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

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Application closing date: 20 September 2018

Do you enjoy interviewing brilliant thinkers and successful professionals, researching ideas about how the world will work in the future and communicating them to a wide audience?  Have you ever wondered how a magazine is put together and would enjoy finding out?  If so, we’d love to hear from you.

The Actuary magazine, the leading publication for the actuarial profession and owned by the IFoA, is seeking enthusiastic people to join the editorial team as Features Editors.  If you’re an actuary with several years’ experience we’d love to hear from you.

In return for helping to produce our award-wining magazine, you’ll have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge about how the world works, meet interesting people with lots to say, attend fascinating events and enhance your CV.

What is involved?

As a Features Editor you will:

  • explore, generate and commission new ideas and topics for discussion and possible publication
  • provide input to the editor and wider editorial team on the relevance of articles submitted in your areas of work, and whether they should be published
  • liaise with authors, the editor and the publisher
  • write and edit articles so that they are accurate, accessible and appealing to The Actuary’s wide readership
  • be a point of contact for authors to submit articles in your areas of work
  • provide feedback to authors in the event that material is not suitable for publication
  • review the articles selected for print and provide feedback to the publisher on amendments
  • participate in monthly features meetings with the rest of the editorial team (usually held at 17:00 hours GMT).and contribute to discussions with the rest of the editorial team to help shape the content in The Actuary magazine.

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

Time commitment

The role is flexible and based on your area of expertise and personal interest.  You’ll need to make sure that you have enough time each month to work on a couple of articles for the magazine (ie researching, checking, rewriting etc) but how you manage your time will be up to you.  All we ask is that you attend the regular monthly features meeting, usually held on the last Thursday of the month at 5pm at the IFoA offices in central London.

Who should apply?

This role would be perfect for a qualified member of the IFoA.

Important attributes

You should be someone who:

  • likes meeting and talking to thought leaders and gaining a wider perspective on issues that are of interest to actuaries
  • is interested in researching and developing new and topical content that may be of interest to actuaries in a changing global environment
  • enjoys reading and writing
  • enjoys working in a collaborative team and is open to feedback
  • is confident in proposing and exploring new avenues of interest for The Actuary
  • is able to work independently, is pro-active, organised and flexible
  • has an excellent command of the English language.

How to apply

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

  • a note of your ARN
  • a brief note outlining what you think you could bring to this role.  A copy of your CV and/or a note of any relevant experience would also be helpful.

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Application closing date: 24 August 2018

We ask IFoA members reading this advert to please highlight this opportunity to their colleagues and contacts

Background

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Quality Assurance Scheme Sub-committee is tasked with overseeing, on behalf of Regulation Board, the IFoA’s voluntary accreditation scheme for organisations, known as the Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS).

The QAS has been in operation since 2015 and has become a key IFoA global initiative. There are now 37 organisations that hold the QAS accreditation in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia. This follows the decision in mid- 2018 to open up the QAS to applicants outside the UK.

The Lay Chair of the sub-committee will have an important role in overseeing the quality, consistency and transparency of the application and admission policy.  It is vital that the highest standards of governance, fairness and independence apply to the application and admission process.

Read more about the QAS

The QAS Sub-committee reports into Regulation Board and is responsible for awarding accredited status to organisations (on the basis of recommendations made by an independent assessment team) and for monitoring those accreditations once awarded.  It also provides recommendations to Regulation Board in relation its operation or any issues arising from it and an annual report.

The decision of the first Chair to step down at the end of her term together with the growth in the QAS and the recent extension of the QAS to organisations outside the UK means that the IFoA is now seeking to appoint a Chair to work with the IFoA Executive and the sub-committee to oversee the QAS as well as to review and develop the processes for QAS application and the Ssb-committee’s role within that.

View full details for this role
View the Terms of Reference for the QAS Sub-committee

How to apply

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

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

Closing date

The closing date for applications is 24th August 2018.

Note: the successful candidate must have no other role within the IFoA. All expressions of interest will be considered and a short list of candidates will be invited to interview.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 6 September 2018

Would you like to work with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Executive staff to help shape, oversee, and develop, the next stage in the successful delivery of our global Quality Assurance Scheme?  If so, please read on and we encourage you to express interest in joining the QAS Sub-committee and to be part of an initial scoping meeting, this autumn.

Background

The IFoA’s Quality Assurance Scheme Sub-committee is tasked with overseeing, on behalf of Regulation Board, the IFoA’s voluntary accreditation scheme for organisations, known as the Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS). 

The QAS has been in operation since 2015 and has become a key IFoA global initiative.  There are now 37 organisations that hold the QAS accreditation in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia.  This follows the decision in mid 2018 to open up the QAS to applicants outside the UK.

Read more about the QAS

The role of the QAS Sub-committee

The QAS Sub-committee reports into Regulation Board and is responsible for awarding accredited status to organisations (on the basis of recommendations made by an independent assessment team) and for monitoring those accreditations once awarded.  It also provides recommendations to Regulation Board in relation its operation or any issues arising from it and an annual report.

Developments

The decision of the first Chair to step down at the end of her term together with the growth in the QAS and the recent extension of the QAS to organisations outside the UK means that the IFoA is now seeking to appoint a Lay Chair (paid role) and to appoint two lay (non-actuary) and four qualified IFoA members to join this sub-committee.  

Expressions of interest

If you would like to get involved in supporting this global initiative please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide the following:

  • a note of your relevant skills and experience
  • brief reasons why you wish to be involved/what you feel you can bring to the role
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • if you are a non-member, please provide your full contact details and a brief CV.

All individuals who express an interest will be invited to attend the initial scoping meeting, which will be held on a date to be arranged by mutual agreement.   We aim for the meeting to be held, if possible, during late September or October, in London.  Attendance can be in person or by video conference as we are particularly keen to involve representation from around the globe.

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
Application closing date: 20 August 2018

We are seeking to recruit one or two further members to the newly formed Conflicts of Interest Working Party.

The working party will carry out a review of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) non-mandatory guidance and educational materials on conflicts of interest and recommend changes, as well as additional guidance/material, as appropriate, to Regulation Board.  This is a fixed short term working party and any recommendations and changes suggested by the working party will be rolled out and implemented by 18 May 2019, at which point the working party will end. 

View the Terms of Reference 

We are looking for Fellow or Associate members with backgrounds in any of the following practice areas:

  • Finance/investment 
  • Risk management
  • Life insurance.

Previous experience of volunteering for a working party or standards committee/board would be desirable.

Time commitment 

It is estimated that members will be asked to devote one day per month, involving participation in monthly meetings by conference call lasting approximately one and a half hours and follow up research and 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 travel.

How to get involved 

If you would like to offer your support and volunteer for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide the following information:

  • your relevant experience and interest in the topic
  • your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, Life insurance, Risk management

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

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

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

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

View the full details on the Task and Person Specification

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

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

The appointment will require approval from the Lifelong Learning Board.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint an appropriately experienced volunteer to lead on the Accreditation of undergraduate and postgraduate programs relevant to the IFoA qualifications. 

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

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

View the full details on the Task and Person Specification

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

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

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

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education

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

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

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

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

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

How to express interest

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

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

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

The appointment will require approval from the Lifelong Learning Board. 

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education

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

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

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

One member of the 400 Club said:

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

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

View the Task and Person Specification

How to volunteer and get involved

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

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

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is delighted to announce the trial of 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 in this trial 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 are trialling this in the general insurance, finance and investment, and risk areas.  If this is successful we will expand 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 in this trial, 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
  • indication of whether you cover the GI, Finance and Investment, and/or risk management practice area(s)
  • please also confirm 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, Risk management

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.

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

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.

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

  • Faculty of Actuaries Students' Society (FASS)
  • Birmingham Actuarial Society
  • Society of Actuaries in Ireland

Background

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

The membership of the forum comprises of:

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

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

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to get involved

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

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

All expressions of interest will be considered as received, by members of the various regional communities, in conjunction with the Quality Manager of the IFoA.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

Within the guide you will find:

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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.

Categories: Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 12 September 2018

This is a new working party to scope IFoA engagement with Social Impact Investment

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Finance and Investment Board is seeking to recruit individuals (volunteer members and non-members (lay members)) to form a new cross practice working party on Social Impact Investing. 

Background

In 2016 the UK Government set up an Independent Advisory Group to consider how to make it easier for individuals to invest in line with ‘the things they care about’.  The UK Government has stated: “Given the increasing size of the pensions market, if trustees choose to make even modest allocations to investments that generate both a social and financial return, the effect could be transformative”.  The IAG published its report entitled ‘Growing a culture of social impact investing in the UK’ in November 2017 and the Government responded in June 2018.  The Prime Minister has commissioned an implementation task force to progress the recommendations.  The task force is working on its final report, due probably in early 2019.

The IFoA has identified social impact investment as a potential topic on which we could fulfil our Royal Charter objectives by making an evidence-based contribution to the debate, in the public interest.  This view is based on the relevance of actuaries’ skills and practice areas to the IAG’s recommendations as endorsed by the Government.  We have already made contact with key stakeholders in this area and are planning roundtable discussions to bring different perspectives together. 

Purpose

We are now seeking input from individuals with an interest in, and ideally experience of, social impact investment, in order to construct a detailed scope of the contribution our members can make to this debate.  Past experience could come from investment roles or other relevant exposure to this sector. 

In particular, we envisage that this working party will consider the following themes discussed in the IAG report, with a view to scoping one or more research projects with potential practical applications:

  • disclosure and analysis of non-financial risks
  • developing metrics and standards
  • developing products and financial structures to increase choice.

Time commitment

It is estimated that members will be asked to devote time equivalent to one day per month, involving participation in monthly meetings by conference call lasting approximately one and a half hours, with follow up research and actions between meetings. 

Participation will be by conference call.  This will allow us to widen this opportunity to all members as location is not a barrier.  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.

How to get involved

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

  • brief details of your relevant experience as well as 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 contact details and a brief CV.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, Lay (non-members), Resource and environment
Application closing date: 12 September 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) Resource and Environment (R and E) Research and CPD Sub-committee is seeking new members who will increase the committee’s depth of technical expertise and capacity to develop actuarial research and CPD opportunities on R and E topics (including, but not limited to, climate change).

The sub-committee oversees research in the R and E practice area, supports member-led working parties, ensures a variety programme of R and E events, and oversees the R and E Member Interest Group which provides CPD opportunities through its study groups and online community.

The successful volunteer(s) will help to shape and drive actuarial research on R and E topics in order to equip the profession with the knowledge and skills to incorporate R and E considerations into existing areas of actuarial practice, apply actuarial skills to R and E topics, and speak out on R and E matters in the public interest.  They will also contribute to the provision of CPD opportunities and lifelong learning on R and E topics, to increase their profile within and beyond the actuarial community, and to develop their own expertise and contacts in the R and E field.

The role is open to members of the IFoA and other suitably qualified individuals.

For more information, please read the Resource and Environment Research and CPD Sub-committee’s:

Task and Person Specification
Terms of Reference

How to get involved

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

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reason(s) for wishing to take on this role
  • what you feel you could contribute to the sub-committee
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • for non-members, your contact details and a brief CV.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Resource and environment
Application closing date: 27 September 2018

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

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

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

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

Next steps

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 19 September 2002

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

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

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

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

Next steps

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 19 September 2018

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

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

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

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

Next steps

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Pensions

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Pensions
Application closing date: 19 September 2018

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

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

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

View Task and Person Specification

View the Terms of Reference

Skills and experience 

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

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

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

Time commitment

The time commitment would be two hour meetings every four to six weeks from September through to July.  Plus approximately another hour per month (more when organising a specific event) for follow up emails/calls etc.  This would equate to approximately two to three hours per month in total.  Meetings will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.

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

How to volunteer 

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Pensions
Application closing date: 19 September 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Pension Board is seeking to recruit volunteer members and a Chair for a new Pensions working party on Alternative Risk Sharing Benefit Designs.

Background

The decline of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes shows no signs of slowing.  Yet there is a growing school of thought that defined contribution (DC) schemes are unlikely to fulfil individuals’ expectations for their income in retirement.  The Freedom and Choice agenda means DC members are no longer required to use their pension pot to provide for their retirement.  However, it is impossible for individuals to know their own longevity and make appropriate investment decisions to meet their future income needs, which means drawdown leaves individuals open to the risk of running out of money in retirement.  Therefore, a number of stakeholders have called for an alternative and proposals like collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes might be the option.

Despite significant interest in the issue from politicians, regulators and the media, there is arguably a gap in the policy debate for a trusted, reliable voice, which is able to provide an evidence-based and objective view of the creation of new collective schemes made possibly by the Pensions Act 2015 in the UK.  The IFoA is well-placed to contribute to and inform debate in this area.

The working party would look to undertake further research and modelling to inform a position paper around the following areas/key questions:

  • which new forms of risk sharing/collective schemes, made possible by Pensions Act 2015, may be suited to the UK system and financial culture?
  • what are the pros and cons of the CDC-type arrangements already in place in other countries, or proposed as options in the UK?
  • further investigating the outcomes of CDC and comparing to results published by other parties
  • analysing the winners and losers in CDC schemesanalysing how the need to manage extreme scenarios should influence design
  • if desirable, what could be done to enable and encourage widespread adoption of CDC in the UK?  What can be learned in this regard from international examples?

Through this, the IFoA could provide evidence for what form(s) of CDC (including information on the detailed structure) is most likely to be effective in the UK and put forward ways to enable and encourage widespread adoption.

Time commitment 

It is estimated that members will be asked to devote one day per month, involving participation in monthly meetings by conference call lasting approximately one and a half hours, with follow up research and 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 travel.

How to get involved 

If you would like to offer your support and volunteer for this working party, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide the following information:

  • your relevant experience and interest in the topic
  • your reasons for wishing to get involved
  • a note of whether you are interested in the role of Chair
  • a note of your ARN.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: 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 Lifelong Learning (Life Practice) Sub-committee is seeking to recruit up to four members to join them, who should be a Fellow or Associate member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).

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

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

View Task and Person Specification for member
View Terms of Reference

Next steps

If, having read the documents above, you would like to express an interest in volunteering to join this 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.

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: Life insurance

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

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

View Task and Person Specification for member
View Terms of Reference

Next steps

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

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

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Health and care, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 19 September 2018

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Health and Care Board and Health and Care Research Sub-committee are seeking up to ten volunteers to join a new working party, which is being established to promote the development of population health management within the actuarial profession and the health sector.

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

The actuarial professional welcomes expert input from the NHS and other health industry organisations and professionals working in these areas.  We would welcome volunteers from actuarial and health related professional backgrounds.

The working party Chair will be Alpesh Shah.  If you would be willing to take on the role of Deputy Chair, please note this in your application.

Next steps

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

  • brief details of your relevant experience and your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • if you are a non-member, please provide your full contact details and a brief CV
  • a note of whether you wish to be considered for the role of Deputy Chair
  • confirmation of whether you wish to be a member of the working party or would prefer to be a subject matter expert.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time commitment

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

How to volunteer

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

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reason for wishing to be involved
  • a note of your ARN.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

The Risk Management Research and Thought Leadership Committee has identified that further research into GDPR may be of interest to our membership.  A working party has been set up to further research on:

  • the impact and challenges of implementing GPDR
  • what outstanding measures members feel are required to assist demonstration of compliance or manage risks associated with personal data
  • what further guidance is required for members of the IFoA
  • GDPR and the actuarial risk principles.

Time commitment

The schedule and timing of meetings will be decided by the Chair.  Meetings will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members.  Conference calls will be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.

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

How to get involved

If you would like to express 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.

All offers of support will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

Key themes are:

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

We are looking for members with the following skills:

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

Other areas of skill could include:

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

All practice area experience is welcome.

Professionals and practitioners who are not actuaries are also welcome.

Time commitment

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

How to get involved

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

Background

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

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

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

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

Roles are suitable for IFoA members who:

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

Time commitment and tenure

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

How to get involved

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance
Application closing date: 17 September 2018

The Better Sensing and Responding to Change Working Party seeks proactive volunteers to complement the existing skillset of this research group.

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

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

We are working to extend and apply signal/noise and other diagnostics to practical examples - building on last year’s initial application of Statistical Process Control (SPC).  Control charts from SPC explicitly identify: stationarity shifts, biases, trends and extreme points.  We will extend our calendar year work into the accident year, and development year dimensions of loss development and look at testing relationships/hidden assumptions that might otherwise be taken for granted. 

Time commitment 

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

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

How to get involved 

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

  • details of your relevant experience
  • your reasons for wanting to volunteer for this working party in particular
  • your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • if you are a non-member, please provide 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 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: 30 August 2018

The Chair of the UK Asbestos Working Party, Robert Brooks, is seeking to recruit additional members to assist in the production of a new insurance market estimate for the 2018 GIRO conference and a paper summarising the work underlining the new insurance market estimate.

The UK Asbestos Working Party was re-established in 2008 with objectives to assist actuaries in reserving for asbestos-related liabilities.  In January 2010, it released its estimates of the future cost of UK asbestos-related claims to the insurance industry.  Since the 2009 insurance market estimate, the working party has been monitoring the experience of asbestos-related claims and mesothelioma deaths.  It has now decided that its insurance market estimate should be updated to take into account the last 5 years of experience.

Volunteers with experience of asbestos reserving are encouraged to get involved.  Applications are welcome from both members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and non-members.

Time commitment  

It is estimated that members will be asked to devote two days per month to the research, developing models and writing up findings for this working party.  Included in this, volunteers will be expected to dial in to the monthly or quarterly meetings (depending on the reporting cycle of the working party).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Specific objectives:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time commitment

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

How to get involved

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

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

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

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

 

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)

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)

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.

This role uses your professional practice area experience to provide analysis and assessment of investigation cases as a Panel Member.  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.  Panels consist of lay and actuary members and are supported by Legal Advisers and the Judicial Committees Secretary, who is a professional regulatory clerk.  We match all cases at the outset to a Panel Member according to both their skills, experience and the expected time commitment.   Full induction and training is provided at the outset and on an ongoing basis.

View Task and Person Specification for details

If you are interested in being considered as a member of the IFoA’s Disciplinary Pool please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide your ARN in addition to the following:

  • your relevant experience
  • what you feel you could bring to the role
  • what you consider to be the key attributes of Panel Members.

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: Lay (non-members), Regulation

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 Investigation Actuaries (IA) Pool.

This role uses your professional practice area experience to work closely with our Disciplinary Investigation Team (DIT), who work to investigate all allegations of misconduct under our disciplinary process.  Together, the DIT and IA investigate the factual allegations, collating all of the evidence for scrutiny and assessment by an independently appointed Panel.   We support IAs by working in partnership with them throughout their appointment, and providing the necessary professional discipline and legal expertise in order to carry out an investigation.  We match all cases at the outset to an IA according to both their skills, experience and the expected time commitment.  Full induction and training is provided at the outset and on an ongoing basis.

View Task and Person Specification for details

If you are interested in being considered as a member of the IFoA’s IAs Pool please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide your ARN in addition to the following:

  • your relevant experience
  • what you feel you could bring to the role
  • what you consider to be the key attributes of IAs.

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: Lay (non-members), Regulation

Have you recently passed all the exams to qualify as an Associate or Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)?  If so, you now have a unique opportunity to get involved and support the Quality and Assessment Team, as each year we require qualified members to become Guinea Pigs and help us review our new exams. This Guinea Pig role is appointed by the IFoA, under authority of CAA Global.    

As a Guinea Pig, you will be asked to undertake an exam paper and provide feedback on a range of areas such as level of difficulty, duration and style and content.  

We are currently recruiting for CAA Module 5.

Full details can be found in the Task and Person Specification

Points to note:

  • you can only be a Guinea Pig 1 for up to two years after the date of your qualifying exam 
  • you may only review the equivalent later series subject to the one that you have sat and passed (applicable to Fellows only)
  • you may indicate your subject preference(s) and we will do our best to allocate you as appropriate
  • you will need to be available in late September/early October; exact details of the times will be made available to you if you are assigned to a subject
  • this opportunity is open for all, regardless of your location, subject to meeting the requirements of the role. 

How to apply

If you would like to apply to become a Guinea Pig please 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
  • subject preferences
  • 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 on the fee for the role will 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 the support of qualified Fellows to undertake the Guinea Pig 2 (GP2) role.  This Guinea Pig role is appointed by the IFoA, under authority of CAA Global.  GP2s are involved in the later stages of the exam process and contribute to the overall quality review of new exam material.

Successful candidates will be asked to review an exam paper and provide feedback to the IFoA on the quality of the exam questions. Full details can be found in the Task and Person Specification.

Members who would like to express an interest in this role will be Fellows of the IFoA, who have between three to five years post qualification experience.  This task may be carried out from any location, and we are particularly keen to ensure that those undertaking this role represent the diversity of our membership.

Full details can be found in the Task and Person Specification.

Members should be aware that the following subjects are now changing:

CM1 (Previously CT1 and CT5)
CM2 (Previously CT8 now)
CM1 and CM2 now have two papers each. CM1a and CM2a are theoretical exam papers. CM1b and CM2b will be a practical exercise completed used Microsoft Excel.
CS1 (Previously CT3)
CS2 (Previously CT4 and CT6)
CS1 and CS2 now have two papers each. CS1a and CS2a are theoretical exam papers. CS1b and CS2b will be a practical exercise completed used the software 'R'. 
CB1 (Previously CT2) SP1 (Previously ST1) SA1
CB2 (Previously CT7) SP2 (Previously ST2) SA2
CB3 (Previously CT9) SP4 (Previously ST4) SA3
CP1 (Previously CA1) SP5 (Previously ST5) SA4
CP2 (Previously CA2) SP6 (Previously ST6) SA7 (Previously SA5 and SA6)
CP3 SP7 (Previously ST7)  
  SP8 (Previously ST8)  
  SP9 (Previously ST9)  

We are also interested in hearing from non-members who have experience in working with ‘R’ software in either an academic or relevant business sector to test the CS1 and CS2 papers.

Points to note:

  • Guinea Pig 2’s should have between three and five years of experience post qualification
  • you may only review the equivalent later series subject to the one that you have sat and passed (applicable to Fellows only)
  • you may indicate your subject preference(s) and we will do our best to allocate you as appropriate
  • you will need to be available in late September/early October; exact details of the times will be made available to you if you are assigned to a subject
  • this opportunity is open for all, regardless of your location, subject to meeting the requirements of the role.

How to apply

If you would like to apply to become a Guinea Pig 2, please contact the Quality team.  When contacting the Quality team please provide:

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

This is a remunerated role and a fee will be paid.  Details of the role are contained in the Task and Person Specification.  Details of 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 Module 5 Marker 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.

This opportunity is suitable for all Certified Actuarial Analysts, IFoA Fellows, or suitably qualified academics.  We are interested to hear from members based around the globe.  This task can be carried out from any location.  

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply

If you would like to register your interest in 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 a Certified Actuarial Analysts, 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 Induction Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.  

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Lay (non-members)

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

  • Module 0 

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

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

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

If you would like to apply to become a Multiple Choice Question Writer, please 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.

This is a remunerated role and a fee will be paid.  Details of the role are contained in the Task and Person Specification.  Details of 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 Induction Pack (VIP).  Please view our ‘what you need to know’ webpages before offering to provide support.  

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Lay (non-members)

The Principal Examiner role is appointed by the IFoA, under authority of CAA Global, to maintain the education and qualification standards of the Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA) modules.  This is a senior appointment and applicants must be able to show interest in education and understanding of the CAA Global curriculum, assessment processes and procedures.  

This is a senior examiner’s opportunity and the individual will need to have experience in setting and marking examinations.

The main purpose of the Principal Examiner is to help maintain the education and standards of the CAA Global qualification.

Each year the CAA Module 0 Principal Examiner will lead the team during the entire exam setting process.  Exam development can take up to six months to complete and the Principal Examiner plays a key role at each stage of the development, this is undertaken in partnership with the Executive staff.  The new exam papers will test the knowledge and competency of the Certified Actuarial Analysts of the future.  

There are two exam sessions each year; which the CAA Module 0 Principal Examiner will oversee and provide guidance to the marking team throughout and reporting on the outcome of the sitting to the Board of Examiners.  

This is an exciting opportunity for members to be involved in Education and lead an enthusiastic and committed team in maintaining the standards of the exam session.  The role is suitable for all Fellows with the relevant skills and experience.  We are particularly interested to hear from our suitably qualified overseas members.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, 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.

  • CM1 (CT1&5) - Actuarial Mathematics
  • CM2 (CT8) - Financial Engineering and Loss Reserving
  • CS1 (CT3) - Actuarial Statistics
  • CS2 (CT4&6) - Risk Modelling and Survival Analysis
  • SP4 (ST4) - Pensions
  • SA3 - General Insurance
  • SA4 - Pensions.

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 role is to assist with the marking of examinations from 2019 onwards.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in Education and support this well established enthusiastic and committed team of examiners.  This is a senior role supporting the Chief Examiner during the 2019 exams. It is suitable for appropriately experienced individuals, with the relevant experience, 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 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, 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 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 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)

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 Advanced - Pensions, a new role for the new curriculum.  This is a senior appointment and applicants must be able to show an understanding and interest in education at post graduate level.

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to apply

If you would like to 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), Pensions

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)

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

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

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

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

Background

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

The role of the Assessor

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

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

Applications

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

View full details on the City & Guilds website 

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Inspire the next generation to consider an actuarial career.

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

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

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

How it works

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

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

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

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

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

View the IFoA’s Career Ambassador booklet

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education

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

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

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

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

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

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

• View details of the AWB’s mentorship program

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

We encourage you to get involved.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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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