Corporate PR Specialist

  • Job Reference: 862-en_GB
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Employer: Cadent
  • Location: Coventry, GB, CV7 9JU
  • Salary: £44,845 to £52,758
  • Sector: Human Resources / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

At Cadent we're excited to be part of the future of UK energy! We've got a clear roadmap that will drive our performance to the forefront of our industry and support the UK government in achieving its net zero targets by 2050.

 

We're making a difference through innovation and new ways of working. Together we're shaping a cleaner, greener future for our 11 million customers whom we put at the heart of everything we do.

Job Purpose

As the UKs largest Gas Distribution Network, with more than 11 million customers and a sector-leading social impact and customer vulnerability programme, we have an important story to tell.

 

The new Corporate PR Specialist will provide outstanding B2B and B2C PR, media and communications support, working as a key part of the External Communications, Social Impact and Sustainability team.

 

In this role, we want you to help shape and deliver the corporate PR programme, ensuring maximum effectiveness and engagement across key target audiences. Using your skills, you will develop and drive proactive PR results, mainly focused on amplifying our Force for Good strategy and actively seeking creative approaches to share our vulnerability initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

You will be a key player in helping ensure our story is front of mind, results-driven while helping to both promote and protect the brand.

 

  • Lead on the creation and delivery of impactful and strategic communications plans, helping to build the Cadent brand, raising awareness, maximising reputation and positioning us positively within local and national communities.
  • Translating corporate strategy into compelling news and reputation building opportunities.
  • Lead and deliver creative work and results that exceed expectations, with expertise, strong attention to detail and impact.
  • Support in managing PR agencies.
  • Raise awareness of the important work of our Cadent Foundation and customer vulnerability teams.
  • Assist the external communications team with crisis communications support when needed.
  • Be inquisitive and creative, with an interest in continually developing and evolving skill set.
  • Proactively deliver brilliant customer service to all internal and external stakeholders.

Skills and Experience

  • Educated to degree level, with demonstrable PR success across multiple B2C and B2B brands, particularly within the social impact space.
  • Strong agency management experience.
  • Good understanding of key PR tools such as media monitoring, media databases, journalist enquiry services, social media management tools and basic social media graphic tools such as Hootsuite and Canva.
  • A solid understanding of the key social media channels.
  • Excellent communication skills; written, verbal, copywriting and proofreading skills.
  • Organised, with ability to manage and prioritise complex workloads with competing deadlines and short timescales.
  • Ability to work well in a high-pressure crisis environment.
  • Proactive and personable approach to be a trusted representative.

What's In It For You

Here at Cadent, we are committed to supporting our employees to get the best out of themselves. For this role in particular we can offer:

  • Funding and support towards completing qualifications
  • Ample opportunity for progression within the business
  • Mentoring and guidance opportunities

 

Why Join Us

We offer a host of benefits to suit your lifestyle and support your well-being. These include:

  • Annual bonus 
  • Pension Scheme double matched up to a total of 18% of salary (i.e., employee contributions of up to 6%, double matched by a Cadent contribution of up to 12%)
  • 25 days holiday, plus statutory days, and an option to buy more
  • Fantastic career development prospects with funded learning options, including support with exams, and internal and external learning and development 
  • Strong focus on supporting you as an individual including:
  • Flexible working
  • Strong commitments to ED&I
  • Generous family provision policies 
  • Flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, insurance, and healthcare packages, plus much more
  • My Offers membership card - offering discounts and savings from hundreds of retailers
  • 2 paid volunteering days per year 
  • Free gym access at the Ansty office, as well as a Gympass' scheme providing free or heavily subsidised local gym memberships 

 

We want our employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance and are happy to discuss flexible working options with you if the role can accommodate it. Let us know about your flexibility requirements, whether that be reduced hours, remote working, flexible start/finish times, or compressed hours, and we will be more than happy to explore what's possible for the role.

 

Diversity and Inclusion

Don't meet every single requirement listed? 

 

Understanding, learning, and celebrating what makes us different, as well as what we have in common, is good for us as individuals and enables us to work better together as one team. Cadent is committed to being an equitable and diverse employer that fosters an inclusive culture for all our employees, therefore, all our employment decisions are assessed based on qualifications, merit, and business need. So, if you're excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification mentioned, we would still love for you to submit your application - You may just be the right person for this role or other opportunities at Cadent.

 

As a recognised Disability Confident Employer, we are proud to champion inclusion in the workplace and ensure to provide an environment that is accessible to all and supports individuals throughout their journey with Cadent. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process. 

 

We place great importance on equity, diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Our employee communities Women in Cadent, Pride at Work (LGBTQ+), Embrace (ethnicity and religion), Thrive! (disability) and the Cadent Military Community can't wait to welcome you! 

 

Circle Back Initiative

As an active and proud member of The Circle Back Initiative, we aim to ensure that all candidates receive a response to their application, regardless of the outcome. 

We will be receiving applications until the specified date above, though Cadent retains the right to close this vacancy early without prior notification, so it is advisable to complete your application at your earliest convenience. 

 

Be part of something big. Help shape the future of gas for generations to come.

 

What's next?

To be considered for this role, please submit your application with an up-to-date CV and our Talent Acquisition team will get in touch soon.
To learn more about Cadent and what we do, visit our website at Home | Cadent (cadentgas.com)