Performance and Engagement Consultant Job In Reading

Performance and Engagement Consultant


  • £20-£24 per hour (12 Hours per Week)
  • Posted: 07/02/2020
  • Reading
  • Job Ref: 748101545
  • Permanent

Job Details

About the role:

This role will be a key support to the Performance and Engagement Manager in designing and delivering key initiatives which support our ambition in creating a culture of inclusion, engagement and high performance.

Values and behaviours – manage the ongoing process of shaping and embedding our values and behaviours into people processes.

Employee engagement – manage our end to end engagement plan; from managing our third-party supplier to drive value and insights across our engagement forums (including on-boarding, bi-annual forums, annual engagement survey and exit interviews) to organising and facilitating employee engagement sessions such as Board engagement opportunities.

Performance management – partner with centres of excellent to ensure our processes remove barriers, identify key talent, have succession plans in place and reward the right behaviours. Includes managing the PDR and talking talent processes, preparing packs for leaders and managers to make effective decisions.

Inclusion – in liaison with the wider team and employee networks, support and drive initiatives to engage and motivate our people around our plan, driving forward our goals, positioning us as an inclusive great place to work. Includes analysing data to drive decisions to improve across our sector.

This role liaises closely with all areas of the business; from comms to policy and systems and especially the frontline to ensure our people are engaged to deliver on our priorities.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

Solid HR knowledge with a good understanding of the principles and ability to debate approaches and ways forward within the context of people and performance

Significant experience in a similar organisation with a demonstrable track record of driving a high-performance culture

Experience of facilitating workshops, driving decisions and engaging highly influential leaders, turning around detractors and holding their own

•Highly organised with the ability to manage multiple, competing priorities with ease
•Experience of programme and project management
•Excellent stakeholder engagement and management
•An understanding of culture diagnosis methods and relevant data analytics
•An appreciation of the link between values, behaviours, engagement, inclusion with strong business performance

What’s in it for you:

This role is flexible and can be performed as a job share. Please note that whilst this role is based from Clearwater Court in Reading there will be a requirement to facilitate events and engage with people across our patch (London to Swindon) as well as engaging with stakeholders further afield.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

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About us:

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning poo into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.