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Communications & Training Coordinator

Summary
Communications & Training Coordinator
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 1 year of experience
Location Boldmere House Hams Hall Distribution Park, Faraday Ave, Birmingham B46 1AL, UK

Communications & Training Coordinator


Description

Communications & Training Coordinator


The Works is a unique place to… well… work. 


We are a proactive and hardworking bunch. We’ve built an environment that’s busy, fast-moving and full of energy. Our atmosphere is welcoming, friendly and inclusive. If you are the kind of person who is as Crafty, Caring and Can-do as we are, then this is the kind of culture for you.

 

The bit ‘About You’

 

Are you someone working in a training or communications related environment looking to develop your career and skills? Or someone who is an excellent administrator looking to move into a communications and training environment and develop your career in these areas?


You will need to be passionate about people and have strong administration and organisation skills. Ideally, you will have experience in a people environment – either in communications or learning.

 

It would be advantageous if you have an interest in design, with a natural flair for writing, creativity and thinking on your feet.

 

The short bit ‘About the Role’


In this newly created role, we are looking for a Communications & Training Coordinator to join our proactive and successful People Team. Reporting to the Internal Communications and Engagement Manager, you will play an important role in communicating and engaging with our 4000 colleagues in the amazing work the people team do.  This is a varied role as you will also work closely with the People Development Partner, supporting our ambitious learning and development activities and plans.

 

Some of the key responsibilities you will need to undertake:

  • Support the Internal Communications and Engagement Manager to co-ordinate employee engagement events and activities in line with our annual events calendar.
  • Monitor our internal communications channels and produce our monthly communications performance dashboard.
  • Manage engagement competitions, prizes and our competition log.
  • Support the Communications team to produce internal communications materials and content.
  • Monitor the communications and training inboxes and manage enquiries.
  • Co-ordinate our employee mailing lists and update our email software systems.
  • Work alongside the People Development Partner in the planning and management of training and onboarding plans, monitoring them for effectiveness.
  • Work with the Retail Training Partners to organise and arrange training courses, encourage participation and plan onboarding sessions.
  • Support corporate inductions for new colleagues in the Support Centre, ensuring colleagues receive a warm welcome and an induction which sets them up for success

 

The bits we are looking for in you


This will be a busy and varied role so we are looking for the following:

  • Strong administration skills
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills  
  • The ability to communicate and engage colleagues at all levels across the business
  • Results driven and self-motivated
  • An eye for detail and good proof-reading skills
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • A flair for writing, design and digital communications would be desirable 
  • Willingness to learn and develop within the role

 

How will you do it?

  • You will role model our Values and Behaviours and be an energetic ambassador for the People team
  • You will lead by example, be people centric, provide excellent service and have a pragmatic “Can Do” approach to your work

 

What we will give to you…!

  • 25% discount off our products in store!
  • Hybrid working
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays).
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme to increase your annual leave entitlement.
  • Company pension contribution.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Free Car Parking.
  • Charity Giving - Pennies from Heaven and Give as you Earn.

 

Finally, the bit ‘About The Works’

We are people who do!

Here at The Works, we are building a working environment that’s fun, friendly, and supportive - all at the same time. It’s somewhere that’s designed for people who love getting busy, whether that’s helping customers, meeting new challenges, or building a rewarding career.

We are the UK’s leading family friendly retailer of value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery. With over 500 stores nationwide together with a brilliant online store, we’re here to offer our customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety and quality. 


Oh....and we are super proud to be a Best Companies, Best Big Company to work for in the UK in 2021


The Works is somewhere you can put your proud and passionate, inclusive and accessible, confident and honest, fun and creative, and nimble and driven approach to work.

And if you can roll up your sleeves, get on with any job, and meet any challenge, it’s also somewhere you can thrive.

Communications & Training Coordinator


The Works is a unique place to… well… work. 


We are a proactive and hardworking bunch. We’ve built an environment that’s busy, fast-moving and full of energy. Our atmosphere is welcoming, friendly and inclusive. If you are the kind of person who is as Crafty, Caring and Can-do as we are, then this is the kind of culture for you.

 

The bit ‘About You’

 

Are you someone working in a training or communications related environment looking to develop your career and skills? Or someone who is an excellent administrator looking to move into a communications and training environment and develop your career in these areas?


You will need to be passionate about people and have strong administration and organisation skills. Ideally, you will have experience in a people environment – either in communications or learning.

 

It would be advantageous if you have an interest in design, with a natural flair for writing, creativity and thinking on your feet.

 

The short bit ‘About the Role’


In this newly created role, we are looking for a Communications & Training Coordinator to join our proactive and successful People Team. Reporting to the Internal Communications and Engagement Manager, you will play an important role in communicating and engaging with our 4000 colleagues in the amazing work the people team do.  This is a varied role as you will also work closely with the People Development Partner, supporting our ambitious learning and development activities and plans.

 

Some of the key responsibilities you will need to undertake:

  • Support the Internal Communications and Engagement Manager to co-ordinate employee engagement events and activities in line with our annual events calendar.
  • Monitor our internal communications channels and produce our monthly communications performance dashboard.
  • Manage engagement competitions, prizes and our competition log.
  • Support the Communications team to produce internal communications materials and content.
  • Monitor the communications and training inboxes and manage enquiries.
  • Co-ordinate our employee mailing lists and update our email software systems.
  • Work alongside the People Development Partner in the planning and management of training and onboarding plans, monitoring them for effectiveness.
  • Work with the Retail Training Partners to organise and arrange training courses, encourage participation and plan onboarding sessions.
  • Support corporate inductions for new colleagues in the Support Centre, ensuring colleagues receive a warm welcome and an induction which sets them up for success

 

The bits we are looking for in you


This will be a busy and varied role so we are looking for the following:

  • Strong administration skills
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills  
  • The ability to communicate and engage colleagues at all levels across the business
  • Results driven and self-motivated
  • An eye for detail and good proof-reading skills
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • A flair for writing, design and digital communications would be desirable 
  • Willingness to learn and develop within the role

 

How will you do it?

  • You will role model our Values and Behaviours and be an energetic ambassador for the People team
  • You will lead by example, be people centric, provide excellent service and have a pragmatic “Can Do” approach to your work

 

What we will give to you…!

  • 25% discount off our products in store!
  • Hybrid working
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays).
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme to increase your annual leave entitlement.
  • Company pension contribution.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Free Car Parking.
  • Charity Giving - Pennies from Heaven and Give as you Earn.

 

Finally, the bit ‘About The Works’

We are people who do!

Here at The Works, we are building a working environment that’s fun, friendly, and supportive - all at the same time. It’s somewhere that’s designed for people who love getting busy, whether that’s helping customers, meeting new challenges, or building a rewarding career.

We are the UK’s leading family friendly retailer of value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery. With over 500 stores nationwide together with a brilliant online store, we’re here to offer our customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety and quality. 


Oh....and we are super proud to be a Best Companies, Best Big Company to work for in the UK in 2021


The Works is somewhere you can put your proud and passionate, inclusive and accessible, confident and honest, fun and creative, and nimble and driven approach to work.

And if you can roll up your sleeves, get on with any job, and meet any challenge, it’s also somewhere you can thrive.


Details
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 1 year of experience
Location Boldmere House Hams Hall Distribution Park, Faraday Ave, Birmingham B46 1AL, UK

Skills
communication
training
By applying you confirm you have these skills.


Boldmere House Hams Hall Distribution Park, Faraday Ave, Birmingham B46 1AL, UK