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Indigenous Careers Programs - Community Relations Officer

Date: 23-May-2021

Location: Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4000

Company: Origin Energy Services Ltd

  • Can you support stakeholder engagement to meet the community and business needs? 
  • Are you able to identify and recommend community investment opportunities? 
  • Brisbane


A great Origin opportunity


Together we’re powering a cleaner, smarter energy future for Australia and beyond, always looking for better ways to deliver for our customers – and for our people.   


Good energy starts with you, our great people.




This position is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and the relevant state acts.


At Origin, we value diversity and inclusion and believe in the power of a balanced organisation. Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples helps us deliver on our purpose and goals, particularly our Reconciliation Action Plan.


This is an exciting opportunity to join Origin’s Energy Supply and Operations Team as a Community Relations Officer providing community engagement support for the delivery of a wide range of Energy Supply and Operations (ES&O) community activities and initiatives.  This position contributes to ensuring Origin’s ES&O businesses are performing at industry leading standards to make sure Origin’s reputation, shareholder, customer, community, and stakeholder expectations are exceeded


Responsibilities will include:


  • Supporting the delivery of community investment initiatives
  • Contributing to the coordination of community engagement events and activities
  • Support the implementation of local and stakeholder projects to manage relationships and further community acceptance
  • Providing support to maintain stakeholder relationships through ongoing communication (both structured and informal) to keep community stakeholders informed of Origin activity across all ES&O assets
  • Contributing to the development and preparation of key documentation related to ES&O community relations management
  • Assisting in the resolution of conflicts or issues to the mutual satisfaction of Origin and stakeholders as directed by the Senior Community Relations Business Partner




If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and grow within a corporate environment surrounded by a diverse and supportive team, we want to hear from you.


You’ll need to be enthusiastic and self-motivated and enjoy building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You will need to be keen to learn and take on new challenges. 

To be considered you will have:


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a community relations role - Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and spoken communication skills - Essential
  • Proven conflict management skills, ability to influence without authority - Essential
  • Excellent business acumen, demonstrated strong analytical and creative thinking ability - Essential
  • Understanding of energy sector - Desirable
  • Experience in external affairs, communications, or government relations fields - Desirable


External Candidate Only


Supporting our Indigenous Employees

Being employed at Origin you will have access to support groups to support you in your career. These include:

  • Indigenous Employee Network (IEN) - the purpose of the IEN is to connect and support our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, as well as providing input into business decisions relating to Reconciliation
  • Reconciliation @ Origin Working Group – This group will connect you with other Origin employees interested in and striving to push forward Origin’s commitment to Reconciliation. We share good news stories and insights to Reconciliation in action at Origin.




A great team to join

It's an exciting time to join Origin. Together we’re powering a cleaner, smarter energy future for Australia and beyond, always looking for better ways to deliver for our customers – and for our people.

Origin’s Energy Supply and Operations business plays a key role in providing reliable, affordable and sustainable energy to power Australian homes and businesses.  We're the largest owner of natural gas-fired power stations in Australia, and generate more than 7,400 MW of power through our flexible generation portfolio. We’re also a major supporter in the growth of renewable supply and storage, supporting a cleaner energy future.

We’re looking for passionate and forward-thinking people to help, who are committed to a zero-harm safety culture, managing risk and driving culture change.


Origin. Good energy

At Origin, our focus is on getting energy right for our customers, communities, and planet. Because we know it’s up to us to shape the future of energy.  Today, we serve more than 4.2 million customers, are one of the most significant energy producers in the country and listed in the ASX Top 50 companies.


For more information contact: Matt Rix - 07 3028 5003, quote Requisition ID: 78444


Origin recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.


Here's a little about what makes us, us: www.careers.originenergy.com.au