Senior Communications & Events Specialist

Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Closing date
25 Oct 2023

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Senior Communication & Events Specialist

Fixed Term Contract


As part of the expanding Employer Brand team we have an incredible opportunity to shape our internal communications at Next.

The Senior Communication & Events Specialist will help shape the internal communication messages and strategy to ensure we deliver the employer brand messages and goals to the head office and retail populations across Next.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience managing an internal communications or engagement team.
  • Ability to plan, deliver and manage campaigns and projects on a large corporate scale.
  • Excellent copywriting skills - plus the ability to proofread.
  • Experience working in an internal communication role or environment.
  • Event planning and management experience.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to manage upwards
  • Fantastic presentation skills - both verbally and digitally.
  • Experience in developing a team; both professionally and personally.
  • Strong people skills at all levels.
  • Ability to embrace and adapt to new technologies.
  • No trouble coming up with new ideas and loves creative exploration.
  • A great work ethic, namely; a motivated team player and proactive both when working in a team and independent.

  • Understanding and basic skills of Adobe Suite - both video and graphics.
  • A good understanding and knowledge of Employer Branding and how it operates.
  • Google Analytics
  • Strong understanding of Google Workspace

About the Role

This is an awesome new role with a team to manage and the ability to make an impact on so many different people across Next.

The Senior Communication & Events Specialist will be responsible for delivering Employer Brand, HR and communication projects and content for the retail stores, retail field team and the entire head office population of Next employees.

This role will be part of the Employer Brand team and report into the Employer Brand and Social Media Manager. The role will require the candidate to work with other key stakeholders in HR, Communication teams and at Director level.

The main responsibilities will be:
  • Creating effective digital and traditional communication resources and campaigns to engage, support and inform the retail and head office teams of key HR messages, policies, procedures and objectives - plus ensure it fits with the Next tone of voice and the Employer Brand.
  • Supporting annual and ad-hoc HR team project work that require communication materials and presentations to be created to a high standard.
  • Overseeing, maintaining and updating the internal communications platforms, including Yapster & Google Spaces (our internal social channels), Store-net & Life at Next (our internal comms Platform) and NEP (our employee portal)- relevant docs and information.
  • Ensuring that all key stakeholders and their teams are aware of campaigns and content through regular internal department communications.
  • Internal Email management for the whole of Next, including the launch of a brand new system.
  • Continued growth and management of a new Intranet that has recently been launched.
  • Supporting our people networks with their communications and events across the business.
  • Delivering quality and engaging events for the Head office and retail populations of Next.

We offer flexible working options with this role, including home working.


About Us
You know Next, but did you know we're a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We're the UK's 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we're the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it's now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we've gone global!

About some of our Benefits
  • 25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Subsidised restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking

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