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TERM: 3 year term with the potential to renew for one further term

The Bar Council has been asked to nominate a Chair for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA) Disciplinary Appointments Committee (DAC).

About the Disciplinary Appointments Committee

The IFoA's Disciplinary Appointments Committee operates independently of the Disciplinary Board (DB) and Council. Its role is to oversee all appointments, appraisals and renewals for individuals involved in the disciplinary process. There are six members of the committee, four Fellows appointed by Council, a Queen's Counsel appointed alternately from the Scottish and English Bar, who chairs the committee, and a Lay Member appointed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

About the role

The Chair of the DAC is a Queen's Counsel and is responsible with his/her committee for the appointment of all persons working within the disciplinary processes within the IFoA.  For more information about the work of the DAC, please see https://www.actuaries.org.uk/about-us/governance-and-structure/other-boards-and-committees/disciplinary-appointments-committee.

For information about the relevant rules and terms of reference of the DAC, see section 2 of the rules: https://www.actuaries.org.uk/upholding-standards/complaints-and-disciplinary-process/disciplinary-and-capacity-membership-schemes

There are four meetings held each year. In addition, all members participate in each appointment round, sifting candidates for interview, and two members at any time will constitute interview panels.  The committee works very closely with members of the IFoA Executive.

Task Specification

The successful candidate will be involved in discussion and decision making including (but not limited to):  

• making appropriate arrangements for appointment and reappointment processes;

• confirming task and person specifications and advertisements;

• sifting applications;

• drafting and having input into interview plans;

• interviewing candidates;

• determining appropriate appointments; and

• confirming that appropriate appraisal processes are in place.

Knowledge and experience

  • Applicants for the role of Chair of the DAC must be Queen's Counsel. 

  • Knowledge, skills and experience of professional regulatory enforcement processes are essential.               

  • It would be desirable to have an understanding of the range of work which Actuaries are engaged in.

  • Experience of judicial or other public appointment processes is particularly desirable.


The role is remunerated with honoraria tied in to the Ministry of Justice rates for court and tribunal appointments. Any expenses incurred in the role are recoverable from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in line with IFoA policies.

If you require further information about the role of Disciplinary Appointments Committee members, please contact the Secretary to the DAC, Julia Wanless, by telephone on 020 7632 2189, or by email at julia.wanless@actuaries.org.uk.

How to apply

Applicants should send a copy of their CV accompanied by a short, written statement stating their suitability for the role and describing their skills and experience, to:

Natalie Zara, Head of Governance, nzara@barcouncil@org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 10am on Thursday 23 May 2019.