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Internal Communications Exec AO

Department
Brand and Marketing

Location
Bolton

A Bit About Us

We’re a bunch of people who go to great lengths to make sure our customers are the happiest customers out there. We may sell everything from washing machines to PlayStations, but at our core we’re a people business. We roll up our sleeves and work together to make things happen. From logistics, recycling to our award winning IT teams, almost everything we do, we do ourselves to make sure every aspect of our customer journey is done properly. We launched in 2000 as a result of a £1 bet in a Bolton pub. 18 years later we have a 5* TrustPilot rating (after 100K reviews), expanded our business into Europe and floated on the London stock exchange, but we never lose sight of what we’re about.

More About the Role

You will be responsible for developing creative, innovative approaches and content to communicate with colleagues across Logistics and Financial Services. You will be expected to have a good understanding of the business and the challenges facing the teams in these areas. Your own communication skills will help ensure the company’s vision and corporate narrative is supported and championed. You will offer guidance and support for AO’ers based in the FS and Logistics and be seen as a communications expert with a strong understanding of how to drive engagement and promote pride and trust through our communications.

Here's What You Can Expect to be Doing

  • Act as a consultant to the business, working with colleagues to develop business communications
  • Use your expertise to make recommendations on what methods, channels and timelines we should be working to for different communications (e.g. videos, email, newsletter updates etc.)
  • Make sure all changes and comms requests are in line with AO strategy; push back to leaders and partners where necessary
  • Work on multiple projects and communications at any one time
  • Carry out comms project wash-ups; look at what worked, what didn't
  • Get involved in projects right through from start to finish
  • Working closely with internal communications manager, be the communication and messaging conscience/representative across all functions supported.
  • Take detail from key projects / rollouts and produce draft communications in a style consistent with the needs of the audience and the brand.
  • Work with the PR team to make sure communications are consistent externally
  • Prioritise and delegate comms production; working with the content team to brief work and manage quality in the right way
  • Create engaging and thoughtful content, ensuring that all content is aligned to the internal TOV guidelines
  • Support the business with managing communications for events
  • A Few Things About You

  • Has high competence in managing multiple stakeholders at various levels to achieve the best outcome
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Passionate about internal communications.
  • A creative thinker who is able to implement a communications plan to create maximum impact and engagement.
  • Why Choose AO?

    At AO, our culture and our AO’way of doing things is vital to our success. We’re passionate people, determined to do whatever’s necessary to make our customers happy. The AO motto is "treat every customer like you’d expect your nan to be treated, and make decisions your mum would be proud of". To do this, we train and empower each and every AO’er to strive for better ways of doing whatever they are doing. Our AO’ers don’t just go through the motions and follow processes, it just isn’t our thing. We don’t follow trends, we set them.

    Great People Deserve Great Things

    As an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as the fundamentals, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our "AO Perks" to help you out financially and make your work life a little easier.