Reinsurance Analyst

16 Dec 2020
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type

Bulk annuity business is a key area of growth and value generation for Aviva, with business volumes tripling over recent years. The reinsurance team, part of Structuring & Reinsurance; source, analyse, commercially review and implement reinsurance arrangements for our BPA book, typically c£6bn per year.

This person will be involved in reinsurance tenders, analysing terms and working closely with Operations to implement treaty arrangements – a position making a real difference with varied and rewarding processes in an actuarial and commercially balanced team.

Aviva introduced “smart-working” in 2020, and the person in this role can be based anywhere in the UK, as long as they are comfortable with weekly travel to our York offices.

The role’s duties & responsibilities:

  • Supporting the reinsurance tender process and undertaking analysis of reinsurance terms
  • Assisting with reinsurer relationship management
  • Working with our BPA Pricing and Deal Management teams to optimise commercials
  • Liaising with BPA Operations to ensure effective treaty management
  • Supporting work to ensure compliance with the Reinsurance Framework


Skills & experiences required:

  • Commercial actuarial experience and pursuing actuarial qualifications
  • Robust mathematical, data, modelling and Excel skills - confidence with technical tasks
  • VBA skills would be an advantage but not crucial
  • Previous experience of pricing, the BPA market or defined benefit pensions would be nice to see
  • Ability to communicate clearly and develop effective professional relationships
  • Track record of challenging constructively and influencing outcomes where appropriate

What will you get for this role?

  • A competitive salary depending on location, skills, experience and qualifications
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We always ‘Care More’. It’s our thing. We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability and we’ll make sure we interview you.

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.