Specialist Indigenous Support | Indigenous Only | WAIO | South Flank | Fixed-Term | FIFO | 8D6X
Location: Western Australia
Job Type: Not Specified
At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.
Come and be a part of this success.
We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking to start or continue their career in mining to Think Big with BHP. At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. Indigenous Peoples are critical partners and stakeholders in many of BHP operations both within Australia and around the world. Many of our operations are located on or near lands traditionally owned by or under the customary use of Indigenous Peoples and the long-term nature of our operations allows us to establish long lasting relationships with these Indigenous communities.
About BHP South Flank
BHP’s US$3.6 billion South Flank is a greenfield mine and brownfield processing centre created adjacent to and within the Mining Area C operation. Located approximately 130km north-west of Newman, South Flank together with Mining Area C will become one of the largest iron ore hubs in the world, within reach of several billion tonnes of high-grade ore. South Flank will help to maximise the volume and quality of BHP’s iron ore production, which is essential for the world’s steel.
South Flank has recently reached a significant milestone in the delivery of first ore – safely, on time and on budget – underpinned by the hard work and ingenuity of our workforce. Embracing inclusion and diversity to create a vibrant culture that represents the communities in which we live and operate, South Flank is focused on high performance, flexible work arrangements, strong Indigenous participation and gender balance.
Embracing inclusion and diversity to create a vibrant culture that represents the communities in which we live, South Flank is focused on high performance, flexible work arrangements, strong Indigenous participation and gender balance.
About the Role
As part of a multi skilled and engaging team, the Specialist Indigenous Support will help shape WAIO’s future as a culturally and socially responsible organisation that is respectfully engaged with its indigenous workforce.
- Supporting individuals with communication and supporting them to maintain connections with their community (key for mental health and retention)
- Helping managers, peers, and others understand Indigenous customs and culture. This is particularly important around deaths or family events in which employees must go back to their community. The officer can help managers with navigating how to maintain culturally-appropriate lines of communication. This communication appears to have a positive impact on retention as well as long-term engagement and loyalty.
The purpose of this role is to support and promote professional development planning, by effectively engaging with leaders and Indigenous employees.
Reporting to the Superintendent Site Improvement, your responsibilities will include:
- Support and guide leaders to implement culturally appropriate initiatives to improve attraction and retention of Indigenous employees and engagement program.
- To provide culturally appropriate advice to guide business leaders and promote a culturally safe working environment.
- Support leaders to understand Indigenous employees cultural and social issues
- Provide first level triage support to indigenous employees who are experiencing difficulties with the role/team/leader/FIFO/DIDO lifestyle.
- Provide individualised and personalised on-the-job support, including mentoring, coaching, support planning and case management.
- Contribute to the building of cultural competence of line leaders through coaching and mentoring on Indigenous culture and matters that may impact Indigenous employees.
- Act as a key a partner with the Line Leader, HRBP and TA to support Internal Talent moves.
- Maintain a register of Indigenous employees to identify and promote development opportunities across the business.
- Meet with the site Line leader to provide any updates and cyclical input into Talent reviews.
- Work closely with Leaders and Talent Acquisition to promote internal and external Indigenous candidates for all role vacancies.
- Work closely with the Line leader and employee to ensure training plans are up to date and maintained.
- Engage effectively with Indigenous Employment and Engagement teams of the business to ensure alignment of activities within the IE strategy.
- Participation within the Site Local Inclusion and Diversity Council.
- Participation in the Peer Support Program.
The successful candidate will have a passion and dedication for improving employment outcomes for First Nations peoples.
You will be a strong communicator and have excellent listening skills. You will be comfortable with stakeholder engagement both externally and internally, with a proven track record of strong Indigenous engagement skills and working autonomously and at a high level.
As a successful candidate you will also possess the following:
- Knowledge, experience and understanding of Indigenous culture and issues surrounding Indigenous peoples and communities within Australia.
- Experience working with Indigenous people.
- Experience leading, mentoring, coaching and providing case management and support to Indigenous employees.
- Experience working within the mining industry will be advantageous.
- The ability to contribute as a team player and work independently to achieve the desired accountabilities.
- Comprehensive knowledge of Indigenous issues and barriers that effect Indigenous people seeking and maintaining employment
- Skills and experience in problem solving and conflict resolution and the ability to demonstrate where these have supported business development in previous roles.
- Experience in planning and coordinating structured programs and activities for diverse groups and reporting on outcomes and impact for the business or organisation.
In this 18 months Fixed Term position (secondment for BHP Internal applicants), you will be working at South Flank on a Fly-in-fly-out basis from Perth on 8 days’ work, 6 days off roster.
The outstanding facilities at the FIFO village include several fully equipped gyms, swimming pool, putt putt and virtual golf, squash courts, netted cricket pitch, tennis and basketball court, and recreation room including a pool table, darts, table tennis, TV and DVD player. All rooms at the village have their own ensuite bathroom, television, refrigerator and air-conditioning.
To find out more about working with South Flank team and to meet some of our team, Click here
Reference Number – 59566
- This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.
- We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
- Application closes on Thursday, 29th Sept 2022. Please note late applications will not be accepted
About Our Process
At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, BHP requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with BHP’s Covid Policy and any relevant State health directives. If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.
Supporting a Diverse Workforce
The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a unique BHP employee share program.
At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.
At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and this position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position/these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth),and Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA.
Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our 2017 – 2021 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
For more information about our RAP, please visit here. These are full time positions. We are open to discussing flexible work arrangements that suit you - including varied roster arrangements, part-time or job share alternatives.