Careers

The Guardians employs around 130 staff, many of whom are New Zealanders who have returned from overseas. We place a high priority on attracting the best candidates, retaining our top talent and building the capability of our team. We aim to be a good employer and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities to prospective and existing staff. Workplace flexibility, investing in professional development and offering staff career-progressing opportunities are central to our employment offering.

If you are eligible to work in New Zealand and are interested in a career opportunity with the Guardians, please see below for details of roles we are currently recruiting for. Please note that all recruitment is undertaken via specialist search.

 

CURRENT VACANCIES

Enterprise Risk Analyst

The NZ Super Fund is New Zealand's sovereign wealth fund, established to partially pre-fund the future cost of New Zealand superannuation. The NZ Super Fund has won global accolades for its investment performance, governance and transparency, as well as being recognised as one of the most innovative sovereign wealth funds globally. The Fund is managed by a Crown Entity, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation (Guardians), and has $42 billion funds under management across a broad range of investments, making it one of New Zealand’s largest and most diverse asset owners.

The team environment at the Guardians is supportive and collegial. You will be encouraged to take autonomy within your role, stretch your capability and seek opportunities for your professional development and personal growth.

The opportunity

The Enterprise Risk Analyst sits in the Risk Team and will assist in maintaining a range of robust risk controls aimed at ensuring the efficient and safe operation of the Fund.

Reporting to the Enterprise Risk Manager and working in a close-knit team, you will gain a broad range of experience across a variety of responsibilities. You will enhance your enterprise wide understanding of risk, hone your technical skills and get exposure to a diverse mix of stakeholders in a dynamic, global Fund.

Key elements of the role include:

  • provide enterprise (i.e. non-investment) risk reporting to support the business and the Board
  • provide advice to business units, and support the process of reviewing their risk registers
  • identify Key Risk Indicators and build dashboards to provide information to business owners
  • assist the Risk Committee with the stress testing programme

To be successful in this role it is important that you have:

  • a risk or audit controls background with a strong detail focus.
  • excellent technical skills, business acumen, composure, approachability, a drive for results, integrity and trust.
  • sound verbal and written communication skills.
  • excellent planning, analytical and organisational skills.
  • a systematic approach to maintaining records.
  • a collegial, constructive approach to building internal and external relationships

Desirable attributes may also possess:

  • an understanding of how fund managers and financial markets operate.
  • experience using Power BI or other data analytics tools.

Life at NZ Super Fund

Underpinning the culture at the Guardians is a focus on achieving successful outcomes over the long term for future generations of New Zealanders. It's an enjoyable place to work: genuinely driven by its core values, with a focus on maintaining an appropriate balance between the demands of career and life, enhanced by their award winning benefits package.

Register your interest

The Guardians is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring practices. To build a strong and talented workforce, the Guardians is actively building an inclusive workplace and encourages expressions of interest from a diverse applicant pool, including applicants interested in discussing flexible work options. Further information about the Guardians and NZ Super Fund is available on www.nzsuperfund.nz.

Please forward your details in strict confidence by clicking 'apply now' below. Alternatively send your CV [email protected]. For more information call Jenny Parker, Partner at Convergence Partners Limited, on +64 9 300 6798.

IT Security manager

Halo Consulting have exclusively partnered with the NZ Super Fund on their newly created position of Information Technology Security Manager.

The New Zealand Government uses the Fund to save now in order to help pay for the future cost of providing universal superannuation; this $42 billion dollar Fund helps smooth the cost of superannuation between today's taxpayers and future generations.

The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation (‘the Guardians’) is the Crown entity charged with managing and administering the Fund. It operates by investing initial Government contributions – and returns generated from these investments – in New Zealand and internationally, in order to grow the size of the Fund over the long-term.

They are proud of their culture, one of high performance, intelligence and collaboration; a team of great minds that respect each other and are passionate about their work. The Guardians has been working with a top consultancy to ensure that the country’s Fund is safeguarded and protected from security risks. As this is a top priority for the Guardians and the Board, they have created a new role to consult to the business as a trusted advisor, to design strategies and drive outcomes.

We are seeking a highly skilled professional, with extensive experience developing and implementing organisational security plans to meet business needs, compliance and regulatory requirements. This position requires an individual who has the pragmatic and commercial capability to truly understand the NZ Super Fund as an organisation and its main risks in order to design the necessary strategies and technical environment.

As a trusted Advisor, you will work closely with the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Guardians’ leadership and wider staff, outsourced providers who store or manage Guardians’ information, the intelligence community, and relevant industry stakeholders. You’ll ensure the ongoing assessment of risks related to information security, control effectiveness, including providing expert advice on threats, vulnerabilities, inherent and residual security risks across the organisation, and recommending remedial actions and controls.

Reviewing the appropriateness of tools and technologies, you will have input into the identification of the most suitable new technologies and the configuration of the existing technical environment to relevant certification standards.

You’ll utilise your strong technical understanding of cybersecurity, as demonstrated by a security certification at CISSP, CISM level or equivalent to consult, educate and advise the business, creating robust policies, measures, frameworks and reporting.

*A full Job Description will be supplied during the application process.


Requirements to apply

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in a cybersecurity management role.
  • A tertiary qualification in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, system analysis, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • An understanding of the New Zealand Government compliance requirements, including the New Zealand Information Security Manual (NZISM), Protective Security Requirements (PSR), and the Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO) risk management methodologies.
  • CISSP or CISM Certification
  • An understanding of security and IT frameworks and their application, including ISO 2700x, NIST, Cloud Security Alliance CSM, and CobIT.
  • An understanding of risk management frameworks, including ISO 31000.
  • Experience assessing third party assurance including reviewing SOC/ISAE reports.
  • Experience of managing third party suppliers to deliver security solutions
  • Experience of working with internal and external audit functions
  • Practical experience applying common security tools and technologies.
  • Ability to exercise balanced judgment, prioritise and take action.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas using business- friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Self-motivated and directed.
  • Able to contribute to a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

THE GUARDIANS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring practices. To build a strong and talented workforce, the Guardians is actively building an inclusive workplace and encourage expressions of interest from a diverse applicant pool, including applicants interested in discussing flexible work options. Further information about the NZ Super Fund is available on www.nzsuperfund.nz

To find out further details about this rare opportunity with NZ Super Fund, phone Katherine Barber on +6421 771 671, your interest will be treated in the strictest of confidence. 
  
NB: Applications are open until sunday the 28th of July however submissions will be reviewed during this period. We review all CV's manually and you will only be contacted if your skills and experience meet the requirements of our client.

 

Tax Advisor

The NZ Superannuation Fund is New Zealand's sovereign wealth fund established to partially pre-fund the future cost of New Zealand superannuation. The Fund is currently ~$42 Billion, invested across a wide range of asset classes and geographies. The NZ Superannuation Fund has won global accolades for its financial performance, governance and transparency, as well as being recognised as one of the most innovative sovereign wealth funds globally. The Fund is managed by a Crown Entity, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation (Guardians).   

The opportunity?
The Guardians’ Tax team brings together an exceptional and diverse range of experience, and are very well respected as key influencers within the New Zealand tax community. The team is responsible for ensuring that the worldwide tax obligations of the Guardians and the Fund are met. Tax works closely with the Finance and Risk, Legal, and Communications functions, as well as with the Investment and Portfolio Completion teams. The Tax team also holds relationships externally with auditors, Treasury, revenue authorities, peer fund tax teams and tax advisors.

Your key tasks include:

  • Supporting the Senior Tax Advisors and Head of Tax to ensure compliance with relevant tax requirements by the Guardians and the Fund, as well as delivery of accurate tax accounting and reporting.
  • Assist with the Tax team’s contribution to the Finance business unit planning and review sessions as required.
  • Assist with management of the tax risks of implementing new investments, including by:
    • Structuring investments and divestments effectively.
    • Completing all tax due diligence checklists in a timely and cost-effective manner.
    • Identifying and addressing all major tax risks.
    • Preparing investment implementation tax lessons in order to constantly improve processes and increase intellectual property sharing and knowledge.
  • Support the working relationship with Inland Revenue.
  • Support annual performance reviews with major tax advisors to ensure optimal advice and cost effectiveness.
  • Maintain technical tax knowledge by keeping up to date with tax law and practice.  

Your profile:

A tertiary qualification in accounting and / or law is required and, ideally you will be or be working towards becoming a Chartered Accountant.
You will have at least 3 years’ relevant commercial and technical tax experience gained in an in-house Corporate Tax function, Chartered Accounting or Legal Practice. In this role you will need to have a collegial, constructive approach, including the ability to foster both internal and external relationships. Other key attributes include:

  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Excellent judgement and managerial courage.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

With a reputation for excellence, the Guardians attribute the Fund’s success to the calibre of their staff, their commitment to diversity both in thought and background, and a commitment to global best practice. The Guardians is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring practices. Reasonable support will be provided to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. To build a strong and talented workforce, the Guardians is actively building an inclusive workplace and encourages expressions of interest from a diverse applicant pool, including applicants interested in discussing flexible work options.
  
If you're looking for that one off, stand out opportunity to work within a world class team, here it is. For a confidential conversation please contact Ben Kershaw, Partner, on 021 887 494.

Analyst - External Investments & Partnerships

  • Suited to Analysts with 3-6 years experience.
  • Critically appraise investments across a wide range of asset classes.
  • Support the selection and monitoring of ‘best in class’ investment managers.

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund is New Zealand's sovereign wealth fund, established to partially pre-fund the future cost of New Zealand superannuation. The NZ Super Fund has won global accolades for its governance and transparency, as well being recognised as one of the most innovative sovereign wealth funds globally. The Fund is managed by a Crown Entity, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation (Guardians).
 

The opportunity
The External Investments and Partnerships team forms part of the Guardians' broader Investments business unit and is responsible for effective management of a portfolio of investments with external investment managers, as well as finding innovative ways to access attractive investment opportunities.

Current external mandates include systematic factor-based equities, distressed credit, merger arbitrage, infrastructure, renewable energy, catastrophe reinsurance, NZ expansion capital, NZ and emerging markets active equities, life settlements, global macro, shale energy, and several others.

As the Analyst, External Investments & Partnerships, you will contribute to the analysis and ongoing assessment of the risk/return characteristics of existing and prospective investments across a wide range of asset classes. You will also contribute to the selection of external investment managers and ongoing management of these relationships. The EIP team is also responsible for managing the Guardians’ network of peer relationships, and analysts can expect to work with the Head of EIP in contributing to the development and maintenance of strategies in this space.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Analysing the relative attractiveness of a diverse range of asset classes and investment strategies.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date view of market events and pricing in specific asset classes.
  • Building and maintaining key investment analysis frameworks, models and tools.
  • Supporting the appraisal and selection of 'best in class' managers.
  • Monitoring the Fund's portfolio of external mandates.


Your background
The ideal candidate will bring circa 3-6 years' experience of investment analysis and/or investment strategy gained within asset management.

This position requires critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, creative problem solving, and an abundance of drive and initiative! You will be detail-oriented while also able to apply a macro perspective to investment analysis.

This is a unique opportunity for exposure to a fascinating array of asset classes and to some of the world's most renowned investment managers. It is imperative that you enjoy developing external relationships, and can interact credibly and comfortably with senior stakeholders whilst maintaining an ability to think critically.


Life at NZ Super Fund
Underpinning the NZ Super Fund culture is a focus on achieving successful outcomes over the long term. It's an enjoyable place to work: genuinely driven by its core values, with a focus on maintaining an appropriate balance between the demands of career and life.

The team environment at the NZ Super Fund is collegial and will support you to take autonomy within your role. You will be encouraged to stretch your capability and seek opportunities for your professional development and personal growth.
 

Register your interest
The technical challenge of analysing a range of asset classes, exposure to renowned global investors, combined with the chance to contribute to New Zealand's future prosperity, makes this is a genuinely unique and exciting opportunity for those with a passion for investments and asset management.

Please forward your cover letter and resume in strict confidence to [email protected]. For more information please call Dave Rees, Partner at Convergence Partners Limited, on +64 9 300 6875.
 

Equal opportunities
The Guardians is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring practices. Reasonable support will be provided to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. To build a strong and talented workforce, the Guardians is actively building an inclusive workplace and encourages expressions of interest from a diverse applicant pool, including applicants interested in discussing flexible work options. If you require any additional support to make an application, please contact Dave Rees on the details provided.  

Analyst, External Investments & Partnerships

  • Suited to Analysts with 3-6 years experience.
  • Critically appraise investments across a wide range of asset classes.
  • Support the selection and monitoring of ‘best in class’ investment managers.

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund is New Zealand's sovereign wealth fund, established to partially pre-fund the future cost of New Zealand superannuation. The NZ Super Fund has won global accolades for its governance and transparency, as well being recognised as one of the most innovative sovereign wealth funds globally. The Fund is managed by a Crown Entity, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation (Guardians).
 

The opportunity
The External Investments and Partnerships team forms part of the Guardians' broader Investments business unit and is responsible for effective management of a portfolio of investments with external investment managers, as well as finding innovative ways to access attractive investment opportunities.

Current external mandates include systematic factor-based equities, distressed credit, merger arbitrage, infrastructure, renewable energy, catastrophe reinsurance, NZ expansion capital, NZ and emerging markets active equities, life settlements, global macro, shale energy, and several others.

As the Analyst, External Investments & Partnerships, you will contribute to the analysis and ongoing assessment of the risk/return characteristics of existing and prospective investments across a wide range of asset classes. You will also contribute to the selection of external investment managers and ongoing management of these relationships. The EIP team is also responsible for managing the Guardians’ network of peer relationships, and analysts can expect to work with the Head of EIP in contributing to the development and maintenance of strategies in this space.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Analysing the relative attractiveness of a diverse range of asset classes and investment strategies.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date view of market events and pricing in specific asset classes.
  • Building and maintaining key investment analysis frameworks, models and tools.
  • Supporting the appraisal and selection of 'best in class' managers.
  • Monitoring the Fund's portfolio of external mandates.


Your background
The ideal candidate will bring circa 2-6 years' experience of investment analysis and/or investment strategy gained within asset management.

This position requires critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, creative problem solving, and an abundance of drive and initiative! You will be detail-oriented while also able to apply a macro perspective to investment analysis.

This is a unique opportunity for exposure to a fascinating array of asset classes and to some of the world's most renowned investment managers. It is imperative that you enjoy developing external relationships, and can interact credibly and comfortably with senior stakeholders whilst maintaining an ability to think critically.


Life at NZ Super Fund
Underpinning the NZ Super Fund culture is a focus on achieving successful outcomes over the long term. It's an enjoyable place to work: genuinely driven by its core values, with a focus on maintaining an appropriate balance between the demands of career and life.

The team environment at the NZ Super Fund is collegial and will support you to take autonomy within your role. You will be encouraged to stretch your capability and seek opportunities for your professional development and personal growth.
 

Register your interest
The technical challenge of analysing a range of asset classes, exposure to renowned global investors, combined with the chance to contribute to New Zealand's future prosperity, makes this is a genuinely unique and exciting opportunity for those with a passion for investments and asset management.

Please forward your cover letter and resume in strict confidence to [email protected]. For more information please call Dave Rees, Partner at Convergence Partners Limited, on +64 9 300 6875.
 

Equal opportunities
The Guardians is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring practices. Reasonable support will be provided to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. To build a strong and talented workforce, the Guardians is actively building an inclusive workplace and encourages expressions of interest from a diverse applicant pool, including applicants interested in discussing flexible work options. If you require any additional support to make an application, please contact Dave Rees on the details provided.  

Project Manager, Business Solutions Group

The NZ Superannuation Fund is New Zealand's sovereign wealth fund, established to partially pre-fund the future cost of New Zealand superannuation. The NZ Superannuation Fund has won global accolades for its financial performance, governance and transparency, as well being recognised as one of the most innovative sovereign wealth funds globally. The Fund is managed by a Crown Entity, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation (Guardians).

The Role:

This role sits in the organisations Business Solutions Group. The team is made up of Project Managers, BA’s and Testers. The Business Solutions Group team helps to support all project delivery within the organisation, either delivering themselves directly on behalf of the IT department or providing project support and governance to the wider organisation.

As the team and Fund are growing, this role has been created as part of that growth. It’s an exciting time to join, and there is an interesting variety of project work in the pipeline. You will have the opportunity to lead on significant technology change projects, and support with wider projects across the fund.

What you need to be successful:

Essential

  • Minimum 2 years’ Project Management experience
  • Full SDLC understanding
  • Flexible team player
  • Ability to work independently and on multiple projects at one time
  • A sound understanding of how people go through a change and the change process.
  • Proven ability to work to deadlines
  • Collegial, constructive approach, including the ability to foster both internal and external relationships

Desirable

  • Experience in financial services or investment management is desirable.
  • Experience in delivery using AGILE methodologies is desirable.
  • PRINCE2 or PMP qualification is desirable

The Guardians is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring practices. Reasonable support will be provided to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. To build a strong and talented workforce, the Guardians is actively building an inclusive workplace and encourages expressions of interest from a diverse applicant pool, including applicants interested in discussing flexible work options. Further information about the Guardians and NZ Super Fund is available on www.nzsuperfund.nz.

To be considered please contact Sabrina Freitas, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor on 021 103 4442 or email [email protected].