Title:  Communications Coordinator

Job Number:  19497

Tarro, NSW, AU, 2322

About the M1 South - Blackhill to Tomago project:

A joint venture between John Holland and Gamuda Australia has been selected by Transport for NSW to deliver the M1 Pacific Motorway extension to Raymond Terrace Southern Package - a key missing link in one of the country's busiest transport corridors.


The $1.029 billion southern package will deliver a 10-kilometre dual carriageway motorway extension between Black Hill and Tomago. There will be 8 bridges that include a 2.6km viaduct and new congestion-busting interchanges at Black Hill, Tarro and Tomago.

About the role:

An opportunity exists for a PR / Communications Coordinator to join our M1 Black Hill to Tomago Team, delivering the new M1 extension project for Transport for NSW.


We are looking for someone with excellent communications skills and a nose for news. You will be responsible for chasing good news stories with our internal teams and developing content across a range of formats including web, socials, video and traditional media. You will be creative, enthusiastic and have the ability to dig through the technical dirt to find the gold (puns intended).

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Identify positive news stories and media opportunities as well as generate regular content for publication across a variety of channels
  • Write general communications collateral such as notifications, media releases and social media posts to keep the community updated on impacts and progress
  • Manage the project website including uploading content, making suggestions for improvement and ensuring it is kept up to date
  • Assist in arranging community information sessions, site tours, community and internal events including presentations and speaking notes
  • Liaise with the construction team to ensure community and stakeholders are notified in advance of works in accordance with the Community Relations strategy
  • Undertake face to face consultation with local stakeholders and community members as required

To be successful in this key role, you’ll have the following;

  • Tertiary Degree (Bachelor level) or Certificate in Communications, Journalism or relevant work experience
  • An ability to write across a variety of platforms and a keen interest in telling stories
  • Be comfortable coming to work in jeans and boots, occasionally getting those boots dirty on site to snap some photos, and working with a wide range of people across a diverse construction team.


Full or part time options can be considered for the right applicant. This will be predominantly a site-based role (at Tarro) with options to work from home to be negotiated with your manager.

What's in it for you when you join the John Holland Gamuda Joint Venture:

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're about connecting your sense of purpose to ours. We understand that your career is one of the biggest ways to have an impact on the world. We also believe in supporting you as a whole person, not just an employee. 

We offer:

  • Competitive remuneration with salary continuance, and salary sacrifice options.
  • Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with super and up to an extra 18 weeks of super paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two extra days to prioritise your wellbeing.
  • Career progression underpinned by our exciting pipeline of work means you'll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities.
  • Learning and development opportunities where you’ll have access to emerging talent programs, building your career through clear career pathways, plus technical and leadership training and development opportunities.
  • Inclusion, diversity and equity is part of how we work. We want everyone at John Holland to feel that they belong – that’s why we’re working hard every day to foster a more inclusive culture, backed by a business-wide inclusion strategy to bring about meaningful change. We’ve also got active employee resource groups that support our commitments including those around gender equality and reconciliation.
  • Flexible working that works for you as we know flexibility means different things to different people. Whether its flexi-hours, flexi-parenting, flexi-leave, flexi-shifts, flexi-work, we're committed to helping our people work flexibly.

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