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Internal Communications Manager

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Permanent Full Time
Buildbase HR
Awsworth, Nottingham
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Internal Communications Manager – Oxford / Wythall / Nottingham

We have an exciting opportunity for an Internal Communications Manager to join the Buildbase team. This is a brand-new role so is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to set our Comms strategy and truly modernise the way we communicate with our colleagues. 

Reporting to the HR Director this role will work very closely with the wider HR Team as well as key areas in Operations, such as our Business Change Team. 

Due to the current situation, you will be working from home initially, but must be able to get to one of our HR hubs in Oxford, Wythall or Nottingham. 

We are Buildbase

We are Buildbase, we employ approximately 2300 brilliant people and we work from around 145 branches around the UK.

What we do

What we do is really simple, we sell building materials to the trade and public. We’re a ‘roll your sleeves up’ business with a can-do attitude and we take pride in serving our local tradespeople and communities.  

The Team

The Comms Team is a brand-new team but will quickly play a huge role in our organisation. The joy of being in a new team is that you will able to set and help land the comms strategy and make a real difference to our colleagues engagement.

You will be part of a wider HR team who support the business on all people-related matters. Your HR colleagues are based in various locations around the UK but are never more than a mouse click or phone call away.

The Role

As Internal Communications Manager your role includes:

  • Completing a full review of our internal communications channels and making recommendations where we can improve
  • Developing the long-term Communications strategy in line with our 5-year plan
  • Managing a refresh of our colleague communications hub, ensuring it’s the ‘go to’ place for all our colleague messages
  • Developing a deep understanding of how best to communicate to our colleagues
  • Creating and maintaining a Buildbase-wide communications plan for all planned activities throughout the year
  • Supporting the promotion and delivery of our sustainability agenda
  • Having overall responsibility for the Buildbase charity agenda
  • Supporting HR, Business Change and Operational comms by planning, writing and editing internal communications
  • Evaluating and reporting on the success of our comms campaigns, making recommendations to ensure we continuously develop what we do
  • Acting as an Advisor to the Senior Management Team on best how to communicate news and activities
  • Building relationships with the internal Marketing Team to ensure a consistent employer brand

What you need

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-regarded, forward thinking and supportive HR team.  This is the perfect role to establish yourself as an expert in your field.

To be successful in the role you will need to have experience of working in a similar role and an in-depth understanding of all things internal communications including strategies, technologies, trends and techniques. You will be passionate about the people agenda whilst designing, developing, managing and implementing ideas to deliver against plans. We are looking for an individual who can work in a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining a high attention to detail.

You will also have a creative flair and experience of creating both written and digital content. This content will have been translated from business objectives and strategic plans, and delivered across different channels and media.

We are happy to discuss the possibility of working flexibly. Please talk to us during the interview process about what works for you. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

What we’re doing about COVID-19

Like most businesses, we have had to change the way we do things to make sure all our colleagues are working safely during COVID-19.  As your role is office based we are following the current Government guidelines so you will be working from home, however you must be able to get to work in one of our HR hubs when the Government advice changes.

We are an essential business, so still open and trading. 

What you’ll get in return

  • 23 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • The chance to join Grab – our one stop shop for all things discounts, benefits, communications and recognition
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company car
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Awards where our colleagues are recognised quarterly and annually
  • A generous staff discount scheme
  • A range of training and development programmes to help you progress your career

Our Values

We have a set of values which we strongly believe in. If they speak to you then we have something in common!

We have the know-how We get stuck in We stand together We get it done

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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