Manager Community QLD and NSW | 12-month fixed term | Brisbane

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Work type

Full Time, Fixed Term

Job category

Corporate Affairs

Date published

24 March 2020

Date closing

07 April 2020 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

Reporting to the Head of Corporate Affairs, Manager Community will have responsibility for all aspects of the Corporate Affairs Community portfolio, including strategic planning, stakeholder relations, compliance, community development, social investment, financial management, and organizational and staff development.

Key accountabilities include but not limited to the following:
  • Develop trustful relationships with internal and external stakeholders to understand priority issues and concerns, ensuring appropriate strategies and plans are in place to address complaints and enhance BHP’s reputation and standing in the community.
  • Supports Social Value Leads to embed the necessary understanding, focus, and evaluation of social value in the systems and processes of the Company and work to champion the social value agenda
  • Manage executive positioning with key stakeholders in alignment with Business and Company-wide objectives
  • Provide leadership and direction on engagement with local government and input to the development of public policy positions
  • Contribute to the development of Corporate Affairs strategic plans  
  • Own community and social performance reporting, content and case studies for Queensland and NSW
  • Oversee the development and management of social investment budgets in Qld & NSW
  • Accountable to ensure alignment, quality and consistency of social investment projects and programs designed and implemented at the local and state level
  • Provide performance management, coaching and mentoring support to the Qld & NSW CA Community team to foster a culture of knowledge-sharing, learning and results-based delivery that is adaptable to a constantly evolving external and internal context.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will be a driven and proactive leader.  You will be someone that is able to naturally form and nurture relationships through supporting and empowering your team, while also comfortable interacting with governments, and regulatory bodies and developing meaningful relationships with community members, organisations and other interested stakeholders.

  • Academic degree or professional qualification in social or political science, public policy, community or international development, planning or other relevant fields. Masters degree preferred
  • IAP2 Certification preferred
  • Strong organisational leadership & management skills with a demonstrated ability to inspire & motivate staff as well as influence outcomes without direct authority
  • Highly skilled & confident public speaker and presenter
  • Agile and able to adapt to changing environments with competing priorities and complex issues
  • Proven problem solving, analytical and evaluative skills, to develop and guide planning in dynamic and complex settings, with an ability to operate flexibly, adaptively and in a politically smart manner
  •  Strong budget management with demonstrable financial analysis skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities and projects in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, with the flexibility to adjust and adapt plans and a high level of diplomacy and political sensitivity
  • A broad based understanding of key business and industry success drivers added to knowledge and understanding of the Western Australia/Queensland political and economic environment, structures and processes
  • Extensive management and technical advisory experience in community development, and experience of working in regional or remote communities preferred
  • Senior level experience successfully managing a remote, geographically dispersed, diverse and talented team and a proven track record in motivating staff, delegating responsibilities, facilitating teamwork and collaborative efforts to achieve the program outcomes
  • Extensive experience  in building strategies to manage operational community issues including in areas of stakeholder mapping and engagement, cultural heritage, agreement-making, community development and social dialogue, social investment, grievance management and conflict resolution
  • Extensive experience in issues management including human rights, Indigenous Peoples, local procurement and supply chain management and transparency and the concepts of shared or social value and collective impact

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.  

ImportantThe safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority.Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic, your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage.
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