Indigenous Development and Support Officer | Saraji BMA | 5:2 4:3 Flexible


Location: Bowen

Job Type: Not Specified


About BHP

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.

About the Role

Team Saraji are seeking a talented individual to play a key role in attracting, retaining, developing and supporting Indigenous employees on site. If you are a passionate and influential people leader with a background in Indigenous employee development and support, we’d love to hear from you. The objective of this new and exciting role is to improve Indigenous representation at Saraji and BMA at all levels of the organisation, while promoting cultural awareness and ensuring a culturally safe working environment.

The role will be Fly-In Fly-Out, Drive-In Drive-Out or residential based at BMA’s Saraji Mine Site, near Dysart, Central Queensland on 4 days on, 3 days off roster (Monday – Thursday).

Your duties will include the following:

Reporting to the Contracts Superintendent, your duties will include:

  • Implementing an effective and culturally appropriate support and engagement program for Indigenous employees
  • Provide individualised on-the-job support to Indigenous employees, including mentoring, coaching, development planning and case management
  • Provide support to leaders in understanding Indigenous employee cultural and social issues
  • Tracking and reporting of people insights data; identification of improvement opportunities to attract and retain Indigenous and diverse talent
  • Work closely with leaders and Talent Acquisition teams to promote internal and external Indigenous candidates for role vacancies and pipeline candidates into step-up opportunities
  • Coordination of the on-boarding of new Indigenous employees and contractors (including management)
  • Coordination of Indigenous cultural awareness training and coaching for leadership personnel
  • Tracking of Trainee and Apprentice training plan completion and providing updates to stakeholders
  • Collaborate and engage with BHP Indigenous Employment, Indigenous Engagement and Cultural Heritage teams to ensure alignment to BHP’s Global Indigenous Peoples Strategy
  • On-site assistance with coordination of Cultural Heritage artefact salvage and preservation
  • Active participation with external stakeholders including Traditional Owner groups to build community engagement and working relationship in the region
  • Lead Cultural Heritage workgroup activities within Saraji
  • Implementation and ongoing coordination of Indigenous Peer Support Network and integration with broader Saraji

About You

As a successful candidate you will possess the following:

  • Experience leading, mentoring, coaching and providing support to Indigenous employees.
  • Continuous Improvement mindset: ability to influence change.
  • Experience working within the mining or resources industry is desirable.
  • Ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial stakeholder relationships; demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships with leadership teams and networks within a business or organisation;
  • Motivated, enthusiastic individual who can work with minimal supervision and contribute as a team player.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Indigenous Australian culture and the issues and barriers that exist for Indigenous people seeking and maintaining employment.
  • Experience planning and coordinating structured programs and activities for diverse groups and reporting on impact and outcomes.
  • Sound negotiation and influencing skills as well as the ability to motivate people and maintain a positive outlook.
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written) and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated computer (MS Office) and analytical skills; ability to draw insights from data.

Special Notice under Racial Descrimination Act

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 is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD). 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

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.

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