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Senior Consultant – Gas Regulations

Job Reference: 3233_1628159111

  • Location

    London, England

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    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Consultant – Gas Regulations Do you have a good understanding of the natural gas sector and gas governance and are looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Senior Consultant – Gas Regulations to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! […]

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Data Analyst

Job Reference: 3232_1628071494

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 35000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Data Analyst Are you a driven Data Analyst who is excited by using technology to drive environmental change? Are you skilled with SQL and Python programming? Consult Energy are working with a well-established, tech driven company, who are looking for an Analyst to support in turning raw data into strategic actions. Data Analyst – what […]

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Compliance Advisor

Job Reference: 3230_1627920204

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £55000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Compliance Advisor Do you have strong experience in compliance activities and have strong stakeholder management skills? Have you worked on areas such as REMIT and EMIR? This role could be for you! Compliance Advisor – What you’ll do: Lead on regulatory compliance in relation to both energy and financial trading obligations Keep abreast of current […]

Added 6 days ago

Account Manager

Job Reference: 3228_1627645530

  • Location

    Blackburn, England

  • Money

    £25000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Account Manager – Lancashire Do you have a strong grasp on the Energy sector end to end process? Do you have strong communication and relationship management skills? Consult Energy are currently working with a client who based on a number of new products and services are looking to grow their account management team! Account Manager […]

Added 6 days ago

Energy Specialist

Job Reference: 3227_1627645036

  • Location

    Blackburn, England

  • Money

    £20000 - 22000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Specialist – Lancashire Do you have strong knowledge around the end to end customer journey within the energy sector? In particular do you have in depth understanding of industry data flows? If so we’d love to hear from you! Consult Energy is working with a client who due to a number of internal promotions […]

Added 27 Jul 2021

HR & People Manager

Job Reference: 3223_1627417237

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

HR & People Manager – London – £45,000 – £55,000 This role requires someone who is passionate about developing people! This HR & People Manager will play an integral part in guiding ambitious and talented management to achieve its potential as well as working closely with Learning and Development teams to ensure that the entire […]

Added 27 Jul 2021

Enterprise Service Architect

Job Reference: 3221_1627376593

  • Location

    Manchester, England

  • Money

    £64000 - 68000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Enterprise Service Architect – Manchester | Nottingham We are looking for an Enterprise Service Architect to join a growing business. This is a very exciting opportunity to work with a unique company in the Energy sector working on national projects. Essential Skills/Experience: Extensive experience in designing end-2-end services, developing and implementing sustainable and scale-able service […]

Added 23 Jul 2021

Pricing Analyst

Job Reference: 3218_1627052426

  • Location

    Coventry, England

  • Money

    £38000 - 42000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Pricing Analyst Are you a process driven Analyst with experience engaging with stakeholders? Do you have excellent attention to detail and take immense pride in the accuracy of your work? Consult Energy is working with a well established business who are looking for a Pricing Analyst to support with revenue optimisation, and keeping stakeholders informed […]

Added 21 Jul 2021

BI Developer

Job Reference: 3130_1626859713

  • Location

    Stoke on Trent, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 45000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

BI Developer Do you have strong SQL skills? Do you have experience manipulating, interpreting and presenting large complex data sets? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a BI Developer to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! BI Developer – What will you do: Develop and support debelopment […]

Added 21 Jul 2021

Project Manager (Utilities Connections)

Job Reference: 2911_1626853588

  • Location

    Guildford, England

  • Money

    £33000 - 37000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Project Manager (Utilities Connections) Experience in project management? Do you have a background in or knowledge of commercial connections/disconnections? This role could be for you! Essential Skills/Experience Utilities and/or construction experience Experience in managing commercial connections, disconnections and diversions Client Management and exceptional communication Excellent organisational skills Report preparation and planning projects Managing contractors and […]

Added 21 Jul 2021

Supplier Relationship Manager

Job Reference: 3211_1626850288

  • Location

    East Midlands, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Supplier Relationship Manager – East Midlands A Supplier Relationship Manager is required to join a key player in the Utility sector in the East Midlands on a permanent basis. The role offers a salary of up £55,000 and the chance to take up a position managing some of the industry’s leading suppliers. Essentials Experienced managing […]

Added 20 Jul 2021

Test Assurance Lead

Job Reference: 3210_1626790789

  • Location

    Manchester, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 43259 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Test Assurance Lead – Manchester based We are looking for a Test Assurance Lead to join a growing company. This is a very exciting opportunity to work with a unique company in the Energy sector working on national projects. Essential Skills/Experience: A test professional with a minimum of 8 years’ relevant testing experience, including 4+ […]

Added 20 Jul 2021

Test Assurance Manager

Job Reference: 3209_1626788187

  • Location

    Manchester, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 57604 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Test Assurance Manager – Manchester based We are looking for a Test Assurance Manager to join a growing company. This is a very exciting opportunity to work with a unique company in the Energy sector working on national projects. Essential Skills/Experience: Team management and developing coaching team members Minimum of 10 years’ relevant testing experience […]

Added 20 Jul 2021

Head of Systems/DevOps

Job Reference: 3208_1626784282

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £70000 - 80000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Systems/DevOps – London based We are looking for a Head of Systems/DevOps to joining a rapidly growing company. This is a very exciting opportunity to put your own stamp on brand new systems and strategies for the business’ vision moving forward. Essential Skills/Experience: 5+ years experience in a senior frontend and backend development […]

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Investment Analyst

Job Reference: 3206_1626452070

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 45000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Investment Analyst Are you a driven, motivated data analyst with a passion for the Energy sector? Do you have strong Excel modelling skills, and ability to present complex analysis for stakeholders? Consult Energy is working with a growing Investment firm who are looking for an Investment Analyst to support with their analysis for on going […]

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Contracts Manager

Job Reference: 3204_1626450879

  • Location

    Berkshire, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

CONTRACTS MANAGER – Berkshire Job Type: Permanent Location: Berkshire Start Date: ASAP Salary: £45,000 – £55,000 An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced commercially minded Contracts Manager to join a growing team within a business well established in its market. The role offers a salary of up to £55,000 and the opportunity to demonstrate […]

Added 16 Jul 2021

Sourcing Manager

Job Reference: 3205_1626450739

  • Location

    Berkshire, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

SOURCING MANAGER – Berkshire Job Type: Permanent Location: Berkshire Start Date: ASAP Salary: £45,000 – £55,000 An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced commercially minded Sourcing Manager to join a growing team within a business well established in its market. The role offers a salary of up to £55,000 and the opportunity to demonstrate […]

Added 16 Jul 2021

Financial Controller

Job Reference: 3202_1626444625

  • Location

    Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Money

    £55000 - 75000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Financial Controller Are you an experienced Financial Controller who can support a team and oversee daily financial operations? Are you looking to join a respected, growing business in an exciting industry? Consult Energy is working with a values driven business who are looking for a Financial Controller/Head of Accounting to add to their growing finance […]

Added 16 Jul 2021

Head of Planning and Commercial

Job Reference: 3203_1626444485

  • Location

    Remote, England

  • Money

    £60000 - 85000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Planning and Commercial Do you have experience playing a key role in guiding a business to meet financial targets, as well as partnering with business units and stakeholders to add value? We are working with an exciting client who are going through an exceptional period of growth who are looking for a talented […]

Added 15 Jul 2021

Developer

Job Reference: 3201_1626363329

  • Location

    Harrogate, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Developer – Yorkshire based. Flexible remote options considered. We are looking for a Developer to join a growing business. This is a very exciting opportunity to work with a fast evolving and collaborative development team. Essential Skills / Experience: Focused on delivering excellent, reliable software solutions, keeping up to date with current development trends/tools. Ability […]

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Diversity in Energy: Learnings from SSE's Compelling Voices

Diversity in the Energy Sector: Takeaways from SSE’s Compelling Voices

By Consult Energy
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It’s been really encouraging to see how much the energy sector has been getting involved in Pride Month 2021. From social media takeovers amplifying queer voices to implementing diversity policies, we’ve seen some fantastic initiatives take place internally and externally. One such initiative is SSE’s Compelling Voices, a digital event series that places an interviewee with lots to say amidst some of SSE’s most senior leaders to share their experiences.

The aim is to put new perspectives at centre stage for these senior figures in the business to help shape the future of SSE, they are big believers that “you don’t know what you don’t know” and staying educated on different lived experiences is a great way to propel them forward. After all, according to the ONS, 5.4% of the UK population currently identifies as on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, not including the many who don’t self-identify publicly. The chances are, there are LGBTQ+ people in your business currently, and it makes business sense to attract and retain these individuals rather than potentially drive them away by not knowing what they need from you as an employer.

According to Stonewall, more than a third of LGBTQ+ employees have hidden their sexual orientation from their workplace for fear of being discriminated against. It may sound extreme, but this fear is actually rooted in reality, as almost one in five LGBT staff have been the target of negative comments or conduct from work colleagues regarding their sexuality. We all know that we get the best out of employees who feel safe and secure in their jobs, so if you want a happy and engaged workforce then it pays to spend some time on your diversity and inclusion activity.

Our very own Mia Weston, Marketing Manager and LGBTQ+ advocate, was invited to take part in June’s Compelling Voices session for SSE to share her experience as a trans woman in the energy industry and impart some advice on how businesses should approach and foster a more diverse company culture. Mia spearheaded this topic by exploring some of the recruitment practices that can help bolster LGBTQ+ inclusivity.

Attraction

Often hiring managers will find themselves in a sticky situation whereby they want to be more diverse in their recruitment process, but find that those with protected characteristics just aren’t applying for their vacancies. Case closed, right? Wrong; Mia advises that this is likely because there’s a barrier to entry for them somewhere that you might not be aware of. Make no mistake, talented LGBTQ+ professionals are out there if the above stats are anything to go by, and if you aren’t tapping into that talent pool, you could be missing out.

Mia suggests making it clear that your company supports LGBTQ+ causes, that the team is all on the same page internally and making sure you use inclusive language in your ads. These can all help to attract more diverse candidates. For instance, if you’ve championed an LGBTQ+ organisation like Stonewall, then make that abundantly clear on your website and social media. Instead of using gendered language in your ads and policies, opt for something less alienating. For example, instead of “the ideal candidate will be a true salesman” use “the right person for this job will have a passion for sales”.

Something else that is known to make a difference is to actually ask for gender, sexual orientation and race as part of your application process. Although this might seem counterintuitive and like it could single people out, actually, when used in tandem with the above tactics it can set a clear precedent that their whole self is seen and accepted. It also means you can accurately report on diversity internally later down the line.

Retention

Sometimes retaining staff can be harder than attracting them in the first place, particularly if you’re not in tune with what they really want. Mia recommends setting up a diversity committee that can regularly feed back to leadership to make sure the needs of your LGBTQ+ employees are being considered. After all, diversity is one thing, but equality is another. Having a diverse workforce is all well and good, but if they aren’t being listened to or granted access to the same opportunities as their cis-het counterparts then you may struggle to retain your newfound hires.

It’s important to remember that for some employees, due to the prejudice and isolation they might be experiencing in their personal lives, coming to work could be their only sense of relief. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your workplace is a safe space that’s free of judgement. Unfortunately, we still live in a world where some people aren’t accepting of non-heteronormativity. It’s important for HR departments to be aware and empathetic to this very real possibility.

Be an ally

If you’re a senior leader within energy, one of the most powerful things you can do for the LGBTQ+ people in your organisation and the community as a whole is to become a true ally. What that often means is being visibly supportive of LGBTQ+ initiatives and leading by example. Mia differentiates between being an ‘upstander’ and a ‘bystander’, the former will stand up and challenge behaviours or language that they don’t think is right whether it directly impacts them or not. A bystander on the other hand will just let that homophobic joke round the water cooler slide because “there’s no harm in it” or because there was nobody around to hear it.

In reality, the behaviour that you allow in private will eventually be seen as acceptable in public and could end up negatively impacting your LGBT workforce. So if you want to nurture a more inclusive and accepting workplace for everyone, use your position to make it clear that prejudice won’t be tolerated. Mia stresses that this is something everybody should be able to do, at any level of seniority without the fear of being othered – after all, change starts with us. As a leader, you can create the kind of culture where it’s okay to help educate your colleagues on matters they may not have considered before without it becoming an awkward “us and them” situation.

Advice to leaders

Mia’s parting advice to leaders was simply: just talk about it. One of the most important things those in senior positions can do is to lead the charge by opening up about themselves. Not only will this create a bond between you and your teams, but it will set an example that it’s okay to discuss your experiences at work and reduce some of that isolation that LGBTQ+ people can experience in the workplace. Communication is an incredible tool, and when your voice is naturally going to be the loudest in the room due to your position in the company, think of the positive impact you can have on your LGBTQ+ staff.

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Job Reference: 3211_1626850288

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Added 20 Jul 2021

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Job Reference: 3210_1626790789

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