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Communications adviser

(Full-time/part-time, 32–38 hours a week)

At Action, we believe it is important to inform, inspire and keep our employees involved in the developments within our organisation. Among other things, we do this through a wide range of internal projects, charitable activities and events. As our new communications adviser, you and your team will be responsible for devising, planning and implementing this. 

This is your daily action

As a communications adviser or internal communications project manager, as the function is called internally, you are responsible for developing and implementing the internal communications strategy. This strengthens Action’s reputation and ensures that all employees are kept well informed and involved at all times. After all, our employees are the best brand ambassadors.

You create communications plans and ensure their execution: with consistent and to-the-point communications, accessible and positive in tone. You think ahead and participate: from defining the communications strategy to writing appealing texts, while paying attention to our values. You will write content for communication materials such as webinars, magazines, presentations, newsletters, brochures, posters and videos. You will also advise internal customers (departments such as HR & IT) on the communication of their activities.

The launch of a digital employee platform is planned for 2023. 
Within our fast-growing international environment, our communications activities are diverse. We expect you to take a lot of initiative and ideas to optimise communication with our employees.  

Meet your team

The Communications Department is responsible for all internal and external communications of Action to different target groups. From our international headquarters, we develop the communications strategy and manage all media activities such as press releases, interviews and press events for key highlights. As part of the entire Communications department, as an Internal Communications team we coordinate all internal communications and branding activities and support other departments such as HR, IT, Real Estate and Supply Chain in the communication of projects and important developments. In addition, we develop standard communications materials that serve as a starting point for communication in the various countries in which we operate. In carrying out these activities, we work closely with colleagues and PR offices in the countries in which we are based.

Curious about your new colleagues? Inge, Annemiek and Christiaan can’t wait to work with you!

This is you

You are creative, effective, solution-oriented and positively critical. Action is in the process of growing and developing, and you can deal well with the dynamic involved. Besides strategic and tactical projects, you also like to be operational. 

You also have the following: 

  • A higher professional education/graduate in communications or journalism 
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience focused on internal communications 
  • Experience with multiple internal communications tools in a digital environment
  • A good command of English and Dutch

What we offer

A lot! From our bustling home base in the Netherlands, you’ll have an impact on the whole of Europe. The counter now stands at more than 2,000 stores in 10 countries and millions of smiles from our customers. And we have big growth ambitions. For Action and for you. Because our growth means that you can always take new steps. A different job, an interesting innovation project, new skills: as a professional you can develop without limits. And all this in a culture where our shared values are truly lived: customer focus, teamwork, simplicity, discipline, cost conscious and respect.

Did you know that you can also count on us for:

  • A market-based salary based on a 38-hour work week
  • 24 days of holiday and the option to buy 5 extra days (based on 38 hours per week)
  • A temporary contract with the intention of offering you a permanent contract in the long term
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working up to 40% from home, of course in coordination with your team and manager
  • 15% staff discount on your purchases at Action 
  • A good pension scheme, collective health insurance and travel expenses allowance (Zwaagdijk-Oost is traffic jam-free and only 30 minutes by car from Amsterdam)

How we contribute to society

If you only know Action from the stores, a world will open up for you when you join us. For example, we are working hard behind the scenes to make a positive impact on society and the environment. Did you know, for example, that we sponsor more than 2,000 children worldwide who are growing up in an SOS Children’s Village? That our team reflects the diversity of our customers, including 124 nationalities? That we already source 70% of our wood products and 86% of our cotton sustainably? And that only energy-efficient LED lighting is used in more than half of our stores? Yes, that is also Action. Curious about what other initiatives we’re facilitating? Join our team and find out for yourself.


We are proud to be an inclusive employer, and we warmly invite anyone who recognises themselves in the vacancy to apply. So take action and respond to this vacancy now!

What happens next:

  1. Response to your application within 14 days (and usually earlier)
  2. First meeting with the manager and a colleague
  3. Online assessment to get to know you better
  4. Second interview with your recruiter, among others
  5. Welcome to Action...

Throughout the process, your recruiter is your permanent point of contact and is available to answer any questions you may have.

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