Aboriginal Affairs Lead

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  • WA Other
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • This job will close on 03 June 2024
  • $140,000 - $160,000 plus super

Aboriginality is a genuine requirement for this role pursuant to Section 50D of the Equal Opportunities Act 1984 (WA.)


About the organisation

Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers (WesCEF) is a division of Wesfarmers, comprising nine industrial businesses that operate in domestic, national and international markets. We employ around 1,600 people across our businesses – located in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Victoria. WesCEF produces and distributes essential products for the agricultural, mining, construction and manufacturing industries and energy for households for cooking, heating and hot water. We are a part of Wesfarmers Limited, a diversified conglomerate listed on the ASX and one of the nation’s largest employers with more than 120,000 employees. Wesfarmers is proud to have an Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan and be part of a cohort of Australian companies deeply committed to reconciliation. 

About the role

The Aboriginal Affairs Lead holds the responsibility of leading the development and delivery of initiatives and projects that align to WesCEF’s Aboriginal Affairs Strategy, WesCEF’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategy and Wesfarmers Reconciliation Action Plan. The role involves advising executive and senior leaders on Aboriginal affairs including community relationships, recruitment, retention and cultural awareness.  A full time Aboriginal Affairs Advisor reports into this Lead role, and together they are responsible for implementing key targets across all initiatives, collaborating with team members across all levels of the business, and maintaining a high profile.

For a full list of responsibilities, please contact Pipeline Talent at [email protected]

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have extensive experience in delivering Aboriginal engagement initiatives and services, alongside significant knowledge of Aboriginal cultures. You will personally demonstrate, through consistent behaviour and understanding, respect for, and compliance with culturally appropriate ways of working with Aboriginal people and their communities. You are an experienced leader with a background in project implementation, team management and reporting, and you are passionate about working with others to achieve goals and listening to the needs of internal and external stakeholders You will be the person who guides the business and its people to be connected to community, culture and country.

Key Selection Criteria

1.   Significant experience (at least 8 years) leading the development and delivery of a broad range of Aboriginal engagement initiatives, including strategic guidance and implementation.

2.  Deep relationships with Aboriginal Communities in the multiple regions across WesCEF’s service area and knowledge of Aboriginal cultures, labour market and programs.

3. Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the capacity to build rapport, motivate and positively influence others.

4.  Proven experience in interpreting, analysing and communicating data.

5.  Demonstrated experience in project management, including development, delivery, and monitoring of progress.

What we can offer you

·       A competitive salary between $140,000 - $160,000 plus superannuation, depending on skills and experience. The position also comes with entitlements to WesCEF’s bonus and shares scheme.

·       Salary sacrificing including lease vehicle packaging

·       Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave

·       Career and professional development opportunities across WesCEF’s portfolio of businesses

·       Employee discount for natural gas, plus much more

How to apply

All applications must be made in writing and include the following:

·       Up to date CV

·       Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) addressing the selection criteria above, outlining why you have applied for the position and how you meet the requirements of the position.

Applications are to be submitted via the Pipeline Talent website. 

Applications close 11:59pm Monday 3 June 2024.

How to get more information

For further information on the position, please contact the team at Pipeline Talent.

Jay Knapp

Senior Recruitment Consultant

[email protected] | [email protected]

M 0438 981 457 | PH 02 8001 6603

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