Senior Consultant, Trustee Advice Partner

MLC


• This unique role with the Office of the Super Trustee requires a focus on member outcomes and provides you the opportunity to demonstrate the depth of your skills and experience in this field
• As a natural communicator, you will have prior experience engaging with Boards with a strong approach to governance and great attention to detail.
• If this sounds like you, we have a great career opportunity based at our MLC offices in North Sydney.


About MLC
Are you ready to join a leading Wealth business as it embarks on a period of significant change? The NAB Group announced that it would be reshaping its Wealth Management strategy by pursuing the divesture of the MLC Wealth part of its business. This will enable MLC Wealth to set its own independent strategy and investment priorities; providing employees with an exciting opportunity to contribute to the next phase of the 130-year journey of this trusted brand.
About the Office of the Super Trustee (‘OST’)
The Office of the Super Trustee is the independent voice of the Trustee and is solely accountable to the Superannuation Trustee Board, supporting the Trustee directors in meeting their responsibilities. This includes providing strategic advice in support of the Trustee’s governance arrangements and oversighting of its outsourced service providers; acting as an escalation point to provide guidance and direction; and playing a key role in identifying and managing conflicts that puts member interests first.


About the Role:
The Senior Consultant, Trustee Advice Partner role is recently created to support the Senior Managers and is part of a small team that brings domain business expertise across all the key areas of our superannuation business to provide independent strategic advice to our Trustee directors and the management of our service providers.
Supporting the Senior Managers in the OST, the role will cover key portfolio governance responsibilities covering investments, product, insurance, member communication, remediation, risk and compliance, regulatory change, operations, technology and finance. The extent of support required supporting each portfolio will vary from time to time depending on competing demands. Akin to the Trustee’s deliberation across a complex and diverse set of considerations, the breadth of the role presents a unique opportunity for someone willing to learn and apply their skills across the superannuation business.
As Senior Consultant, Trustee Advice Partner, you will be required to:
• Provide support to the Senior Manager Trustee Advice Partner’s as required covering the key portfolios of the OST.
• Provide independent strategic and technical advice to Trustee Directors as required.
• Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address trustee or member issues (potentially without precedent) as required from time to time.
• Responding to prudential/regulatory change impact across the key portfolios.
• Provide direction to our service providers in accordance with delegations provided by the Trustee and advice on Trustee policy, expectations and standards and ensuring the delivery of high quality outcomes for members.
• Develop strong and effective relationships across the Trustee’s service providers and undertake activities related to the monitoring of service provider activities including the identification of improvement opportunities.
• Be the voice of the Trustee in the day to day management of the superannuation business, providing consultancy and education service to all divisions/business units enabling them to understand Trustee expectations, not just the ‘what’ but the ‘why’.
• Play a key role in supporting delivery of inflight strategic projects including the Trustee’s simplification program, product optimisation, investment optimisation, re-platforming, retirement, member engagement, insurance in super projects, wealth separation, SPS515 member outcomes and many more.
 
About You:
As a Senior Consultant, Trustee Advice Partner you are expected to bring to the role experience and competency covering one or more key areas of the OST’s portfolio of responsibilities. With your unique blend of technical and communication skills together with your growth mindset, you will consider this role to provide significant breadth and diversity and accelerated learning across core areas of superannuation. You will have a proven track record and be able to demonstrate the impact you have made in previous roles. You will be a team player and model the right behaviours. You will have effective communication skills given the role requirement to work closely with senior stakeholders, boards, and regulators on a regular basis.

Given the breadth of the role, we acknowledge the challenge in finding a candidate with all the necessary skills and experience required, however the ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of relevant experience, be highly competent in an area of specialisation and will be educated to degree standard or higher preferably in commerce, applied finance, or law.
 
If you think this role is the right fit for you, we invite you to apply. Let’s have a serious but informal chat about who you are and what drives you.


To be eligible to apply, you must have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency status.


Please note candidate screening and interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date of the job advert.


We embrace diversity of thought, style and working arrangements to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we serve.

MLC


• This unique role with the Office of the Super Trustee requires a focus on member outcomes and provides you the opportunity to demonstrate the depth of your skills and experience in this field
• As a natural communicator, you will have prior experience engaging with Boards with a strong approach to governance and great attention to detail.
• If this sounds like you, we have a great career opportunity based at our MLC offices in North Sydney.


About MLC
Are you ready to join a leading Wealth business as it embarks on a period of significant change? The NAB Group announced that it would be reshaping its Wealth Management strategy by pursuing the divesture of the MLC Wealth part of its business. This will enable MLC Wealth to set its own independent strategy and investment priorities; providing employees with an exciting opportunity to contribute to the next phase of the 130-year journey of this trusted brand.
About the Office of the Super Trustee (‘OST’)
The Office of the Super Trustee is the independent voice of the Trustee and is solely accountable to the Superannuation Trustee Board, supporting the Trustee directors in meeting their responsibilities. This includes providing strategic advice in support of the Trustee’s governance arrangements and oversighting of its outsourced service providers; acting as an escalation point to provide guidance and direction; and playing a key role in identifying and managing conflicts that puts member interests first.


About the Role:
The Senior Consultant, Trustee Advice Partner role is recently created to support the Senior Managers and is part of a small team that brings domain business expertise across all the key areas of our superannuation business to provide independent strategic advice to our Trustee directors and the management of our service providers.
Supporting the Senior Managers in the OST, the role will cover key portfolio governance responsibilities covering investments, product, insurance, member communication, remediation, risk and compliance, regulatory change, operations, technology and finance. The extent of support required supporting each portfolio will vary from time to time depending on competing demands. Akin to the Trustee’s deliberation across a complex and diverse set of considerations, the breadth of the role presents a unique opportunity for someone willing to learn and apply their skills across the superannuation business.
As Senior Consultant, Trustee Advice Partner, you will be required to:
• Provide support to the Senior Manager Trustee Advice Partner’s as required covering the key portfolios of the OST.
• Provide independent strategic and technical advice to Trustee Directors as required.
• Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address trustee or member issues (potentially without precedent) as required from time to time.
• Responding to prudential/regulatory change impact across the key portfolios.
• Provide direction to our service providers in accordance with delegations provided by the Trustee and advice on Trustee policy, expectations and standards and ensuring the delivery of high quality outcomes for members.
• Develop strong and effective relationships across the Trustee’s service providers and undertake activities related to the monitoring of service provider activities including the identification of improvement opportunities.
• Be the voice of the Trustee in the day to day management of the superannuation business, providing consultancy and education service to all divisions/business units enabling them to understand Trustee expectations, not just the ‘what’ but the ‘why’.
• Play a key role in supporting delivery of inflight strategic projects including the Trustee’s simplification program, product optimisation, investment optimisation, re-platforming, retirement, member engagement, insurance in super projects, wealth separation, SPS515 member outcomes and many more.
 
About You:
As a Senior Consultant, Trustee Advice Partner you are expected to bring to the role experience and competency covering one or more key areas of the OST’s portfolio of responsibilities. With your unique blend of technical and communication skills together with your growth mindset, you will consider this role to provide significant breadth and diversity and accelerated learning across core areas of superannuation. You will have a proven track record and be able to demonstrate the impact you have made in previous roles. You will be a team player and model the right behaviours. You will have effective communication skills given the role requirement to work closely with senior stakeholders, boards, and regulators on a regular basis.

Given the breadth of the role, we acknowledge the challenge in finding a candidate with all the necessary skills and experience required, however the ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of relevant experience, be highly competent in an area of specialisation and will be educated to degree standard or higher preferably in commerce, applied finance, or law.
 
If you think this role is the right fit for you, we invite you to apply. Let’s have a serious but informal chat about who you are and what drives you.


To be eligible to apply, you must have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency status.


Please note candidate screening and interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date of the job advert.


We embrace diversity of thought, style and working arrangements to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we serve.

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