Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £30,000.00 - £40,000.00 gross per year
  • Reading


About the role:
This is an exciting opportunity to support in the development and deployment of Thames Water's stakeholder engagement strategy.
Helping to enhance the company's reputation through understanding, building and maintaining relationships with key opinion formers across our region.

In this role you can expect to work across the business, playing an active role in overseeing and implementing stakeholder engagement and communication strategies across all tiers of government and third parties, to aid with the delivery of our environmental, community and operational objectives.

As part of the Local Government team you can expect to undertake the following:

Build upon existing and identify new political relationships; communicating stakeholders views internally and reflecting the business's position(s) externally.
Produce and deliver briefings and presentations, often on complex and sensitive matters, to senior colleagues.
Monitoring of the national and local political environment in order to identify and advise on emerging issues that may impact upon the business.
Provide stakeholder incident support to the wider business, when things do not go as planned.To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

Top communication and influencing skills with the ability to establish strong working relationships with colleagues and partners at all levels.
A strong track record from a background in stakeholder engagement, communications, public affairs, media relations or similar is preferable.
The ability to influence, showing empathy and understanding is vital, along with the passion to understand key opinion formers and their needs.
As a confident public speaker, you will be credible, diplomatic and be able to form strong relationships.
Excellent political knowledge of both national and local government.
Awareness and understanding of company issues.
Excellent time management skills and an ability to work under pressure.
With regular external meetings across our supply region, a full, clean UK Driving License is essential.
A desire to get stuck in.
Our business is 24/7, so you will be expected to occasionally work evenings and weekends.What's in it for you:
You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your creativity and marketing flair by developing and delivering core marketing customer education communications.
This is an exciting role where you will be working as part of a small busy campaigns team, to achieve business targets, improve brand perceptions and deepen customer relationships.
This is also a role that will give you great exposure to senior leadership within the business as well as an understanding of the entire business.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme.
This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.

We're also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

Click here to view our full list of Rewards and Benefits
About us:

Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater company.
We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally.
That's why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day.
Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open.
We're passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future

We're also turning poo into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet.
We're reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project.
We're using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world's poorest communities

Together, we're building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work.
If you join our team, you'll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits.
We're also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy

  • education
  • marketing
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