Deputy Workstream Lead – Actuarial (12-month FTC

Aviva
Bristol, York, London, Dublin or Norwich
Competitive
20 Apr 2021
20 May 2021
R-01671
Contract
Full Time

An exciting contract opportunity has arisen in line within Aviva's Capital Monitoring & Forecasting (CMF) Programme, which requires the skillset of a qualified Actuarial professional to act as a Deputy Workstream Lead for a period of 12 months.

In this role the post-holder will support Aviva's business readiness workstream, helping to embed new ways of workings in line with Aviva's capital reporting processes. The Business Readiness team are responsible for the successful design, implementation and embedding of new operating models across the suite of capital reporting processes. Therefore, we are looking for an Actuarial professional who excels, and is confident, at stakeholder management / engagement, with a talent for being able to translate information into "layman's terms" for various business leaders and units.

The successful post-holder can be based at either our Norwich, York, Bristol, Central London or Dublin offices; however, Aviva introduced "smart-working" in 2020 and remote working is currently on offer. Part time working can also be consider for the right candidate.

Duties & Responsibilities

The specifics of the role will evolve over the lifecycle of the project and are likely to include:

  • Building strong relationships with stakeholders, adapting your style to suit different business units and leaders - this will include attendance at regular project meetings
  • Developing and monitoring process implementation plans across multiple teams, markets and processes
  • Designing and embedding review and sign-off packages
  • Ensuring appropriate governance is in place, to ensure that the CMF programme is operating appropriately within our shared service model
  • Implementing and embedding a robust control environment


Skills & Experience required

  • Qualified actuary (or equivalent by experience) with extensive post qualified work experience within a corporate environment
  • Prior experience undertaking actuarial reporting (ideally capital reporting), as well as operating model implementation
  • Strong stakeholder management and engagement skills, demonstrating excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to work independently / on your own initiative matched, with the ability to know when to escalate issues
  • Strong technical actuarial skills i.e. to be able to review and understand impacts


What will you get for this role?

  • Competitive annual salary, depending on skills, experience, location 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'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.

We'd love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Daisy Holmes a call on +44 7436 672007 or send an email to daisy.holmes@aviva.com .

*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.