Internal Communications Assistant

Job reference: 149879BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Communications and PR
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Fixed Term
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Internal Communications Assistant

As Internal Comms Assistant you will support the Internal Communications team with administration, coordination and communications ensuring that all activity is managed efficiently and enabled to be implemented successfully across Boots UK stores and support office

About the opportunity

Working closely with the IC team to support planning and activity on key projects and channels. Supports the smooth operational running of the team and champions the team purpose and outputs.

• Hands-on administrative and communications role, working closely with all aspects of the team plans and processes
• SME and Support for key communications channels – Yammer, Intranet, eHuddle – including reporting
• First point of contact for external and internal stakeholders; positively and quickly respond, managing the generic mailbox
• Supports Internal Communications Manager and Specialists on key projects, campaigns and initiatives
• Liaise and share content with WBA colleagues to ensure proportionate representation of BUK content at group level.
• Manages team calendar of activity and supports the forward planning of the team incl. budget and team admin
• Work closely with colleagues, teams and agencies both internally and externally to deliver creative solutions and compelling content as part of partnership campaigns and activities

About you

• Excellent writing and verbal skills, with a passion for storytelling, creative use of language, visuals, flair and tone of voice to create compelling content in engaging formats
• Technically competent with excellent knowledge of Adobe CC systems, MS Powerpoint, digital channels and measurement
• Creative with an eye for design
• Technically competent with an excellent working knowledge of social media and digital technology
• Resilient, able to work and stay calm under pressure and to deadline
• Relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills - to work with peers and with senior/external stakeholders
• Connected with internal communications best practice
• Personal Effectiveness – using planning and organisation to yield best results
• Be able to motivate colleagues and work well as part of a cross-functional team
• Travel will be required for meetings/events etc, flexibility for evening meeting/events attendance and working in stores at least 5 days per year.

Benefits

We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• Boots Pension Scheme
• Competitive holiday allowance
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why Boots


Our mission is to help everyone to feel good. This starts internally – with every colleague and every team. In our stores and pharmacies, our warehouses and our Support Office, we work together, putting our customers first and our colleagues at the heart of everything we do. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people, with a huge range of opportunities for you to continue to grow with us… just bring your passion and commitment and we’ll do the rest.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do in our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all.

We offer a variety of flexible working patterns to support our colleagues to achieve a good work life balance, just speak to our Recruitment team to find out more.

What’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact charley.toomer@boots.co.uk