Traditional Owner Engagement Lead

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Job Type:Full Time

Traditional Owner Engagement Lead

  • Strengthen the partnership between our operations and Traditional Owners in the Pilbara region
  • Opportunity to work collaboratively across multiple teams both internal and external to Rio Tinto Iron Ore
  • Varied role involving both delivery and strategic work

Our approach to Communities and Social Performance (CSP) is to build strong relationships based on the principles of mutual benefit, trust and respect. This includes the way we engage with communities and the steps we take to identify and manage social, economic, environmental, cultural, and human rights impacts throughout the life cycle of our projects, from exploration, to project development, to operation and closure.

The Opportunity

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

What you will need for this role

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 allIndigenous backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

What’s on offer

  • 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

About Rio Tinto

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.
Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds. We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

This is your opportunity to make a significant positive impact for Rio Tinto Iron Ore and the broader business.

This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia. Rio Tinto offers Fly in and fly out options from Perth, our regional FIFO hubs and the opportunity to live in our residential towns where applicable.

If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.

Application closes on Monday, 30 November 2020 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for a role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

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