To play a leading role within the Actuarial team providing expert advice to the business on Pricing.

Main activities and tasks

  • Lead the dialogue with the business on technical pricing of the Household books, and provide additional support as needed on the pricing of Financial and Specialist Risk business.
  • Help to lead and develop a team of pricing analysts.
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of pricing techniques appropriate for the UK General business lines.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the UK General products and the systems pertaining to UK General.
  • Provide analysis of data sufficient to spot and identify trends and anomalies in order to provide performance / efficiency recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain actuarial models to price existing lines to meet profitability and return on capital targets.
  • Develop and maintain a suite of management information reports for the UK General businesses.
  • Develop reports and MI systems to support the reinsurance programmes of the internal and external insurers.
  • Working closely with other key areas such as Finance, Claims, Products and Underwriting to ensure that all areas become aware of developments with reserving/pricing and are able to incorporate any findings in a timely fashion.
  • Work with IT professionals in the ongoing development of MI reporting systems.
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis of data as required. 

Required skills and experience

  • Financial/general insurance environment experience essential with knowledge of both personal and commercial lines.
  • Detailed knowledge of MI software or systems e.g. MS Excel and VBA, Access and SQL.
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness.
  • Innovative approach to work.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate complex matters both verbally and through written reports.
  • Evidence of coaching and developing junior analysts.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, working effectively both within a team and independently.
  • Ability to plan, lead and execute complex projects.
  • Ability to work with initiative, enthusiasm and flexibility.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and prioritise workloads.
  • Analytical ability to break down complex problems with excellent problem solving skills
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Team Work
  • Communication
  • Customer Focus
  • Achievement focus

Required education and qualifications

  • Professional qualifications:  Level of a qualified or near qualified actuary (All CT and CA exams)
  • Candidates “qualified by experience” will also be considered. (4/5 years in a relevant role)

Reporting to

Head of Actuarial

Closing date

26 Oct 2018

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy please email your CV and covering letter to

Alternatively, post your application to:

UK General Insurance Limited
Cast House, Old Mill Business Park
Gibraltar Island Road
Leeds LS10 1RJ