Senior Manager Regulatory Engagement

Full-Time - Sydney - CBD

Date posted
28 September 2020
Applications close
11 January 2020
  • High profile role working with board and executive team
  • Join a fund who prioritises member outcomes
  • CBD offices, five minutes from Wynyard

Join out Corporate Services Group and manage our regulator engagement, senior role with huge scope for development.

About Us
As one of Australia’s largest profit-to member superannuation funds, our mission is to help our members achieve their personal best retirement outcomes. We work with 176 thousand employers and have over two million members playing a role in the futures of around one in six working Australians.

Our team at Rest enjoy a positive culture built around our core values “The Rest Effect”. We seek excellence in everything we do, are dynamic and innovative in the way we work, are always accountable, we are champions of our members and we succeed together.

We value and support our team members by offering a great range of benefits, including but not limited to; flexible work environment, an open plan and modern office, free fruit, health and wellbeing programs and tailored development plans to support you to achieve your personal best career outcome with us.

About the Job
Your role as Senior Manager, Regulatory Engagement will work in conjunction with the GM, Risk & Compliance as the principal liaison with our regulators including ASIC and APRA.  Based within our Corporate Services Group, this is a high visibility role working extensively with our executive leadership team and board.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Engagement with business stakeholders on regulator engagement matters for completion
  • Monitor the progress of the regulator engagement items, review updates and track completion dates
  • Submit/lodge responses to regulator requests as well as breach notices to the relevant regulator/s
  • Arrange attendance for relevant REST stakeholders for meetings with regulators, attend and minute those meetings and send actions to REST owners
  • Prepare dry run sessions with Rest attendees for Prudential Reviews and provide critical thinking in potential focus areas
  • Co-ordinate decks, catalogue documentation requests and provide quality assurance over same so that responses are in a ‘fit for purpose’ state for lodgement with the Regulator
  • Attend regulator information sessions, industry round-tables etc to gain thoughtful insights into regulator views on relevant topics and future direction
  • Together with the Head of Regulatory Affairs support and advise management on regulatory matters
  • Provide thought leadership together with insights to the Senior Leadership team on emerging regulatory themes and associated Regulator expectations/focus areas
  • Prepare and present reporting to the Executive Leadership Team and Board and Board Committees.

About You:

  • Tertiary or post graduate qualifications in finance/commerce/law, or equivalent business experience
  • Superannuation education – highly desirable
Required experience, understanding or credentials including:
  • Substantial experience in risk and governance management in the financial services industry, superannuation experience preferred
  • Experience in managing CEO, Board, Committee and Regulator reporting and governance administration
  • Substantial experience and demonstrable track record in developing strong relationships with Regulator Supervision teams with proven experience in a senior regulatory engagement/affairs role
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial services legislation and regulations
  • Sound understanding of risk frameworks, policies and compliance frameworks in the financial services industry
  • Ability and desire to work with all levels of management including CEO and leadership team.

At Rest we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference and we offer an inclusive and diverse environment that values the qualities and backgrounds that our people bring to the team. We encourage open and diverse thinking, collaboration, innovation and high performance.

If this sounds like you, apply now by submitting your resume and an optional covering letter summarising your experience and outlining why you are interested in the role or email

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Please note only people with the right to work permanently in Australia will be considered. 

To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button, fill in the form, attach your CV and cover letter addressing the points above. We look forward to hearing from you.