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Centrica • United Kingdom

Head of Group Ethics

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

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Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Group Head of Ethics

At Centrica, our purpose is to energise a greener, fairer future. Achieving this is made possible through our family of trusted brands and businesses.

We have an exciting opportunity to lead our Ethics & Compliance team! As Group Head of Ethics, you would have overall responsibility for the management and operation of the Group Ethics programme.

Location: This role will be split between our head offices in Windsor (SL4 5GD) and home-based working.

About the Role:

  • Accountable for all Ethics & Compliance Standards and Guidance documents and processes including the creation, maintenance and delivery of associated training and assurance activities

  • Accountable for the management of Speak Up including triaging of cases, conducting independent investigations, action tracking and reporting

  • Accountable for manging Our Code including updating and improving Our Code, updating training to reflect the Group’s needs and reporting

  • Accountable of manging and maintain the Group’s Conflict and Gifts & Hospitality registers including updating functionality, user access and management and reporting

  • Responsible for delivery and maintenance of all facets of the E&C Programme, including: global Speak Up process, G&H process, CoI process, Our Code maintenance; annual Code training, E&C comms, training and interventions, reporting, and E&C programme assessment

  • Responsible for the design and implementation of an E&C Programme Assessment to be conducted across all Business Units and Functions as well as at Group level

  • Responsible for the ownership of all standards, policies and procedures related to all facts of the E&C Programme

  • Accountable for embedding the E&C Programme by way of design and delivery of refreshed comms, awareness, brand and image campaigns

  • Management of direct reports who manage the day to day running of the E&C Programme

About You:

  • Demonstrable professional experience in leading teams and delivering Business Ethics programmes

  • Ability to lead teams of varying disciplines and creating a collaborative and delivery-based culture

  • Ability to deliver key messages and work with the Executive team (CLT) and Board Members

  • Detailed understanding and experience in leading and delivery of Ethics & compliance programmes – including Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing, etc

  • Lead, shape and deliver change programmes

  • Manage end to end processes and consistently work to improve these and deliver excellence

  • Lead and implement governance processes

  • Manage and improve performance through the use of MI and KPIs

  • Work with conflicting priorities/opinions and influence and lead to a conclusion

  • Manage a diverse group of stakeholders in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Prioritise and manage multiple high value projects to successful completion

  • Influence at the most senior levels, securing buy-in of key stakeholders and budget allocation required to deliver the role

  • Proven organisational skills, including effective and successful project management

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong customer focused orientation

  • Good understanding of accounting and financial practices

What’s in it for you:

If this sounds like a good match for your skills, experience and what you’re looking for as a next step, we’d love to hear from you! In return, we will offer you:

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential.

  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap.

  • Pension scheme.

  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan.

  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days.

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance.

  • Colleague-led networks which aim to empower & support colleagues from underrepresented groups.

Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We will continue to champion inclusivity, develop future skills and invest in our local communities to create a better, more sustainable world, for everyone.

#MoreThanACareer

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!


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This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68:32

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium

Denmark

Ireland

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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