Our approach to Communities and Social Performance (CSP) is to build strong relationships based on the principles of mutual benefit, trust and respect.
We are looking for a Traditional Owner Engagement Lead based in Perth or Residential in the Pilbara. The Heritage and Traditional Owner Partnerships team work together with our CSP team to support our engagement with Traditional Owners and provide leadership and guidance to asset teams and operational leaders on our strategic approach to heritage management and agreement implementation, ensuring adherence to our standards and commitments. This is a newly created role supporting Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) to make significant improvements to the way we work with the Traditional Owners on whose land we operate. This role will play an important part in building long-term, enduring positive relationships with Traditional Owners, developing creative solutions that benefit communities and supporting RTIO’s social license to operate. What the role entails: - Building strong partnerships and trust with Traditional Owners - Developing a framework and plan to deliver on commitments and opportunities for Traditional Owners for the long term - Interfacing with other areas of our operations requiring Traditional Owner inputs and interactions including Studies, Mine Planning and other CSP teams - Regular travel to the Pilbara will be required
To succeed in this role you will have: - Passion to build relationships with Traditional Owners and across indigenous communities and stakeholders - Influencing, project management, compliance, risk management and stakeholder engagement skills - Knowledge of cultural heritage management practices as well as State and Federal heritage legislation requirements - Qualifications in Community Development / Community Services / Community Engagement - Excellent people, teamwork and communication skills - Experience with risk identification and management - Knowledge of and some experience in approvals processes to support Iron ore mining practices - You may also be a joint venture or contract manager, work in an Aboriginal corporation, in the not for profit sector or have a contractor management background and have gained strong experience with managing Traditional Owner relationships. If so, we are keen to hear from you! People from all Indigenous backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
- A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with Annual incentive program - Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family - Attractive share ownership plan - Company provided insurance cover - Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options - Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions - Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support - Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave) - Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more) - Possible domestic relocation assistance
This role is based in Perth or Residential in the Pilbara.