Full Time Community Engagement Advisor
Advisor Community Engagement
- Be part of creating a long-lasting positive legacy in this diverse and interesting role
- Support the development, implementation and maintenance of relationships between Rio Tinto and our key local stakeholders within Western Australian’s South West & Great Southern region
- Apply your professional expertise in order to implement strategies across a range of technical social performance disciplines
- Live a life without filters in this picturesque location; Busselton based opportunity with regular travel
Our approach to Communities and Social Performance (CSP) is to build strong partnerships based on a relationship of mutual trust and respect. This includes the way we engage with communities and the steps we take to identify and manage social, economic, environmental, cultural, and human rights impacts throughout the life cycle of our projects, from exploration, to project development, to operation and closure.
About the role
All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.
We are looking for an Advisor, Community Engagement to coordinate and deliver projects and work across a range of activities within the Communities & Social Performance (CSP) team at Rio Tinto Iron Ore.
This newly created role is based in Busselton and focuses on the company’s engagement and social investment across our regional fly-in fly-out operational footprint within Western Australia’s South West & Great Southern region.
This is a great opportunity to build strong and long-lasting relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders and strive to enhance and protect company reputation through positive community interaction and understanding. You will be:
- Developing and maintaining a favourable relationship with the surrounding community and actively participating in the local community, including company representation at community gatherings or forums
- Contributing to or developing with community partners and stakeholders, programs or activities, which address areas of mutual interest
- Identifying and responding to local community and stakeholder matters
- Applying your professional knowledge and expertise in order to advise on and contribute to the resolution of different CSP situations and challenges.
- Supporting the dissemination of information to the local community and gathering feedback from residents and stakeholders
- Managing commitments and local partnerships, reporting on milestones, performance and value
- Undertakes activities to maintain compliance with CSP legal and other commitments, and company policy
- Support the identification, mitigation and management of Social Risks
- Planning and delivery of community events and programmes as required
- Support the attraction and retention of a diverse workforce through strategic sourcing and recruitment activities
What you’ll bring
- A commitment to the safety of yourself and others, creating and maintaining a safe workplace
- Tertiary qualification within a relevant field such as community development, or sociology
- C Class Driver’s Licence (WA)
- Demonstrated experience working in communities, corporate affairs and/or a relevant field
- Previous experience and knowledge of social performance and corporate responsibility tools and processes such as stakeholder analysis, social impact measurement and socioeconomic risk, e.g. report analysis and writing
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – ability to build networks with a wide range of people, ability to influence and build consensus.
- Flexibility to travel throughout regional WA
It will be beneficial if you have:
- Experience working in regional and remote communities
- Knowledge of government policy and programs
- Understanding of Aboriginal cultural and beliefs
What we offer
Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.
- A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
- A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
- A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
- Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
- Attractive share ownership plan
- Company provided insurance cover
- Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
- Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
- Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
- Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
- Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
- Possible domestic relocation assistance
About Rio Tinto
Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.
For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers –generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress. Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium –the world’s first to be certified “responsible” –helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.
Where you’ll be working
This role will be based in Western Australia at Rio Tinto’s Busselton office with regular travel to surrounding communities, including overnight travel.
Every Voice Matters
At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.
We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome –they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.
Applications close on Saturday the 13th of February 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)
How to Apply
Apply via company link
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