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02 May 2023

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with our clients
  • Provide timely, efficient, high-quality advice
  • Work closely with clients to understand the problems facing them, and how actuarial advice and analysis can be used to improve outcomes.
  • Define the scope and manage the delivery of analysis underpinning the actuarial advice provided for clients.
  • Champion the value of actuarial advice within government.
  • Build strong connections within GAD and develop contacts across the wider public sector.

Person Specification

Please refer to our recruitment pack for more information about the role and the assessment criteria.

To apply for these roles you must be a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (or hold an equivalent qualification from an international actuarial body).

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working together
  • Seeing the big picture
  • Delivering at pace
  • Communicating and influencing

We’ll assess you against these strengths during the selection process:

  • Decisive
  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Explainer
  • Confident
  • Authentic


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing


As well as competitive salaries, we offer a substantial package of benefits:

  • Extensive talent, career and personal development
  • 25 days annual leave per year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service. In addition we offer 9 days public and privilege days leave per year (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Generous defined benefit Civil Service pension scheme
  • Family-friendly policies such as help with caring responsibilities, special leave, generous paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Access to employee assistance programme and occupational health
  • Community volunteering programme, the opportunity to join a trade union, and discounted membership of local and national sports and social groups
  • A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity
  • Salary advances for travel costs, including annual season tickets and cycle-to-work schemes
  • Complimentary BUPA health check for permanent staff

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Strengths.

Application deadline: 1200 hrs on 02 May 2023

Shortlisting: W/c 02 May 2023

Interviews: TBC

Interview location: London, EC4A 1ABPlease apply via our recruitment portal below.

Please DO NOT email your CV as shortlisting will be carried out based on information provided in your application form only.

Shortlisting criteria is based on the Person Specification as set out in the Assessment Criteria section of the Job Description. Please ensure you provide examples of how you meet the Assessment Criteria; a strong application will also demonstrate that you meet the required criteria that are identified as key for this role. Applications will be shortlisted in line with the essential criteria for the role. Behaviours will be assessed at interview stage. Candidates who are successful at shortlist will be contacted as soon as possible and advised of the interview process and assessment (exact times and dates will also be confirmed).

A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard checks.

Nationality Requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction.

Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Further information

The Government Actuary’s Department’s recruitment processes are underpinned by the recruitment principles of the Civil Service Commissioner, which outline that selection for appointment be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition. If you feel at any time your application has not been treated in accordance with the values in the Civil Service Code and/or if you feel the recruitment has been conducted in such a way that conflicts with the Civil Service Commissioner’s Recruitment Principles, you may make a complaint. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can contact the Civil Service Commissioners.

  • Job Type: Experienced Job
  • Field of Work: ,
  • Experience Level: Senior Qualified
  • Job Reference: 278506
  • Location: London
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: £58,966 - £104,412
  • Date Posted: 29 Mar 2023
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