Risk Actuary – Part-time / Full-time / job share

  • Location:

    Swindon

  • Sector:

    Financial Services, Insurance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £44,000 - £65,000

  • Contact:

    Catherine Dash

  • Contact email:

    catherine.dash@uk.zurich.com

  • Job ref:

    2000024S

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    14/06/2020

  • Client:

    Zurich Insurance

Risk Actuary – (P/T, job-share or F/T)

Location: Swindon (other locations will be considered)

The opportunity:  

As a Risk Actuary, within the Life and Pensions Financial Risk and Insights team, you will support financial risk oversight for financial reporting, reinsurance, investment, proposition development and pricing, developing both technical skills and a commercial understanding of the market. You will challenge the capital adequacy of the business and engage with the wider Risk team to ensure adoption and adherence from the business alongside providing technical risk opinions to the business. You will promote a culture of sound risk awareness to increase risk identification and mitigation and will help to implement processes and ensure alignment with strategic business objectives and Group risk appetite.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with actuarial experience with a Life insurance background. 

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Support the operation of a robust financial risk framework, with close engagement with the wider risk team, the first line business and technical functions. Including leading/supporting Standard Formula Appropriateness, Actuarial Function Report and minimising model risk

  • Support the Chief Risk Officer in providing Risk opinions on reinsurance, investments, product design and pricing, risk appetite and capital analysis

  • Develop a deep understanding of the stress and scenario framework and provide technical support to the ORSA process

  • Identify and mitigate risks to the business and work to improve quality of processes.

  • Maintain appropriate level of technical expertise and knowledge of regulations, professional guidance and develop the understanding of UK business and strategy

  • Support and mentor junior members of the team

  • Create and maintain strong working relationships within other Risk teams, Finance and across the wider UK business

Your skills and experience: 

  • Nearly/newly qualified actuary (or relevant other experience)

  • Strong business acumen and knowledge of the insurance industry

  • Apply technical actuarial skills to report writing, problem solving and project tasks

  • Self-motivated and driven to deliver to set deadlines

  • Take responsibility for assigned tasks, managing expectations and stakeholders 

The Reward:

We offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –

  • 12% Non Contributory pension scheme

  • Annual company bonuses

  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days

  • Car allowance

  • Private medical cover

  • Discounted gym membership,

  • Discounted gadget insurance

  • Discounted technology offers

  • Virtual GP appointments

  • Plus much more!

At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

Further information: 

At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Zurich is a workplace that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, sex, race, religion or belief, disability, marriage/civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity status and sexual orientation.  Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust. 

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.