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Senior Legal Drafter: Retirement Funds

Vacancy Details

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Drafting rules and amendments to fund rules in line with the legislative framework; negotiate with regulators and clients with regard to outstanding and problematic submissions and ensuring registration/approval of the rules with the regulator; and managing and developing staff reporting to the role.


Level Summary

  • Understanding and applying relevant legal requirements specified in the drafting of rules.
  • Keep abreast of new legislation, both in South Africa and neighbouring countries.
  • Providing holistic solutions to internal and external clients with regards to fund.
  • Interact and maintain good relations with regulatory authorities.
  • Comply with company policies and procedures of the business.
  • Provide documentation that is clear, unambiguous and in line with the legislative requirements.
  • Manage compliance and risk in company policies and procedures of the business.
  • Coaching and mentoring the junior staff to be able to develop to the next level. 
  • Providing Support to management.

Critical role

  • Due to the specialized nature of the business, the subject matter involved, the risk and impact of incorrect legal drafting.

Obstacles to overcome

  • High volumes of work.
  • Demanding internal and external clients in terms of deadlines.
  • Quality of information
  • Drafting instructions are vague and do not comply with legislation
  • Frequent legislative changes resulting in information overload.
  • Difficulties in negotiating outstanding and problematic submissions with regulators.


Required Experience

Minimum 5 years’ experience in Employee Benefits

Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Rules Drafter

Understanding the Retirement Funds legal framework

Intermediate knowledge of MS Word

Extensive knowledge about Retirement Funds

Advance knowledge of legislation impacting Retirement Funds

Role Skills/Competencies

Good Business writing skills

Analytical skills


Good interpersonal skills

Good interpretative skills

Team Player

Ability to work under pressure

Deadline driven

Attention to detail and accuracy

Good time  and work management skills


Ability work independently

All positions will be filled in accordance with our client’s Employment Equity plan. We also encourage people with disabilities to apply.

Position Type


Work Level



Market Related


Banking/Finance And Investment

Salary Type



Cost To Company

Affirmative Action


Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North