Quick facts
  • What we do:
    GAD provides actuarial consultancy services and advises governments and public sector organisations in the UK and abroad on their pension arrangements, and advises insurance supervisors throughout the world.
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  • UK locations:
    London, Scotland
  • Contact
    • Finlaison House, 15-17 Furnival Street, London, London , EC4A 1AB

About GAD

STAFF AT THE Government Actuary's Department don't need complicated formulas to see it is a great organisation to work for. The 138 staff, who provide actuarial consultancy services and advice to governments and public sector organisations in the UK and abroad on their pension arrangements, are among the least stressed and exhausted. Scores of 79% and 63% rank it seventh and third respectively among small organisations. Staff are happy with the balance between work and home life (79%, fourth) and feel paid fairly for their responsibilities (65%). There are opportunities to learn and grow (64%) for staff, more than 40% of whom earn more than £55,000.

What is it like to work for GAD

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Knowledge sharing is a big part of GAD’s culture which is why study mentors are allocated to all Graduate Trainee Actuaries throughout their studies. They also run 'knowledge sharing' seminars for all staff. The intranet has GAD forums where staff can discuss work issues. These are actively used, particularly by actuarial staff, to seek advice, share information and experiences and discuss and solve problems. They also have a specialist research team which produces weekly detailed roundups of actuarial matters to ensure that all staff are kept up to date. Regular team meetings are also opportunities for knowledge sharing.
GAD offers all staff the opportunity to undergo a comprehensive medical health check which is operated by BUPA; the health check covers many things including losing weight, eating healthy and cholesterol. The company allow paid time off as part of their flexi time system to attend the appointment and repeat/follow up health checks are then offered on a regular basis dependant on the individual employee’s age. GAD also operate a flexi time working policy, if an employee works more than their weekly contracted hours, this is a flexi time credit. The flexi time scheme provides for authorised time worked beyond the weekly contracted hours to be 'banked' as 'credit' and taken as time off at a later date, to suit both the employee and GAD.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
GAD do a number of things to ensure employees feel appreciated and that they are rewarded for their continued or outstanding efforts. For this reason the company offer employees performance related pay, a thank you from the Leader during the monthly update, an acknowledgement and thank you in team meetings, success stories are also published in the e-GAD news.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    64% / 36%

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  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35


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