05 Oct 2018
Team leaders at Hymans Robertson are responsible for a group of people (usually between ten and twenty) of all levels. The main responsibilities in this role are strategic, pastoral, and administrative in nature, and communication strengths are key.
I joined Hymans in 2016 as a part-qualified actuary, and almost immediately found myself drawn to the idea of team leadership. I quickly realised the importance of the role for colleagues of all levels, and how valued it is by the business. I’m passionate about Hymans as a company, and really wanted to add value in a way that goes beyond client work; this is why I applied for a team leader role earlier this year when the opportunity arose. The other team leaders were really supportive throughout the application process, always happy to chat through any questions I had. Since joining the team leadership group, I’ve always felt welcome, and have been encouraged to share ideas.
My team currently consists of seventeen people: partners, actuaries, actuarial students, secretarial staff and a project manager – and it’s a great team to be a part of. Due to my passion for Hymans as a business I feel really driven to make a difference through team leadership, aiming to inspire my team to deliver the firm’s objectives through their own roles – I truly believe everyone has a part to play. My role is extremely varied, and at times can be challenging, particularly balancing the responsibilities with client work and study! If anyone thinks they’re interested in team leadership, I’d strongly encourage them to find out more – it’s hard work and requires a diverse skillset, but it’s incredibly rewarding.