Watford, Hertfordshire

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Employer Brand and Internal Communications Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for an Employer Brand and Internal Communications Manager to join our communications team here at Wickes.  This is a new and exciting role reporting into the Head of Internal Communications and working in a close knit team, you’ll deliver the development and execution of our new employer brand activation strategy and internal communications initiatives.  

We are Wickes, a digitally led, service enabled organisation with a vision to have a project in every home. We are more than the nation’s favourite DIY store, we are a growing multichannel organisation, with a strong culture of authenticity and innovation. Wickes is a fast paced, UK retail business in the home improvement sector, we employ 8500 people across the UK in our stores, distribution and head office teams.

Key Responsibilities:
This role will play a crucial part in shaping our company's image both internally and externally, fostering a positive and engaging work environment, and ensuring clear and effective communication across the business.

  • You’ll help us develop and deliver integrated organic and paid-for marketing recruitment campaigns, including sourcing and analysing insight to set KPIs, define audiences and inform creative and media plans.
  • You’ll manage content creation and work with in-house studio and suppliers to develop creative assets for campaigns, careers site and social media.
  • Creating engaging communication strategies and content and developing and maintaining communication channels such as newsletters, intranet, and other internal digital platforms.
  • Developing our external communications plans that include creative development, media planning and buying and full integrated plans
  • Managing employer channels such as careers page, Glassdoor, Indeed, LinkedIn and other employer branding channels, ensuring they reflect the company's culture and values.

What are we looking for:
We are looking for someone that has experience of working in a recruitment marketing, attraction or employer branding role with 5-10 years experience, this could be internally, an agency background or in a B2B environment.  

  • Candidates will have previous experience of working internally, have an agency background or have worked in a B2B environment.
  • This role requires strong organisational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Previous experience of working with a diverse range of audiences and stakeholders and being able to build strong relationships quickly so that you are able to bring them along the Employer Brand journey and outcomes
  • You will bring experience of leading campaign activity from initial research through strategic development, creative and media planning and implementation and evaluation
  • Wickes is a forward thinking business and so we are looking for someone who is keen to explore, learn about and experiment with new tools and technologies, and outside of this someone with a desire to learn and develop themselves too

What can we offer you?
We offer flexible hybrid working, with two-three days a week in our Head Office of Watford. With ambitious plans, time together will create a winning culture. Time in the business will unlock opportunities for impact. Time at home gives you a career that doesn’t put your life on hold. It’s the best of both worlds really. 

We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that includes
  • Competitive salary and an annual bonus 
  • Save-as-you-earn scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Colleague discount
  • Discount platform including savings and cash back at numerous retailers, savings on gym membership, cycle to work scheme

Our widely recognised wellbeing strategy is something we’re proud of at Wickes. As part of this, we offer a range of health and wellbeing benefits and support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, financial education & loans, and access to parental, menopause and fertility support. We are also encouraging our teams to work flexibly, with a blend of remote / office working.

About Us:

Wickes is a multi-channel retailer operating in the home improvement market.  With 40 years in industry, Wickes now generates revenue in excess of £1.6Bn across 230 stores delivered by 8,000+ colleagues. 

But it is the Wickes’ culture that is considered its best kept secret; it’s a collaborative, down to earth, fun and inclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.

Please contact us here if you require any adjustments within the application process.  If you require any reasonable adjustments at the interview stage you will have an opportunity to inform us when we invite you to interview. Please note, this link is only for reasonable adjustments required - general enquiries, or direct CV applications cannot be accepted via this form.

Application closing date is 17th November 2023


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