Specialist Communications

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South Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Corporate Affairs

Date published

01 May 2019

Date closing

21 May 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

The Specialist Communications role is responsible for supporting the execution of Olympic Dam’s communications strategy. The Specialist Communications has a core role in developing and executing internal and external communications planning, coordination and content. 

The accountabilities of the role include:
  • Build and maintain effective relationships to collaborate with a wide range of internal stakeholders including corporate and Asset-based communications teams, Olympic Dam leadership and operational teams
  • Drive internal engagement within Olympic Dam’s operational site and office-based workforce using a suite of communications tools
  • Support leadership communication, including internal communication and external speaking engagements
  • Enhance Olympic Dam’s social media activity through strategic, planned and engaging content
  • Coordinate Asset-wide Olympic Dam leadership, company initiative and/or issues-based communication
  • Travel to site (Olympic Dam / Roxby Downs) on a regular basis to ensure alignment with operational needs and assess the efficacy of internal engagement programs
  • Support BHP Olympic Dam’s South Australian proactive and reactive media engagement activities where required
  • Participate in any other projects or key tasks as directed by the Principal Communications and Head of Corporate Affairs South Austraila

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for some with the following skills and experience:
  • Experience working in an ASX-listed company environment or equivalent
  • Experience in the resources / energy sector desirable
  • Working in a matrix model with multiple reporting lines
  • Communications strategy, planning and execution – in particular digital media and internal communication
  • Issues management
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Media relations experience desirable
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications

How to apply

Please apply here by 21st May 2019.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.


Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  
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