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Our Commitment

 

Next are committed to being an employer of choice for everyone. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing the very best people to build a diverse and talented team and recognise that every individual’s unique background, experience and ability collaborates and contributes to our future success.

 

We strive to create an inclusive and inspiring environment where individual’s feel valued and respected and where people can thrive, achieve their full potential and be their very best, whoever they are.

Health Screening

 

We’ve invested in a Lifestyle Checkpoint Kiosk which can check everything from your blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), hydration levels, metabolism, muscle mass and lots more!

 

Fresh Fruit Tuesdays

 

We have hundreds of pieces of fresh fruit delivered to head office every other week to incentivise our staff to eat healthily.

 

Flexible Working

 

We are committed to providing a realistic balance between work and life which will enable our employees to manage their ever-busy personal lives with their careers at Next.

 

We have a flexible working initiative across Head Office which gives employees more flexibility around their start and finish times to accommodate commuting, family life and their social lives!

 

Free Eye Tests

 

We have the ‘Eyepod’ attend Head Office approximately once a month with their mobile eye testing van. They carry out eye tests for all of our Display Screen Equipment users who are entitled to a free eye test bi annually. Having the van on site is a convenient option for our employees to have their eyes tested without having to use their personal time outside of work and can also benefit from discounted frames if they need to wear glasses. 

On-site Nursery

 

We are really proud of our on-site Nursery and have been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED since we opened in 2013. We are committed to providing high quality care and education for children aged between 12 weeks and 5 years and have over 200 spaces available for Next Head Office employees.

 

Nursery fee’s are fully inclusive of all meals and snacks and also includes nappies and milk for our youngest children. Our settling in sessions are free so both our employees and their children can get to know us.

 

For current employees we offer an early return to work incentive scheme where employees can benefit from free childcare. For example if an employee returns to work within 9 months of starting their leave, they will be entitled to 6 months free childcare.

 

Free Flu Jabs

 

We offer free flu jabs every year to employees at Head Office, Warehouses and within our call centres who wish to have one. Having a flu jab is the best way to prevent contracting the flu and we have an excellent take-up each year.

 

Reasonable Adjustments

If you feel you need any reasonable adjustments in order to apply for a vacancy at Next Head Office, please e-mail us on headoffice_careers@next.co.uk or give us a call on 0116 2842612 where one of the team will be able to help.

Get to know Our Partners

 

Stonewall - We are working with Stonewall to help us maintain and enhance our inclusive and accepting culture specifically around the LGBT community.

 

ENEI (The Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion) - We are working with the ENEI to promote inclusion and equality in the workplace.

 

Disability First - We work with Disability First who provide us with specialist advice, information and welfare benefit assistance.

 

 

WorkingDads - We advertise our vacancies on the Working Dads Job Board which is targeted at supporting working dads where a typical 9-5 role might not be suitable.

 

WorkingMums - We advertise our vacancies on the Working Mums Job Board which is targeted at supporting working mums where a typical 9-5 might not be suitable.

 

Business in the Community - We work with Business in the Community to inspire, engage and challenge people who are currently out of work and to create a skilled and inclusive workforce. 

 

 

Mental Wellbeing

 

At Next we want to have a culture that promotes and enables us all to achieve positive mental wellbeing. When we talk about mental wellbeing we mean “where our employees are able to achieve their potential, cope with normal day to day pressures, thrive and be productive in all aspects of their life.”

 

We want our employees to feel able to be creative, productive and engaged. Next is an inspiring, exciting and rewarding place to work and by helping our employees to maintain positive mental wellbeing, we know they will also help us to be successful.

 

So we commit to:

  • Encourage an environment where mental wellbeing is discussed openly and in a way that is non-judgmental, eliminating stigma, fear and discrimination
  • Give easy access to information or services which are need to make helpful decisions about mental wellbeing
  • Help everyone to recognise that for some people maintaining positive mental wellbeing can be a challenge
  • Put mental wellbeing on a par with psychical health
  • Ensure that support is provided with respect, dignity and honesty
  • Treat people fairly and with care and compassion
  • Listen to people, taking into account how they feel; respecting that they may want to maintain confidentiality if they are struggling
  • Encourage and enable everyone to take responsibility by making their own wellbeing choices
  • Regularly monitor our performance, assess progress and take action to improve the opportunities for positive mental wellbeing

Social Mobility

 

We work with Business in the Community to support the local community and in particular those that are currently out of work. We run a number of events at Head Office that include:

  • Introductions to various department
  • Tour of Head Office
  • Interview tips
  • CV Advice

 

 

 We’ve had an excellent success rate of securing participant's vacancies across our facilities and nursery teams.

 

If you would be interested in attending our next event please contact juliette.hewitt@bitc.org.uk or follow this link to find out more about eligibility  www.greatproject.org.uk