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Senior Manager Corporate Affairs

Full time
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Port of Newcastle
Transport, shipping & logistics
101-250 employees
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About Port of Newcastle:

Port of Newcastle is more than a port. It exists to build Australia’s prosperity with
responsible, integrated and innovative supply chain solutions.

With trade worth approximately $71 billion to the national economy each year, Port of Newcastle enables Australian businesses to successfully compete in international markets.

The port currently handles 4,697 ship movements and 166 million tonnes of cargo annually. With a deepwater shipping channel operating at 50% of its capacity, significant port land available and enviable access to national rail and road infrastructure, Port of Newcastle is positioned to further underpin the future prosperity of the Hunter, NSW and Australia.

As custodians of the region’s critical asset, Port of Newcastle is diversifying its trade as it strives to create a safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible future. Behind every ship movement, every tonne of cargo, are the people that keep the port operating. Our people are the engine room of our port. Port of Newcastle’s values influence how we develop our strategy, how we measure performance, how we treat our colleagues and how we approach our work at PON.

The Opportunity:

The Senior Manager Corporate Affairs is a highly visible leadership role, reporting to the Executive Manager Corporate Affairs, and advising the Board, CEO and Executives. It is responsible for leading and implementing strategic programs, including developing and overseeing brand and market development, media, stakeholder consultation and engagement, as well as interacting and negotiating with various internal and external stakeholders.

What you will bring:

To be effective in this role, you will have tertiary qualifications, or demonstrated comparable experience in corporate affairs, communications and/or strategy. You will possess previous experience in leading and managing all aspects of strategic communication activities, including contributing to an organisation’s social media presence. Prior experience in stakeholder engagement and community liaison in a government, industry association or corporate setting is essential. Your strong local, regional and national business media contacts will be highly regarded. Exceptional leadership, negotiation and influencing skills, which have ideally been gained in a senior management role where executive level counsel was provided, will be key to your success.

What We Offer:

Port of Newcastle provides many benefits for our valued employees, a few of which are:

  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually
  • Agile work environment
  • Focus on professional growth
  • 26 week paid Parental Leave for primary carers
  • Optional workplace giving program – supporting employees in giving back to the Newcastle community
  • Work180 endorsement – PON is recognised as a top 101 employer for women in 2024
  • Opportunity to be involved in the development of PON’s Reconciliation Action Plan (Innovate stage)

How to Apply:

Introduce yourself by submitting your cover letter and resume, outlining your relevant experience, qualifications and why you would like to join our team. If you have any questions about the role, please contact P&C Business Partner, Lisa Moore at

The Port of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are
committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees