Field Officer - MATES in Mining

About the Role

  • Two roles - one for the MATES in Mining Program and the other for MATES in Energy

  • Attractive benefits package - work vehicle, 5 weeks leave and monthly RDO

  • Regional travel required, with role based in Newcastle/Hunter Valley Region

Use your experience working in the mining and/or energy industries  to deliver suicide awareness and prevention programs, with one role available to deliver the MATES in Mining program across mine sites and the other role to deliver the MATES in Energy program across the Energy sector.

In these roles you will directly deliver training and community development initiatives to the workforce, to create opportunities for open conversations and to raise awareness about suicide and its impact on the mining and/or energy industry – through training, regular site visits and providing access to help and support pathways for those struggling. This is an extremely diverse role, where your adaptable attitude, ability to work autonomously and passion for making a difference will be essential to your success.

These positions will ideally be based in the Newcastle/Hunter Valley region with travel across other regions of NSW, and other States (particularly for Energy), as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promoting the MATES in Mining or MATES in Energy program across industry

  • Deliver the MATES program on mining sites as well as other MATES industries as appropriate

  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders at new and existing sites to promote the MATES program

  • Oversee the quality, responsiveness and availability of service providers, including establishing new relationships and maintaining existing relationships

  • Work collaboratively with other Field Officers and Case Managers nationally

  • Build and support volunteer networks on site such as Connectors and ASIST workers

  • Schedule, coordinate and deliver training programs for workers in suicide prevention and support at mine sites across NSW

  • Support workers who are struggling and connect them to appropriate supports

  • Maintain regular records, collecting and maintaining data and statistics

  • Other duties to support brand building and program delivery as required

Skills and Experience Required

  • Experience working in the mining or energy industry and the ability to engage with its key stakeholders

  • Genuine interest in raising awareness about suicide prevention and mental health in the mining industry

  • Ability to deliver programs effectively and be comfortable speaking and presenting to groups

  • A flexible and mature mindset, along with a calm, even-measured approach

  • The ability to work autonomously and manage your own priorities

  • Willingness to travel across NSW and regionally as required

Benefits and Culture 
This organisation fosters a friendly, honest and supportive team environment. Additional benefits include: 

  • An incredible opportunity to make a difference in mental health and suicide prevention 

  • Newly established position due to growth and expansion of the MATES in Mining and Energy programs

  • 5 weeks of annual leave, plus a monthly RDO

  • Work vehicle and laptop will be provided

  • Increased superannuation of 12% and salary sacrificing available

  • Travel insurance and income protection offered

About the Company  
MATES in Mining and MATES in Energy are national suicide prevention programs, focused on delivering evidence-based suicide awareness and prevention programs to the mining and energy industry, based off the MATES in Construction model. They deliver an integrated program of community development and support, utilising training as a tool to raise awareness about suicide and mental health in the mining industry.

Click on the APPLY button, or contact Ashleigh McFadyen on Tracey Montgomery on 07 3846 7730
Please include a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role.

All Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by email or phone.