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Senior Consumer PR Manager

London, United Kingdom
21 days ago
Full time role

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OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Job Description

We’re making zero carbon happen

We’re OVO Group, a big family of companies united by a single vision: to get to zero carbon, fast. 

We call this Plan Zero – and it shows how we’ll be fighting the climate crisis and transforming the way people use energy over the next decade. To do this, we need the sharpest minds. Are you up for the challenge?

Do great green things with OVO Energy

So much has changed since we launched in 2009.  Our goal remains the same though: make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Just as it was on day one.

Everyone belongs at OVO

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive movement: teams of brilliant people, with unique talents, skills, passions, and experiences. 

We encourage everyone to join us, whatever your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, life experience, or background. So please come as you are – we can’t wait to meet you.

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

You will be working for OVO, reporting into the Head of Communications within the Corporate Affairs function.

What will I be doing?

In this newly crafted role, you’ll put your creative skills to the test in an exciting and fast paced environment, bringing net zero and green tech to life for our customers through consumer PR campaigns. 

Through good old fashioned media relations, ideation and relationship building, you’ll develop, own and deliver a consumer PR plan which brings new opportunities for OVO to be represented in press. If you are comfortable leading on execution, have an eye for a story, a curiosity about simplifying things, and are looking to grow your skills in a supportive team at the very forefront of the news agenda, this role is for you.

You’ll be keen to build strong networks, drive visibility, improve positive impact, and most critically help us to be heard. 

You’ll ensure the OVO story and our products are understood and recognised by the best consumer journalists, and through them, the wider public. There has never been a more important time to join the mission. 

Key responsibilities include:

    • Develop and execute a consumer communications strategy, positioning OVO as an authentic and innovative industry leader.
    • Develop influential comms campaigns and content that will cut through the ‘noise’, supporting our commercial propositions and aims.
    • Work closely with the consumer brand team to ensure alignment between consumer comms and brand campaign development, helping inform and shape content to bring our stories to life across multiple channels 
    • Develop strong networks and cultivate relationships across OVO, getting to know key people and surfacing new stories.
    • Support the delivery of our external media narrative around innovation, product-related news and technologies and more.
    • Work cross functionally as part of an encouraging, skilled communications team, sitting alongside public affairs, brand team and sustainability to deliver phenomenal campaigns.

Is this the job for me?

  • Whether you’ve worked agency side or in house, we’re looking for someone with phenomenal creativity who loves what they do. 
  • You’ll have substantial PR experience already under your belt, and you’ll be able to discuss examples of your work which have resulted in significant ‘cut through’.
  • You’ll be used to working across channels, including digital - and happy partnering with our colleagues in the brand team to improve campaign impact.
  • You’ll bring your own book of established relationships across media, and you’ll be keen to engage consumer press and establish relationships. 
  • You’ll be looking to grow too - ready to work in an ambitious organisation with incredible opportunities to build on your skills 
  • You’ll have phenomenal strategic and tactical judgement, good news sense and the ability to lead campaigns. 
  • You’ll possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ideally, you'll have:

  • The ideal candidate will be interested in green technology, and committed to decarbonisation. Energy sector experience is NOT a prerequisite - we’re interested in people who can apply their skills.
  • Comfortable working in a very fast paced environment. OVO is constantly evolving and entrepreneurial with an approach of ‘find a better way’.
  • Upbeat and results-focused - strong delivery edge
  • Strong influencing skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships at all levels
  • Resilience and diplomacy; the ability to negotiate creative compromise
  • Self-confident but also humble enough to critically appraise own work

Brilliant benefits for a world-changing team

Our people are at the heart of Plan Zero. That’s why we offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to make you feel at home.

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

Then there’s Flex Pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

 

 

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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