Coordinator Indigenous Employment and Development

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  21st Nov 2023

Coordinator Indigenous Employment and Development

  • Pivotal communities and social performance role representing Rio Tinto
  • Flexibility to work a 9-day fortnight or Monday-Friday roster
  • 12-month fixed term contract
  • Regular travel to Amrun, camp style accommodation provided

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

This role is a great opportunity for someone with previous experience working with indigenous communities to support individuals to gain training accreditation and job placement. Reporting to the Superintendent Indigenous Employment and Development, you will:

  • Develop and foster a favorable working relationship with the local community.
  • Implementation of the Indigenous Employment & Training strategy.
  • Prepare Indigenous Employment & Training reports, including collation of data for both internal and external stakeholder reporting.
  • Prepare agendas, take minutes and coordinate meetings with external stakeholders.
  • Represent the organisation at community gatherings or forums.
  • Support the dissemination of information and gather feedback from the local community and stakeholders.
  • Monitor indigenous recruitment pipeline and indigenous employees development opportunities.
  • Develop and deliver content to raise employee and contractor awareness of indigenous employment.

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualification, i.e., bachelor’s degree in human services, Psychology, Education is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience in partnership management, community engagement, training or Indigenous employment.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skill.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – ability to build networks with a wide range of people, ability to influence and build consensus.
  • Previous experience in recruitment or life coaching.
  • A manual C class drivers licence.

What we offer

  • Domestic relocation assistance on offer
  • Weipa accommodation benefit
  • Amrun Allowance
  • Remote area allowance
  • Remote area holiday travel assistance
  • Paid parental leave up to 9 months (no distinction between primary or secondary carer)
  • Health cover scheme for employees and their immediate family
  • Salary sacrifice & packaging options – rental, mortgage, super, vehicle
  • Rio Tinto employee share programme
  • Employee discounts – banking, accommodation, motoring, retail and more.

Where you will be working

Our Weipa Operations includes three bauxite mines, processing facilities, ship loaders, an export wharf, two ports, power stations, a rail network and ferry terminals. Located on the Western Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, each year the operation produces more than 35 million tonnes of bauxite.

Our operations are supported by a 1,900-strong workforce—including 26 per cent who are women and 25 per cent Indigenous employees. Activities include mine operations, maintenance, asset management, ports, cultural heritage management, and processing facility management.

The development of our new mine, Amrun, which was completed in 2018, will extend the life of our Weipa bauxite operations by decades to come and significantly build on our 55-year history on the Western Cape.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive. We have been mining for almost 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents.

Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Closing date: 5th December 2023

“Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove job postings prior to the stated closing date, therefore, if you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please submit your application as soon as possible.” 

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