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Added 4 days ago

Head of Operations B2B Energy

Job Reference: 2841_1594375071

  • Location

    Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Money

    £50000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of B2B Energy – Edinburgh We are currently recruiting for a confident Head of B2B Energy with industry experience to work in tandem with sales to expand the current customer base while motivating your own team to deliver an industry leading service to customers. Essential Skills/ experience: – UK Energy experience, from a B2B […]

Added 5 days ago

Director of Smart Metering

Job Reference: 2840_1594286773

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £80000 - 100000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

DIRECTOR OF SMART METERING ​ An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head of/Director of Smart Metering to join a well established company in the utilities sector. My client is looking for someone to take the reigns on and optimise an existing SMART programme. The role is best suited to someone from a supplier […]

Added 7 days ago

Operations Manager

Job Reference: 2839_1594129591

  • Location

    Harrow, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Operations Manager – Hertfordshire We are currently recruiting for a confident Operations Manager with Energy industry experience to lead a team of Analysts to deliver industry leading service to customers. Essential Skills/ experience: – UK Energy experience, ideally from a B2b perspective – Have a very hands on/technical approach with their knowledge of back office […]

Added 03 Jul 2020

Metering Operations Analyst

Job Reference: 2821_1593791858

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

    £24000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Metering Operations Analyst 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 […]

Added 03 Jul 2020

Director of Customer Service

Job Reference: 2837_1593767902

  • Location

    Manchester, England

  • Money

    £60000 - 85000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Director of Customer Service If you are a Senior Leader within the Utilities sector, and have strong experience across strategy and planning within Customer Service, Debt and Credit Control, this is a brilliant opportunity to take on a new challenge. This company has gone from strength to strength, but with their growing customer base they’re […]

Added 25 Jun 2020

Commercial Analyst

Job Reference: 2789_1593084129

  • Location

    Kensington and Chelsea, England

  • Money

    £26000 - 32000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Commercial Analyst Are you a recent STEM graduate looking to get your foot in the door of a fantastic Energy business? Do you have a genuine passion for the Utilities sector and want to be part of the changing Energy landscape? I have a unique opportunity for a Commercial Analyst to join an exciting firm […]

Added 22 Jun 2020

Head of Commercial Operations – Telecoms

Job Reference: 2834_1592827675

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £100000 - 160000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Commercial Operations – Telecoms | London | £100,000 – 160,000 p/d DOE Are you a senior, dynamic, operations professional with several years recent experience in the UK Telecoms industry? Do you often find yourself operating as the glue between front and back office operations and are keen to step into a high growth, […]

Added 22 Jun 2020

Head of Telco Regulations

Job Reference: 2832_1592827518

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £70000 - 90000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Telco Regulation | Greater London | £70,000-90,000 DOE Are you an experienced, dynamic regulatory professional with several years recent experience in the UK Telecoms industry? Are you experienced in lead roles, able to work with regulators to find solutions and influence, not just report? Are you keen to join an agile, fast growing […]

Added 22 Jun 2020

Billing Manager – Telecoms

Job Reference: 2833_1592827161

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £55000 - 75000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Billing Manager – Telecoms | Greater London | £55,000 – 75,000 p/a DOE Are you an experienced, dynamic, billing professional with several years recent experience in the UK Telecoms industry? Are you a highly analytical, data centric individual, able to use data to spot trends, highlight potential issues and cope in a fast-paced environment? Are […]

Added 11 Jun 2020

Energy Data Analyst

Job Reference: 2754_1591885442

  • Location

    Bloxwich, England

  • Money

    £25000 - 30000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Data Analyst I have an exciting new opportunity in the West Midlands for a Data Analyst with strong Excel skills. You’ll be handling large quantities of Energy data, and supporting the business in forecasting analysis, cost reduction, and efficiency measures. You’ll be part of a forward thinking team, working together to develop MI reporting, […]

Added 10 Jun 2020

Network Technician – Contract

Job Reference: 2830_1591784048

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £17 - 17 per hour

  • Contract

    Contract

Network Technician – Contract A major business are searching for Network Technicians to join them on an initial 6 month basis. Are you a Network Technician: A technical background – key thing is that you are analytical with the ability to understand and interpret data Strong IT skills – You will be using a number […]

Added 09 Jun 2020

Channel Partner Manager

Job Reference: 2829_1591709022

  • Location

    Bromley, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Channel Partner Manager You will be working for a well established business within the Energy sector, and be given autonomy over key relationships, as well as responsibility to develop new partnerships and routes to market. You’ll work collaboratively within a strong team, who will support you with industry insights, but it will be up to […]

Added 08 Jun 2020

Senior Settlements Analyst

Job Reference: 2823_1591637737

  • Location

    South London, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Settlements Analyst £35,000 – £40,000 pa South London A well-established Energy client in South London are looking for an experienced Settlements Analyst to join the team, and support the function with their excellent knowledge of the Energy industry. The ideal candidate will have a strong grasp of Settlements within Energy, as well as experience […]

Added 08 Jun 2020

Contract Project Manager – Utilities

Job Reference: 2828_1591631397

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne, England

  • Money

    £200 - 270 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Project Manager | Energy & Utilities A very well established business is currently seeking a highly-skilled contract Project Manager to help them deliver a key project in their portfolio. Essential: 3-5 years of Project Management experience. Energy & Utilities experience. Understanding of IT projects. Good communicator and very organized. Excellent stakeholder management experience. You need […]

Added 08 Jun 2020

Head of Wholesale Markets – Energy Generation

Job Reference: 2827_1591608229

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £75000 - 95000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Wholesale Markets | LOCATION FLEXIBLE | £75-95k DOE +Benefits Our client, a leading name in clean energy generation, is looking to add a Head of Wholesale Markets to it’s growing UK team. You will play a key part in ensuring the compliance of trading and reporting activities with particular reference to REMIT, MIFID […]

Added 03 Jun 2020

Senior Project Manager | CRM

Job Reference: 2826_1591186948

  • Location

    Solihull, England

  • Money

    £350 - 400 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Senior Project Manager | CRM

Added 28 May 2020

Billing / Metering Operations Analyst

Job Reference: 2821_1590667063

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

    £26000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Billing/Metering Operations Analyst 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 […]

Added 28 May 2020

Energy Specialist – Customer Care

Job Reference: 2822_1590666786

  • 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 25 May 2020

Senior Contracts Manager ~£70k – North London

Job Reference: 2820_1590411218

  • Location

    London North London, England

  • Money

    £60000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Job Title: Senior Contracts Manager Salary: £60,000 – £70,000 per annum (DOE) Location: North London A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Contracts Manager to join a very well-established and dynamic Utilities company based in North London. You will need to have a good understanding of the UK energy market including supplier license conditions […]

Added 12 Mar 2020

Recruitment Consultant

Job Reference: 2296_1584002340

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £18000 - 27000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Our Company: Consult Energy Recruitment are specialist recruiters for the energy and utility sector, and our ethos focuses on providing the best possible service to both our clients and candidates alike. We have experienced an exciting period of growth over the last 12 months, and we are well on our way to become the UK’s […]

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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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Head of Operations B2B Energy

Job Reference: 2841_1594375071

  • Location

    Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Money

    £50000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of B2B Energy – Edinburgh We are currently recruiting for a confident Head of B2B Energy with industry experience to work in tandem with sales to expand the current customer base while motivating your own team to deliver an industry leading service to customers. Essential Skills/ experience: – UK Energy experience, from a B2B […]

Added 5 days ago

Director of Smart Metering

Job Reference: 2840_1594286773

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £80000 - 100000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

DIRECTOR OF SMART METERING ​ An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head of/Director of Smart Metering to join a well established company in the utilities sector. My client is looking for someone to take the reigns on and optimise an existing SMART programme. The role is best suited to someone from a supplier […]

Added 7 days ago

Operations Manager

Job Reference: 2839_1594129591

  • Location

    Harrow, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Operations Manager – Hertfordshire We are currently recruiting for a confident Operations Manager with Energy industry experience to lead a team of Analysts to deliver industry leading service to customers. Essential Skills/ experience: – UK Energy experience, ideally from a B2b perspective – Have a very hands on/technical approach with their knowledge of back office […]

Added 03 Jul 2020

Metering Operations Analyst

Job Reference: 2821_1593791858

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

    £24000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Metering Operations Analyst 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 […]

Added 03 Jul 2020

Director of Customer Service

Job Reference: 2837_1593767902

  • Location

    Manchester, England

  • Money

    £60000 - 85000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Director of Customer Service If you are a Senior Leader within the Utilities sector, and have strong experience across strategy and planning within Customer Service, Debt and Credit Control, this is a brilliant opportunity to take on a new challenge. This company has gone from strength to strength, but with their growing customer base they’re […]

Added 25 Jun 2020

Commercial Analyst

Job Reference: 2789_1593084129

  • Location

    Kensington and Chelsea, England

  • Money

    £26000 - 32000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Commercial Analyst Are you a recent STEM graduate looking to get your foot in the door of a fantastic Energy business? Do you have a genuine passion for the Utilities sector and want to be part of the changing Energy landscape? I have a unique opportunity for a Commercial Analyst to join an exciting firm […]

Added 22 Jun 2020

Head of Commercial Operations – Telecoms

Job Reference: 2834_1592827675

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £100000 - 160000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Commercial Operations – Telecoms | London | £100,000 – 160,000 p/d DOE Are you a senior, dynamic, operations professional with several years recent experience in the UK Telecoms industry? Do you often find yourself operating as the glue between front and back office operations and are keen to step into a high growth, […]

Added 22 Jun 2020

Head of Telco Regulations

Job Reference: 2832_1592827518

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £70000 - 90000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Telco Regulation | Greater London | £70,000-90,000 DOE Are you an experienced, dynamic regulatory professional with several years recent experience in the UK Telecoms industry? Are you experienced in lead roles, able to work with regulators to find solutions and influence, not just report? Are you keen to join an agile, fast growing […]

Added 22 Jun 2020

Billing Manager – Telecoms

Job Reference: 2833_1592827161

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £55000 - 75000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Billing Manager – Telecoms | Greater London | £55,000 – 75,000 p/a DOE Are you an experienced, dynamic, billing professional with several years recent experience in the UK Telecoms industry? Are you a highly analytical, data centric individual, able to use data to spot trends, highlight potential issues and cope in a fast-paced environment? Are […]

Added 11 Jun 2020

Energy Data Analyst

Job Reference: 2754_1591885442

  • Location

    Bloxwich, England

  • Money

    £25000 - 30000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Data Analyst I have an exciting new opportunity in the West Midlands for a Data Analyst with strong Excel skills. You’ll be handling large quantities of Energy data, and supporting the business in forecasting analysis, cost reduction, and efficiency measures. You’ll be part of a forward thinking team, working together to develop MI reporting, […]

Added 10 Jun 2020

Network Technician – Contract

Job Reference: 2830_1591784048

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £17 - 17 per hour

  • Contract

    Contract

Network Technician – Contract A major business are searching for Network Technicians to join them on an initial 6 month basis. Are you a Network Technician: A technical background – key thing is that you are analytical with the ability to understand and interpret data Strong IT skills – You will be using a number […]

Added 09 Jun 2020

Channel Partner Manager

Job Reference: 2829_1591709022

  • Location

    Bromley, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Channel Partner Manager You will be working for a well established business within the Energy sector, and be given autonomy over key relationships, as well as responsibility to develop new partnerships and routes to market. You’ll work collaboratively within a strong team, who will support you with industry insights, but it will be up to […]

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