HR Governance and Compliance Adviser

Date: 11 Jun 2024

Location: AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd

About Woodside Energy


We know great results come from our people feeling valued, getting the support they need to reach their full potential as well as bring their whole self to work. We also recognise that enduring, meaningful relationships with communities are fundamental to maintaining our licence to operate.


Technology and innovation are essential to our long-term sustainability. We are growing our carbon and new energy businesses using technology to reduce emissions and the carbon footprint of our products. We are working to improving energy efficiency, offset emissions, reduce emissions intensity and explore options for lower-carbon energy. Woodside led the development of the LNG industry in Australia and is applying this same pioneering spirit to solving future energy challenges.


About the Role:


We are at an exciting time at Woodside Energy as we set our organisation up to thrive through the Energy transition. The HR team is seeking someone with strong knowledge and experience in implementing governance and controls frameworks to help ensure continued success into the future.

The purpose of the role will be to develop and execute governance frameworks and risk controls to ensure HR functional effectiveness and compliance. Additionally, this role will coordinate cyclical and adhoc reporting activities to ensure compliance with internal and external requests, audits, regulations and guidelines.


Duties & Responsibilities:


This role is based from our global headquarters in Perth, and our state-of-the-art campus reflects the quality-of-life Perth is known for - with a six Green Star rating, advanced wellness features and flexibility in how you work.

In this role you will:

  • Work closely with leaders and SME’s across the global HR function to develop policies, procedures and controls for assessing the effectiveness of HR. The controls and measures will be a mix of internally developed KPI metrics, as well as external regulatory and legislative requirements.
  • Work closely with HR leaders and SME’s to assess, document and mitigate risks.
  • Maintain the HR Work Management System and other corporate risk documents.
  • Play a critical role in supporting internal and external audits.
  • Coordinate periodic reporting activities to ensure compliance with internal and external requests, regulations and guidelines.


Skills & Experience:


We are seeking a degree-qualified professional with a background in HR, Commerce, Business, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of defining, implementing, measuring, and reporting on control and governance frameworks. While experience within a large HR function would be advantageous, it is not essential.

To succeed in this role, we need someone who can establish strong and trustworthy relationships and adeptly influence at all levels of the HR function, up to the executive level. Additionally, experience with change management would be beneficial. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are fundamental to the successful execution of this role.

As far as technical skills go, the successful candidate should possess a strong understanding of risk management frameworks, HR analytics and reporting, and also have significant knowledge of audit and compliance processes. Experience with navigating ambiguity and driving results would also be highly valued.


Recognition & Reward:


What you can expect from us:


  • Commitment to your ongoing development, including on-the-job opportunities, formal programs, coaching and mentoring
  • Industry-leading 18 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carer, and maintenance of superannuation or retirement benefits at the current rate during any period of unpaid parental leave for up to 24 months (plus secondary carer leave entitlements)
  • Values led culture
  • Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies, and Neurodiversity
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • A competitive remuneration package featuring performance-based incentives and above-industry superannuation contributions


Woodside is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce culture, which is supported by our Values. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a truly diverse and high-performing workforce. 

Diversity encompasses differences in age, nationality, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, intersex status, gender identity or expression, relationship status, disability, neurodiversity, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, including caregiving commitments, and education. Inclusion centres on all employees creating a climate of trust and belonging, where people feel comfortable to bring their whole self to work.

We offer supportive pathways for all employees to grow and develop leadership skills. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those seeking a more flexible working environment, including part-time opportunities


Applications close at 11:59pm AWST on Tuesday 25th June 2024.


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Please note Woodside Energy will only accept direct candidate applications. We do not accept applications from Recruitment Agencies.