BPP UNIVERSITY

Actuarial Skills Coach and Assessor

Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2019
Ref
2667
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Location: Abingdon
Closing date: 31/07/2019
Salary: competitive
Employment type: Permanent
Department: Accountancy & Tax - Actuarial

To provide coaching and support to actuarial apprentices either via face-to-face or telephone contact and to liaise with their line managers to ensure they complete the requirements of their apprenticeship on time. The role will also include regular reviewing / assessing of the apprentices’ work-based evidence and helping them to prepare for the apprenticeship end assessment.

You will need to provide a high level of professional advice and support to the apprentices and their line managers without necessarily being an expert in the specific field of work of the apprentice, eg general insurance, life insurance or pensions.

Depending on the number of apprentices recruited, you may also get involved in the work of The Actuarial Education Company, for example marking assignments and helping to produce distance-learning materials.

PRINCIPAL JOB ELEMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Arranging introductory visits with the apprentices and their line managers to explain the programme and ensure smooth onboarding
  • Arranging, undertaking and documenting subsequent progress reviews – either face-to-face or via the telephone – the majority of these will be via the telephone
  • Managing own time and workload to ensure progress reviews are efficient and effective
  • Reviewing / assessing work-based skills, knowledge and behaviours evidence submitted by apprentices and recommending necessary improvements
  • Reporting to line managers and employers on apprentice progress
  • Preparing the apprentice for the end-point assessment
  • Supporting and advising the apprentices and their line managers to ensure that they fully complete the requirements of the scheme
  • Working with the actuarial apprenticeship team to ensure consistency of approach
  • Working with BPP’s Quality Assurance Team to ensure all quality assurance requirements and documentation requirements are met within BPP defined timescales
  • Raising safeguarding concerns with the BPP Safeguarding team
  • Ensuring target retention and completion rates for apprenticeships are met
  • Effectively undertaking any other duties as required
  • Depending on qualifications and experience, opportunities may also arise to carry out tasks for The Actuarial Education Company, for example marking or course production

Skills, knowledge, qualifications required for job

  • A good awareness and understanding of the role of an actuarial technician, analyst or trainee (or similar)
  • Individual responsibility, honesty and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motivate (eg if the apprentice is falling behind), some experience of coaching / mentoring preferable
  • Ability to communicate professionally and work closely with and support all stakeholders
  • Experience of working autonomously and managing own workload efficiently and effectively
  • An ability to take responsibility for developing own knowledge and skills
  • Ability to work as part of a wider team
  • Self-motivated and willing to take the initiative
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills – written, over the telephone and face-to-face
  • UK driving licence
  • Good access to major UK cities and Abingdon
  • Good IT skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a DBS check and checks on driving licence / points

ActEd Skills Coach & Assessor