Centrica • United Kingdom

People Consultant

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

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.

The Net Zero & New Business (NZ&NB) People team are small but mighty – we partner with the business, understanding the products and services, the strategy and the plan, and use this knowledge to deliver brilliant people interventions that will help us to deliver the NZ&NB plan and to energise a greener, fairer future.

We are looking for an energetic self starter to join us on the Net Zero journey, to become a Net Zero expert, and lead on some key pieces of work that will make a real difference to the business. Can do attitude, positivity and ability to work at pace are a must!

The People Consultant works to support the design and delivery of the best People solutions required for the business. The People Consultant will liaise with Centres of Excellence to leverage key expertise and ensure consistent delivery. The People Consultant will have business commerciality, flexibility and understand People best practise to support delivery. They provide professional end to end People expertise, coaching & support to business leaders.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to interesting and varied People projects, learn and develop on the job and scope out future opportunities. You will be immersed in the world of Net Zero and play an exciting role in enabling the Energy transition.

  • Location: UK Flexible, with travel as required

  • Salary: Competitive + bonus + private healthcare + generous company benefits

Accountabilities

  • Trusted experts enabling the business to deliver for our customers

  • With support from People Partners, understand business requirements and translate into practical project deliverables

  • Provide practical People expertise, guidance and coaching to leaders

  • As part of a broader team, effectively support the delivery of People projects including organisational change & transformation, TUPE, restructuring, reward programmes, employee engagement, building capability, engagement, etc

  • Building & leveraging relationships with People Partners, People Directors, business leaders and Centres of Excellence

  • Work across the People team to access specialist advice / input i.e. communications / capability / resourcing etc…

  • Effective stakeholder network in the business and People

  • Provide external best practice to the business on all People matters

Competencies

  • Credible and values driven person, who can deliver exceptional results

  • Collaborative, adaptable and able to understand the dynamics of large, complex organisations

  • Able to work across a wide ranging group of stakeholders ensuring that their needs and interests are managed

  • Able to understand detail, alongside complexity, and deliver in support of the activity

  • Effective influencing and communication skills

  • Strong intellectual rigour and an appetite for professional development

  • Commercial acumen and broad business understanding

  • Able to work conceptually as well as having the focus to execute

  • Attention to detail, able to effectively manage projects

  • Track record of building successful, collaborative relationships quickly across all levels and business functions

  • A skilful team player with the ability to network effectively up, down and across the organisation

  • Strong communication skills; articulate, compelling, engaging and an inclusive manner

  • Provide feedback to colleagues - positive and developmental

Work Experience

  • A proven track record of supporting to deliver part of a people plan or strategy

  • Experience of delivering People content including change projects with People generalist experience

  • A demonstrable track record of delivering clear, actionable goals and delivering excellent results and outcomes

  • Experience of working in a People function in a complex, matrix organisation

  • A successful track record of operating commercially and executing plans effectively

  • Experience of working with others to deliver exceptional results – strong collaborator

  • Typically educated to degree level or equivalent

  • Evidence of CPD in the field of human resources would be advantageous

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
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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