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First Nations and Community Engagement Lead

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

First Nations and Community Engagement Lead– Milton, Brisbane

This position is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and the relevant state acts.

Our Company and Culture

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a globally recognized leader in supplying equipment, tools, parts, service, and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. As a business area within the Sandvik Group, we are proud to employ approximately 44,000 people across more than 150 countries.

Our commitment to sustainability is unwavering, and we conduct business in a responsible and ethical manner. Our core values prioritize safety above all else, and we always operate with consideration for the environment and the communities in which we work. Our commitment to integrity and building relationships based on honesty, respect, and trust is paramount.

We recognize that our strength lies in diversity, and we are committed to fostering a workplace that values inclusion, fairness, and respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, including women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Join us at Sandvik, where we are dedicated to delivering excellence and innovation in the mining and construction industries.

The role

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our Sustainable Business, Marketing & Communications team to advance our reconciliations efforts and continue to deliver on our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) commitments.

You will lead the development of future RAPs with support from our Reconciliation Steering Committee, Reconciliation Advisory Community, leadership team, and RAP Champions. This high-visibility role involves leading, guiding and supporting the integration of First Nations cultural practices within the organisation through training, education, and mentorship.

Key responsibilities include collaborating with internal stakeholders in Sustainable Business, Marketing, Communications, Human Resources, Senior Management, Account Management, and Indirect Purchasing to drive continuous improvement. You will also work with Sales Area Australia & New Zealand Key Account Managers and their customers to lead, collaborate, and influence reconciliation efforts, enhancing our position as a leader in social sustainability. Additionally, You will also coordinate, deliver, and evaluate our community sponsored programs, events, and initiatives, as well as develop strong partnerships with local communities.

Areas of responsibility

  • Coordinate the execution of deliverable items in our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan according to Reconciliation Australia’s framework, as well as leading the development of our future RAPs.
  • Facilitate culturally sensitive presentations to raise awareness and educate on First Nations culture
  • Represent Sandvik at forums and build relationships with community groups
  • Engage with local communities and stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with legal and company policies
  • Look at opportunities to collaborate with our key customers, either with bigger initiatives such an investigating opportunities to work together and develop First Nations micro businesses, or smaller initiatives such as inviting key customers to our NAIDOC site celebrations
  • Ensure that any key customer collaboration is communicated both internally and externally
  • Assist in the management and implementation of local community partnerships and local activities in the communities in which we work in, while supporting the dissemination of information to local communities.

Your profile

To be successful in this role you will need a tertiary qualification in a relevant field and/or equivalent experience in a similar role (e.g. community engagement, communication and/or community development). Demonstrated experience will be highly regarded, for example, if you have previous experience in facilitation of culturally sensitive subject/s and demonstrated experience in managing multiple community engagement projects.

You are vibrant, friendly, and outgoing individual who has a passion for people and making connections. You have effective communication, listening and presentation skills as this role is responsible for developing and implementing community engagement and development programs. It is also important for you to have relationship building skills and experience working with First Nations communities and organisations. Along with a strong understanding of cultural practices of First Nations people’s and communities.

You will need the ability to travel, as Sandvik is located across multiple sites within Australia.

Agencies need not apply.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

What we offer

Join us for an exciting career with endless opportunities! Our company offers a variety of benefits that will make you eager to start your next adventure.

Work from the comfort of your own home with our flexible work arrangements, and take advantage of our Employee Benefits Program which includes options for salary sacrifice. You'll also receive a superannuation contribution of 13% on top of your earnings, giving you added peace of mind for your future.

As a part of our team, you'll be eligible for our Company Performance Bonus scheme, recognizing your hard work and dedication to the company's success. Plus, our Length of Service Recognition program highlights our commitment to our employees and rewards their loyalty.

We understand the importance of work-life balance and provide paid parental leave to support our employees and their families. Our company also offers training and development opportunities to help you grow your skills and reach your career goals.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of our dynamic and rewarding team. Apply now to start your exciting career with us!


Sandvik is proud to be a Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and benefits on the Work180 website.

Talent Acquisition Specialist
Sam Lingman

0448 044 698

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