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Title:  Communications Officer

Job Number:  6022

Ashburton, AU

About John Holland

We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.  

From the epic, to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently.

While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.

Are you up for the challenge?

About the Role

Due to significant growth our WA Rail division are looking for a Communications Officer to join the team.  This is a unique opportunity to support Pilbara-based rail projects by providing assistance in communications, community relations and stakeholder relations.  This role will operate in a FIFO capacity and Point of hire is Perth.  The successful candidate must be available to attend work on the project sites.

Responsibilities of the role include (but are by no means limited to);
  • Identify and produce quality content and work with colleagues across the company to create high-impact campaigns across our internal channels. These include Workplace by Facebook, internal newsletters and reports, CEO communications and more.
  • Identify stakeholder (internal and external) and community issues and recommend strategies to respond, prevent complaints and minimise impacts
  • Arrange site specific information content and sessions, for site visits and local inductions in relation to community and stakeholder issues
  • Assist in Managing responses to all project related communications matters.
  • Attend and Prepare regular Communication Coordination Meetings and stakeholder meetings as required, including Community Reference Groups (CRG).        
  • Plan and manage contact with external stakeholders in a way that enhances the reputation of John Holland and organisation partners.
  • Communicate community and stakeholder awareness and risk minimisation programs across the Project through inductions and toolbox presentations.
  • Contribute to the identification of construction related risks and hazards with regard to community members
  • Attend with Project Management face to face consultation with local stakeholders and community members
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to management for the communications-related activities.
  • Input communications and stakeholder activities into the project stakeholder database and project reporting cycles.
To be successful in this key role, you must have;
  • Tertiary Degree (Bachelor level) or certificate or relevant experience (Disciplines relevant to function area, e.g. public relations, journalism, stakeholder management, marketing)
  • Experience in communications & stakeholder roles
  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of relevant software such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in Media Organisations
As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives.

Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.

We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.