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

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Current Volunteering Opportunities

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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking the support of two members to volunteer to join a review group which is currently overseeing a joint research project entitled “Population Ageing, Implications for Asset Values, and Impact for Pension Plans: An International Study.”

Background on the project: This project is a global research initiative undertaken by researchers at University of Waterloo and University of Kent, with support from the IFoA and other organisations.  This includes actuarial professional bodies in North America.  
The research will consider the impact an ageing population could have on asset values and, in turn, pension funds. To make the research more relevant to the public and policymakers, it will consider the potential impact on large pension plans in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Broader issues of identifying and isolating the impact of changes in population structure will be investigated to refine or enhance available techniques and tools, potentially develop new ones.

Purpose of the Review Group: This group was set up in 2015 to oversee the project as a whole. Participation in the Review Group will involve:

  • Dialling in to quarterly meetings by conference call
  • Receiving updates on progress, discussing future work and the timing of the project
  • Providing feedback on the work and/or suggesting alternative approaches
  • Providing quality assurance
  • Providing the researchers with practitioner insight to maximise relevance of the research

Membership of the Review Group:  The Review Group will be made up of members from each of the research partners including three IFoA members and an IFoA Executive Staff member.

Skills and Experience:  This role is suited to experienced members of the IFoA who have:

  • A background in the life, pensions or finance & investment practice areas or in the area of mortality research;
  • An interest in the ageing population, asset values and pension plans;

By nature of the experience required it is likely to be suitable for a Fellow, Associate or Honorary Fellow of the IFoA.

Time Commitment and Tenure: The review group will meet (by conference call) for approximately one hour quarterly and there will be follow up reading in between meetings of around one hour.

It is hoped that volunteer members of this review group will be happy to take on this task for the remaining lifetime of the research, which is due to finish in July 2019.

How to get involved:  If you would like to express an interest in joining this review group please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie please provide brief details of your relevant experience and your reason for wishing to join this group.  A note of your ARN would also be helpful.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received and considered by the IFoA’s Head of Research and Knowledge with approval from the Research and Thought Leadership 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: Finance and investment, Life insurance, Pensions
Application closing date: 8 November 2018

Lifelong Learning Board – a Member with international experience of the Professional Learning Space

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) new Lifelong Learning Board (LLB).  This new, senior, corporate board has been established to deliver the IFoA’s strategy, set by Council, in the specific areas of the pre-qualification education of actuaries, and their continuing professional development and lifelong learning.

We are now looking to appoint a volunteer member with international experience in the professional learning space.

In particular, we are looking for someone with an awareness of the global requirements for actuarial learning and clear views on how the profession’s learning can support current and future members and enhance their standing globally.

For more specific information, please:

View Task and Person Specification
View Terms of Reference

How to offer support

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

  • brief details summarising your relevant skills, experience and profile in this area
  • a note of what you feel you can bring to the role
  • a note of your ARN.

All expressions of interest will be considered by a selection panel which will include the Chair of the Lifelong Learning Board and IFoA Director of Engagement & Learning.  A shortlist of candidates will be invited for interview.  These interviews can be conducted in person, at Holborn Gate, London, or by phone, Skype etc.  This will be arranged with the shortlisted candidates directly.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education
Application closing date: 26 October 2018

We are currently recruiting for a Chair of the Disciplinary Board. This is an exciting opportunity for a lay (non-actuary) Chair to lead the Disciplinary Board at a time of challenge when the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ membership is expanding globally.  

You can view the full details, including how to apply, here.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Regulation
Application closing date: 25 October 2018

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply

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

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

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

After the closing date, all applications will be considered by the IFoA Co-Chair of the Review Group and may involve a follow-up conversation.  Applicants will be notified no later than 2 November if they have been shortlisted for interview.  We aim for appointments to be confirmed by early November. 

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Lay (non-members), Life insurance, Pensions, Regulation, Resource and environment, Risk management
Application closing date: 18 October 2018

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

Expertise required

The current Chair of the PCC, John Jenkins, is seeking to hear from members who are Fellows of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) (qualified for at least three years) and who have knowledge and up to date experience in Scheme Actuary work coupled with broader experience of pensions work to contrast Scheme Actuary work against.  Ideally this person will also be a current, or recent, holder of a Scheme Actuary Practising Certificate. 

View the Terms of Reference for this committee

Time commitment

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

Tenure

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

How to offer support

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

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

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

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

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

Members may also request assistance relating to ethical dilemmas.

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

How the PSS works

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

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

Time commitment

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

How to get involved

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Life insurance

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 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.  

View the Task and Person Specification for this role

How to get involved

If you are a student member of the IFoA and the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, and wish to express an interest in being considered for this role, please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  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 a member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland 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)

The Worshipful Company of Actuaries (WCA) has developed excellent contacts with the Royal Institution (RI), through sponsorship of Masterclasses for schoolchildren, and other initiatives.  Masterclasses are interactive, experiential and lend themselves to just the sort of mathematical material actuaries can provide. 

View details about the RI Masterclasses

The Company wishes to develop a Financial Mathematics module for an RI Masterclass.  A Masterclass lasts for 2 hours and, in theory,2 modules are required; one to cater for age group 13-15 and the other for age 15+. In practice, there will be considerable overlap between the two age groups.

The first stage of this project is to design the modules (delivery of them will be a separate second stage).  We have already identified two possible sources of material which could be used as a starting point for this purpose.

Accordingly, WCA is seeking a small number of volunteers, based in the UK, to form a Stage 1 working party to design the modules.

If you are interested in joining this worthwhile initiative, or even just want to find out more, please contact Gordon Sharp, the secretary of the WCA Education Committee.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Life insurance, Pensions, Regulation, Resource and environment, Risk management
Application closing date: 15 November 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 whether you are interested in the role of Chair
  • 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)

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: 22 November 2018

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

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

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

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

Next steps

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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: 22 November 2018

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

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

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

View Task and Person Specification

View the Terms of Reference

Skills and experience 

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

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

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

Time commitment

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

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

How to volunteer 

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Pensions
Application closing date: 30 October 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 CDC and Collective Benefit Schemes.

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

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

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

How to offer support

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

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

All expressions of interest will be taken forward as they are received and considered by a selection panel including the Chair of the Life Board.  

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

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Life insurance

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

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

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

Next steps

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

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN would also be helpful
  • for non-members, please provide full contact details together with a brief CV.

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Life insurance

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

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

The sub-committee is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity.  Location is not a barrier.

View Task and Person Specification for member
View Terms of Reference

Next steps

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

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

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: 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)

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

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

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

Next steps

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

All expressions of interest will be progressed as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Health and care

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Health & Care Board/Research Sub-committee are seeking up to ten volunteers to join a working party to consider and develop the IFoA’s response to the expected government green paper on social care.   

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

Ideally, volunteers should have relevant expertise and experience in the area of health and social care, and have prior knowledge of the public policy debates around the provision of social care, specifically funding and potential insurance solutions.  Prior knowledge of/involvement in the IFoA’s work on social care would be an advantage.

The intention is for the working party to be chaired by the relevant IFoA Policy Manager and for the group to operate over the expected 12 week consultation period, once the green paper has been published. 

Next steps

If, having read the documents above, 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 and your reason(s) for wishing to get involved
  • a note of your ARN, if you are a member of the IFoA
  • if you are not a member of the IFoA, please provide full contact details and a copy of your CV.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

The CRO Group’s objectives are to:

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

The group may also assist the Risk Management Board by:

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

Time commitment 

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

How to volunteer

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Risk management
Application closing date: 8 November 2018

The Risk Management in a Digital World working party are looking to recruit additional members to help form views and recommendations to assist actuarial practitioners in making risk management considerations relating to operating in a digital world.

Having developed guidance for actuaries and risk practitioners who are involved in various stages of ensuring the success of InsurTech opportunities, the working party now seeks additional members in order to help with subsequent proposed phases of work.

The focus of upcoming phases of work includes:

  • Development of Digital Risk Appetite
  • Blockchain in Insurance – Use Cases
  • Education and Training in the context of InsurTech.

For the above areas, the working party output will aim to provide practical guidance to actuaries and risk practitioners, to help ensure that their business decisions are cognisant of the risk management issues.

Subsequent phases could focus on broadening the scope to include, RegTech and FinTech, market, economic and social impacts.

Experience/skills/background desirable

All backgrounds and areas of relevant expertise welcome.

Time commitment

The schedule and timing of meetings will be decided between the chair and members.  Members of the working party will also be asked to progress research in between meetings.  Participation is via conference call therefore ensuring this opportunity is available to all members.

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

How to get involved

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

  • your reason for wishing to become involved
  • a note of your ARN (for members of the IFoA)
  • non members please provide a CV or brief biography of relevant experience plus full contact details.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Lay (non-members), Risk management
Application closing date: 1 November 2018

The Wider Fields Group working party was established in 2016 to help promote the potential for actuaries to use their risk skills beyond the traditional practice areas. The key objectives of the working party fall into three strands:

  • to build awareness, both within the profession and externally, of the actuarial risk principles framework and its potential for application in a wide range of situations and
  • monitoring developments and best practice in corporate risk reporting across industry, identifying potential for actuarial support and lessons for actuaries
  • identifying risk management tools and techniques used within the traditional practice areas that are transferrable to other industries and how existing actuarial approaches could be enhanced for other industries.

Since the group was established it has finalised the risk principles document Risk management – an actuarial approach and launched the document at an IFoA event in June 2017. Work is continuing with the IFoA policy team to further promote these principles.

The group is also working on a case study of risk management within the banking and telecoms sectors and considering other case studies in potential industries such as pharmaceuticals and health care.

Experience/skills/background desirable

All backgrounds and areas of relevant expertise welcome.  In particular members who are currently working outside the traditional areas of the actuarial profession and/or have experience in risk management in the case study areas eg banking, telecoms, pharma or health care industries.

Time commitment

Meetings will be held on a quarterly basis with sub-groups [strands] meeting more frequently and reporting into the main meetings.  Members of the working party will also be asked to progress research in between meetings. Participation can be via conference call therefore ensuring this opportunity is available to all members.

How to get involved

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

  • brief details of your relevant experience
  • your reason for wishing to become involved
  • a note of your ARN (for members of the IFoA)
  • non members please provide a CV or brief biography of relevant experience, plus full contact details.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment, General insurance, Health and care, Lay (non-members), 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

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

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

We are calling for volunteers to form the new General Insurance Research and Thought Leadership Subcommittee (GIRTL). The GIRTL is responsible to the GI Board for all matters relating to research and thought leadership, specifically within the GI Practice Area.

These roles are suited to both members and non-members with a background in the GI practice area and a passion for fostering and celebrating research.
 
Full details of the requirements for the role is laid out in the Task and Person Specification documents below:

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

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

The IFoA appreciates this is a new subcommittee and potential applicants would likely have queries.  Please contact Debbie Atkins if you have any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is seeking proactive and experienced volunteers to join the General Insurance (GI) Education Team. This is your opportunity to help the profession by developing syllabus materials for the next generation of actuaries.

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

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

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

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

How to volunteer
If you would like to express an interest in joining the GI Module Team please contact Debbie Atkins, Head of Engagement.  When contacting Debbie, please provide:

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 29 November 2018

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, innovative and committed volunteers to join the General Insurance Reserving Oversight Committee (GIROC).
 
If you are a member of the IFoA who has a real desire to help influence the outputs of the General Insurance practice area, predominantly focused on reserving, and to build on the work carried out over the last few years by GIROC please consider offering your support.

GIROC represents the interests of GI reserving actuaries.  Our remit covers horizon scanning, education and communication on reserving issues.  We are an active committee and have covered or are covering many topics, such as SII, IFRS17, automation, granular reserving, communicating uncertainty, stochastic reserving , amongst many others.  You can see details of our current and past working parties, and the kind of work we are doing on our webpage.

View Terms of Reference for GIROC

Requirements

The successful volunteer(s) must meet the following requirements:

  • work proactively to ensure the Terms of Reference are at the focus of activities
  • will aim to foster a sense of community amongst members of the committee and to deliver a service which benefits members
  • network on behalf of the IFoA to keep abreast of emerging issues, including horizon scanning
  • current London Market experience is not necessary but would be an advantage

 We are looking for a range of skill sets:
  a)

  • an extensive and long history of GI reserving experience
  • have an excellent network in the General Insurance practice area

   b)

  • a deep understanding of GI reserving matters
  • ability to bring a research/academic perspective

or  c)

  • have a strong interest in GI reserving, and plenty of time and enthusiasm to commit to help organising events or implementing actions

Time commitment

GIROC meetings are usually held in London and usually last for two hours.  It is possible to join the meeting by video conference or by phone if necessary. If you live or work near to one of the IFoA offices, you are welcome to make use of our facilities for the call.   The minimum time commitment equates to one day, bi-monthly, for meeting plus approximately one day, bi-monthly, to read papers but volunteers would be expected to contribute further to the work of the committee where possible.

How to get involved

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance

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

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

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

Specific objectives:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time commitment

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

How to get involved

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

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

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

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

 

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance, Lay (non-members)
Application closing date: 29 October 2018

The General Insurance Reserving Oversight Committee (GI ROC) is seeking to appoint members to the Pragmatic Stochastic Reserving working party. The aims of this working party are to:

  • research the stochastic reserving methods available to general insurance reserving actuaries, and to agree upon a diverse selection of stochastic reserving techniques which will form the focus of the working party's subsequent efforts.
  • develop user-friendly explanations of the operational mechanics of each method.
  • identify the key explicit and implicit assumptions underlying each method.
  • assess the extent to which the underlying assumptions in each case are an adequate reflection of the real-world insurance environment, and the implications of any of the assumptions not reflecting reality.
  • identify and summarise the practical situations in which each method might be relied upon to give reasonable results, and the circumstances in which each method might potentially break down.
  • determine how each method should be used in a variety of commonplace practical situations, eg where there have been known disturbances in the patterns of claim development, individual large claims, etc.
  • recommend how results might be selected from the outputs of different methods, how different methods might be preferred for different accident/underwriting years, how expert judgment might be applied throughout the process, and how methods and results might be effectively communicated to non-actuarial stakeholders.
  • document the working party’s findings and conclusions (including any recommendations for focus on further methods by subsequent iterations of the working party).

 
In considering the above, the working party should distinguish between the twin objectives of any stochastic reserving method, namely: (a) to produce a reasonable best estimate of reserves; and (b) to produce a reasonable estimate of the reserve variability.  Further, in the context of (b) above, the working party should consider the reliability of each method at different points of the reserve distribution.
 
Desirable experience/skills

This role is suited to members of the IFoA who have experience around reserve variability assessments, including consideration of one year reserving risk and/or knowledge, experience or a strong interest in ‘R’ and relevant reserving packages, in particular the ‘ChainLadder’ package.

Time commitment

Volunteers will typically be expected to participate in 8 – 12 meetings per annum and to perform research between meetings.  Participation in 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.

The goal is to publish a paper and assist in a workshop presentation at the 2019 GIRO conference. 
 
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
  • your ARN.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: General insurance

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA’s) 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

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Head of Education Partnerships and Lifelong Learning is seeking to appoint a proactive, innovative individual to take on the role of ERM practitioner at the CERA seminars.  These seminars are designed to complement the ST9 (Enterprise Risk Management Specialist Technical) examination and provide insight into practical ‘real world’ application of ERM.

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

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this role, please contact the Quality team and provide:

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

Applications will be progressed as received.

This is a Self Employed Contractor (S.E.C) role and a fee will be paid: in addition to the traditional volunteer roles and tasks which our members undertake each year, there are also a number of other opportunities whereby members can offer to provide ‘paid’ support for a fixed service.  These opportunities are not by definition, ‘volunteering’ roles and will be officially classified as ‘Self-Employed Contractors’.

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all 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: Risk management

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Head of Education Partnerships and Lifelong Learning is seeking to appoint a proactive, innovative individual to take on the role of Chief/Senior Risk Officer at the CERA seminars.  These seminars are designed to complement the ST9 (Enterprise Risk Management Specialist Technical) examination and provide insight into practical 'real world' application of ERM.

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

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this role, please contact the Quality team and provide:

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

Applications will be progressed as received.

This is a Self Employed Contractor (S.E.C) role and a fee will be paid: in addition to the traditional volunteer roles and tasks which our members undertake each year, there are also a number of other opportunities whereby members can offer to provide ‘paid’ support for a fixed service.  These opportunities are not by definition, ‘volunteering’ roles and will be officially classified as ‘Self-Employed Contractors’. 

Volunteering provides you with a wide range of opportunities.  With all 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: Risk management

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is seeking to appoint appropriately experienced individuals to support the delivery of assessment setting and marking of the following subjects of the IFoA qualification.

  • CM2 (CT8) - Financial Engineering and Loss Reserving
  • CS1 (CT3) - Actuarial Statistics
  • CS2 (CT4&6) - Risk Modelling and Survival Analysis
  • SP4 (ST4) - Pensions
  • 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 is an exciting opportunity to be involved in Education and to work as part of a collaborative team to maintain the rigor of the IFoA qualification.  The role is to assist with the setting and marking of examinations from 2019 onwards and is a senior position supporting the Chief Examiner.  It is suitable for appropriately experienced individuals, regardless of their location.

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

How to apply

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

For qualified members of the IFoA:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Directorate are seeking to hear from applicants who would like to be considered for the role of 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

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

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Directorate is seeking to hear from Fellows and Honorary Fellows who would like to be considered for the role of Specialist Applications Examiner (SA0) - Assessment of the systemic stability of banking networks - investigations of the relevant network properties.

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

The post holder will need to have knowledge around models and structures of bank inter-connectedness and how they influence systemic risk and default propagation.

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

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

How to apply

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Finance and investment, Risk management

Applications will be progressed as received

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

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

The post holder will need to have knowledge around the specialist area chosen (Modelling Equity Release Business in a UK Life Insurance Company with Focus on ESG Models used)

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

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

How to apply

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

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

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

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education, Lay (non-members)

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

Providing financial education through the Livery Schools Link, the London-based Worshipful Company of Actuaries has teamed up with Teaching Business Enterprise and Employability in Schools (BEE) to provide financial education to young people. Currently running schemes in two primary schools - one in Tower Hamlets in London, and one in Dorking in Surrey.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Finance and investment

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

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

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

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

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

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

• View details of the AWB’s mentorship program

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

We encourage you to get involved.

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

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

How does this benefit you?  Having an SEC:

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

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

As this role involves supporting students, it is not possible for a current student to become an SEC.

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

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

All expressions of interest will be followed up as received.

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

 

Contact Details

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

debbie.atkins@actuaries.org.uk

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

Categories: Education
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