PR & Communications Executive at Octopus Energy

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August 25, 2023

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Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.

We’re looking for a talented PR and Communications Executive to join our team and help tell the story of Octopus Energy globally.

You’ll play a central role in the communications team, working to support PR efforts in all areas and geographies of the Octopus Energy Group. This is a unique opportunity to hone your skills and make an impact daily in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

If you want to be at the cutting edge of energy tech, and manage the rollout of ambitious PR plans, then this could be the right role for you. You’ll forge relationships with key media professionals to keep them in the loop with our latest news. Like everything at Octopus, our approach to PR is an expression of our mission and brands - focusing on transparency and honesty. 

You’ll report into our Senior PR Manager where you will be an integral part of day-to-day press engagement, as well as work closely with the wider Octopus Energy Marketing team and other stakeholders across the company.

What you'll do Be a central point of contact for internal and external stakeholders for the wider PR teamBuild key PR relationships with digital, traditional, and broadcast journalistsHelp to manage our busy press office and organise the workflow of the teamWork on how Octopus PR can be applied to industry trends and developments, and spot big opportunities Execute and design press responses, releases, and supporting materials Stay close to trends in the green tech/renewables/EV space What you'll needMinimum 1-2 years experience in a PR or communications role in a fast-paced environment is essentialPR agency experience is ideal but not a mustA passion for what we’re doing. You should be excited by Octopus Energy’s brand and the long-term mission and values An academic brain – you’ll enjoy desk research and want to get to the bottom of difficult problemsTo be diligent at admin - there’s a lot going on and organisation is keyTo understand the value of PR and how it relates to Octopus Energy A passion for green tech/renewables/EVsWhy else you'll love it hereWondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we were voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people. We’ve also been placed in the top 10 companies for senior leadershipVisit our UK perks hub - Octopus Employee BenefitsIf this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

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