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Senior Advisor Social Investment And Engagement – Volunteer Programme

Rio Tinto - Perth, WA

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Senior Advisor Social Investment and Engagement – Volunteer Programme

  • Be part of a team shaping Rio Tinto Australia’s social investment strategy and changing the way we contribute to society
  • Work in a flexible work environment where we champion engagement and diversity
  • Located in Perth, six-month fixed term contract or secondment opportunity. Part time – 0.4 to 0.6 FTE

About Your Role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for a Senior Advisor Social Investment and Engagement to develop and deliver a volunteering strategy to enable our people to play a role in our social investment strategy, contribute to the wellbeing of our communities and create a more sustainable future.

This is a great opportunity for a person who has experiencing in designing and implementing corporate affairs programmes -preferably volunteer programmes, dealing with internal and external stakeholders.

We are an open, connected global team that includes some of the industry’s best and brightest minds. We offer competitive, performance-focused remuneration and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop and grow your career are broad and exciting.

Reporting to the Manager Social Investment Australia and being part of the Corporate Relations team that leads national and state-level partnerships, sponsorships and activities for the overall benefit of our people and our communities. You will
  • Apply your social investment experience and knowledge and expertise to deliver a two-fold volunteering program, including developing the purpose, strategy and program in alignment with Rio Tinto’s social investment and partnership objectives
  • Apply commercial rigour and discipline to all decisions related to the implementation of the program and ensure all decisions are aligned with broader business objectives and risk mitigation
  • Identify and engage internal and external stakeholders to identify key decisions makers and impacted people and create a volunteer working group and develop terms of reference
  • Build trust through positive and transparent relationships with all stakeholders including respect for local culture to build collaborative relationships across teams
  • Engage senior managers and employees in the purpose, strategy and implementation of the volunteering program
  • Ensure Rio Tinto’s reputation is enhanced and protected through excellent communications and stakeholder engagement
  • Ensure a governance framework is set up and adhered to for the project, implementation and the programme
  • Comply with Business Integrity Standard and Partner to Operate Investment Standard

What You’ll Bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Tertiary qualification within a relevant field e.g. community relations, public relations, anthropology, communication, marketing, business administration
  • Substantial experience in corporate affairs with the ability to formulate and present compelling strategy and business cases
  • Demonstrated experience in confidently engaging with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong commercial acumen, problem solving, strategic and analytical capability

  • Experience designing and implementing a corporate volunteering programme
  • Successfully managed programs involving government, community and business partnerships
  • Knowledge of the resources sector

What We Offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe.

Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you’ll be working

Corporate Relations provides expertise and advice across all aspects of communications, brand strategy and positioning, media relations and stakeholder engagement with customers, employees and civil society through to governments and the general public.

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.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.