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Future Focus Network

We aim to create a business that is ready for the future and where everyone can thrive, regardless of age and experience. We want to support and engage with customers and colleagues in building a more sustainable future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Why we started...

We actually started as a Youth Board whose aim was to act as a voice for the younger colleagues across the business.

Over the years, the Youth Board took on a few different forms but we identified that all our ideas were focused around the future of Wickes - whether that’s the current young colleagues who are our future leaders, how we appeal to younger customers, or how the business can be more sustainable - and so we rebranded as the Forward Focus Network.

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Future Focus

We are proud of the progress we have made so far:

We delivered several colleague focused events in 2022, to drive engagement on environmental issues across the business. These have included: Clothes donations, Waste awareness week for store colleagues, British Retail Consortium’s Climate Action Week and sourcing reusable cups for Support Centre colleagues to encourage people to reduce the number of disposable cups used in the office

Using our colleague learning and communication platform the Forward Focus Network created a Climate and Sustainability learning platform that brings together information about our broader Responsible Business Strategy, as well as updates from international climate conferences (for example COP 27), and giving access to learning materials. 

It’s really easy to get involved with the network. When you join our business you’ll get a link to join any of the various I&D network Google Spaces. From there you can read all what’s going on for the network and learn how to get involved, whether that’s signing up to become an ally, or getting involved in our activities and events.

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Kitchen & Bathroom Advisor

Salary:

Competitive

Location:

Colchester, Essex

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Kitchen & Bathroom Showroom

Contract Type

Part Time

County

Essex

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46594

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Customer Installations Coordinator

Salary:

Pro-rated + Bonus + Benefits

Location:

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Installers

Contract Type

Part Time

County

Northamptonshire

Description

Wickes, a leading multi-channel retailer in the home improvement market, has been thriving for 50 years, generating over £1.6bn revenue across 230 stores with the help of 8,000+ dedicated colleagues.O

Reference

46592

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Wickes Store Duty Manager

Salary:

£12.05 per hour

Location:

Bradford, West Yorkshire

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Customer Assistants

Contract Type

Full Time

County

West Yorkshire

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46591

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Customer Service Assistant

Salary:

£11.44 per hour

Location:

Stafford, Staffordshire

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Customer Assistants

Contract Type

Part Time

County

Staffordshire

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46590

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Customer Service Assistant

Salary:

£11.44 per hour

Location:

Northallerton, North Yorkshire

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Customer Assistants

Contract Type

Part Time

County

North Yorkshire

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46589

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Customer Service Assistant

Salary:

£11.44 per hour

Location:

Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Customer Assistants

Contract Type

Part Time

County

Lincolnshire

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46588

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Wickes Store Duty Manager

Salary:

£12.05 per hour

Location:

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Customer Assistants

Contract Type

Full Time

County

West Yorkshire

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46587

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Customer Service Assistant

Salary:

£11.44 per hour

Location:

Cardiff, South Glamorgan

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Customer Assistants

Contract Type

Full Time

County

South Glamorgan

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46586

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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Showroom Manager

Salary:

£25,000 - 30,000

Location:

Braintree, Essex

Position type

Permanent

Area of interest

Assistant / Operations Manager

Contract Type

Full Time

County

Essex

Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienc

Reference

46585

Expiry Date

01/01/0001

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