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16 Sep 2022

Our client, a leading independent provider of pensions services, are looking to a appoint a Senior Actuarial Consultant to their PPF Actuarial team in Trustee Services in both Bristol and Worcestershire.

The PPF actuarial team provides a broad range of actuarial and defined benefits pension consultancy services to pension scheme trustees, scheme sponsors and other third parties. The team also provides non-pensions actuarial analysis and advice to other parts of the firm.  The role involves working jointly with colleagues in Investment Management, the business and other third parties.

Responsibilities may include reviewing data prepared by colleagues or other third parties, preparing and reviewing calculations, preparing and reviewing letters and reports for review by senior colleagues. The role will also involve aiding the development of less experienced colleagues.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Liaising with Investment Management colleagues, business colleagues, external third party administrators, and clients
  • Attendance at some external meetings together with a senior colleague
  • Some direct client communication via email or telephone
  • Ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with company standards
  • Reviewing data preparation work carried out junior colleagues, and investigating and resolving abnormalities as appropriate
  • Carrying out and reviewing technical calculations relating to individual members of pension schemes for review by colleagues, e.g. early/late retirement quotations, trivial commutations, transfer values
  • Carrying out and reviewing technical calculations relating to pension schemes for review by colleagues, e.g. actuarial valuations, preparation of accounting disclosures under S179 or S143

Key skills, Technical Knowledge and Professional Qualifications

  • Passes in several actuarial exams, close to part qualification as FIA or FFA
  • Aptitude to continue progress with actuarial exams
  • Working knowledge of the basics of actuarial valuations, accounting disclosures under S179 or S143
  • Highly numerate and literate
  • Ability to readily absorb technical information
  • Strong team-working and communication skills
  • Computer literacy including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Candidates can expect a highly competitive salary and extensive benefits package with an exceptional range of flexible benefits allowing for the personalisation of a total reward package.

  • Job Type: Experienced Job
  • Field of Work: ,
  • Experience Level: Nearly Qualified (11+ exams)
  • Job Reference: SFA 221021
  • Location: Bristol or Worcestershire
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Highly competitive base salary, core benefits and additional flexible benefits package
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Date Posted: 03 Aug 2022
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