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Direct Line Group is hiring an

Actuary (SME Squad)

Direct Line Group is one of the top tier motor, home and small business insurers in the UK and home to some of the nation's best-known brands: Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG. Our mission is to make insurance easier and better value for customers.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Actuarial team as a Principal Analyst, on full-time and permanent basis!

Our Actuarial teams deal with risk on a billion pound scale. Bringing together the widest range of skills, tools, and information, they calculate the risk involved in any given policy – and ultimately a potential claim. Market leading techniques. Maximised profitability. Business-wide connection. That’s how we support some of the UK’s most recognisable brands to grow and develop.

What you'll be doing:

You will be part of our SME Squad and provide actuarial technical expertise, producing analysis and recommendations to managers and internal partners, to support Reserving, Capital Modelling, Forecasting, Monitoring and associated business decision-making.

You will also:

  • Plan, manage and deliver tasks and projects, providing insights and recommendations; lead specialised investigations, produce reports and contribute to the delivery of presentations to internal partners.
  • Research and build models for specific tasks for reserving or for other uses, ensuring that these use appropriate techniques and data and are effective, efficient, high quality, documented and verifiable.
  • Carry out reviews of the analysis prepared by Analysts in the SME Squad; propose reasoned and viable outcomes/results to Category managers.
  • Identify areas where improvements may be made; demonstrate awareness of the teams' requirements to improve modelling and data processes.
  • Maintain awareness of, and comply on an ongoing basis, with the requirements of relevant professional/legal/regulatory/risk management frameworks, e.g. Technical Actuarial Standards, IPL, SOX, PRAIS, SII & UK GAAP requirements.

What we're looking for:

  • Nearly or newly qualified actuary
  • Reserving and capital modelling experience
  • Programming (SQL, R) reserving and capital software experience is desirable
  • Excellent problem solver who is at ease with independent working

Ways of Working

Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. Our team currently meets twice per week in our brand new London Bridge office.


We recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our colleagues, that's why we offer excellent benefits designed to suit your lifestyle:

  • 9% employer contributed pension
  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Additional optional Health and Dental insurance
  • EV car scheme allows all colleagues to lease a brand new electric or plug-in hybrid car in a tax efficient way.
  • Generous holidays
  • Buy as you earn share scheme
  • Employee discounts and cashback
  • Plus many more

Being yourself

Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we think diversity of background and thinking is a big strength in our people. We're delighted to feature as one of the UK's Top 50 Inclusive Employers and are committed to making our business an inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves and succeed in their careers.

We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, are what bring potential to our business. We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to the recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

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