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Communications Executive

Thames Water

Based: Reading

Posted: Mon 2 Jul 2018 Closing Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
Employer: Thames Water
Job Category: PR & comms officers
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Public Relations

Job Description

What is the purpose of this role?

We want you to take a lead role in evolving the way we communicate with our people.

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. You will be providing advice, planning, activity and events, ensure the customer is at the heart of everything that we do.

We need someone with energy and enthusiasm to help us develop and deliver outstanding communications and campaigns for your dedicated business unit.

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 5,000 strong workforce and contractor partners are kept safe every day.

What make this role unique?

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.

Championing the use of digital communication channels within the business, helping the team to build these channels into the communications framework. 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.

Researching, gather and write high quality and impactful content for regular communications channels and campaigns.

Participating in the operational events desk rota, following best practice guidelines as an event responder for internal communications.

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 to develop and deliver joined-up communications campaigns.

Supporting the business partner and wider corporate communications team to deliver engaging employee and corporate events, workshops and conferences; large-scale and smaller function-based events.

What skills are we looking for?

We’re currently going through exciting and innovating change throughout the business and are only looking for the very best to be part of this journey.

What does best look like? We’re seeking someone who has the appetite to get stuck in and develop with our change, who is not afraid to work with senior stakeholders particularly during challenging times.

To be successful with your application you will need to have extensive internal communications experience, with a focus business partnering and engagement. Your background will also be around strategies and campaigns, as well as the measurements of their success.

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.

Due to the nature of the role, and travelling involve, a full driver’s licence and car is required.

Thames Water information & Salary

This role is based in Central Reading, Berkshire and is offering a salary of up to £45k 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

Contact Details

Please send your CV and covering letter to Jennifer Castle at


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Monday 16th July 2018.

Employer Information

Thames Water
United Kingdom

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