What is the purpose of the role?
We want you to take a lead role in evolving the way we communicate with our people. The water industry is changing with competition coming in 2017. We have a great transformation plan and we need a communications specialist to join our small team and help our people understand and embrace these new opportunities. We need someone with energy to help us develop and deliver outstanding communications and campaigns for the wholesale wastewater business. We work in a fascinating business that is responsible for overseeing the collection of 4.2bn litres of wastewater every day and transforming it into clean river water and renewable energy while ensuring our 3,000 strong workforce and contractor partners are kept safe every day.
What makes this role unique?
Working within our Wholesale Wastewater business, you'll be given responsibility for specific business units, managing relationships with our business leaders to understand and deliver their priorities across the business. This is a great opportunity to work independently and shape the job in the way you want whilst being as creative as possible.
What will this role involve?
This is a fast-paced role where you will generate bags of ideas while managing multiple projects in order to inform and engage our workforce.
We want to create a digital culture, so a love for new technology and online content will be a definite advantage.
Writing and producing materials and supporting our managers and customer facing staff to ensure our messages are received effectively.
Continuing to promote and embody the Thames Water vision and values developed by our people, while vividly bringing to life the wastewater story.
Enabling our people, who are located across the Thames Valley and London, to feel ownership of the business and a driving force behind the changes that are being made.
Developing, maintaining and evolving our communications network while being flexible in sharing duties as part of a small team and being part of our operational events desk.
Working with our colleagues in the corporate, change and wider business unit communications teams to develop and deliver joined-up strategies.
What are we looking for?
To be successful with your application you will need to have extensive internal communications experience, with some in a business partnering position. You will have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills and be able to write compelling, accurate and concise material for a range of internal audiences. You will have a good track-record of developing and delivering communications plans. You will also have strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal with individuals at all levels of the company and to engage, influence and win the support of senior managers and our contractor and alliance partners. It is vital you not only have an understanding of - but a real passion for - the power of internal communications to drive change and engagement and assist a company in achieving its objectives. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes essential and experience in producing video and online content would be an advantage. You must hold a full driver's licence and car.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based in central Reading, Berkshire and is offering a basic salary of up to £40,000 depending on skills and experience. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more.
About Thames Water
Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change.
On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.
We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this
To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months.
We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.
Thames Water is an equal opportunities employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 25/10/2016.