our gender pay report

At Verastar, we have always focused on recruiting the best people irrespective of gender, ethnicity or personal beliefs for our available roles. As a result, we are confident that a person’s gender does not influence how they are paid in this business.

With Verastar having a median gender pay gap of 11.5% - this is considerably better than the national average of 15.5%*

Internal Communication Manager

Location: Sale, UK
Salary: £35,000
Closes on: 21-01-2022

With over 20 years’ heritage we’re the UK’s largest multi service provider and still growing. We supply almost 200k businesses with their gas, electricity, water, insurance, card payment terminals, mobile, broadband and telecoms services. We’ve won numerous awards over the years by staying true to our belief that colleagues and customers should be at the heart of everything we do. With offices in Glasgow, Central Manchester, South Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Ipswich, and Nottingham and employing over 1000 people – we’re on a mission to be the one-stop essential services provider to small businesses, making customers’ lives easy and helping our people succeed.

At Verastar, we don’t just do jobs, we do careers. We’ve got ambitious growth plans, and our people will grow with us. We’ll give you everything you need to develop and succeed. That means things like flexible working, a totally transparent rewards structure, a diverse and inclusive workplace, and the control to drive your own career and shape your own opportunities.

What you’ll be doing

As the Internal Communications Manager your main responsibility will be to lead and drive the colleague communication agenda for the Verastar Group companies, supporting the engagement and retention of all colleagues, driving improvements to our colleague experience and creating an attractive employer brand.

Your main responsibilities will also include:

  • Create and support the delivery of an integrated colleague communications plan aligned to the Verastar Group companies.
  • Deliver colleague communications activities to support key projects e.g. the Verastar strategy cascade, the digital transformation programme, the review of customer services processes, and the brand review.
  • Deliver key existing colleague communications activities e.g. the weekly V-Connect colleague email or the monthly V-news update from our CEO to all colleagues.
  • Consider all available internal communications channels – such as email, the intranet, an app, SMS, Facebook for Business, social media and vlogs – to ensure we continually optimise and have interactive two-way colleague communications.
  • Build/maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders and the leadership team.
  • Work with the wider marketing department to make sure communications reach our colleagues across the Verastar Group in a timely and consistent manner, and that we exploit opportunities to share external messages.
  • Ensure our core values/ tone of voice sit at the heart of all colleague communications.

We’re looking for people that have

  • Previous experience in successfully managing employee communications in a medium to large organisation (essential).
  • Creating company-wide communications strategies to share knowledge, deliver key messages and drive engagement (essential).
  • Previous experience delivering employee communications successfully across a range of channels and media to match the demographics of the colleague base (essential).
  • Evidence of improved employee engagement outcomes and behavioural change following employee communications activity.
  • Experience of working with and influencing senior stakeholders.

In return for your hard work, you’ll get

  • Up to £35,000 per year plus up to 10% annual bonus paid in quarterly instalments
  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy and sell more
  • Discounts at 100s of high street and online stores
  • Free Life Assurance, Cycle to work and travel loans for people wanting a greener commute
  • Wellbeing support including 24/7 access to a GP, mental health support, get fit programmes and free legal and financial guidance

The important extras

  • Flexible working hours with an early finish on a Friday
  • Amazing on-site facilities, such as free on-site gym, free parking, subsidised café and to top it off an on-site subsided bar for after-work drinks, quiz nights and social events
  • Hybrid working – option to work two days from home if you choose
  • Access to our award-winning training and development programmes
  • Opportunities to get involved in charity fundraising and volunteering days through our Giving Back Movement

Our newly refurbished HQ is based in the heart of Sale Moor Village next to Sale Water Park. We’re only a stone’s throw away from the M60 and just a short 5-minute walk from the Airport Metro Link line and Sale Town Centre. We also have plenty of free on-site car parking as well as a bike locker if you choose to cycle in.

Apply today to help shape the Verastar of tomorrow.