Internal Communications Specialist

Scarborough, United Kingdom

Job Description

Position Title:Internal Communications Specialist Position Type: Regular - Full-Time Requisition ID: 15480
We are passionate about potatoes. But we’re even more passionate about our People!

For over 60 years, we’ve been the number one branded player in frozen potato market. When it comes to bringing the nation together at mealtimes with simple, delicious and great tasting food we’re kind of a big deal!
You won’t just find us in supermarkets though. As well as owning a household retail brand, our respected foodservice business works in close partnership with distributors, chefs and caterers across thousands of the country’s pubs, restaurants, hospitals and schools.

We’re a business of connectedness. From all corners of the globe.
And it’s down to our Internal Communications team to support the effective delivery of the Company’s internal communications plans, driving employee awareness, understanding and engagement.
Our Internal Communications Specialist will translate our messages successfully to all our colleagues across the business. And it’s the job of our Internal Communications Specialist here in GB that does just that for our 1,200 colleagues across our UK business.

Creating and delivering internal communication comes with big responsibility, as it’s this that helps us build positive engagement with McCain employees. As Internal Communications Specialist, you are the voice of our internal brand.
You will report into the Internal Communications Business Partner and as well as contributing to, and developing our corporate communication channels you will also...

  • Contribute to the delivery of an annual internal communications plan that generates employee awareness, and also translating our Global Goals and Initiatives to our regional colleagues.
  • Manage internal communications channels for the GB business, including a monthly e-newsletter, digital signage, noticeboards, and channels such as Yammer and Poppulo
  • Support in the organisation of key internal communications and events, including the Company’s annual employee awards
  • Build, deliver, and maintain the corporate charity partnership, community engagement strategy, and support the budget management
  • Maintain strong relationships with key internal communications champions and relevant contacts across all departments and sites
  • Support in the rollout of initiatives driven by the Global Corporate Communications team.
  • Manage community relations activities/events and local PR
  • Provide areas of cover for the Internal Communications Business Partner, when needed.
  • Manage the communications email inbox and filing of the departments shared drives


This role is a vital one in the success of our business.
It’s a given that you’ll already be working within a communications team within a similar sized business. You must be a confident communicator, who can engage with the internal team across all levels, the local community, local media, and external stakeholders. However, you must also have…

  • Strong copywriting experience, it’s really important you understand different tones of voice and are able to translate and adapt this in a creative, but powerful way.
  • Creative skills. Able to create media content in accordance with our corporate branding.
  • Experience with PR & media exposure.
  • Experience of reading, prioritising and interpreting data / information quickly and accurately.
  • Awareness and in-depth knowledge of the key issues facing McCain and the food industry.
  • Interest in and a broad and deep knowledge of news and current affairs.
  • Awareness of new and leading-edge communication technologies for internal and external corporate communication
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a wider range of stakeholders using a broad range of styles.
  • Work to challenging deadlines, balancing multiple priorities whilst remaining focussed to deliver to a high standard.
  • A strong attention to detail, proof reading and copy writing.
  • Ability to adapt large amounts of information, and proactively identify and express key points of relevance.


Although we do encourage you to taste the goods you’ll be pleased to know we don’t pay you in chips. For working hard, you’ll also get a great salary and some pretty good benefits including:

  • An excellent pension where we will pay double what you do, up to a maximum of 12% of your pay
  • Flexible holidays – where you can buy & sell up to 5 days holiday per year
  • Private medical insurance scheme
  • Optional health cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • ‘Chips In’ Volunteering Day Off - to make a positive impact to the competitiveness, resilience, and long-term development of McCain communities across the globe

And of course, being part of a Global business there are great opportunities to shine/thrive should you wish to relocate in the future. We have an ambitious 5 year growth plan that presents development & progression opportunities for those who seek it out.

We know visiting the office daily is a thing of the past, and with our Head Office in Scarborough, North Yorkshire we know this wouldn’t suit everyone. We operate a Hybrid working policy, and your success will be measured by the objectives you deliver, and not where you’re based. So although we don’t dictate a certain number of days we’d like to see you in the office, we would like to see you weekly.
McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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