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Actuarial Assistant

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XPS Pensions Group


Dec 24

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Banking & Finance•Reading, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, London


  • As an Actuarial Assistant with XPS you will work as part of a team to assist clients solve their challenges and best meet their objectives.


  • We are looking for an Actuarial Assistant who is looking for a new challenge and who wants to be part of this exciting period of growth. This role requires:
  • A keen interest in actuarial concepts, the wider pensions industry and financial landscape
  • An inquisitive mind and a desire to learn
  • An understanding of the value of good customer service
  • Highly motivated and driven to succeed
  • Enjoy thinking independently and able to make decisions
  • Analytical mind-set, with a high level of numeracy
  • Ability to problem solve and come up with solutions
  • Outstanding accuracy and attention to detail
  • Outstanding communication skills, written, oral and in presentation form
  • Desire and ability to build great relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Adaptable and a team-player
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance


  • Production of complex actuarial models and calculations
  • Drafting written advice to clients on a wide range of topics including Defined Benefit & Defined Contribution Schemes.
  • Effectively delivering that advice to clients in meetings
  • Regular liaison and communication with the client team, other departments in XPS, investment managers and clients
  • Working with clients on complex bespoke projects, such as benefit design, member option exercises, scheme mergers, buying out benefits with insurance companies and wind-up projects
  • Initially your role would be to assist client team leaders but progressing to reviewing the work of others and communicating directly with clients at the appropriate time for you.
  • Opportunity to get involved in specialist research and development teams in an area that interests you.
  • These teams provide resources and ideas for the wider team.
  • We will support you with study for IFoA exams and continued learning.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Reading, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, London


  • Competitive salary
  • Participation in a Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • A set of core benefits including pension plan, life assurance, employee assistance programme, access to a qualified, practicing GP 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • A comprehensive range of voluntary and flexible benefits to suit you and your lifestyle including holiday trading, tech scheme, cycle to work scheme, dental cover, healthcare cash plan, critical illness cover, private medical cover for self and family, travel insurance and a broad range of discounts at hundreds of retailers.