Engagement Manager

Job reference: 128403BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: HR
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
If you are motivated by spotting opportunities to improve colleague engagement and work with colleagues across the business to influence positive change, this role could be for you.

This new and important role is an opportunity to be our expert colleague, partnering with leaders, colleagues’ representatives/fora, HR Business Partners, CoEs and Comms teams to build a deep understanding of the drivers of colleague engagement across the business and developing an engagement strategy.

This a key role in supporting the development and execution of our overarching engagement strategy, translating it into the right behaviours and activities that will ensure Boots UK is a ‘Great Place to Work’ for every colleague, delivering and enhancing a great employee experience.

Key Responsibilities

• Play a key role in the development of a vision and strategy for colleague engagement, translating this strategy into meaningful actions and clear plans which will enhance employee experience and drive business performance.
• Working across the HR function and in partnership with the wider HR team to identify and take action on opportunities to improve colleague experience.
• Coordinate a broad range of activities that will enhance colleague experience and drive engagement across the business in our stores, support offices and operations - ensuring alignment to broader business strategies.
• Manage colleague engagement surveys and leverage other colleague data sources such as exit interviews, on-boarding surveys, pulse and always on surveys. Use these findings to support the business to develop impactful engagement actions, working with our leaders so that they can own their local engagement plans.
• Identify activities that drive engagement, collaborate with colleagues to join them up so they can be more impactful and pull into a plan which will further enhance colleague experience.

A bit about you…

• You can demonstrate experience working in partnership with a broad group of stakeholders to develop a colleague engagement strategy, bringing your expertise in colleague engagement to support Boots UK in being a great place to work.
• You can demonstrate the ability to translate a strategy into a clear plan, using your strong project planning skills you can apply an appropriate project/programme management approach to execute the plan.
• You’ll be confident analysing and presenting qualitative and quantitative data, drawing out key themes and presenting those in a clear and concise way for senior stakeholders.
• You know how to develop plans in collaboration, as well as execute those in partnership or through others.
• Confident working with and support leaders across the business to take meaningful action on their local engagement action plans to improve the experience of colleagues.
• As a skilled and inclusive facilitator, you’ll bring empathy, and strong listening and communication skills that you’ll utilise in your work with colleague forums.

A bit about us…

The role of the HR function is to help the organisation deliver its corporate strategy and objectives by effectively managing people and performance.
We develop and deliver HR strategy initiatives to achieve business objectives. We help to shape the structure of the organisation by focussing on what keeps our colleagues engaged and productive. We have many roles that all have their own important part to play in the success of the function; from administrators to recruiters, trainers, business partners and reward managers. In each of these areas there are lots of projects you can get involved in alongside your day to day role.
HR is a rewarding and supportive team. We invest in our colleagues and are dedicated to your career development – many of HR colleagues have started in entry level roles and progressed onto senior leadership roles throughout the business.
Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting boots.jobs.

What we can offer you:
• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Market leading staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen and Dry Cleaning
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship
Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer a number of flexible working options to suit our colleagues’ needs including job share and part time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.

If you would like to become part of our story and make a difference – click apply and our recruitment partners will be in touch!
If you have any questions or queries regarding this vacancy please contact bobby.green@boots.co.uk
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