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Yorkshire and the Humber

Head of Communications

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Reference: 393390
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive salary and benefits including car allowance and bonus

  • Location: Yorkshire and the Humber

The Opportunity

The Head of Communications is a highly critical strategic role which will play a key part in Northern PowerGrid’s communication strategy and enhanced brand recognition.

This is a newly created and pivotal role for the business which will focus heavily on corporate communications, PR and external media such as TV, radio, and advertising. The candidate will need to develop stakeholder relationships within the wider organisation to highlight the importance of a strategic communications plan, and predefined messaging, which delivers a proactive, rather than reactive, approach.

Leading the Communications Team, the Head of Communications will develop and lead the team of 6,ensuring Northern PowerGrid’s brand positioning for the future, as well as representing and leading internal communications within the business.
The role will also focus on strategic leadership of digital channels to improve online presence, as well as the visual identity to drive creative impact around cultural change and the energy transition.

There is a wave of change ahead and the Head of Communications will be heavily focussed on supporting the delivery of the 5 year regulated ED2 plan as well as a non-regulatory focus on acquisition, growth and positive brand awareness.

This role will offer agile working with a preference for role to be based in Castleford 1 - 2 days a week.

What we are looking for

Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following key skills and experience:

  • Proven experience delivering high level strategic communications and marketing plans within a complex and corporate environment
  • The ability to influence change internally and externally
  • Leadership – a confident line manager who can build and nurture a team as well as drive direction
  • Resilience – confidence working in a multifaceted and changing organisation within an important period of transition
  • Proven experience of managing numerous stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to think differently, with creative flair, to influence internal understanding of the importance of marketing, and brand, as well as using communications channels to drive an external customer centric approach.

About Northern PowerGrid

Northern Powergrid owns and operates the network that distributes electricity to homes and businesses across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. Employing over 2,500 people, the business has 8 million customers and supplies 3.9 million properties via 60,000 miles of overhead powerlines and underground cables.

As part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE), the energy division of a US owned multinational conglomerate, Northern Powergrid is now embarking on a Digital Transformation which will modernise their systems and processes and enable them to satisfy the needs of customers and stakeholders whilst streamlining the employee experience.

if you are interested in being part of an organisation that is front and centre of the energy transition, whilst transforming internally and being a force for good in our regions, then Northern Powergrid may be your next opportunity as a Head of Communications.


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