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Volunteers needed to assist IFoA uphold professional standards

Suzie LyonsSuzie Lyons, Head of Legal Services at the IFoA, explains how volunteering in our Disciplinary and Investigation Actuary Pools supports our profession and your personal and professional development.  

We are currently looking for volunteers to act as decision makers on our Disciplinary panels, and also to assist our Disciplinary Investigations Team with the investigation of allegations.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds and locations. The Disciplinary Appointments Committee are currently looking for volunteers with experience in life insurance, general insurance or as a scheme actuary.  

You can find more information on volunteer Actuary Panel Member and Investigation roles, along with the task and person specification on our volunteer vacancies section.

Gain valuable skills and experience

Volunteering for a role in our Disciplinary and Investigation Actuary Pools offers an excellent opportunity to enhance your skills and gain experience outside of your day to day role, while making a valued contribution to upholding the integrity of the profession.  

Members who have volunteered in our Disciplinary and Investigation Actuary Pools have widened their skillset, developing a range of transferable skills in a number of ways, including:  

•    Enhanced understanding (and avoiding) of common pitfalls in client communication
•    Report writing as an Investigation Actuary helps build awareness of objectivity
•    Working together with experienced professional lay colleagues on a Panel can improve personal development and teach the importance of the perspective of non-actuaries being involved in the process.
•    The writing of determinations pulls together critical skills of reasoning, logical thinking and organisation of facts in a clear and simple way, so that a member of the public can understand what has gone on, how the evidence was assessed, why a decision was reached and what next steps are considered appropriate (and why)
•    Clear sense of community and engagement with the IFoA – a chance to work closely with IFoA staff
•    Great professionalism training (both on the job, and also at our annual training events)
•    Improves awareness of diverse perspectives 

 

“I would encourage members from all backgrounds to apply for these important and rewarding roles. The integrity of our regulatory framework relies on an efficient, transparent and fair disciplinary enforcement process - you can be part of that safeguard. As a member who has worked on regulatory issues at the IFoA for many years, I can attest to the value of the experience and insight gained as a personal professional development tool.”   - Fiona Morrison

 

Get involved

These roles use your professional practice area experience to provide investigatory support, analysis and assessment of cases as an Investigation Actuary working with our Disciplinary Investigation team, or as a Panel Member working with our Judicial Committees Secretary.  

Full training, support and guidance is provided.  If you have an interest in professional discipline and standards; and want to gain experience and insight into regulatory issues, apply to join our Disciplinary Pool as an Actuary Panel Member or our Investigation Actuary (IA) Pool.  

You can find more information on volunteer Actuary Panel Member and Investigation roles, along with the task and person specification on our volunteer vacancies section.
 

View our volunteer vacancies