Responsible Investment Manager

Permanent – Full time - Sydney CBD

Date posted
10 April 2019
Applications close
28 May 2019
  • Central CBD location – Wynyard
  • Manage the Responsible Investment Strategy
  • Be the SME for ESG

About Us:

As one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, Rest plays a role in the futures of around one in six working Australians. Our people are committed to delivering real benefits for our customers and making a difference as their fund for life – from their first job to their last. As a profit-to-member fund, we put our members first.

At Rest we have a culture built around our values, customer focus, collaboration, courage, integrity and trust. We empower our people to make a difference to our customers and in their own life. We are proud to offer benefits including an open plan modern working environment, flexible working, health and wellbeing programs and tailored development plans to support you be the best you can be.

The Job:

Our Investments Team are looking to bring on board a Responsible Investment Manager, to develop, implement and manage our Responsible Investment strategy in alignment with Rest’s vision to be the leading superannuation fund Australians choose and trust throughout their lives.

Your role will see you leading Responsible Investment projects, initiatives and activities, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to provide practical Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) expertise.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Review, develop and/or enhance Responsible Investment related policies, including ESG considerations
  • Drive the efficient implementation and integration of ESG considerations into Rest’s investment process
  • Lead and conduct high quality research and analysis on ESG topics for internal and external stakeholders including the board
  • Prepare and contribute to ESG related articles, updates or newsletters to communicate Rest’s Responsible Investing position and approach
  • Support the development of measurement and monitoring of ESG related metrics within Rest’s Investment Analytics Project and Investment Risk Project
  • Review, monitor, analyse and report on Rest’s ESG related activities including proxy voting and reporting.
  • Support the development and implementation of Rest’s Responsible Investment related product initiatives.
  • Own and maintain up-to-date Responsible Investment knowledge to keep Rest at the forefront on any relevant ESG related issues including regulatory obligations.
  • Participate in industry conferences and investment manager meetings to enhance Responsible Investment capabilities
  • Ensure that Rest rates highly in relevant Responsible Investing industry rankings.

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate:
  • Tertiary education including post-graduate qualification in relevant discipline, or equivalent experience within investment management and/or superannuation
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Responsible Investment within the finance industry
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in the development, implementation and management of Responsible Investment including integration of ESG
  • Comprehensive understanding of the regulatory environment, best practices, investment processes, and trends in relations to ESG matters
  • Proven ability to conduct robust investment research, analysis and reporting
  • Effective stakeholder management skills
  • Motivated and ability to work independently
  • Planning and project management skills.

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.

What’s in it for you:

Apart from the opportunity to genuinely make a difference in people’s lives, a competitive salary and flexibility around working days and hours is on offer, along with a genuine career opportunity working with passionate, collaborative, intelligent high-achievers in a company that values the personal qualities and background of each person in the team.

How to apply:

If this sounds like you, 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, please email your CV and cover letter addressing the points above to

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