Project Actuary

Phoenix Group

Flexible working is a core part of our employee offering and it's advertised as standard on all our job adverts, including being open to part-time (e.g. 4 day week @ 80% salary)

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Birmingham, UK ⚠️

Job Type: 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Location: This role will be based at our Birmingham (Wythall) offices with time spent working in the office and at home.

Flexible working: All of our roles are open to part-time, job-share and other types of flexibility. We will discuss what is important to you and balancing this with business requirements during the recruitment process. You can read more about Phoenix Flex here.

Closing Date: 26th July 2024

Salary and benefits: £75,000 - £85,000 plus 16% bonus up to 32%, private medical cover, 38 days annual leave, excellent pension, 12x salary life assurance, career breaks, income protection, 3x volunteering days and much more

We have an incredible opportunity to join us here at Phoenix Group as a Project Actuary join our Actuarial Development team on a 12 month fixed term contract!

Who are we?

We want to be the best place that any of our 6,600 colleagues have ever worked.

We’re the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business. We offer a range of products across our market-leading brands, Standard Life, SunLife, Phoenix Life and ReAssure. Around 1 in 5 people in the UK has a pension with us. We’re a FTSE 100 organisation that is tackling key issues such as transitioning our portfolio to net zero by 2050, and we’re not done yet.

The role

As a Project Actuary you will support a variety of capital projects within the Actuarial Reporting and Change area.  Situated in the Actuarial Development team and reporting to a Senior Project Actuary, the successful applicant will undertake an interesting and varied range of work supporting the delivery of business and regulatory change within the models, systems and processes operated by Actuarial Reporting and Change.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues and senior stakeholders across a wide range of teams in Phoenix to provide vital insight to support strategic decision-making.  You will also work collaboratively with various change projects, both at the mobilisation stage to support projects in setting up scope and delivery plans, all the way through to the delivery stage and Business Readiness activity.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a qualified actuary with varied experience in actuarial reporting, or other life actuarial disciplines with a strong track-record of delivery in a commercial environment.

Knowledge of financial reporting metrics, including SII and IFRS is highly desirable, as is experience of reporting on those metrics are highly desirable.  Experience delivering consistent quality work within fixed and often tight deadlines is also highly relevant to the role.

Someone who is keen to learn quickly in a changing environment having a strong appetite for change and experience of driving continuous improvement will fit well with the role.

We want to hire the whole version of you.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone feels accepted and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If your experience looks different from what we’ve advertised and you believe that you can bring value to the role, we’d love to hear from you.

 If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, please let us know so we can help you to be at your best.

Find out more about #LifeAtPhoenix




The UK's largest long-term savings and retirement business.

Working Week

Flexible working is a core part of our employee offering and it's advertised as standard on all our job adverts, including being open to part-time (e.g. 4 day week @ 80% salary)

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 38 days annual leave including bank holidays, with the option to buy 5 additional days.

  • 38 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid Fridays
  • 90 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid work with options to work from various UK offices.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 8.2k across 19 departments:

  • business development
  • finance
  • consulting
  • operations
  • human resources
  • engineering
  • information technology
  • accounting
  • media and commmunication
  • data science
  • support
  • +8 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Actuarial reporting
  • Financial metrics
  • SII
  • IFRS
  • Continuous improvement

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