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Finance Business Partner

Job Reference: 2909_1603377261

  • Location

    Leeds, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Finance Business Partner Do you have strong experience in financial analysis and business partnering within the energy industry? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Finance Business Partner to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Finance Business Partner – What will you do: Working closely with the Commercial […]

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Energy Specialist – Customer Care

Job Reference: 2822_1603351993

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

    £24000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Specialist / Customer Care I’m working with a growing, stable, exciting brand within the Energy sector, who are looking to take on permanent people in their Customer Care and Engagement teams. You’ll need to have at least some experience of the Energy supply market, everything else they’ll teach you. This is a fantastic opportunity […]

Added 3 days ago

Billing Agent

Job Reference: 2821_1603351129

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

    £23000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Billing Agent I’m working with a growing, stable, exciting brand within the Energy sector, who are looking to take on permanent people in their Back Office Operations teams. You’ll need to have at least some experience of the Energy supply market, everything else they’ll teach you. This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your understanding […]

Added 4 days ago

Data Architect

Job Reference: 2908_1603305332

  • Location

    St. Albans, England

  • Money

    £64000 - 74000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Data Architect Do you have experience in data architecture looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Data Architect who will deliver big data solutions in a growing diversifying cloud based business. Data Architect- What will you do: Manage the data pipeline and ETL processes […]

Added 4 days ago

Customer Relationship Manager

Job Reference: 2880_1603286944

  • Location

    Milton Keynes, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 32000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Customer Relationship Manager – A key player in the Energy sector are searching for a Customer Relationship Manager on a 12-month fixed term basis to help manage a portfolio of customers acting as the first point of contact for customer queries and ensuring contract agreements are met. The successful candidate will come with experience in […]

Added 16 Oct 2020

Senior Energy Analyst

Job Reference: 2905_1602864806

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Energy Analyst Do you have strong experience in analysing large data sets and are looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Senior Energy Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Energy Analyst – What will you do: […]

Added 15 Oct 2020

Energy Pricing Analyst

Job Reference: 2873_1602782847

  • Location

    Leeds, England

  • Money

    £23000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Pricing Analyst – Leeds We are currently recruiting for a talented Energy Pricing Analyst with strong skills using Excel and an exposure to SQL to join a Commercial Department within one of the fastest growing UK Energy Suppliers. Skills/Experience – Strong Excel skills – Experience working around Energy Pricing or a similar commercial role. […]

Added 15 Oct 2020

Asset Specialist

Job Reference: 2904_1602780165

  • Location

    St. Albans, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 60000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Asset Specialist – Civil Engineering Do you have experience in utilities asset management in a civil engineering capacity and are looking for your next venture? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Asset Specialist – Civil Engineering who will work on risk assessments and management strategies. Interested? Have a look at the […]

Added 15 Oct 2020

Health & Safety Compliance Specialist

Job Reference: 2903_1602778205

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £1 - 1 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Health & Safety Compliance Specialist Do you have experience in H&S compliance and are looking for your next contract position? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Health & Safety Compliance Specialist who will work on compliance procedures abiding to LOLER, PUWER, DSEAR and ADR. Interested? Have a look at the below! […]

Added 14 Oct 2020

Energy Contracts Administrator – Remote/Work from home

Job Reference: 2902_1602695097

  • Location

    Carlisle, England

  • Money

    £22000 - 25000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Contracts Administrator Do you have experience working with Energy Contracts, looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client who looking for an Energy Contracts Administrator to help deliver efficient and accurate processing of contracts for the business. Interested? Take a look at the below! Energy Contracts Administrator […]

Added 14 Oct 2020

Senior Reporting Analyst

Job Reference: 2901_1602675792

  • Location

    North London, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Reporting Analyst Do you have experience with SQL, Python Excel and VBA looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Senior Reporting Analyst who will present business reports and improve existing reporting capabilities. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Reporting Analyst – […]

Added 14 Oct 2020

Senior Pricing Analyst

Job Reference: 2900_1602675770

  • Location

    North London, England

  • Money

    £42000 - 52000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Pricing Analyst Do you have experience in UK Gas and Power looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client who are looking for an Senior Pricing Analyst who will help deliver a streamlined Pricing function for the business. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Pricing […]

Added 12 Oct 2020

Energy Efficiency Coordinator

Job Reference: 2897_1602518009

  • Location

    Sheffield, England

  • Money

    £20000 - 24000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Efficiency Coordinator Do you have experience in energy efficiency services looking for the next step in your career, or are you a graduate in an environmental related subject looking for your first role? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Energy Efficiency Coordinator who will work with clients to deliver key […]

Added 12 Oct 2020

SMART Metering Analyst

Job Reference: 2896_1602513875

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

SMART Metering Analyst Do you have strong experience in SMART Metering looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a SMART Metering Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! SMART Metering Analyst – What will you do: You will be liaising […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Head of Customer Service Excellence

Job Reference: 2890_1602277028

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £65000 - 75000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Customer Service Excellence (Homebased) Back yourself as a customer service expert able to constantly deliver outstanding customer service? If so we have a new position that may be for you, we’re looking for someone from an Energy background who can lead a team who will constantly be looking to make improvements to a […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Reference: 2894_1602262524

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Continuous Improvement Manager (Remote working available) Do you have strong experience in planning and executing a clear strategy for customer satisfaction and looking for your next career step? We are working with an exciting client looking for a full time Continuous Improvement Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Continuous […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Process Improvement Manager – Remote/Work from home

Job Reference: 2892_1602262117

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Process Improvement Manager – Remote Skills/Experience – A track record driving organisational change and improvement– Solid skills in Root Cause problem solving & process mapping– Prior experience in a similar Process Improvement role– Demonstrable technical skills and expertise in lean tools and concepts The role – Responsible for the documentation, management, and continuous improvement of […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Resource Planning Manager

Job Reference: 2893_1602261451

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Resource Planning Manager (Remote working available) Do you have strong experience in forecasting of customer demand and identifying risks to service delivery and looking for your next career step? We are working with an exciting client looking for a full time Resource Planning Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Customer Service Manager

Job Reference: 2891_1602259565

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Customer Service Manager – Home Based Do you have strong experience in energy retail supply looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Customer Service Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Customer Service Manager – What will you do: […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Service Performance and Communications Manager

Job Reference: 5889_1602254333

  • Location

    Warwick, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Service Performance and Communications Manager Do you have strong experience in creating and implementing call centre quality assurance and looking for your next career step? We are working with an exciting client looking for a full time Service Communications Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Service Performance and Communications […]

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Inclusive recruitment

Inclusive Recruiting: We’re Not There Yet

By Mia Weston
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The prospect of looking for a new job is daunting enough but combined with the attributes of having a protected characteristic it can be even harder. Protected characteristic is the preferred term to describe someone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, female, a person of colour, disabled and many other groups.

In a recent LGBT+ survey, 80% of respondents aged 16 to 64 had been in employment at some point in the 12 months. Trans people were less likely to have had a paid job in the 12 months preceding the survey  while 65% of trans women and 57% of trans men had one.

And it doesn’t stop there: only 1.7% of the energy and water industry is made up by people from a BAME background while recent data revealed that disabled people were over a third less likely to be employed than non-disabled people. In fact, the employment rate for disabled people aged 16 to 64 years was 53.2% in 2019, compared with 81.8% for non-disabled people.

So, we can see that as a society we have a lot of work to do when it comes to making the workforce diverse and inclusive. We all know how it feels to look for work and how nerve-wracking it can be – imagine if the usual pre-interview nerves weren’t all you had to think about.

Jitters before an interview are pretty common, “Will they like me?“, “Is my outfit okay?“, “Did I research enough?

But how many of you will think; “I wonder what their discrimination policies are?“, “Can they tell I’m trans?”, “Do I look too butch or flamboyant?“. Speaking from experience, you begin to question if you should just be yourself or who you think they want you to be, and if things don’t come to fruition you start to self-doubt.

Don’t just take my word for it: When I was researching for this article, I spoke to a fellow transwoman who shared her experience of looking for work with me. She expressed how even before people see her they form an opinion: “I am unemployed and struggle to get work, prior to transitioning this was never an issue. I have tested this by applying to 30+ jobs and announcing I am trans, to which I received no interest. I did the same again but withheld the fact I am trans and suddenly I got interviews.”

Her story reminded me of the prejudices I myself have faced. As a proud gay Indian man who was feminine, I was constantly told to “tone it down” , “gosh that shirt is loud” or “man up for your interview”. I could go on but we would both be here all day!

When I transitioned to feel more at ease in my body as a transgender woman, I was faced with even more discrimination and insensitivity. After finding my courage to leave the climate that was dangerous to my mental health and wellbeing, I felt liberated. Though this freedom was short-lived as I then had to navigate the waters of recruitment as a transwoman of colour.

After countless interviews, rescinded contracts of employment and “we don’t think you’d be a good cultural fit”, I started to give up. What always stuck out to me was the readiness of interviewers to ask extremely personal questions about my gender or sexuality during this process and the general lack of compassion. Both something Lily Moore, Senior Consultant at Consult Energy, had in buckets when she called me on one fateful August afternoon to attend an interview, and the rest was history!

Thankfully, times are changing. When I was interviewed for my role at Consult Energy, I was seen by the two directors of the business who only saw an individual with experience to help and grow the organisation. At no point did I feel like a box-ticking exercise or have intrusive personal questions thrown at me.

As we move away from archaic norms in a society, people have more freedom to express themselves but furthermore, businesses are seeing the value that protected characteristic individuals bring to the table; resilience, passion, drive, compassion and kindness to name but a few.

But still, while my experience with Consult was a breath of fresh air, not everyone has it so easy. Humans are flawed beings: we judge, we have misconceptions and stereotypes about people with protected characteristics. Though these personal views or opinions should not come into play during the recruitment process, unfortunately, a lot of the time they do.

In recent years as we more towards a more progressive and diverse workforce, the phrase “unconscious bias” gets thrown around. What does it mean? Simply put: you form an opinion based on someone you’ve met or from interaction over the phone or from their CV. You naturally will think more highly of someone who relates more to your beliefs, your thoughts and norms even if they might not be 100% the best choice for the role.

Unconscious bias is something that most people have, and to prevent it we need to make a point of addressing it. The one thing we have in our control is how we conduct ourselves and treat one another, so being as prepared as possible to deal with anything that may come up in an interview or recruitment process is one thing, but it starts with having the right attitude and leaving your bias at the door for everyone involved.

At Consult, we’re working on some guidance that we’re very excited to share with you. The aim is to help during the recruitment process for anyone with protected characteristics and how to make your organisation more inclusive for all, keep your eyes peeled for posts and webinars coming up this Pride Month.

And finally, as a proud to be a bisexual, transgender woman of colour in recruitment I wanted to let all of Consult’s readers know that my door is always open to anyone who needs help with CV’s, interview prep, or advice on making their organisation more inclusive.

*All statistics were provided by gov.uk and The Office for National Statistics UK

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Finance Business Partner

Job Reference: 2909_1603377261

  • Location

    Leeds, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Finance Business Partner Do you have strong experience in financial analysis and business partnering within the energy industry? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Finance Business Partner to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Finance Business Partner – What will you do: Working closely with the Commercial […]

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Energy Specialist – Customer Care

Job Reference: 2822_1603351993

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

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  • Contract

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Energy Specialist / Customer Care I’m working with a growing, stable, exciting brand within the Energy sector, who are looking to take on permanent people in their Customer Care and Engagement teams. You’ll need to have at least some experience of the Energy supply market, everything else they’ll teach you. This is a fantastic opportunity […]

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Billing Agent

Job Reference: 2821_1603351129

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

    £23000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Billing Agent I’m working with a growing, stable, exciting brand within the Energy sector, who are looking to take on permanent people in their Back Office Operations teams. You’ll need to have at least some experience of the Energy supply market, everything else they’ll teach you. This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your understanding […]

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Data Architect

Job Reference: 2908_1603305332

  • Location

    St. Albans, England

  • Money

    £64000 - 74000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Data Architect Do you have experience in data architecture looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Data Architect who will deliver big data solutions in a growing diversifying cloud based business. Data Architect- What will you do: Manage the data pipeline and ETL processes […]

Added 4 days ago

Customer Relationship Manager

Job Reference: 2880_1603286944

  • Location

    Milton Keynes, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 32000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Customer Relationship Manager – A key player in the Energy sector are searching for a Customer Relationship Manager on a 12-month fixed term basis to help manage a portfolio of customers acting as the first point of contact for customer queries and ensuring contract agreements are met. The successful candidate will come with experience in […]

Added 16 Oct 2020

Senior Energy Analyst

Job Reference: 2905_1602864806

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Energy Analyst Do you have strong experience in analysing large data sets and are looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Senior Energy Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Energy Analyst – What will you do: […]

Added 15 Oct 2020

Energy Pricing Analyst

Job Reference: 2873_1602782847

  • Location

    Leeds, England

  • Money

    £23000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Pricing Analyst – Leeds We are currently recruiting for a talented Energy Pricing Analyst with strong skills using Excel and an exposure to SQL to join a Commercial Department within one of the fastest growing UK Energy Suppliers. Skills/Experience – Strong Excel skills – Experience working around Energy Pricing or a similar commercial role. […]

Added 15 Oct 2020

Asset Specialist

Job Reference: 2904_1602780165

  • Location

    St. Albans, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 60000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Asset Specialist – Civil Engineering Do you have experience in utilities asset management in a civil engineering capacity and are looking for your next venture? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Asset Specialist – Civil Engineering who will work on risk assessments and management strategies. Interested? Have a look at the […]

Added 15 Oct 2020

Health & Safety Compliance Specialist

Job Reference: 2903_1602778205

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £1 - 1 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Health & Safety Compliance Specialist Do you have experience in H&S compliance and are looking for your next contract position? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Health & Safety Compliance Specialist who will work on compliance procedures abiding to LOLER, PUWER, DSEAR and ADR. Interested? Have a look at the below! […]

Added 14 Oct 2020

Energy Contracts Administrator – Remote/Work from home

Job Reference: 2902_1602695097

  • Location

    Carlisle, England

  • Money

    £22000 - 25000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Contracts Administrator Do you have experience working with Energy Contracts, looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client who looking for an Energy Contracts Administrator to help deliver efficient and accurate processing of contracts for the business. Interested? Take a look at the below! Energy Contracts Administrator […]

Added 14 Oct 2020

Senior Reporting Analyst

Job Reference: 2901_1602675792

  • Location

    North London, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Reporting Analyst Do you have experience with SQL, Python Excel and VBA looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Senior Reporting Analyst who will present business reports and improve existing reporting capabilities. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Reporting Analyst – […]

Added 14 Oct 2020

Senior Pricing Analyst

Job Reference: 2900_1602675770

  • Location

    North London, England

  • Money

    £42000 - 52000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Pricing Analyst Do you have experience in UK Gas and Power looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client who are looking for an Senior Pricing Analyst who will help deliver a streamlined Pricing function for the business. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Pricing […]

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