Communications and Engagement Executive

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 04/03/2023

Communications and Engagement Executive

Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

Our team is looking for an enthusiastic and collaborative professional, responsible for administering the smooth running of our communications and engagement strategy across the Technology department.

You will be collaborative, organised, have excellent attention to detail and be able to communicate effectively and relevantly to different colleague populations at all levels across a number of locations.
This is a fantastic time to join our newly formed team. Your creative ideas and strategic thinking will help improve and shape our plans for the coming years in how we communicate and engage our colleagues around the globe. As well as coming up with ideas, you’ll be able to implement and be part of the execution stage. Nothing is better than seeing a process from start to finish and being both strategic and hands on.

You will be responsible for

  • The creation, management and delivery of communications to technology colleagues around the globe, ensuring messaging is clear, compelling and relevant, using the channels and tools available.
  •  Collaborating closely with internal partners to schedule, craft, approve and send messages through the Technology Comms inbox, as well as providing colleagues with the relevant training and tools to demonstrate a self serve environment.
  • Working with internal communication teams to deliver motivating, innovative and engaging communications promoting colleague participation and advocacy.
  • Delivering our internal communication plan across technology in a creative and engaging manner, ensuring content is fresh, innovate and compelling for colleagues.
  • Organising and executing a wide variety of events for colleagues across a number of locations to drive engagement, educate and inspire. To include annual conferences, networking events and team meetings; both face to face and virtual, to a range of audiences.
  • Project managing activities and events aligned to our overall strategy by working closely with various teams within the business, as well as external agencies and suppliers, often working to tight deadlines.
  • Building strong relationships with stakeholders across the business, communicating in an effective and relevant way to different colleague populations at all levels.
  • Having a creative mindset, continually looking for ways to excite and engage with our internal audience.
  • Being a brand advocate, inspiring and educating others on our brand standards
  • Forecasting and managing budgets effectively, always being cost conscious.
  • Following our business code of conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence.

You will need

  • Previous experience in a communications and/or events role
  • Event Management and execution
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Brand awareness/ management
  • Organisational, planning and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work on a number of projects simultaneously
  • Able to work to tight deadlines
  • Relationship building
  • Creative thinking
  • MS Office (inc Excel and powerpoint)
  • Proven stakeholder management (Desiable)
  • Experience of working within an internal comms team (desirable)
  • Project Management experience (desirable)

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work!  These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Holiday starting at 20 days, rising to 22 days after 12 months, plus a personal day (and bank holidays)
  • Great colleague discounts and deals, saving you money on everyday purchases, utility bills for the home and more
  • Retirement savings plan – save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Buy As You Earn and Save As You Earn share schemes
  • Opportunities to get on – take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training to help you achieve the career you want

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer’s favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is “Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day”.  Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers.  It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of, and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves.  At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings.  We’re committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We’re a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we are moving to a more blended working week – combining office and remote working.  Our offices continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate.  Talk to us about how this can work for you.

Note: Should you be successful in your application, your employment will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

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