Manager External Affairs | Perth


Location: Perth

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

Reporting to the Vice President External Affairs New Country Entry and Exploration, this role is the senior representative for BHP on the Kabanga Nickel Project and has responsibility for BHP’s management on external affairs and related matters including social value, compliance, community, human rights and resettlement matters.

As Manager, you will provide leadership to the team members for Ethics & Compliance, Government Relations, Communities & Resettlement, Social Value including de-carbonisation, Closure, Communications. internal and external relationships are key to success, particularly given the responsibility to engage with Kabanga Management team and consult particularly to meet closure objectives.

Operating as a subject matter expert, it is expected that this leadership role harnesses skills in governance establishment, risk management, reporting as well as strategy and planning to deliver enterprise wide outcomes.

Accountabilities with the biggest impact are as follows:

  • Robust and fit for purpose Resettlement Action Plan
  • Human Rights Impact Assessment that addresses any exposures
  • Gap analysis and resolution focused activities
  • Host resettlement land is secured and additional influx post cut-off date is minimised and managed appropriately
  • Risk based compliance controls developed with a good compliance culture
  • Management of executive positioning with key stakeholders in alignment with the broader business
  • Internal and external reporting requirements

Note: the role is available for an initial period of 18 months, located in Perth WA.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will be aligned BHP’s Charter and will encompass and promote our values including Integrity, Respect, Performance and Accountability.

Action orientated and a natural communicator, you will apply excellent written and oral communication practices across all facets of the role. This includes demonstrating interpersonal skills to influence at all levels (including influencing through others).

Experience and requirements of the role include:

  • Academic degree and professional qualification in social or political science, public policy, community or international development, planning or other relevant fields
  • Knowledge and/or experience of resource projects in Africa and Europe
  • Strong organisational leadership & management skills with a demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff as well as influence outcomes without direct authority
  • Highly skilled and confident public speaker and presenter
  • High Level collaborative, relationship building and networking skills
  • Agile and able to adapt to changing environments with competing priorities and complex issues.

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.

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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