Manager Government & Public Affairs

  • Santos
  • Brisbane QLD, Australia
Experienced Professionals Corporate Affairs

Job Description

About the role   Santos are offering a unique opportunity for a Government and Public Affairs Manager to provide strategic government affairs, public policy, communications, community relations and public affairs leadership and advice to both the Santos corporate functions and operating businesses and the GLNG operating company and joint venture partners.   This position is based in Brisbane and reports directly to the Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability. Working with an array of stakeholders across the business and externally your accountabilities will be delivered in line with the Santos company values.  Key responsibilities of the role include:  
  • Developing and executing a comprehensive and proactive Government and Public Affairs strategy for Santos at the Qld, local government and community levels
  • Providing timely and effective reporting and advice on Qld government or state/local/community political issues to Santos leadership
  • Maintaining necessary government and community relationships at Qld and local government level to support the business and establish Santos as a trusted government stakeholder and valued corporate members of the communities in which they operate
  • Responding proactively with issues/stakeholder management plans (including submissions, inquiry appearances) for specific Qld issues and projects, working collaboratively with key internal stakeholders
  • Acting as a business partner across the Excom and their delegates to ensure any issues which may need managing at Qld or local government level are identified and managed in a timely and effective manner
  • Developing and executing plans for Board, CEO/MD and Excom engagement with Qld stakeholders
  • Ensuring compliance with all laws relating to disclosure of payments to political parties
About you   The successful candidate will hold tertiary qualifications in either law, economics, commerce, business, politics, communications or a related discipline. In addition you will have demonstrated success in a professional government or regulatory affairs role. Throughout your career you will have gained an understanding of commercial issues and regulatory impacts along with achievements in public policy analysis with an ability to influence business decisions.   The role is suited to someone with experience in managing small teams and a readiness to project manage external consultants and contractors. If you are self-motivated, display a high level of initiative and thrive on delivering results then we want to hear from you!   How to apply   Please apply online by COB Monday 23 December 2019