BPP UNIVERSITY

Skills Coach and Assessor, Actuarial Technician

Location
London, United Kingdom
Posted
28 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2018
Ref
2311
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Work nationwide (reporting to Abingdon)

OBJECTIVE

To provide coaching and support to actuarial technician apprentices either face-to-face, online or by telephone 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.  Initially, you will be focusing on the actuarial technician apprenticeship but opportunities may arise to coach on other apprenticeships in the financial services industry and/or at a higher-level in the actuarial space.

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 all the specific fields of work of the apprentices, e.g. general insurance, life insurance, pensions.

PRINCIPAL JOB ELEMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

  • Arranging introductory visits with the apprentices and their line managers to introduce the apprenticeship
  • Arranging, undertaking and documenting subsequent progress reviews – either face-to-face, online 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 monthly to line managers and employers on apprentice progress
  • Preparing and entering the apprentice for the end assessment (showcase portfolio and interview)
  • Supporting and advising the apprentices and their line managers to ensure that they fully complete the requirements of the scheme
  • Supporting the Actuarial Apprenticeship Programme Lead as required with apprentice sign-up, apprentice inductions, preparing programme documents and ad hoc client queries
  • 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

 Skills, knowledge, qualifications required for job

  • An actuarial background (part qualified)
  • A good awareness and understanding of the role of an actuarial technician (or similar)
  • Individual responsibility, honesty and integrity
  • Friendly and approachable with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motivate (e.g. 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, online and face-to-face 
  • UK driving licence 
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check and checks on driving licence / points 
  • Good access to major UK cities and Abingdon
  • Good IT skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook