Internal Communications Manager

Recruiter
Homebase Ltd
Location
Milton Keynes, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Sep 2019
Closes
04 Oct 2019
Ref
1263800820
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Founded in 1979, Homebase is one of the UK's leading home improvement and garden retailers. The company operates over 190 stores across the UK and Ireland, employing in excess of 8,000 people throughout its store estate, distribution centres and support offices.

Its product range includes painting and decorating, plants, garden tools and accessories, kitchens and furniture.

People don't just visit us for a tin of paint or a packet of screws. They're looking for fresh ideas and inspiration for their home and gardens. To make their house a home. And that's what makes a career at Homebase so rewarding.

The role

Reporting to the Head of Corporate Affairs, you will establish an internal communications strategy that drives our employee engagement. You will find new and innovative ways to communicate and will collaborate with other teams across the business to ensure consistency of messages, championing our 'team first' approach. This will involve you creating content, activating campaigns and delivering internal events

What will I be doing?
  • Work closely with the Head of Corporate Affairs to create strategic communications and engagement projects to improve team member engagement and advocacy
  • Effectively use established communication channels and identify new ways to communicate effectively
  • Devise and implement communication campaigns that drive engagement and support the overall business objectives.
  • Manage day to day team member communications and ensure a consistent and timely approach
  • Create internal communication content such as team member newsletters and strategic business updates and ensure alignment with external messaging
  • Plan activities and campaigns, and take the lead on events
  • Build key relationships across all areas of the business
  • Liaise and manage external agencies as required

What I need to be successful:
  • A degree in business, marketing or communications would be preferred
  • Able to work collaboratively in a small team
  • Creative skills and familiar with different communication mediums
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • Experience managing activity in budget and on time
  • Event management and presentation skills
  • Ability to take complex briefs turning them into engaging, concise communication materials
  • Confident dealing with senior executives
  • Experience in this role or similar within a retail environment would be an advantage
  • Highly organised with strong project and time management
  • Ability to manage stakeholders and influence across all levels
  • Proficient user of MS Office suite and Office 365 and MS Office

Benefits

When joining us you'll enjoy a range of benefits including:
  • 24 days annual leave
  • Store discounts up to 20%
  • Company Pension & Life Assurance
  • Access to our employee assistance helpline

And many more additional benefits, discounts and offers.

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