Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Officer - #35304

Pertemps Network Group

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Reading
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Contract type: Full time

Job Description

Working at Thames Water's Strategic Resource Options combines the excitement of tackling complex water-related challenges, working with challenging stakeholders, and enjoying personal and professional growth in a collaborative and innovative environment. Your efforts will make a meaningful impact on the future of clean drinking supplies in the South East of the UK for generations to come

What you’ll be doing as a Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Officer
The role will be part of the Thames Water Strategic Resource Option (SRO) organisation, which is responsible for the development of several projects to improve drought resilience and minimise interruptions to water supplies in the South-East whilst protecting the environment. These projects may include a new reservoir and transfer projects between different river catchments
    Engaging and communicating with political and strategic stakeholders during the design and planning of these projects – to keep them informed, help build trust and understanding, and gather feedback which can be used to inform the project proposals Develop and maintain relationships with political and strategic stakeholders Supporting project engagement campaigns, including events and large mailouts Monitoring and analysing intelligence on legislative, policy and political developments Maintaining a grid of political stakeholder interaction and advising on the engagement activities of senior team members to ensure we gain support for the SRO schemes Working closely with the corporate public affairs team to ensure alignment of engagement, campaigns and messages Maintaining excellent working relationships with project colleagues from other technical disciplines
What you should bring to the role
    Experience in an engagement role, specifically political engagement Previous background of working on infrastructure or construction projects Strong communication skills - written and verbal Able to multi-task and work flexibly to manage conflicting priorities Be able to travel to support project activities Flexible and resilient to deal with project challenges
What’s in it for you?
    Competitive salary £40,000 - £60,000 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, background, 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.

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