Company: Shell
Skills: Business Development, HR - General
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Are you passionate about creating a positive, impactful presence and legacy for Indigenous Australian communities? This role is your chance to directly influence Shell Australia's delivery of social performance and Indigenous engagement.

Where you fit in

You will leverage your experience and expertise, as part of the broader Indigenous Partnerships and Cultural Hertiage (IPCH) team, to develop and deliver strategies to strengthen Shell's local license to operate with Traditional Owners. The IPCH team operates within our broader social performance strategy with the overall objective creating a positive presence and legacy in the communities and countries in which we operate to gain community acceptance for Shell's business objectives. This is crucial for our ambition to strengthen our license to operate and demonstrate that we are a responsible company.

This role will see you working with various teams within Shell Western Australia and Northern Territory to ensure that we grow and develop our Indigenous workforce by offering direct and indirect job and contracting opportunities. In this role you will support the development and implementation of Shell Australia's National Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and associated Indigenous participation activities.

Reporting to the National Indigenous Participation and Cultural Heritage Manager, you will be the focal point for Shell's Indigenous engagement in Western Australia. This includes managing and championing relationships and representing the boarder IPCH team when engaging and directing the dissemination of IPCH strategy to a range of business and cross-functional teams across Shell globally and nationally, including:
  • Corporate Relations Team;
  • Shell Legal;
  • National Social Performance Team;
  • Human Resources;
  • Asset Managers;
  • Contracts & Procurement and Supply Chain; and
  • Project Leaders

What's the role?

You will support and report to the National Indigenous Affairs Manager and work collaboratively across the IPCH team to deliver Shell's commitments to Indigenous communities, managing social and non-technical risks and building Shell's brand by delivering Indigenous engagement and participation objectives.

In this role you will support the delivery and implementation of Shell Australia's National Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and associated Indigenous participation activities. This role will see you working with various teams within Shell to ensure we've grown and developed our Indigenous workforce by offering direct and indirect job and contracting opportunities.

  • Support the Shell Australia Leadership team develop and deliver a National RAP that delivers tangible outcomes that are aligned with the needs of our Indigenous stakeholders.
  • Support Shell's RAP Champion network in achieving their objectives to encourage and coordinate employee participation in Shell's RAP journey and associated activities.
  • Ensure accurate reporting, tracking and progress of Shell Australia's RAP commitments and associated budgets.
  • Ensure RAP documentation and administration is accurate and updated.
  • Develop and support delivery of Asset Indigenous Participation Plan.
  • Provide guidance on how Shell's Assets engages with Indigenous stakeholders in a culturally appropriate way.
  • Provide guidance on how impacts to Indigenous communities are managed.
  • Provide guidance on commitments to investing into the Aboriginal communities through social investment programs.
  • Support HR to develop strategies to maximize Indigenous employment and retention.
  • Support Indigenous suppliers to increase access to Shell supply chain.

What we need from you

To be successful in this role you will have extensive expertise and experience in engaging effectively with Australian Indigenous communities and being a conduit for business understanding of community's needs. Coupled with extensive experience and proven track record of implementing national programs focused on maximizing Indigenous participation opportunities and outcomes within the gas sector.

These specific skillsets should be furnished with a deep knowledge of Indigenous history, cultures, and communities critical to developing the strategic direction and engaging with key external stakeholders as a representative of the business.

You will have highly developed interpersonal skills and proven negotiation, risk management and collaborative behaviours including strong written and oral communication and ICT skills. Your excellent time management skills, ability to motivate others and a solid understanding of budget management will drive results. Your highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, teamed with an ability to work with others to foster collaboration will ensure your success in this role.

A proven ability to lead, engage and influence across businesses to effectively oversee contract management and implementation internally and externally, navigating a complex and unique set of risks at a variety of levels on a national basis.

More specifically:
  • Significant experience in engaging effectively with Indigenous communities and business
  • Extensive experience in engaging effectively with Indigenous communities and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to maximize Indigenous participation opportunities and outcomes
  • Ability to engage and influence effectively (internally and externally) at a variety of levels
  • Preference for candidates with a tertiary qualification/ University degree, but not essential.

The successful candidate should be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Aboriginal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. At Shell we believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We understand that the more diverse the workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table.

We are keen to support flexible working arrangements, subject to local regulations and legislative frameworks. If this is of interest to you, please describe in your application the type of flexible working arrangements for which you would like to be considered.

Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorized Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

More about Shell in Australia

Shell Australia is a leading natural gas producer, and we are playing our part in the transition to a low-carbon future by also investing in the power sector, renewable energy sources and carbon abatement activities. A Shell career offers opportunities to work on innovative projects such as the Prelude floating LNG facility offshore of Western Australia and the QGC onshore gas business in Queensland. Beyond these are a wide range of Shell's New Energies development opportunities. Join Shell and let's power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

Your interest in working for Shell Australia is the first step towards a great career that focuses on securing an energy future for generations to come. Shell Australia can offer you a platform from which you can propel your career and work on diverse projects such as the game-changing Prelude FLNG, the industry-leading QGC Coal Seam Gas business in Queensland, the Gangarri Solar Project or our growing interests in Power and Retail Energy. Shell has been in Australia since 1901, with a record of investing in large projects, including the Clyde Refinery in Western Sydney, the Geelong Refinery in regional Victoria, and the North West Shelf project in Western Australia.

Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we're nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.
  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we'll take it from there.
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We're working with Indigenous communities to provide hundreds of apprenticeships and experienced-hire employment opportunities.
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.