Centrica • United Kingdom

HSES Engagement Business Partner

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

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.

We have a brilliant new opportunity for an HSES Engagement Business Partner to join our team. You will help to define, develop and deliver creative ways to reach our colleagues that help support the business HSE and Communications objectives. Working closely with the wider Communications and HSE team, you will support multiple engagement and communication projects, initiatives, and campaigns to increase colleague engagement, performance and to solidify our HSE behavioural safety approach. This will require you to manage several projects and stakeholders at any one time to ensure delivery of outcomes.

Location: With our Flexible First working arrangements we empower our colleagues to work in a way that best suits them – meaning location doesn’t need to be a barrier. This role can be mostly based at home with occasional travel required to attend meetings at our Centrica sites.

As part of the partnering arrangement between the HSE Management and Communications Teams key accountabilities of the role will be as follows:

  • Support the delivery of the overall HSE strategy for BG and assist in achieving continuous improvement in HSE performance across all parts of the company.
  • Directly support the Behavioural Based Safety Manager with the development and delivery of creative, impactful internal communications and engagement activities to bring the Centrica strategy and/or Business Unit/Functional plans to life help colleagues understand our objectives and progress.
  • Enable additional interfaces and support for the Head of HSE, Colleague Communications Director, Head of Colleague Communications, HSE Senior Leadership Team and Senior Communications Managers.
  • Support with effective planning and measurement to reduce the volume of communications across Centrica and drive greater reach, impact and quality across all activity.
  • Support the development of BG culture as the organisation rapidly expands and changes.
  • Work closely with the HSE and Communications teams to ensure the sequencing and delivery of all our engagement and communication activities to create a seamless experience for our colleagues.
  • Contribute to the development of the Centrica narrative and ensure alignment to this across Business Units and functions – with primary focus on supporting the Health, Safety, Environment and Technical Assurance Teams, in line with the wider Communications Strategy.
  • Research and implement best practice and the latest external thinking across content and channels to drive continuous improvement and best impact with our colleagues.
  • Support with understanding of our audiences and stakeholders to build awareness and identify new, improved approaches.

Who are we looking for?

  • BSc (Hons) / Diploma level or equivalent req’d.
  • Qualification in Marketing, Creative Writing, Journalism, or Internal Communications would be desirable.
  • Relevant industry body affiliation E.g. PRCA, CIPR, etc…
  • Evidence of current and developed CPD.
  • Demonstratable experience in a similar mid-level role.
  • Experience of internal communications delivery including creative writing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of best practice in internal communication and employee engagement.
  • Awareness of emerging communication technologies and content approaches – particularly for delivering technical messaging.
  • A demonstrable track record of delivering excellent results and outcomes.
  • Experience of delivering communications in regulated environments e.g. Insurance / Finance; and / or, large fast paced businesses / or FMCG / Retail /
  • Experience working in technical / regulated industries would be advantageous.
  • Experience of using OASIS framework or similar model in large businesses.

Our people are the beating heart of our business. We are incredibly proud of our commitment to being FlexFirst. From childcare to furry friends, we listened to our people and understood that they work best when they are comfortable and have a flexible working model that suits their individual needs. We embrace the opportunity to give our colleagues a choice to work from anywhere whilst still ensuring they can connect and engage with their teams through office days, employee networks and virtual events.

We have tailored our well-being & benefits package around our employees as follows;

  • 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

We are committed to creating a cleaner and greener future. And we’re making big changes to help us get there. That means cutting customers' emissions and our own to reach net zero. And because our people are the beating heart of our business, we will continue to champion inclusivity, develop future skills and invest in our local communities to create a better world for everyone. As part of our reforestation project with WeForest, for every new employee that joins our family, we plant trees in underprivileged areas in Tanzania to offer farming and wildlife economy opportunities for locals.


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!

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

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
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

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

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

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

Hiring Countries




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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