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Senior Legal Counsel, Superannuation

AustralianSuper Melbourne, Australia
Posted 10 days ago Permanent Competitive
Senior Legal Counsel, Superannuation
Job Description

We are Australia's largest superannuation fund, here to help members achieve their best possible retirement outcome. Working with a wide range of stakeholders, we create meaningful value for members and our communities through our diverse workforce of highly competent and highly motivated employees.

Your new team

Our Legal department is dedicated to continuous improvement and delivering outcomes for our members. It is a team led by managers who advocate for their people, are open and approachable and who share their knowledge. Our environment enables you to seize exciting career opportunities, to feel trusted and respected, and to lead a fulfilling life with true workplace flexibility.

Your new role

This role, within the Corporate Legal team, will have a focus on superannuation, including financial product advice), group life insurance and regulatory compliance & advice. Your role will encompass advising on new products, initiatives and marketing campaigns, as well as a range of financial product advice matters. You will be a subject matter expert for member benefit queries and member complaints, including those lodged with the AFCA and tribunals (as applicable). Other key duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting with the review and development of policies and procedures through research of legislation (including interpreting complex legislation and case law) affecting the organisation and ensuring that relevant units are informed of new or proposed legislation and policy.
  • Researching legal questions including complex legal areas and matters and providing legal advice in an easily understood format.
  • Managing matters briefed to external lawyers and presenting external legal advice to the business with a commercial lens.
  • Developing and providing training on legal issues to staff as required.
  • Identifying and implementing process improvement initiatives.

What you'll need
  • 8+ years PQE, working within private practice at a large law firm or an in-house legal function within superannuation.
  • Experience advising on financial product advice initiatives and issues is desirable.
  • Self-starter comfortable working in a team where direct involvement in tasks is required, along with sound commercial judgement and a results driven mindset.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills (both written and verbal), with the ability to present ideas, perspectives and issues to senior management

What you'll get in return

You will be working in a collaborative team which values and supports personal growth, within a growing and dynamic organisation that promotes integrity and puts members first. Other benefits include a competitive salary, genuinely flexible working arrangements, discounted travel, income protection insurance and generous leave entitlements.

We are committed to the recruitment, development and support of a diverse workforce into an environment which is inclusive, embraces diversity in all its forms and is a place where you can be you. All roles can flex at AustralianSuper and we're happy to discuss what this can look like for you.

We are proud to be a WGEA certified Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (8 years running) and to be recognised as one of Australia's top 10 workplaces for Dads.

What's next

Please apply now, if you share our values of Energy, Integrity, Generosity of Spirit and Excellent Outcomes and would like the opportunity to work in a challenging, growing and rapidly evolving team to deliver outstanding results.

Be Inspired, Be Bold, Be You

Agencies please note: this vacancy is being managed directly by AustralianSuper's Recruitment team. We will contact our preferred agency partners should we require additional support. Thank you.

About Us

The AustralianSuper Story

As a profit-to-member superannuation fund, AustralianSuper is run only for members, and is here to help members achieve their best possible retirement outcome. We don't pay profits or dividends to shareholders, so the money we make goes back into the fund.

We're an organisation of talented, inspiring colleagues and passionate leaders. As we continue to grow in size and complexity, we need people who will challenge our thinking, deliver outstanding outcomes and most importantly, share in our purpose.
Job ID  300000247755594
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