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Actuarial Manager (Pensions & Risk)

Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. We're a team of independent thinkers who put quality, inclusion and integrity first. All around the world we bring a different experience to our clients. A better experience. One that delivers the expertise they need in a way that goes beyond. Personal, proactive, and agile. That's Grant Thornton.


Every day our teams help people in businesses and communities to do what is right and achieve their goals.

We are seeking a nearly qualified or qualified Actuary to join our Actuarial & Risk practice. This unique opportunity is seeking someone with an established pensions advisory background, ideally with experience advising sponsors of DB pension schemes. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply the higher-order skills of a qualified actuary whilst applying their talent for technical problem-solving.

We’re happy to talk flexible working and consider reduced hours and job shares, we’ll support you to balance your work and life.

A look into the role

As an Actuarial and Risk Pensions Manager within our Actuarial and Risk team you will:

  • Lead from the front in regards to delivering client work, engaging the Actuarial and Risk team and winder Financial Services Group to ensure correct utilisation on all projects
  • You’ll take responsibility for developing more junior members, understanding their career aspirations and supporting in their delivery.

Projects we undertake are:

  • Corporate side DB pension scheme advice
  • Pensions remediation
  • Corporate and pension scheme audit support
  • Valuation of longevity swaps and SPVs

Knowing you’re right for us

Joining us as an Actuarial and Risk Pensions Manager the minimum criteria you’ll need is experience in a pensions actuarial consulting role. It would be great if you had some of the following skills, but don’t worry if you don’t tick every box, we’ll help you develop along the way.

  • Nearly qualified or qualified Actuary or equivalent experience
  • Experience managing internal or external stakeholders and working within set project timeframes
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and exceed client expectations
  • Monitoring junior team members works and coaching/career development

Knowing we’re right for you

Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

Our open and accessible culture means you’ll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That’s why we give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.

Beyond the job

Life is more than work. The things you do, and the people you’re with outside of work matter, that’s why we’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you’ll be giving back to society. It’s that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

We’re looking for people who want to contribute, spark fresh ideas and go beyond expectations. People who want to be able to proudly do what’s right, for the firm, our clients, our people and themselves. It’s how it should be.

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