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Senior Adviser - Indigenous Affairs

Date: 07-Apr-2021

Location: Perth, AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd

About Woodside

Woodside is the pioneer of the LNG industry in Australia, producing 6% of global LNG supply.

We have an outstanding base business of world-class assets and strong growth prospects – plus the experience, capability and vision to make things happen.

We’re expanding our workforce in Perth and Karratha as we create an integrated LNG production centre in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, the Burrup Hub.

A role with Woodside is more than a career. It’s an adventure, with options to work across assets, disciplines, and products.

Our global headquarters is based in Perth, Australia’s fourth-largest city. 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.

About the Role:

This role sits within Woodside's Indigenous Affairs team in the Corporate Affairs function. It's purpose is to secure and maintain Woodside’s Social Licence to Operate by supporting Indigenous outcomes and activities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supports the implementation of Woodside’s Indigenous Affairs Strategy, and Woodside's Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Supports Aboriginal cultural heritage management outcomes
  • Supports implementation and/or compliance of Woodside’s Indigenous agreements, including:
    • Conservation Agreement
    • Burrup & Maitland Industrial Estates Agreement
    • Ngarluma & Yindijbarndi Foundation and Trust
    • Other Indigenous Agreements with Traditional Custodian and Traditional Owner groups
  • Provides strategic advice to the business on key Indigenous Affairs activities and issues.
  • Helps lead the implementation Indigenous Affairs team plans and strategies.
  • Supports the management of Indigenous Affairs strategic relationships and interests in an effective and timely way.
  • Supports community engagement and stakeholder management
  • Provides regular reports and updates on Indigenous Affairs activities.

Skills & Experience:

  • Superior cross-cultural knowledge and particular detailed knowledge of Indigenous related emerging and best practice issues, societies, Aboriginal cultural heritage and native title.
  • Knowledge of key legislation, including the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 and Native Title Act 1993, including the ability to interpret and apply various legislation, policy and guidelines into work scopes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally to achieve results.

Recognition & Reward:

What you can expect from us:


Work on projects for world-class operating assets renowned for their safety, reliability and efficiency
Commitment to your ongoing development, including on-the-job opportunities, formal programs and assistance with further education
Values in action
Industry-leading 16 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carer; plus secondary carer leave
Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies
Community volunteering opportunities
Relocation assistance
A competitive remuneration package, featuring performance-based incentives, share plans, above-industry superannuation contributions and a generous health insurance allowance
Woodside is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce culture, which is supported by our Compass values. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a truly diverse and high-performing workforce. 

We encourage diversity of age, nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical ability, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, including carer 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 21 April 2021. 


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