Senior Advisor - External Affairs and Social Performance

23 Jun 2022

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a fast-growing residential mine in an envied part of the Coromandel. You will be responsible for developing, strategically influencing, and managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure that engagement outcomes are considered and factored into operational and project delivery decision making. Enjoy the lifestyle of a residential mining operation, close to excellent beaches and stunning scenery

Key tasks and responsibilities include the following:

  • The development, implementation, monitoring and review of stakeholder engagement plans that support operational requirements, consenting milestones, public disclosure requirements under applicable regulatory regimes and ongoing stakeholder engagement
  • Effective engagement with local community, residents, NGOs, iwi and other external stakeholders as required
  • Participate in an on-call roster to provide 24/7 coverage for community concerns
  • Advise on issues pertaining to project development and understand stakeholder engagement requirements for approvals processes such as resource consenting
  • Lead the development and implementation of work plans, and reporting requirements, to deliver on permits and consents
  • Assist with the identification and mitigation of social impacts, ensuring early and full identification of social impact that leverages on existing data and management systems
  • Contribute to the assessment of mitigation approaches to impact management to ensure that they are effective and socially acceptable
  • Lead the required biennial social impact management reporting to regulators, including internal data collection and collation, and community perception surveying
  • Understand the procedures and processes involved with managing people and apply them appropriately to different situations
  • Share wisdom, knowledge and experience with the team to encourage increased performance.
  • Challenge attitudes and behaviours to promote wider thinking.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to establish a strong culture of continuous improvement.
  • Ensure human and industrial relations issues are handled in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ensure appropriate professional development or training plans are in place to meet safety and process requirements and to harness the skills, competencies and potential that exists within the team.


  • Perform all work and associated functions safely:
  • Correctly use all PPE
  • Attend safety meetings as required
  • Complete Stop-Think and Job Safety Analysis (JSA) prior to undertaking tasks
  • Report all incidents and near misses and workplace hazards
  • Follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) specified for particular equipment or tasks and be involved in the development and review/revision of procedures when required

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in social science/humanities fields, or a bachelor’s degree and equivalent work experience
  • A current full New Zealand driver's licence
  • Three to five years’ experience in mine operations or large infrastructure project development and/or External Affairs and Social Performance fields
  • Understanding of the core principles behind management systems
  • Understanding of, and experience with, HSEC/EASP management systems
  • Experience in TOW, SDG’s UNGP’s etc.
  • Technical understanding of social impact assessment and management
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with iwi and stakeholders

Who are we?

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Why work for us?

Enjoy a Monday – Friday roster so you can explore the stunning local region at weekends. At OceanaGold we offer our employees a competitive salary, Southern Cross health insurance for you and subsided rates for immediate family members, contributions to Kiwisaver, free gym membership and excellent training and development.

About the company

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental, and social performance. Since 1990, we have been contributing to excellence in our industry by delivering sustainable environmental and social outcomes for our communities and strong returns for our shareholders. The gold, copper and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology that connects people around the world.

Our global exploration, development and operating experience has created a significant pipeline of organic growth opportunities and a portfolio of operating assets including Didipio Mine in the Philippines, Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand and Haile Gold Mine in the United States. Our operations are supported by corporate offices located in Brisbane, Australia and Denver, USA.

At OceanaGold, health and safety are paramount to the success of our business as are employees who engage in behaviors that align with our values.


OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our website:

Applications close Thursday, 7 July 2022. Shortlisting will commence immediately. Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

No applications from employment agencies will be accepted.

Work Type:
New Zealand
Waihi Operations
Date expires:
7 Jul 2022
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