Careers

Foresters Friendly Society is based in central Southampton and is easily accessible by public transport. We offer a friendly, relaxed and pleasant environment to work in, as well as an active social committee who frequently organise staff events.

Please find below links to the current career opportunities available with us.

Head Office Vacancies

Actuarial Analyst

We are looking for an Actuarial Analyst to join the Actuarial team in our Southampton Head Office.

The Actuarial team provides the Society with a comprehensive in-house actuarial service and the successful candidate will be exposed to all aspects of actuarial work for the society - something that a much larger organisation cannot easily provide.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support production of the Society’s reporting requirements: annual report and accounts, quarterly Solvency II and other regulatory reporting, annual Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) and business plan, and monthly management information.
  • Support regular activities: annual and final bonus reviews, experience analyses, COBS 20 and PPFM compliance reviews, product reviews and pricing, run-off plans, product literature and illustration updates.
  • Support the investment team by providing relevant information, as and when required.
  • Contribute to the Actuarial department maintaining operational business continuity procedures.
  • Provide actuarial support and input to projects, as required. 

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Degree – preferably within a numerate or analytical subject.
  • Part-qualified and studying towards the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries examinations (Fellowship or CAA), e.g. completed the Core Principles exams, or Modules 1-4 for CAA qualification.

Experience

  • Exposure to Actuarial techniques through work to date.
  • Experience of with-profits funds (preferable).

Knowledge and Skills

  • Policy valuation calculations.
  • Policy pricing calculations (not essential).
  • Experience analysis (not essential).
  • Knowledge of Prophet software (preferable).

Please contact Nick Warr, Head of Actuarial for full job specification and further information.

The closing date for applications is 5 April 2019.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Membership Vacancies

High Chief Ranger

HCR Nomination Form

Privacy Notice

 

High Sub Chief Ranger

The role of the High Sub-Chief Ranger is to offer support to the High Chief Ranger in their year of Office and begin the preparation for the following year when they will stand for election to become High Chief Ranger. Head office support is provided to Members who hold the Offices of High Chief Ranger and High Sub-Chief Ranger. The position attracts remuneration of £3,100 for the year plus expenses.

Any Member interested in becoming High Sub-Chief Ranger is invited to make an application to the Board of Directors. If you require further information about the role please contact the present High Sub-Chief Ranger Michael Charlton-Hubble by email at mcharlton-hubble@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk or the current High Chief Ranger, Andrew Pooley, by email at apooley@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk who will be happy to discuss the role in more detail.

A simplified application process has been designed which involves a basic application form and the requirement to complete a short statement setting out what the applicant can contribute to the Society. Once completed, the candidate must be nominated by their Court, and a respective resolution passed at the Court Annual General Meeting, in accordance with Rule 19.5 of the Society.

Application packs and role profiles are are available to download below, and are also available from this office by telephoning 02380 216868 or by email to highcourt@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk.

Completed applications must be received by the Company Secretary by 5pm on Friday 26 April 2019.

The Nominations Committee will conduct interviews on Tuesday 30 April and Wednesday 1 May 2019. Successful candidates will be nominated for election at the 2019 High Court.

Nomination Form

Application Form

HSCR Role Brief

HCR Role Brief

Equal Opportunties Form

Fit & Proper Form

Privacy Notice

 

Membership Committee Vacancy

The Society is seeking a member to join the Membership Committee effective from June 2019. Member participation in the governance of our Society continues to be vital to our success. Therefore, the Board and Membership Committee encourage members to apply. The Membership Committee is a sub-Committee of the Board and acts as a conduit between the wider membership of the Society and the Board. The Committee’s responsibilities are to promote active Forestry and to support all members of the Society by ensuring the Court network’s activities and the benefits offered through the Courts are relevant to members’ needs and are valued by them. A copy of the Committee’s current Terms of Reference is available on the website and provide further details of the work of the Committee.

Elected members of the Committee serve for three years with one member retiring each year. The Committee meet up to six times a year and the position attracts a remuneration of £2,300 a year plus expenses.

A copy of the role and an application pack is available to download below and is also available from this office by telephoning 02380 216868 or by email to highcourt@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk. Within the application pack you are asked to provide a short statement setting out what you can contribute to the Society.

Completed applications must be received by Lisa Russell, Company Secretary, by close of business on Friday 22 March 2019.

The Nominations Committee will conduct interviews on Tuesday 30 April/Wednesday 1 May 2019. Successful candidates will be nominated for election at the 2019 High Court, 22 – 24 June 2019, and should ensure they are available to attend High Court.

Person Specification

Application Form

Equal Opportunties Form

Fit & Proper Form

Privacy Notice

 

Non-Executive Member Director

The Society is seeking two members to join the Board as Non-Executive Member Directors effective from June 2019.

Member participation in the governance of our Society continues to be vital to our success. Therefore, the Board and Membership Committee encourage members to apply. The successful members will be expected to attend an average of 8 Board meetings at Head Office in Southampton plus additional Committee meetings/days as required. They will also be required to take part in High Court, held in June over a period of 3 days, including a weekend, and attend Board Strategy days. Candidates will need to demonstrate the intellect and ethical standards expected of a Non-Executive Director in a highly regulated environment.

The role attracts a remuneration of £17,500 a year plus expenses. To be eligible for these roles, applicants must have been a member for two years.

In accordance with Rule 13, and in particular 13.1(d)(i), nominations for Non-Executive Directors should be supported by a form, signed by three members, proposing the nomination.

A copy of the role and an application pack is also available from this office by telephoning 02380 216868 or by email to highcourt@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk. Within the application pack you are asked to provide a short statement setting out what you can contribute to the Society. Completed applications should be received by Lisa Russell, Company Secretary, no later than 5pm Friday 22 March 2019.

The Nominations Committee expect to conduct interviews on Tuesday 30 April/Wednesday 1 May 2019. Successful candidates will be nominated for election at the 2019 High Court, 22-24 June 2019 and ensure they are available to attend High Court.

Nomination Form

Non Exec Director Role

Application Form

Equal Opportunties Form

Fit & Proper Form

Privacy Notice

 

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