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Head of Campaigns and Activations - FTC

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Job Description

Role OVO-View

12 Month FTC

Team: Corporate Affairs

Salary banding: £79,170 - £90,000

Experience: Expert

Working pattern:Full-Time

Reporting to: Alex Doorey, VP Corporate Affairs & Marketing

Sponsorship: Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.

This role in 3 words: Engaging. Ownership. Collaborator

Top 3 qualities for this role: Communication. Organisation. Strategy

Closing Date: 15/04/2024, 9am.

In the words of the team, you should leave your current role for this one because….

“You'll play a unique role within OVO, working with the wider corporate affairs, brand and marketing teams, as well as business partnering with key areas of the business such as Commercial and People. You'll get to develop cross cutting campaigns, bringing to life important topics through events for corporate and consumer audiences."

Where you’ll work:

At OVO, we understand that a one size fits all approach doesn’t work for everyone. That’s why we created the OVO Way of Flexibility.

All our roles are hub based (Bristol, Glasgow or London), providing a dedicated space for collaboration, connection and teamwork. You’ll also have the flexibility to work from home.

Everyone belongs at OVO

At OVO, we are on a mission to solve one of humanity's biggest challenges, the climate crisis. And we know it takes all of us to change the world. That's why we need diverse people from all abilities, gender identities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, life experiences and backgrounds to join us.

Teamworking for the planet

Everything we do here spins around Plan Zero. So, naturally, the team you’ll be joining plays a gigantic role in making that happen. Here’s how:

OVO’s vision is to deliver clean, affordable energy for everyone, powered by technology. We started out as a retail energy company with a belief that we could do energy better through fairer pricing, simplicity and unrivalled customer service. As we evolved it became clear that OVO could bring even more value to its customers, by supporting them to decarbonise their homes. We’re building a zero carbon community – and bringing everyone the green energy, technology and guidance they need to make change happen. And, to lead by example, we’re committed to becoming a net zero carbon business by 2035.

This role in a nutshell:

Working at the centre of corporate affairs and marketing, your team will define and deliver OVO’s multi-channel campaigning and events strategy. Working cross functionally with Public Affairs, Sustainability, Comms, Brand and Commercial to create compelling campaigns and activations that improve OVO’s standing as a green leader and customer champion.

You’ll build relationships with high profile NGOs, partners and other organisations. Through these relationships, you’ll further OVO’s campaigning objectives.

You’ll be the gatekeeper for how OVO shows up in the real world. You’ll deliver a calendar of events and sponsorship opportunities, bringing OVO to life for customers and corporate stakeholders. Your team will work across the organisation to ensure a cohesive approach to events and activations, both in look and feel and in content.

You’ll play a bridging role between different areas of the corporate affairs and marketing team, bringing together relevant stakeholders, to create cross departmental campaigns and activations.

Your key outcomes will be:

  • Execute a compelling and impactful campaigning and activation strategy to support OVO’s commercial and sustainability objectives.
  • Work with OVO’s leadership team and their direct reports to deliver industry leading events that support the broader business objectives.
  • Build a network of NGOs and organisations who understand OVO’s core values and positions on key topics such as greenwashing, the energy transition and home decarbonisation.
  • Act as the ultimate guardian to sustainability communications across the OVO Group

Events and activations

  • Lead a network of agencies to deliver campaigns & engagement activities that inspire and empower people to act. Creating signature OVO events which have a clear societal benefit.
  • Business partner with public affairs, people engagement, sponsorships, commercial teams and PR to create consistent activations which showcase OVO in the best light.

Partnerships

  • Deepen relationships with existing partners through regular engagements and speaking opportunities (at respective organisations)
  • Expand our network of partners across multiple channels, platforms and activities to advance the OVO’s reputation. Design and deliver engagement activities that reflect OVO’s values (Do what’s right, Find a better way, Build something great)– and fully leverage owned, earned and paid channels.

Team management

  • Lead a small but mighty team to deliver business and societal benefits.
  • Manage the teams budget and resourcing ensuring we stay on track.

Key Stakeholders

Internal:

  • OVO leadership team
  • Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing Leadership team
  • Head of People Engagement
  • VP of Commercial Development
  • VP of Growth
  • Head of OVO Foundation
  • Director of Propositions
  • Head of Renewable Energy

External

  • NGOs
  • Event and campaigning agencies
  • Activist Groups
  • Industry organisations
  • Research institutes
  • Academia

You’ll be a successful Head of Campaigns and Activations here at OVO if you…

  • Are a proven leader with experience building and leading a team with a focus on your team’s development and engagement.
  • Can clearly and succinctly articulate a long-term strategic vision, demonstrating an understanding of the influencing factors at play within that.
  • Have exceptional communication skills and be able to clearly and succinctly deliver messages to a wide range of stakeholders up to and including board level.
  • Can help your team to set ambitious OKRs and take the responsibility to do what it takes to meet them, helping your team establish clear priorities and find ways of articulating them with your own team and the wider business.
  • Are a champion for the wider corporate affairs and brand team, bringing together teams from across the business to amplify OVO’s purpose and campaigning objectives.
  • Are an expert in global trends and issues around climate change and sustainability and will have a thirst for the latest thinking as well as an open, learning mindset.
  • Have extensive experience with campaigns and events at large organisations or agency side.
  • Are confident and collaborative and will thrive in a fast paced and entrepreneurial matrix organisation. A self starter and an independent thinker, you will be happy to take initiative and lead a group.

Personal profile:

  • You are an accomplished and experienced leader with a proven track record of delivering positive outcomes for the company and its customers, able to keep calm under pressure and focus on what matters most.
  • You are comfortable with the ambiguity that comes from working in a fast-paced, matrixed environment and adaptable to changing business needs
  • Able to maintain an optimistic and positive outlook, finding the valuable learning in difficult situations and present an energising vision to your team.
  • Can demonstrate resilience in the face of complex landscape and changing priorities, show persistence in pursuit of your goals, professionally or otherwise - you don’t give up.
  • You are comfortable prioritising initiatives and ideas based on value and impact, and you can clearly articulate those decisions.
  • You are equally comfortable working with leaders and junior team members alike, able to inspire and motivate at all levels in person and in hybrid working environments.
  • You are experienced in working in a matrixed organisation with multiple stakeholders.
  • You are an expert communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to build productive, long-term relationships with media, NGOs and other industry stakeholders.
  • Team player with demonstrated success in providing effective team leadership.

Let’s talk about what’s in it for you

We’ll pay you between £79,170 and £90,000, depending on your specific skills and experience. If your expectations are a little different, have a chat with us!

We keep our pay ranges broad on purpose to give us, and you, flexibility to match your experience to our zero carbon mission.

You’ll be eligible for an on-target bonus of 15%. We have one OVO bonus plan that focuses on the collective performance of our people to deliver our Plan Zero goal.

We also offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to help you feel like you belong at OVO…and there’s flex pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

For your healthWith benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more
For your wellbeingWith gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more For your lifestyle With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers
For your commute Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

For your Belonging

To find better ways to support our people, we need to listen to each other’s experiences and find ways to build a truly inclusive and diverse workplace. As part of this, we have 8 Belonging Networks at OVO. Led by our people, for our people - so when you join OVO, you can play a part - big or small - with any of the Networks. It's up to you.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you! If you have any additional requirements, there’s a space to let us know on the application form; we want to make the process as easy and comfortable for you as possible..

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