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Government Actuary

Government Actuary’s Department
Closing date
30 May 2023

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The Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) exists to improve the stewardship of public sector finances by supporting effective decision-making and robust financial reporting through actuarial analysis, modelling and advice. The department’s team of 223 applies the actuarial profession’s technical skills, consultancy discipline, high standards of professionalism and industry sector knowledge to solve financial challenges faced by the UK public sector. 

The Government Actuary is head of GAD (effectively the Department’s Chief Executive) and of the Actuarial Profession in Government. The role combines both operational and professional leadership. As the leader of GAD, you will be responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the organisation. This includes the development and execution of GAD’s strategy, ensuring GAD is consistently developing a new pipeline of work and meeting the needs of GAD’s clients. Leading across GAD’s offices in both London and Edinburgh, you will be responsible for fostering an inclusive and collaborative culture. 

Candidates for the role will be able to demonstrate excellent people and strategic leadership skills, as well as experience as an accomplished and capable actuary. Strong communication skills and an inclusive leadership style will be essential. 

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Government Actuary’s Department on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference QBIJA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by 23:59 on Tuesday 30 May. Please Note. It will be removed from Exec-Appointments on 22nd May but can still be found on Saxton Bampfylde's website. 

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