members and non-members holding NED roles or interested in pursuing NED opportunities.  Potential members can also hold governance roles such as being members of with-profit committees, however, the group’s objectives are tailored for the non-executive director role.  The main objective is to promote actuaries as valuable NEDs.  The MIG is looking to widen the reach of NEDs across practice areas, and includes organising events to stimulate sharing of ideas and discussion.

The managing committee is seeking additional members to join the committee to run the MIG, on behalf of its members, and to help progress their key objectives.

The NED MIG is chaired by Fellow, Seamus Creedon.  Read what he says about his experience of developing NED opportunities.  

Role of the managing committee members

Managing committee members support the Chair in the effective delivery of MIG objectives and help promote awareness of the MIG and its activities.  This committee currently has seven members.

Skills and experience

We are looking for individuals who would like to volunteer for this role and who have experience working as NEDs or have worked in similar roles.  Ideally, volunteers will be active participants in the MIG and help to:

  • identify key issues for the NED community
  • identify ways to encourage actuaries to become NEDs
  • have a desire to raise awareness and contribute to addressing the issues
  • share knowledge and experience for the benefit of other members of the MIG, and the profession generally
  • be willing to help develop and share professional best practice
  • be willing to assist in representing the MIG to engage and influence the IFoA (and other stakeholders) on matters relevant to the group
  • be able to oversee or contribute to an area of the MIG’s initiatives
  • assist in developing content and organise its three annual events.

For further details on the role of the managing committee and the Chair, view Guidance for Member Interest Groups (MIGs).

Time commitment 

The time commitment will be approximately two to three hours per month, including email correspondence, actions coming out of meetings, and contributing to MIG meetings via conference calls fortnightly. 

How to volunteer

If you are a member of the IFoA, or a non-member, with an interest in this area and the enthusiasm to drive this group forward, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reasons for wishing to take on the role
  • 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 reviewed by the Chair of the NED MIG, in tandem with the IFoA’s Finance and Investment Practice Manager.

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

 

Contact Details

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

For all members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) – volunteer to join the IFoA’s 400 Club and have an effective voice in shaping the future of your profession.

No matter where you are based around the globe, we encourage all members of the IFoA to volunteer to join the IFoA’s 400 Club, our online feedback group.  

Members of the 400 Club have said:

  • “I have enjoyed being a part of the 400 Club, and it has definitely opened my eyes to lots that goes on at the IFoA that I was previously unaware of, so thank you.”
  • “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 members have said about volunteering for the 400 Club

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 be asked to 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.

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.

We are seeking to hear from qualified IFoA members willing to take part in this service.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is delighted to announce an 'IFoA Buddy System'.  The introduction of this new service will be facilitated by the IFoA and it aims to provide IFoA members with access to experienced (qualified) IFoA members who are willing to share their thoughts and experiences, and have a conversation, with other members, around the globe.  

We are looking for qualified actuaries who would be willing to volunteer to take part and who would like to volunteer to share some of their experience to help other members of the profession.  Our new buddy system will offer the opportunity for members to get in touch with other members if they are looking for an independent person to talk to about career choices, professional, or other issues. 

Please note: Initially we were trialling this in the general insurance, finance and investment, and risk areas.  As this trial was successful we are expanding this to all practice areas.

The service is entirely free and is based on members volunteering to provide this support.

Fellow, Matthew Pearlman said: 
“Some of the most rewarding moments of my career have come from being able to help someone else move forward in their own personal journey as an actuary. I am therefore very pleased that the IFoA is setting up a new buddy system and I would encourage you to take part in this, not only to help more junior members of the profession, but also to help in your own personal development.”  

This new service will complement existing IFoA initiatives, such as:

View the details, to find out more  

If you are a qualified member of the IFoA, who is willing to take part, 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
  • a note of your ARN
  • an indication of which practice area(s) you cover
  • confirmation of how you wish your name, location (City/County) and your email address to be displayed in the list of Buddies in the members’ area of our website.

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

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, General insurance, Health and care, Life insurance, Pensions, Resource and environment, Risk management

Inspire the next generation of actuaries to develop an actuarial career with the IFoA.

The IFoA Beijing Office will be hosting a series of “Speed Dating” student events from 27 February to 8 March 2019 in China. These will be held in partnership with our accredited and linked universities in Beijing, Dalian, Shanghai, Suzhou, Chengdu and Wuhan.

If you are based in one of these locations, please consider volunteering to get involved.

What is Speed Dating?

The Speed Dating event will provide the students with opportunities to communicate with senior qualified actuaries and education specialists on the topics of life insurance, GI, investment, risk management, actuarial education and career development.  Each volunteer will be an invited specialist who will host a table and answer all of students’ questions on their relevant actuarial fields.

The students are divided into four to five groups and each group will communicate with the host for 10-15 minutes.  When the time is up, each group will rotate to another table and communicate with the next host.  The whole Speed Dating session will last for around one and a half hours.

How to get involved

We are now looking for members and non-members from both industry and academia to volunteer to support these events and to act as a host at one of the tables.  

If you would like to find out more and potentially volunteer to join in the Speed Dating student events in China, please contact the IFoA Beijing Office.  When contacting us please provide a note of the following:

  • your relevant skills and experience
  • practice area(s)
  • brief reasons for wishing to become 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.

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: Education, Finance and investment, General insurance, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Risk management

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

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

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

We are seeking support from two to three experienced Fellows and Associates of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) to volunteer to become part of the Professional Support Service (PSS) in order to strengthen our volunteer panels and to enable us to provide members with the benefit of their expertise in the interpretation of:

  • The Actuaries’ Code
  • Actuarial Profession Standards
  • Guidance Notes
  • Technical Actuarial Standards issued by the FRC.

Members may also request assistance relating to ethical dilemmas.

There is a particular need for practitioners specialising in Life, with an interest in professional ethics.  Please note this role can be delivered from anywhere around the globe, location is not a barrier.

How the PSS works

Members of the IFoA contact the PSS via an online form on the website to submit their queries and to ask for assistance on the interpretation of these professional and technical standards, or professional issues.  Queries are first considered and anonymised by members of the IFoA’s Executive staff before being circulated by email to the relevant topic specific panels of PSS experts.  

The PSS panel members share their views on the query and communicate with other panel members, predominantly via email, to discuss the key components of a suitable response before a final response is drafted by the IFoA’s Executive staff.  The draft response is then shared and considered by the panel members before a final response is agreed and sent to the enquiring member.  The PSS panel operate to a service level agreement whereby they aim to provide a full response within 15 working days.  For a more general overview of the operation of the PSS, you may wish to view the PSS User Guide.

Time commitment

The time commitment is not onerous.  The service receives on average 24 queries per year across a spread of disciplines with around half of the queries going to the professionalism panel.

How to get involved

If you would like to express interest in this role, or to have a discussion and find out more, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide a brief note of your relevant experience and a note of our ARN.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received and you will have an opportunity to discuss this, in more detail, with Fiona Goddard, IFoA Head of Professionalism.

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

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint additional experienced, proactive and innovative volunteers to join the Finance and Investment Lifelong Learning 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: 20 February 2019

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 an additional member, 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.  

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
Application closing date: 28 February 2019

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

This group works with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Executive staff to consider consultations from Government, regulatory bodies, and other public interest bodies, and drafts responses as appropriate, in accordance with the IFoA’s consultations process.  The aim is to work collaboratively with other boards/consultation sub-committees as appropriate to produce comprehensive consultation responses that represent the wider IFoA views.  The sub-committee also works with external stakeholders to promote the public interest by providing their expertise and highlighting the value that actuaries can bring to society.  

Full details of the requirements for the role are laid out in the documents below:

Time commitment and tenure 

For the Deputy Chair role, tenure is two years with a further two years to follow in the post of Chair.  Meetings are held on an ad hoc basis in London and attendance by conference call is possible.  The number of meetings is dependent on the number of pensions related consultations the sub-committee is called upon to provide expert input on.  The Executive will support the sub-committee in contributing to relevant IFoA consultation responses and attending meetings with key external stakeholders on policy matters.

How to offer support

If you are a Fellow or Associate member of the IFoA with experience in the Pensions practice area, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience and your reason for wishing to join this group.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the Pensions Consultations Sub-committee, Chair of the Pensions Board and 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

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

The Pensions Lifelong Learning 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 the 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.

Offers of support will be progressed as received.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities. With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the 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: 7 March 2019

The Bulk Annuities and Longevity Swaps Member Interest Group (MIG) is seeking to appoint a volunteer Chair and volunteer members of the Managing Committee. The current Chair and five members are stepping down after a two year tenure, and these vacancies have become available.  

View Guidance for Member Interest Groups
View details of the Bulk Annuities and Longevity Swaps MIG

Skills and Experience

We are seeking to hear from members, especially those currently on the Bulk Annuities and Longevity Swaps MIG, who would like to volunteer to be part of the managing committee.  Volunteers should have experience in Pensions, and be willing to set direction for this group.  This could include determining how best members in this area can get involved in consultations; share ideas; and feed ideas on content to the Pensions Lifelong Learning Sub-committee.

Please note that location is not a barrier.

How to volunteer

If you are a member of the IFoA with experience in this area and believe you could make a difference to drive this group forward, please express an interest in this role by contacting Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

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

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be considered by a selection panel made up of the current Chair of the Bulk Annuities and Longevity Swaps MIG and members of the IFoA’s Executive staff.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all rights and opportunities come responsibilities and we ask all our volunteers to comply with the terms of the IFoA’s Governance Manual and Volunteer 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) and Singapore Actuarial Society (SAS) are undertaking a feasibility study to assess whether the IFoA can meaningfully extend its work on retirement adequacy to inform the development of the retirement framework in Singapore.  We are looking for volunteers with at least one of the following:

  • experience analysing population and economic data sets
  • knowledge of the Asian retirement framework
  • the ability to communicate complex technical information to inform government policy.

We require volunteers to work with the SAS to:

  • create a comprehensive list of what data, and in what format, would be required to conduct a comprehensive analysis of retirement provision in Singapore
  • use open data sources to produce a series of example lives that demonstrate the potential value of undertaking more comprehensive research.

Time commitment

The intention is to complete the feasibility study by 29 April 2019 and we expect each volunteer would need to contribute approximately 10 hours of their time over March and April. 

There will be occasional video conferences to discuss progress, arranged at a time mindful of the volunteers’ time zone. Otherwise, the volunteer would manage their input to their convenience, following up on research and actions in between these conference calls.  

The feasibility study will then be presented to the relevant IFoA and SAS Boards for approval. If approved it is likely we would require ongoing volunteer support.

Please note that whilst some knowledge of the Singaporean market would be ideal, it is not essential as the SAS will be able to provide market-specific intelligence. 

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.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received, and 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 of 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 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.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received, and 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 Future Pensions Landscape Working Party was established in 2017 to consider possible changes to the pensions horizon, including the proposed pensions dashboard, the triple lock on State pensions and auto-protection.

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

Time commitment

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

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

How to get involved

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

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

All expressions of interest will be considered as received, by the Chair of the working party together with a member of the IFoA’s Executive staff.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Pensions
Application closing date: 28 February 2019

This new working party is being established to consider the appropriate balance between employers paying deficit reduction contributions (“DRCs”) and dividends to shareholders.  It will also consider the appropriate balance; how it is affected by different factors; how it is perceived by different stakeholders, and what the impact is on a company (and ultimately the pension scheme) of varying that dividend policy. 

The working party will consider the evidence for and against the detrimental effects on companies of increasing their deficit contributions to pension schemes and whether that might be ultimately counter-productive to members receiving their benefits.  This will include looking at established business norms and how these might vary by sector or ownership structure.

Actuaries do not usually provide direct covenant advice to clients.  However, the working party will focus on what working knowledge could be useful to actuaries in these circumstances in order to carry out their roles. 

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.  Some of the members of the working party will have the opportunity to present their findings at an IFoA event. 

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.

All expressions of interest will be considered by the Chair of the Pensions Research Sub-committee, together with a member of the IFoA’s 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: Lay (non-members), Pensions

The Chair of the Risk Management Actuarial CRO Group is seeking to appoint a Deputy Chair who will, in one year’s time, succeed him as Chair of this important group.  

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) supports and promotes the running of an actuarial profession CRO Group.  The group is made up of actuaries who are the most senior in their firm working in the risk management function.  Usually this will be a Chief Risk Officer or deputy but could also be an actuary leading a specific area of risk management.  

There is a specific vacancy for an experienced member to take on the role of Deputy Chair.  The Deputy Chair will support the Chair in encouraging the work of the group, help to shape the agenda of the group, and chair meetings when required.

The CRO Group’s objectives are to:

  • provide mutual professional support in developing risk management techniques and frameworks, especially outside of traditional actuarial areas
  • share and promote good risk management practice in relation to industry and regulatory issues 
  • offer networking opportunities to actuaries who hold CRO or very senior risk management roles within companies, including those recently appointed to such roles.

The group may also assist the Risk Management Board by:

  • contributing specific industry experience towards delivery of the Board’s objectives
  • sharing useful topical reading material
  • identifying areas for possible further research to develop actuarial risk management 
  • supporting linkages with other risk management professions 
  • enabling benchmarking of practices in relation to risk management.

Time commitment 

This group meets five time a year, and members can attend in person or by conference call, to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members irrespective of location.  These meetings last approximately 90 minutes. 

How to volunteer

If, having read the above information, you feel you have the skills and experience, and time, to devote to this important and senior role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide a brief note of your profile within this practice area, your existing experience of chairing a committee and/or subcommittee within the IFoA, and a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be followed up and progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Risk management
Application closing date: 28 February 2019

The Risk Management Research and Thought Leadership Committee has identified that further research into new risks from data may be of interest to our membership.  This new working party is being established to further research on:

  • What new risks are emerging from the increasing prevalence of data in insurers?
  • What risk management approaches can be used to manage and mitigate data risk?
  • What do our members need to know?

We are keen to hear from members and non-members to join as a member of the working party or to take on the role of Chair. 

Time commitment

The schedule and timing of meetings will be established at a first meeting, but usually volunteers are asked to participate in a monthly meeting (lasting around one hour) plus one to two hours for preparation and post-meeting work.  The meetings will be held by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all.  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 your interest in volunteering for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement. When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience as well as an indication of your reasons for wishing to be involved.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

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

Your help is needed to shape the way our General Insurance (GI) Practice Area innovates and pushes boundaries!

The General Insurance (GI) Board is undergoing a restructure of its sub-committees which will ensure they are kept relevant and best placed to support members’ needs. As such, two new sub-committees are being created, which will replace the General Insurance Education and CPD committee and General Insurance Research Organising (GIRO) committee.

We are calling for volunteers to form the new General Insurance Lifelong Learning Sub-committee (GILL). The GILL is responsible to the GI Board for all matters relating to CPD being undertaken by the GI Practice Area and development of the IFoA’s annual offering of conferences and seminars, including the flagship GIRO conference.

These roles are suited to both members and non-members with a background in the GI practice area, and extensive networks within this area.
 
Full details of the requirements for each role is laid out in the Task and Person Specification documents below:

 How to get involved:  If you would like to express your interest in volunteering for this Committee, please contact Debbie Atkins,  Head of Engagement, providing the following:

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

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

 

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of 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 is seeking proactive and experienced volunteers to join the General Insurance (GI) Education Team. This is your opportunity to help the profession by developing syllabus materials for the next generation of actuaries.

The GI Education Team will support the GI Module Lead in reviewing and developing the GI syllabus, core reading and assessment material. They will ensure the module is kept current, relevant and innovative in its thinking. Team members will be asked to carry out their responsibilities in a proper and impartial manner, in accordance with IFoA governance.

We are looking for volunteers with experience of all areas of general insurance including pricing, reserving and capital modelling.

Time Commitment
The expected time commitment is 20-30 hours per year.

The IFoA syllabus is updated annually and signed off by the Education Committee (which reports to the Lifelong Learning Board) in January for the following year with the module content prepared for publishing in June each year. Assessment materials are all signed off by the end of February for that year. Volunteers will be required to attend regular module review meetings (attendance can be via phone or video conference) and undertake actions, including reviewing and writing relevant material.
 

How to volunteer
If you would like to express an interest in joining the GI Module Team 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: General insurance, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 11 March 2019

The emerging risks and opportunities associated with autonomous vehicles (AV) will need to be carefully considered by the insurance industry. The issues are wide ranging and should be understood by the actuarial profession. This is an important and high profile topic that has public interest ramifications. The actuarial profession should be in a position to inform the public debate and the insurance industry - the work of this working party is intended to help achieve this position. 

The Chair of this working party is Fellow, Veekash Badal, and he is seeking to recruit additional members of the working party. Members (including student members) of the IFoA who have a passion for the subject and the time to contribute are encouraged to volunteer. Location is not a barrier.  

It is envisaged that this working party will comprise of a broad mix of skills and interests. Those with experience in the market, particularly in the following areas, are encouraged to apply:

  • Product and Third Party liability
  • Data Science
  • Risk Management
  • Insurance Operations
  • Ethics

Specific Working Party Objectives:

  • Seek to identify the key risks and opportunities associated with AV
  • Investigate and report on the impact to the insurance industry
  • Facilitate the profession in ensuring that the UK insurance industry is prepared to tackle the issues on risk management, product design, underwriting, and reserving associated with AV
  • Take into account the interests of the profession, the insurance industry and the public
  • Apply to IFoA risk principles to identified risks

Time Commitment and Tenure: 
This will be a medium term project lasting around three years. 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. It is expected the working party will present their initial findings at GIRO 2019 and other subsequent conferences, as well as in publications on the subject matter. 
 
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, Risk management
Application closing date: 12 March 2019

Periodical Payments Orders (PPOs) are a significant feature of insurers' and reinsurers' balance sheets already and are having an impact on pricing and capital modelling efforts of GI actuaries.  The PPO working party exists as a source of knowledge and expertise within the IFoA and has been at the forefront of advising GI actuaries about the impacts of PPOs on their work, such as the need to use life insurance techniques in their valuation. 

The PPO Working Party is currently seeking one proactive volunteer to contribute to the market solutions workstream.  This role is suited to both members and non-members who have a background in ESG modelling either from a general insurance, pensions or investment bank perspective. The intention is for the successful candidate to contribute to the building and running of a Test Model using an ESG with mortality risk under the guidance of the workstream lead. 

The objective of the market solutions workstream is to produce a written report of the findings of their work and present at industry events as appropriate.

Time commitment

The time commitment is expected to be six to seven hours per month, including workstream meetings. 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 be considered as a volunteer for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of:

  • your relevant experience
  • an indication of your reasons for wishing to be involved 
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non members, your full 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 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, Lay (non-members), Pensions
Application closing date: 18 March 2019

The overarching objective of the Insurance as a Force of Social Good Working Party is to explore an aspect of what it means for actuaries to work in the public interest in the insurance sector.

The GI Research and Thought Leadership Committee is seeking a new Chair to take forward the working party’s objectives and activities.

Members of the IFoA who have a passion for the subject and the time to contribute are encouraged to volunteer. 

Working party objectives

Although it is recognised that insurance is a commercial enterprise, the origins of insurance companies are often mutual organisations sharing risk.

Topics include:

  • how insurance supports the economy
  • how insurance companies see their role in corporate social responsibility
  • how insurance underwriting/pricing can influence wider behaviours
  • current challenges may include
    • ethical investment/environmentally responsible investment
    • ensuring universal access to insurance
      • insuring the uninsurable
      • affordable insurance
      • micro insurance

Time commitment and tenure  

The Chair of the working party will be asked to devote a day per month to the research and to chair meetings (either by conference call or in person).  It is expected the working party will present their findings at GIRO and possibly produce a paper if there is sufficient support. 

How to get involved

If you would like to be considered as a volunteer for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of what you can feel you could bring to this role and your reasons 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: General insurance
Application closing date: 11 March 2019

The Insurtech Working Party is a new working party, Chaired by Edward Plowman, and aims to keep the profession informed on developments and trends in the Insurtech space, with particular emphasis on any impacts on the actuarial profession.  

In addition, the working party aims to identify practical use cases for new technology in insurance product design, pricing, distribution, risk and exposure management, claims, and analytics.  This will include consideration of the role of actuaries to enable these use cases, and the skills and techniques that may need to be deployed.  New and developing technologies under consideration will include:

  • Internet of Things
  • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Robotic Process Automation.

Membership of the working party

Membership is open to both members and non-members of the IFoA.  We are keen to enlist practitioners who are actively engaged in Insurtech whether at established insurance companies, Insurtech startups, service providers, etc. 

Time commitment and participation

The time commitment is approximately six hours per month, including a monthly meeting/conference call, and follow-up research.  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 be considered as a volunteer for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of:

  • your name and the name of your organisation (if applicable)
  • brief details of the type of UK based third party data your company handles
  • brief details of what you can feel you could bring to this role and your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN, for members of the IFoA
  • for non-members, please provide your contact details and CV.

After the closing date, 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), Risk management
Application closing date: 4 March 2019

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.

We are ideally seeking volunteers who 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.

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
  • the time commitment may increase towards the preparation and delivery of outputs (for example drafting surveys, preparing and delivering presentations at conferences, conducting research).

How to get involved

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

  • brief details of what you feel you could bring to this role and your reasons for wishing to get involved 
  • a note of where you are based
  • a list of topics you would be interested in pursuing with this working party
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non-members, please provide 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: General insurance, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 28 February 2019

Periodical Payment Orders (PPOs) are a significant feature of insurers' and reinsurers' balance sheets already and are having an impact on pricing and capital modelling efforts of GI actuaries.  The PPO Working Party exists as a source of knowledge and expertise within the IFoA and has been at the forefront of advising GI actuaries about the impacts of PPOs on their work, such as the need to use life insurance techniques in their valuation. 

The PPO Working Party is currently seeking one proactive volunteer to lead the investment work stream.  This role is suited to both members and non-members who have a background in the investment area either from a general insurance, pensions or investment bank perspective. The successful candidate would be expected to drive a work stream and maintain the momentum of a working group comprising members from a variety of international locations. 

The investment work stream would be expected to produce a written report of the findings of their work and present at industry events as appropriate.

Time commitment

Volunteers will typically be expected to commit six to seven hours per month.  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 be considered as a volunteer for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide:

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • an indication of your reasons for wishing to be involved 
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non-members, your full 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 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, Lay (non-members), Pensions

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

This sub-committee is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities.  We encourage members around the globe to get involved.  Location is not a barrier. 

This group works with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Executive staff to consider consultations which have been delegated to it and drafts responses as appropriate, in accordance with the IFoA’s consultations process.  The group works collaboratively with other boards/consultation sub-committees as appropriate.  The group also liaises with other organisations and external working parties, as appropriate.  This enables the group’s consultation responses to take account of wider views both within the IFoA and beyond.  This sub-committee also provides input, when required, to help the IFoA develop and maintain technical and ethical standards and non-mandatory resource material for the practice area.

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

View the Terms of Reference for this sub-committee
View the Task and Person Specification for a Member of this sub-committee
View our Volunteer Guide to Consultation Responses

How to offer support

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

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

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance

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

Objectives:

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

View full details and recent press releases

Membership of the working party

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

Time commitment and participation

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

How to get involved

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 4 March 2019

The Health and Care Lifelong Learning Sub-committee is seeking to recruit a Deputy Chair.  The sub-committee are seeking to balance their membership and therefore wish to recruit members with a PMI background and/or who work for a direct insurer.

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

View Task and Person Specification 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 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

Two additional volunteers sought to support the care cap and means test workstream

The Health and Care Research Sub-committee is seeking two additional members to support the care cap and means test workstream of the Product Research Group.  These volunteers will be required for approximately six months to undertake modelling work.  They should ideally be IFoA Fellows or Associates with expertise in modelling and of the long term care area.

The intention is that this workstream will expand the working party analysis of the care cap and means testing thresholds to understand the impact of a wide range of different levels of care cap and thresholds on savers.  We intend to overlay the analysis with population data to see who currently wins/loses, for example what % of the population would benefit for different levels of the care cap and means testing thresholds, and to identify the potential additional cost to the Treasury.

Next steps

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

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Health and care

The Life Standards and Consultations Sub-committee is seeking to appoint up to three members to join this group.  The sub-committee membership comprises of Life actuaries in certificate holder, technical support roles and client facing roles; and we would particularly appreciate volunteers from direct offices.

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

View the Terms of Reference for this sub-committee
View task and Person Specification for the role of member
View our Volunteer Guide to Consultation Responses

How to offer support

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

  • details of your relevant experience
  • reasons explaining your desire to volunteer
  • your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received and will be considered by a selection panel including the Chair of the Life 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: Life insurance

The Lifelong Learning (Life Practice) Sub-committee is seeking to recruit up to two 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.  Location is not a barrier.

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: Life insurance

The Life Research Sub-committee is seeking to recruit up to two new members, who could be Fellows or Associates or academics with expertise in actuarial, life insurance or related fields to volunteer to join this sub-committee to help drive the development of actuarial practice in the Life area.

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

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

Next steps

If, having read the documents above, you would like to express an interest in volunteering to take on this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of 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 would also be helpful
  • for non-members, please provide full contact details together with a brief CV.

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Life insurance
Application closing date: 12 March 2019

The Life Board and Life Research Sub-committee are seeking up to four volunteers for an existing working party to replace members who have stepped down.  The working party is 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. 

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

Next steps

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

  • brief details of your relevant experience 
  • 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 your contact details and a copy of your 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: Lay (non-members), Life insurance

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), through the Actuarial Research Centre (ARC), is seeking to appoint an independent experienced academic to join the Review Group for its Equity Release Mortgages research project.  View the Call for Proposal.  

ABI logo  This is a research project that is jointly commissioned by the IFoA and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and is expected to run until Q1 2019.  The vacancy is suitable for members of the IFoA and for non-members with relevant experience in academic research.  Review Group meetings take place by phone and video conference and the individual can be based anywhere in the world. 

On behalf of the ABI and the IFoA (and its relevant Governance structures), the Review Group will oversee the delivery of the commissioned independent research project, to ensure it delivers output that is of high quality and is in line with expectations, producing findings that are relevant to the actuarial community and other key stakeholder groups.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in this research project.   

View the objectives of the research project. 
View the Terms of Reference of the Review Group, for full details of the key responsibilities

How to apply

If you would like to express interest in this volunteer role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement at the IFoA.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following information:

  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role
  • your reasons for wishing to become involved
  • your ARN (if you are a member of the IFoA)
  • for non-members, please provide full contact details including postal address, email and a phone number.

If you have any queries which you would like to discuss before submitting your application, please contact Vanessa Bennett, Research Project Manager.

All applications will be considered as received, by the IFoA Co-Chair of the Review Group, and the selection process may involve a follow-up 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: Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Pensions, Regulation, Resource and environment, 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 Module Lead for Actuarial Statistics (CS1 and CS2), 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 register your interest in this role, please contact the Quality team.  When contacting the Quality team please provide the following information:

For qualified members of the IFoA:

  • a note of your ARN, and confirmation that you are a Fellow or an Associate member
  • a note of the subjects you would like to mark
  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role or a CV showing this information.

For suitably qualified academics or individuals with suitable sector experience who are not members of the IFoA:

  • a note of your name and full contact details, including postal address
  • a copy of your CV
  • a note of the subjects you would like to mark
  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role.

This is a remunerated role and a fee will be paid.  Details are contained in the Task and Person Specification.

These roles play a key part in the marking of our examinations, and therefore student members of the IFoA or other Actuarial Associations will not be considered for these positions. Once qualified as an Associate or Fellow then your application can be considered and we would love to hear from you.

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’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 register your interest in this role, please contact the Quality team.  When contacting the Quality team please provide the following information:

For qualified members of the IFoA:

  • a note of your ARN, and confirmation that you are a Fellow or an Associate member
  • a note of the subjects you would like to mark
  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role or a CV showing this information.

For suitably qualified academics or individuals with suitable sector experience who are not members of the IFoA:

  • a note of your name and full contact details, including postal address
  • a copy of your CV
  • a note of the subjects you would like to mark
  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role.

This is a remunerated role and a fee will be paid.  Details are contained in the Task and Person Specification.

These roles play a key part in the marking of our examinations, and therefore student members of the IFoA or other Actuarial Associations will not be considered for these positions. Once qualified as an Associate or Fellow then your application can be considered and we would love to hear from you.

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 Assistant Examiner role is appointed by the 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.

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

How to apply

If you would like to register your interest in being added to the bank of Assistant Examiners please contact educationrecruitment@actuaries.org.uk and please provide the following:

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

This is one of the IFoA’s paid positions and 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, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 28 February 2019

Students – we need your passion and ideas!

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

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

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

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

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

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

In order to be an area representative you MUST:

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

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

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

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Application closing date: 28 February 2019

We are seeking replacement volunteers to join the UK Student Consultative Forum in order to represent the following regional communities:

  • representatives for students with disabilities (two positions available)
  • representative for the Society of Actuaries in Northern Ireland (SONIA) 

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 also been formed.

The membership of the forum comprises of:

  • representatives from the IFoA’s Education Committee
  • 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
  • Chair and Deputy Chair of the IFoA’s Board of Examiners (Ex Officio). 

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 meeting is taking place on the 31st June in Edinburgh with the following meeting in November in London. 

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to get involved

If you are a student member of the IFoA and you have the relevant experience, please express an interest in being considered for one of these roles.  Please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement, to register your interest.  When contacting Debbie please indicate which of these roles is of interest to you and please also provide the following:

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

All expressions of interest will be considered by members of the relevant 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.

SA0 Examiner - Assessment of the systemic stability of banking networks - investigations of the relevant network properties

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) - Assessment of the systemic stability of banking networks - investigations of the relevant network properties.

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 models and structures of bank inter-connectedness and how they influence systemic risk and default propagation.

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

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

How to apply

If you would like to apply to become an SA0 examiner contact the Quality team.  When contacting the Quality team please provide:

  • your ARN 
  • your membership status  
  • an outline of your relevant experience.

This is a remunerated role and a fee will be paid.  Details are of the role are contained in the Task and Person Specification.  Information about the fee for the role will be made available on request.

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, Risk management

Applications will be progressed as received

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 (Modelling Equity Release Business in a UK Life Insurance Company with Focus on ESG Models used)

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 apply to become an SA0 examiner contact the Quality Team.  When contacting the Quality Team please provide:

  • your ARN
  • your membership status (if appropriate).
  • For non-members, please outline your relevant experience
  • Confirmation of your availability during late September/early October 2018

This is a remunerated role and a fee will be paid.  Details of the role are contained in the Task and Person Specification.  Information regarding the fee for the role will be made available on request.

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 appropriately experienced individuals to support the delivery of assessment setting and marking of the following subjects of the IFoA qualification.

  • CM2 (CT8) - Financial Engineering and Loss Reserving
  • CS2 (CT4&6) - Risk Modelling and Survival Analysis.

We encourage applications from a diverse range of potential candidates, in terms of, but not exclusively gender, age, disability and ethnicity, as well as reflecting the geographical spread and practice areas of our membership. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in Education and to work as part of a collaborative team to maintain the rigor of the IFoA qualification.  The role is to assist with the setting and marking of examinations from 2019 onwards and is a senior position supporting the Chief Examiner.  It is suitable for appropriately experienced individuals, regardless of their location.

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

How to apply

If you would like to register your interest in this role, please contact the Quality team.  When contacting the Quality team please provide the following information:

For qualified members of the IFoA:

  • a note of your ARN, and confirmation that you are a Fellow or an Associate member
  • a note of the relevant subject
  • details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role or a CV showing this information.

For suitably qualified academics or individuals with suitable sector experience who are not members of the IFoA:

  • a note of your name and full contact details, including postal address
  • a copy of your CV
  • a note of the relevant subject
  • details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role.

This is a remunerated role and a fee will be paid.  Details are contained in the Task and Person Specification.

These roles play a key part in the marking of our examinations, and therefore student members of the IFoA or other Actuarial Associations will not be considered for these positions. Once qualified as an Associate or Fellow then your application can be considered and we would love to hear from you.

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, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Pensions, 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 for Financial Derivatives Principles (SP6), 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 register your interest in this role, please contact the Quality team.  When contacting the Quality team please provide the following information:

For qualified members of the IFoA:

  • a note of your ARN, and confirmation that you are a Fellow or an Associate member
  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role or a CV showing this information.

For suitably qualified academics or individuals with suitable sector experience who are not members of the IFoA:

  • a note of your name and full contact details, including postal address
  • a copy of your CV
  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role.

This is a remunerated role and a fee will be paid.  Details are contained in the Task and Person Specification.

These roles play a key part in the marking of our examinations, and therefore student members of the IFoA or other Actuarial Associations will not be considered for these positions.  Once qualified as an Associate or Fellow then your application can be considered and we would love to hear from you.

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 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 register your interest in this role, please contact the Quality team.  When contacting the Quality team please provide the following information:

For qualified members of the IFoA:

  • a note of your ARN, and confirmation that you are a Fellow or an Associate member
  • a note of the subjects you would like to mark
  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role or a CV showing this information.

For suitably qualified academics or individuals with suitable sector experience who are not members of the IFoA:

  • a note of your name and full contact details, including postal address
  • a copy of your CV
  • a note of the subjects you would like to mark
  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role.

This is a remunerated role and a fee will be paid.  Details are contained in the Task and Person Specification.

These roles play a key part in the marking of our examinations, and therefore student members of the IFoA or other Actuarial Associations will not be considered for these positions. Once qualified as an Associate or Fellow then your application can be considered and we would love to hear from you.

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 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 register your interest in this role, please contact the Quality team.  When contacting the Quality team please provide the following information:

For qualified members of the IFoA:

  • a note of your ARN, and confirmation that you are a Fellow or an Associate member
  • a note of the subjects you would like to mark
  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role or a CV showing this information.

For suitably qualified academics or individuals with suitable sector experience who are not members of the IFoA:

  • a note of your name and full contact details, including postal address
  • a copy of your CV
  • a note of the subjects you would like to mark
  • brief details of your relevant skills and experience to undertake this role.

This is a remunerated role and a fee will be paid.  Details are contained in the Task and Person Specification.

These roles play a key part in the marking of our examinations, and therefore student members of the IFoA or other Actuarial Associations will not be considered for these positions. Once qualified as an Associate or Fellow then your application can be considered and we would love to hear from you.

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)

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

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

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

When contacting the Quality team, 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 a remunerated role and a fee will be paid.  Details are contained in the Task and Person Specification.

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

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.

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

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

Providing financial education 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. Currently running schemes in two primary schools - one in Tower Hamlets in London, and one in Dorking in Surrey.

Each scheme comprises six sessions across the Summer and Autumn terms. Four of the sessions are conducted in the classroom at the school and one at the Bank of England. The final session is a Dragon’s Den style event hosted at local offices. Each session lasts up to 2 hours. Ideally volunteers would be able to attend more than one of these sessions to help to provide some continuity for the children. The schools may require DBS checks for volunteers.
 
If you are a member of the IFoA and live and/or work in, or near, London or Dorking, please consider volunteering to share your enthusiasm and your knowledge of finance with young people in our schools.
 
View an Introduction to the BEE Programme.
 
To find out more 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: Finance and investment

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.

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
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