Community and Indigenous Specialist - Perth

Oct 13, 2017

ILUKA RESOURCES is a major participant in the global mineral sands sector and is involved in the exploration, project management, operations and marketing of zircon and titanium based products.  With a corporate support centre in Perth, we also have activities in regional Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia, USA and Sierra Leone.


Iluka is seeking an experienced specialist to join the Projects Team. Reporting to the Projects Manager you will be responsible for development, implementation and maintenance of the Social Management and Heritage Plans for an Iluka project based in Western Australia. A key accountability in this role is to establish and maintain positive relations between the project team and the local community.


This role will:

  • Plan, coordinate and execute external stakeholder engagement and communication activities for the project;
  • Identify, manage and monitor all project-related social risks and impacts and keep up to date the Project’s Social Management Plans;
  • Ensure commitments in the Project agreement are addressed, coordinate Implementation Committee activities and coordinate cross cultural training for all employees;
  • Design and implement Indigenous Employment and business development initiatives;
  • Coordinate the Project’s sponsorships, donations and partnership activities;
  • Ensure compliance with Iluka’s Social Performance management systems and relevant regulations;
  • Identify and where appropriate act upon opportunities to enhance Iluka’s social performance and sustainability reputation;

The successful applicant will have:

  • High standards of behaviour that align with Iluka’s values of Commitment, Integrity & Responsibility
  • Tertiary qualifications in social performance related fields and previous experience in a similar role
  • High attention to detail with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate with and influence key stakeholders
  • Knowledge of appropriate legislation and experience in working with local, state and federal governments

The position is based in our Perth office and is a standard 40 hour working week, Monday to Friday. The position will revert to a site based roster as the project moves into construction. During construction, this position will be a hands on role with an expectation of high visibility in the field. A competitive remuneration and benefits package will be offered based on the successful candidate’s skills and experience.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to, quoting the position title in the subject line. All queries and applications will be handled in strict confidence. 

Applications close: 30 October 2017


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