Job details

Kickstart Scheme: Internal Communications Assistant

Job reference: 003995

Closing date: 28/11/2021

Salary: £4.62 to £8.91 per hour + benefits

Department: People Team

Hours per week: 25

This role is part of the UK government’s Kickstart scheme initiative. 

Are you aged between 16 to 24, unemployed and currently claiming Universal Credit? If you have answered "yes" to these questions, then this could be perfect role for you! Please speak to your Job Centre Work Coach before applying to this role as without their referral, unfortunately you will not be eligible to apply. Click on this link to find out more about the Kickstart Scheme: Want a Kickstart? - Job help ( 

Who are we?

We're a top 10 UK clothing, footwear and homeware digital retailer based in Northern Quarter, in Manchester's city centre. Our retail brands are JD Williams, Simply Be, Jacamo, Ambrose Wilson and Home Essentials and we own 10 brands in total. We champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 150 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers.

The Role and responsibilities

We are looking for someone to join our Colleague Experience and Communications team as an Internal Communications Assistant within our People department and they will be at the very heart of the team! You will be based at our headquarters in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. This person will:

  • Learn how to create exciting, engaging digital N Brown content in line with our branding that will be used on various platforms internally and externally.
  • With the guidance of their manager, maintain the internal events calendar so the team can keep track of events.
  • Complete monthly reports to examine how communication projects, campaigns and announcements performed. 
  • Learn how to manage and post updates, events and job opportunities from our social media accounts, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
  • Support the team with looking after our internal communications system that is accessed by all of our employees.

What will you get?

  • You'll develop an understanding of what Internal Communications is and the role it plays in keeping the business informed and engaged.
  • You'll develop many skills: creativity, communication (written and verbal), attention to detail, organisation, teamwork and relationship-building to name a few!

As well as this, you will have:

  • Regular meetings with your Manager.
  • Regular feedback on your work from colleagues so you can learn and adapt.
  • A buddy to support you when you join and throughout your time with us.​​​​​​​
  • Training and development support from us and from the Prince's Trust, youth employability experts, to build your skills for the working world and your future!

What are we looking for?

Do you have an interest in Human Resources and are curious to learn more about Internal Communications? Do you like to think of yourself as open-minded and willing to learn new things? If so, then this could be the role for you. 

  • We’d love someone with a “can-do”, positive attitude that likes to work in a team and build relationships with others.
  • You should feel comfortable working under pressure at times and meet tight deadlines with the support of the team.
  • We're looking for someone who is curious, organised and not afraid to ask questions!
  • Basic computer skills and some knowledge of Microsoft will be needed.
  • Copywriting skills is desirable but not essential. 

How to apply...

Please speak to your Job Centre Work Coach before applying to this role as without their referral, unfortunately you will not be eligible to apply. Click on "Apply now" to create your profile and answer a few questions in order to apply today!

Please do not apply for this role unless you have been referred by your Work Coach.


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