Head of Actuarial Function

Raretec Recruitment Ltd.
Dublin, Leinster (IE)
Closing date
2 Dec 2021

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General insurance
Qualified (executive)
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Job Details

An international insurance company in Dublin is seeking a senior non-life actuary to take up a Head of Actuarial Function (HOAF) role. Our client are market leaders in the non-life sector and this is a very important appointment for the organisation. As a significant member of the global senior leadership group, this position will influence the commercial direction of the company in Ireland.  

About the role

The HOAF is responsible for the Actuarial Function and the role will involve managing a wide team of individuals from part-qualified actuaries through to an experienced and dedicated management team. The position will report to the CEO and work closely with the CBI, and various senior colleagues throughout the business both domestically and globally. 

The main function of the HOAF will be to: 

  • Carry out the Head of Actuarial function in line with the CBI regulatory requirements. 
  • Be part of a strong executive global leadership team. 
  • Lead, motivate and manage a team of actuaries, including training, succession and reward. 
  • Manage outsourced relationships with the UK business as well as external actuarial relationships.  
  • Involvement in various committees and attendance at board meetings.  
  • Involvement in strategy development for the business. 

Actuarial skills required

To succeed in this role, you should be a senior qualified actuary with 10+ years PQE in non-life insurance and should have:  

  • Experience working with the Central Bank of Ireland regarding regulatory requirements. 
  • The ability to work as part of and lead a team of professionals with people and performance management skills. 
  • A deep understanding of the business and general insurance industry. 
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships with a range of key stakeholders and present ideas and recommendations to other high-level personnel. 
  • Problem-solving, decision-making, and judgement skills are essential. 


Raretec Recruitment Ltd specialises in the recruitment of Actuarial professionals at all levels across the Irish market.  We recruit actuaries for both permanent and contract positions. As a niche recruitment specialist we have developed an extensive network of contacts within the actuarial profession in Ireland, meaning we can react quickly to new vacancies and our clients are secure in the knowledge that their roles are being represented in a professional and discreet manner.

Raretec Recruitment Ltd was started by Jacqui van Teutem, who has over 20 years recruitment experience. At Raretec we believe that both employers and candidates are of equal importance during the recruitment process.  This results in trust being built with both clients and candidates and it is a testament to our service that our candidates refer their friends and colleagues to us and clients come back to us time after time.

If you are  looking or your next actuarial role or even a way into the actuarial profession then send your cv to us and we are happy to help you. You can call us on 015311400 or email Jacqui at jacqui.vanteutem@raretec.ie

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01 5311 400
11 Pembroke Lane
Dublin 2

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