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Qualified Actuary (SST)

Aviva currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Actuary to deliver the Stress and Scenario Testing (SST) analysis for Aviva’s UK Life Insurance Companies.

Salary circa £70,000

You will be required to come in to either of our Bristol or York offices at least 3 days per week as per Aviva’s “Smart Working” Policy, so being able to travel to either of these locations on a regular basis is a must.

Sitting within a wider Solvency and SST team of seven, this role would have responsibility for:

  • Analysing/reviewing a wide range of single factor sensitivities on a quarterly basis, for internal and external audiences, providing analysis and commentary on impacts and changes over time.
  • Producing analysis for a wide range of stress scenarios, considering impacts across a range of sub-funds, metrics and time periods
  • Supporting the derivation and calibration of a range of stress scenarios of varying severities, with reference to the risks faced by the business.
  • Developing and improving those elements of the SST process within the Solvency and SST team’s control, in order to increase the efficiency and accuracy of the process.
  • Providing supporting information for a range of ad hoc SST queries from across the Group or from the Regulator, or to support proposals, such as dividend to Group.
  • Producing stresses to set risk appetites for management of the solvency of the business and producing stressed projections to support quarterly Capital Planning activity.

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Educated to degree level with a relevant professional financial qualification. Qualified Actuary preferred but actuarial skillset required.
  • Good understanding of Solvency metrics, in particular Solvency II.
  • Knowledge of stress testing, scenario analysis and solvency projection roll-forward and estimation techniques.
  • Excellent excel, report writing and communication skills.
  • An understanding of the risks faced by a 1st line function and the controls in place to manage & mitigate these risks.

What you’ll get for this role:

  • Salary of Circa £70,000 (depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications)
  • Bonus opportunity - 10% of annual salary Actual amount depends on your performance and Aviva’s.
  • Generous pension scheme - Aviva will contribute up to 14%, depending on what you put in.
  • 29 days holiday plus bank holidays, and you can choose to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Make your money go further - Up to 40% discount on Aviva products, and other retailer discounts
  • Up to £1,200 of free Aviva shares per year through our Matching Share Plan and share in the success of Aviva with our Save As You Earn scheme
  • Brilliantly supportive policies including parental and carer’s leave
  • Flexible benefits to suit you, including sustainability options such as cycle to work
  • Make a difference, be part of our Aviva Communities and use your 3 paid volunteering days to help others
  • We take your wellbeing seriously with lots of support and tools

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