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Senior Aboriginal Engagement Advisor

Gold Fields

Location: Laverton

Job Type: Full time


Gold Fields is a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines in Australia, Peru, South Africa and West Africa (including the Asanko JV), as well as one project in Chile.

Gold Fields' mining assets in the Australia region (GFA) include a 100% interest in the St Ives, Agnew and Granny Smith mines and a 50:50 interest in the Gruyere JV project with Gold Road Resources.

Gruyere Gold Mine, a Gold Fields and Gold Road Resources Joint Venture (50/50) is located in the Yamarna Greenstone Belt in Western Australia. Gruyere was commissioned in 2019 and is one of Australia’s largest and lowest cost gold mining operations boasting a plant production of 300,000+ ounces per annum with an enviable production profile in excess of 10 years.

Role Details:

Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for forming strong working relationships with key stakeholders and assisting the operations in key areas relating to community and stakeholder relations, native title relationship management, cultural heritage management, and indigenous employment, mentoring and business development opportunities.

You will assist in the formulation of strategy at a local level which reflects the direction and strategy as set by the Regional Community Team and Gruyere Senior Leadership Teams. Providing guidance and suggesting improvements where required.

As an employee at Gold Fields, we expect all employees to act in a manner that seeks to align and enhance the values, safety culture and performance of Gold Fields with the purpose of creating enduring value beyond mining.

This role is offered on 3x 4 days on, 3 days off, 1x 8 days on 6 days off roster and is Fly in Fly out from Perth.

Benefits include:

  • 6% Site Allowance & Private Health Insurance Allowance

  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme

  • Virgin Velocity reward points

  • Salary sacrifice options

  • Annual Salary review

  • Long service leave pro rata after 5 years of continuous service

  • Educational assistance

About the role:

  • Perform the role of site key contact and be responsible for the administration of agreements and the discharge of obligations;

  • Responsible for strategic planning/engagements/communications with internal and external stakeholders to ensure business objectives are met;

  • Identify, evaluate, and facilitate employment, business and partnership opportunities for Native Title partners and Gold Fields &/or Gold Fields’ key stakeholders, including supervision of the Community Liaison Officer role;

  • Assist with developing and implementing a targeted, structured pre-employment program to achieve employment outcomes for the Yilka people and Cosmo Newberry community;

  • Manage and be responsible for all aspects of cultural heritage at Gruyere, including:

    • Maintaining the site based Cultural Heritage Management Plan

    • Enduring compliance for Cultural Heritage Management Plan and agreements with stakeholders

    • Cultural Heritage disturbance Critical Control

    • All heritage survey activities on site

  • Maintain and review the Aboriginal Engagement Plan for Gruyere (as required via the Gold Fields Aboriginal Engagement Strategy) ensuring delivery of action items;

  • Deliver RAP outcomes at site level, including group participation and function, and site RAP reporting requirements.

About you:

  • You will have a relevant qualification in stakeholder relations, community development or corporate affairs

  • Hold a post graduate business or project management qualification or equivalent experience

  • Ideally you will have competencies in the design and delivery of training/mentoring/support programs

  • Ability to create high quality report writing and information management skills & conflict resolution qualifications/experience

  • Extensive Native Title relationship management and cultural heritage management experience

  • Substantial and recent coordination of stakeholder relations in an operational setting

  • Experience in enhancing local participation in the mining industry

  • Hold a valid Western Australian Drivers Licence

Applications can be submitted via:

We are committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce, and strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.

At Gold Fields we work together as a team to deliver excellent results and take pride in what we do. We actively seek input from others and truly believe that diverse views improve the quality of our work. We work hard, so when the business achieves its goals, employees can share in better salary increases and bonuses, and we have more money to invest in communities and ongoing renewable energy projects.