Principal - Reconciliation

CBH Group

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


We are CBH

We bring our values to life every day by being Collaborative, Respectful, Reliable, Sustainable. Our values are more than just words they guide how we work with each other, farmers, suppliers, partners, and the communities we operate in. These values and behaviours represent the CBH team at our best and are what we need to collectively demonstrate to achieve our Path to 2033 strategic objectives.

CBH has a strong and proud history of serving and returning value to WA growers since 1933

We are a proud Western Australian co-operative and as Australia’s largest co-operative we are a leader in the Australian grain industry. We have grown from humble roots into one of the world’s largest and most efficient grain supply chains, delivering millions of tonnes of quality Western Australian grain into the hands of customers around the world each year.

Our storage and handling system currently receives and exports around 90 per cent of the Western Australian grain harvest and is regarded as one of the best in the world.

Our core purpose is to sustainably create and return value to current and future West Australian grain growers.

Empowering our people

CBH is more than just a place of work, it's a community of people who are passionate and committed to our core purpose.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing a safe and rewarding working environment for our people, with a strong culture of developing and enhancing our employees’ capabilities.

We invite you to use your skills and expertise to make your mark to help CBH sustainably create and return value for grain growers in Western Australia.

About the role

We are seeking an experienced and passionate individual to drive our reconciliation journey and ensure that CBH embeds and succeeds on our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) commitments across the organisation. The successful person will be responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships with our internal and external stakeholders.

As the Chair of CBH’s Reconciliation Working Group, you will be responsible for leading our efforts towards reconciliation and will directly engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, including Elders and community groups. You will work closely with Reconciliation Working Group members and a diverse group of external stakeholders to proactively deliver our RAP and to ensure actions allocated to the business are delivered in a timely manner.

Collaborating with stakeholders within CBH you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating the development, delivery, and reporting of the RAP with the RAP Working Group.

  • Chairing the CBH’s Reconciliation Working Group and leading the development and implementation of strategies for engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and other stakeholders.

  • Identifying and develop an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and organisations within our sphere of influence / our organisation’s operational area.

  • Building and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through community engagement.

  • Engage with stakeholders to increase understanding and awareness of CBH’s RAP goals and objectives.

  • Monitor and evaluate RAP progress, identify gaps, and provide recommendations for improvement

  • Assist with NRW and NAIDOC cultural activities and provide leadership and advice to staff.

  • Report on RAP progress to the Board, Senior Management and other stakeholders.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A deep commitment to reconciliation and the promotion of positive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing a RAP.

  • Experience developing and implementing strategies for engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities or other stakeholders.

  • A strong knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, and contemporary issues in Western Australia

  • An ability to work collaboratively and engage with a diverse group of people and navigate complex relationships.

  • An ability to work in a team environment and demonstrate values of Collaboration, Respect, Reliability, Sustainability, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to monitor and evaluate progress and provide recommendations for improvement.

  • Experience in managing projects and delivering outcomes within deadlines.

What we offer:

CBH offer a range of employee focused benefits aimed at ensuring a healthy work life balance, including:

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits 

  • Opportunities to enhance your leadership skills and achieve your career goals 

  • 13-weeks paid parental leave for both parents

  • Free on-site gym, fitness classes and excellent end of trip facilities

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Employee assistance program

  • Corporate employee discounts including travel, health insurance funds and financial services

  • On-site day-care centre for children

If you are passionate about reconciliation, have strong relationship-building skills, are committed to promoting positive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and have the skills and experience to manage CBH’s RAP we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

If you are excited about the role and think you have what it takes but your experience doesn't align 100%, we still want to hear from you. Please reach out to El Moretti, Lead HR on (08) 9237 9600.

CBH is genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion. We value diverse perspectives and the contribution of every one of our people makes our culture. Put simply - you can be yourself here.

CBH considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine requirement for this position as a measure intended to achieve equality. CBH is committed to ensuring that persons of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are afforded equal opportunities as described in Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA), and as such the successful candidate must identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent. CBH may request the successful applicant to provide evidence to confirm that they are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Applications close 18 June 2023.  CBH reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date if suitable applications are received prior.

To find out more about working with CBH visit Alternatively, to speak to a member of our People and Culture team, please contact (08) 9237 9589.

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