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South Australia

Work type

Full Time, Part Time, Fixed Term

Job category

Community Development, Corporate Affairs

Date published

10 September 2020

Date closing

17 September 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

BHP is seeking a driven and proactive implementer that can successfully deliver the Olympic Dam Corporate Affairs – Community business plan, as part of the Community team. Reporting to the Manager of Corporate Affairs you will have responsibility for various aspects of the Corporate Affairs – Community portfolio, including financial management, strategic planning, stakeholder relations, compliance, community development, social investment and staff development. The role requires key competencies and accountabilities across all aspects of community and stakeholder engagement and social investment in the Olympic Dam region.

This role will offered as a 12 month fixed term contract with flexible work arrangements of part time or full time, preferred location of the role is Roxby Downs.

In this role you will:
  • Contribute to the development of the Olympic Dam Corporate Affairs business plan.
  • Support the development and delivery of the Olympic Dam Social Investment Plan.
  • Contributes to continuously improving social performance in alignment with Company standards and external commitments.
  • Ensure Stakeholder Engagement Management Plan is updated as required.
  • Advise Corporate Affairs team and Asset team on key social risks to BHP, and contribute to the development of suitable strategies to prevent and mitigate risks.
  • Contribute to the Company-wide issues management process.
  • Contribute to community and social performance reporting for South Australia.
  • Contribute to the development and management of social investment budgets within Olympic Dam region.
  • Work with potential partners to develop quality social investment projects and programs
  • Develop and foster relationships with internal and external stakeholders to understand priority issues and concerns, ensuring appropriate strategies are in place to address complaints and grievance, and to enhance BHP’s reputation and standing in the community.
  • Work with the Communication team to develop communications plans and response to Community media, investors and other stakeholders as required.

About You

You will be an experienced Corporate Affairs professional who has broad based understanding of the South Australia political and economic environment, structures and processes. It is critical in this position that you have experience and understanding of issues management including human rights, Indigenous Peoples, supply chain management and transparency and the concept of shared or social value.

To be successful in this role, you will have an understanding of industry and experience in community development, and experience of working in regional or remote communities, particularly the Olympic Dam region.

You are able to quickly navigate and understand complex issues to produce effective solutions, as well as being comfortable in working autonomously with the ability to prioritise deliverables in a fast paced environment.  Additionally, your communication, influencing and relationship building skills will be key strengths and are easily able to work with a range of stakeholders to achieve excellent business outcomes. 

A relevant tertiary qualification in social or political science, public policy, community or international development, planning or other relevant fields is preferred.

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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