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Principal - Social Performance & Human Rights

Newcrest Mining

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Discover what is possible with us

Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

At Newcrest, our focus is to build an inclusive and psychologically safe work environment where all our people feel heard, empowered, and able to speak up.

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop, and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

Operations near and far

We’re proud to be one of the largest gold producers listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. From our Head Office in Melbourne, we work closely with our operations both local and global to safely operate and grow.

Based on St Kilda Road, our Melbourne Head Office is easily accessible by public transport or car, with discounted parking available, and located across the road from the Albert Park Lake. Experience a lunch break around the lake or have access to our on-site gym facilities, with local eateries only a short walk from the office.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest.

Who we’re looking for

Reporting to our Group Manager – Social Performance and Sustainability, this role will support the design, delivery, and governance of Newcrest’s Social Performance strategy, and lead the design, delivery and governance of Newcrest’s Human Rights framework, policies and practices.

The key focus areas of this role will be:

  • Supporting the design rollout, governance and assurance of Newcrest’s Social Performance Policies and Standards.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of Newcrest’s Social Performance strategy and roadmap.
  • Identifying and providing recommendations to mitigate Social Performance and Human Rights risks across Newcrest
  • Leading the design, implementation and governance of Newcrest’s Human Rights framework, policies, and practices.
  • Delivering quality disclosures inline with requirements of the ASX and Newcrest disclosure program, including but not limited to Newcrest’s FY24 Modern Slavery Statement.
  • Education and training in relation to Human Rights and related legislation to ensure Newcrest activities comply with regulatory requirements across relevant jurisdictions.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have a tertiary qualification in a related discipline with an ability to work with multiple stakeholders across a wide range of disciplines. A strong and up to date understanding of social performance trends, issues and regulatory requirements, deep understanding and demonstrated application of Human Rights standards, regulatory requirements, principles, and frameworks.

You will have significant social performance experience in mining or other commodities or other extractive industry in a corporate role, including engagement with operational sites. Experience working with Industry and government standards, managing projects in challenging environments at a national and or global scale environments will be advantageous.

If you have strong practical stakeholder engagement experience and are seeking a new career challenge, where you can transfer your existing skills, into a positive and empowering team environment, we’d love to hear from you!

Our commitment to you

Newcrest is committed to building a diverse workforce. Our strategic focus is on gender diversity and diversity to reflect the communities in which we operate. Creating an inclusive culture will enable us to leverage the richness of cultures across our workforce and the capability of our diverse employees to get better business outcomes.

Technology and continuous improvement to our techniques and methodology drive our high-performance culture. Our efficiencies and expertise reduce operating costs and increase production reliability across our portfolio, supporting the financial strength, technical expertise, growth, and competitive returns of our business.