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Added 3 days ago

Metering Analyst

Job Reference: 2821_1610961031

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

    £20000 - 25000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Metering 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 understanding […]

Added 3 days ago

Billing Analyst

Job Reference: 2821_1610960969

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

    £20000 - 25000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Billing 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 understanding […]

Added 7 days ago

Financial Analyst

Job Reference: 2973_1610649565

  • Location

    Blackburn, England

  • Money

    £38000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Financial Analyst Do you have strong financial analysis and modelling skills? Are you an experienced analyst within finance looking for the next step in your career? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Financial Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Financial Analyst – What will […]

Added 7 days ago

Production Technician

Job Reference: 2914_1610649393

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 45000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Production Technician Are you an experienced Production Technician with experience in electrical or mechanical work? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Production Technician to join their team. They would be open to seeing a range of abilities/levels of experience, so if you have any knowledge of gas in Energy, don’t hesitate […]

Added 7 days ago

Production Technician

Job Reference: 2914_1610649342

  • Location

    Egham, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 45000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Production Technician Are you an experienced Production Technician with experience in electrical or mechanical work? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Production Technician to join their team. They would be open to seeing a range of abilities/levels of experience, so if you have any knowledge of gas in Energy, don’t hesitate […]

Added 7 days ago

Senior Pricing/Forecasting Analyst

Job Reference: 2972_1610642271

  • Location

    Blackburn, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Pricing/Forecasting Analyst Are you an experienced Pricing Analyst or Forecasting Analyst within the Energy industry? Are you looking for the opportunity to step up into a more strategic role where you will guide the commercial decisions for a business? Consult Energy have an opportunity for a Senior Pricing Analyst / Senior Forecasting Analyst within […]

Added 7 days ago

Utilities Project Manager (Connections)

Job Reference: 2911_1610630889

  • Location

    Guildford, England

  • Money

    £33000 - 37000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Utilities Project Manager (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 experience is essential, a background in construction is an advantage Experience in managing commercial connections, disconnections and diversions Client Management and exceptional communication Excellent organisational skills Report […]

Added 7 days ago

Head of Marketing

Job Reference: 2970_1610585955

  • Location

    Northampton, England

  • Money

    £80000 - 85000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Marketing Do you have experience working in a Senior Marketing position in a B2B organisation? Do you have experience developing and delivering strategic marketing plans? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Head of Marketing to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Head of Marketing […]

Added 7 days ago

Head of Marketing

Job Reference: 2970_1610585834

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £80000 - 85000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Marketing Do you have experience working in a Senior Marketing position in a B2B organisation? Do you have experience developing and delivering strategic marketing plans? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Head of Marketing to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Head of Marketing […]

Added 12 Jan 2021

Senior Regulation Manager (FTC)

Job Reference: 2931_1610442682

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 65000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Regulation Manager (FTC) 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 Regulation Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Regulation Manager – What will you do: Being a subject […]

Added 11 Jan 2021

Cost Forecasting Manager

Job Reference: 2968_1610353322

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £60000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Cost Forecasting Manager Do you have strong knowledge and experience of energy retail supply cost stack? Are you an experienced analyst or manager looking for the next step in your career? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Cost Forecasting Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the […]

Added 11 Jan 2021

Demand Forecasting Manager

Job Reference: 2967_1610353240

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £60000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Demand Forecasting Manager Do you have experience in Demand Forecasting Gas & Power in the UK Energy market? Do you have detailed, hands on knowledge of demand forecasting techniques? Looking for the next step in your career? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Demand Forecasting Manager to join their team. […]

Added 08 Jan 2021

Business Analyst (SMART)

Job Reference: 2968_1610135573

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £47000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Business Analyst/Project Manager SMART – London We are currently searching for an industry experienced Business Analyst/Project Manager to form part of a growing suppliers SMART team. It’s an exciting time for the business as they continue to strengthen their position in the market and the successful candidate will be playing a key role in one […]

Added 08 Jan 2021

GIS Team Lead

Job Reference: 2961_1610100012

  • Location

    Poole, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 38000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

GIS Team Lead- Dorset A dynamic and fast-growing Internet Provider are searching for an experienced Manager to lead, coach and support its growing team of Surveying and GIS professionals. Essential Skills/Experience Experience in proprietary and open-source GIS applications such as QGIS, GE, ESRI Good understanding of Data Modelling Experience of managing and motivating a team […]

Added 07 Jan 2021

Senior Credit Risk Analyst – Contract

Job Reference: 2965_1610029402

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Credit Risk Analyst – Contract Consult Energy are working with a multi-national client who are looking for a Senior Credit Risk Analyst to support them for a contract to start asap. If you have Credit Risk experience, and an Analytical mindset, please get in touch today! Senior Credit Risk Analyst – what you will […]

Added 07 Jan 2021

Demand Forecasting Analyst

Job Reference: 2964_1610027118

  • Location

    Doncaster, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Demand Forecasting Analyst Do you have experience setting and executing hedging strategies in the Gas & Power markets? Looking for the next step in your career? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Demand Forecasting Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Demand Forecasting Analyst – […]

Added 07 Jan 2021

Data Analyst

Job Reference: 2963_1610015680

  • Location

    Caterham, England

  • Money

    £25000 - 30000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Data Analyst Do you have experience in the energy industry? Are you a strong analyst with advanced MS Excel skills? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client in the utilities space looking for a Data Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Data Analyst – What will you do: […]

Added 07 Jan 2021

Commercial Analyst

Job Reference: 2926_1610012773

  • Location

    Guildford, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 45000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Commercial Analyst Do you have strong analytical skills and are a whiz on Excel, good experience in the Gas & Power Market and are looking for the next step in your career? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Commercial Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the […]

Added 06 Jan 2021

Operations Manager

Job Reference: 2962_1609949184

  • Location

    Guildford, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Operations Manager- Surrey A leading energy provider is searching for an experienced Operations Manager to lead a team of analysts working to investigate and resolve variances between contracted charges and billed amounts Essential Skills/Experience Min 3 years commercial experience, ideally with management experience of 2 years Experience in Energy or Utilities industries is essential Commercial […]

Added 06 Jan 2021

Project Manager

Job Reference: 2960_1609949034

  • Location

    Poole, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 35000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Project Manager- Dorset An ambitious Internet Service Provider are searching for an experienced Project Manager to manage a Network rollout of over 250kms of infrastructure This role requires you to interact with internal business stakeholders and third parties so excellent communication skills are essential to the success of this role. Essential Skills/Experience Project Management Qualification […]

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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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Metering Analyst

Job Reference: 2821_1610961031

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

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  • Contract

    Permanent

Metering 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 understanding […]

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Billing Analyst

Job Reference: 2821_1610960969

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

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  • Contract

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Billing 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 understanding […]

Added 7 days ago

Financial Analyst

Job Reference: 2973_1610649565

  • Location

    Blackburn, England

  • Money

    £38000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Financial Analyst Do you have strong financial analysis and modelling skills? Are you an experienced analyst within finance looking for the next step in your career? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Financial Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Financial Analyst – What will […]

Added 7 days ago

Production Technician

Job Reference: 2914_1610649393

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 45000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Production Technician Are you an experienced Production Technician with experience in electrical or mechanical work? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Production Technician to join their team. They would be open to seeing a range of abilities/levels of experience, so if you have any knowledge of gas in Energy, don’t hesitate […]

Added 7 days ago

Production Technician

Job Reference: 2914_1610649342

  • Location

    Egham, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 45000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Production Technician Are you an experienced Production Technician with experience in electrical or mechanical work? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Production Technician to join their team. They would be open to seeing a range of abilities/levels of experience, so if you have any knowledge of gas in Energy, don’t hesitate […]

Added 7 days ago

Senior Pricing/Forecasting Analyst

Job Reference: 2972_1610642271

  • Location

    Blackburn, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Pricing/Forecasting Analyst Are you an experienced Pricing Analyst or Forecasting Analyst within the Energy industry? Are you looking for the opportunity to step up into a more strategic role where you will guide the commercial decisions for a business? Consult Energy have an opportunity for a Senior Pricing Analyst / Senior Forecasting Analyst within […]

Added 7 days ago

Utilities Project Manager (Connections)

Job Reference: 2911_1610630889

  • Location

    Guildford, England

  • Money

    £33000 - 37000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Utilities Project Manager (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 experience is essential, a background in construction is an advantage Experience in managing commercial connections, disconnections and diversions Client Management and exceptional communication Excellent organisational skills Report […]

Added 7 days ago

Head of Marketing

Job Reference: 2970_1610585955

  • Location

    Northampton, England

  • Money

    £80000 - 85000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Marketing Do you have experience working in a Senior Marketing position in a B2B organisation? Do you have experience developing and delivering strategic marketing plans? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Head of Marketing to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Head of Marketing […]

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Head of Marketing

Job Reference: 2970_1610585834

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £80000 - 85000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Marketing Do you have experience working in a Senior Marketing position in a B2B organisation? Do you have experience developing and delivering strategic marketing plans? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Head of Marketing to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Head of Marketing […]

Added 12 Jan 2021

Senior Regulation Manager (FTC)

Job Reference: 2931_1610442682

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 65000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Regulation Manager (FTC) 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 Regulation Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Regulation Manager – What will you do: Being a subject […]

Added 11 Jan 2021

Cost Forecasting Manager

Job Reference: 2968_1610353322

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £60000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Cost Forecasting Manager Do you have strong knowledge and experience of energy retail supply cost stack? Are you an experienced analyst or manager looking for the next step in your career? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Cost Forecasting Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the […]

Added 11 Jan 2021

Demand Forecasting Manager

Job Reference: 2967_1610353240

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £60000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Demand Forecasting Manager Do you have experience in Demand Forecasting Gas & Power in the UK Energy market? Do you have detailed, hands on knowledge of demand forecasting techniques? Looking for the next step in your career? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Demand Forecasting Manager to join their team. […]

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