Job details

Emerging Talent Co-ordinator

Job reference: 004454

Closing date: 28/01/2022

Salary: up to £25k

Department: People Team

Hours per week: 36.17

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. 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 160 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 an Emerging Talent Co-ordinator; someone who’s passionate about recruitment and development for our Apprentice, Placement and Graduate talent pipelines. As part of our Learning and Development team and reporting into the Emerging Talent Lead, you will support with a variety of activities and initiatives for our emerging talent population; championing our brand and bringing our culture to life. It goes without saying that you will take a hands-on approach with designing and delivering the full life cycle of our development programmes, creating immersive learner journey’s inclusive of projects, digital solutions, workshops and much more!

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the Emerging Talent Lead in delivering our early careers strategy.
  • Support with various activities recruitment activities for our Graduate, Placement and Apprentice colleagues; including but not exclusive to attending recruitment fairs, advertising through social media channels and assisting with interviews/assessment centres.
  • Establish and build new relationships with external partners including education providers, communities and others relevant organisations.
  • Manage all relevant learning provider contacts whilst monitoring their performance. 
  • Assist with the design and delivery of learning interventions (workshops and online learning) across our Emerging Talent community to accelerate their behavioural development. 
  • Facilitate regular feedback sessions with members of the Emerging Talent community and their mentors. 
  • Act as a point of contact for all apprentices, placement students and graduates to assess their ongoing learning needs and support them to address any challenges.
  • Complete general administration activities, including managing the Emerging Talent inbox, responding to queries and supporting with the monthly reports. 

What will you get?

Working here you’ll explore everything the world of digital retail has to offer — asking questions, trying new things and chasing new opportunities. Combine this curiosity with the freedom to make your own decisions, take charge of projects and work flexibly, and you’ve got the perfect place to show your skills and learn new ones. It’s fast and furious here at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. So, if you collaborate, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge, your work with us will have a serious impact on the business, your career and our customers’ lives.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an ambitious self-starter who is bursting to flex their talents to recruit, develop and inspire our Emerging Talent community. To succeed in this role you will need to be organised and have excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Stakeholder management is critical to this role, as well having a detailed focus approach to tasks and having a good understanding of current tends and developments in the Emerging Talent world. It'd be advantageous for you to have facilitation experience. 

Most of all we are looking for someone who is proactive in seeking out opportunities and ambitious to own and grown in their role! 

Our benefits:

  • A competitive salary (DOE) plus benefits
  • Company pension with up to 6% N Brown contribution
  • Life assurance and private medical insurance
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Incredible colleague discount across all our N Brown Group brands (Simply Be, Jacamo, JD Williams, Home Essentials, Ambrose Wilson to name a few).
  • Local restaurant discounts across Manchester’s Northern Quarter
  • 24 days annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 over the year. 
  • Hybrid working, enabling you to work from home or office (at a frequency agreed with your line manager) and staggered start times. We know these are different times and have embraced them to ensure our colleagues are supported.
  • A Manchester City Centre office base, socially distanced workstations and sanitizing stations around the business
  • Great tech to enable you to not only make doing your job easy but to also allow you to work from anywhere with a great WIFI connection
  • Onsite café at great subsidised rates

Interested? Apply today!


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