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An exciting role to help support the transformation of Thames Water through helping to build a new culture based on powerful storytelling and as part of this transformation include the health, safety and wellbeing Turnaround Plan.

What you’ll be doing as an Employee Comms Manager

  • Engaging with and being the liaison point for all HS&W within the Employee Communications team.
  • Work with the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Leadership team and colleagues across the organisation to build and deliver engaging employee communication plans and content to drive clear understanding of the company’s turnaround plan, business plan and our priorities.
  • Ensure alignment with external messaging through collaboratively planning communications campaigns with other Communications team colleagues.   
  • Manage relationships with internal stakeholders to effectively coordinate HS&W communications needs from across the business and enhance and protect company reputation. 
  • When required, work closely with contractors to ensure communication developed by them for their projects are delivered to required HS&W best practice. 
  • Provide support with measuring the impact and effectiveness of HS&W communications campaigns.
  • Work with the wider communications team to develop and deliver joined-up comms strategies.

Base Location: Reading - Hybrid

Working Pattern or hours: 36 Hours

What you should bring to the role

  • Experience in video creation and editing preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills essential. 
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English required. 
  • Familiar with MS office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) preferred. 
  • Strong previous track record of communications and campaign handling.
  • Internal communications or communications consultancy experience.

What’s in it for you? 

  • Competitive salary from £41,000 - £50,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Annual Leave- 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service (Plus bank holidays)  
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing

Who are we? 

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.
Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all. 
But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part? 

Working at Thames Water 

At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business. 

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings. 

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process. 

Find out more about working at Thames Water. 

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way. 

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.