Corporate Communications Specialist

Full-Time - Sydney

Date posted
20 October 2020
Applications close
30 October 2020
  • Join a leading industry fund
  • A role with impact and purpose
  • Great development opportunities and culture

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. Rest supports over 200,000 contributing employers, around 1.7 million members and has more than $54 billion of funds under management.


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.

About the Job  

“Develop member focused product offerings and best practice operations that deliver outstanding service to members and employers whilst managing our risks and regulatory obligations”

Delivery of the corporate communications tactics by supporting the Head of Corporate Communications to protect and build Rest’s profile and brand increasing member/employer engagement through public relations, media relations, issues management, and advocacy.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop corporate communications content and plans to support Rest in achieving its strategic objectives and in protecting and managing its reputation, which includes:
    • Drive thought leadership around agreed Rest strategy and agreed policy positions and support public affairs initiatives y to protect and manage Rest’s corporate reputation and build member/employer engagement. r.
    • Develop public relations campaigns designed to educate and engage Rest members about their superannuation and insurance.
    • Support media relations to drive positive engagement and increase Rest’s profile.
    • Develop content for Rest’s annual report, member briefings and sustainability reports. 
    • Support advocacy of public policy positions to benefit Rest members, employers and Rest as well as supporting Rest’s strategy as a Responsible Organisation.
    • Contribute to the implementation of communications as part of the aligned corporate communications plan, advised by the Rest CEO and the Executive team.
  • Work with key external suppliers and internal stakeholders to deliver business outcomes in line with timelines and budgets
  • Manage budgets.

About You:

You are a storyteller, a wordsmith, you are committed to the highest standard of delivery and want to progress your professional capability.

  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in communications/marketing or related discipline
  • At least 3 years’ communications experience 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Possess strong planning, organising and project management and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with external communications, including PR and the media
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure including the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritise work, manage time, and meet deadlines
  • Skills in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work autonomously
  • Sound relationship building, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Industry knowledge – experience and/or understanding of working in a regulated environment (advantageous)
  • RG 146 Compliant (advantageous).

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.


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
  • tailored development plans to support you to achieve your personal best career outcome

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

Visit our website to learn more about your next opportunity at Rest to create happier tomorrows for our customers and in your own life at

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.