Community Engagement and Indigenous Participation Advisor

Jun 25
Brisbane QLD, Queensland
Job category:
Human Resources
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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 business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. In 2020, the Sandvik Group had approximately 37,000 employees in more than 160 countries.

We conduct business in a sustainable and responsible manner. To achieve this, we always act in line with our high ethical standards, putting safety first and always showing consideration for the environment and the communities in which we operate. The safety and well-being of our employees and the environment are our core values.

We value diversity and inclusion and believe in the power of a balanced organisation. Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples helps us deliver on our purpose and goals, particularly our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

The role

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our Sustainable Business, Marketing & Communication’s team who will continue to drive our reconciliation commitments as set out in our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan. You will also lead the development of our future RAPs, supported by our Reconciliation Steering Committee and leadership team.

In this highly visible role, you will be responsible for leading, guiding and supporting us to ensure Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural practices are understood and applied in the organisation through training, education and mentorship. This is achieved by working collaboratively with key stakeholders such as Sustainable Business, Marketing and Communications, Human Resources, Senior Management and Indirect Purchasing to ensure continuous improvement.

The Community and Indigenous Participation Advisor will also coordinate, deliver and evaluate our community sponsored programs, events and initiatives, as well as develop strong partnerships with local communities.

This role is a full-time requirement, however Sandvik recognises the desire for flexible working options. Flexible employment arrangements include condensed working weeks, working from home, flexible start/finish times, etc.

Areas of responsibility

  • Coordination and execution of deliverable items in our Innovate RAP according to Reconciliation Australia’s framework, and lead the development of our future RAP’s.

  • Engage with Traditional owners applicable to the area in which we operate.

  • Facilitation of culturally sensitive presentations to create awareness and education around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

  • Representation at stakeholder forums and form relationships with key community groups.

  • Participation in local communities and development of relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Provide recommendations for community focused projects and local activities.

  • Management and implementation of local community partnerships and local activities in the communities in which we operate.

  • Development and facilitation of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ‘network’ and where possible provide mentorship for successful outcomes.

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 Aboriginal communities and organisations. Along with a strong understanding of cultural practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s and communities.

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

What we offer

  • A rewarding career with diverse opportunities

  • Competitive remuneration package which includes 12% Superannuation on top of all earnings

  • Flexibility to work from home

  • An Employee Benefits Program including salary sacrifice options

  • Company Performance Bonus scheme

  • Length of Service Recognition program

  • Company funded paid parental leave (12 weeks full pay, or 24 weeks ½ pay for primary caregiver)

  • Training and development opportunities

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 here.

Applications close: 25 June 2021

Deadline: Jun 25
Job-ID: R0029245

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