Working at Smart Energy GB
We’re looking for exceptional people to join our multi-award-winning, friendly and passionate team. If you’re excited about using your skills to help us change the future of everyone in Great Britain, please get in touch. You can find a variety of roles we’re currently recruiting for here.
We get out of bed in the morning to drive an energy revolution that helps Britain achieve net zero by being passionate, people-focused and collaborative.
What we offer
You'll have loads of great benefits working at Smart Energy GB:
- Competitive pension scheme
- 25 days of annual leave (plus bank holidays and a Christmas closure)
- Gym memberships
- Private medical insurance
- Annual health check
- Annual eye test
- Season ticket loan
- Five annual volunteer days
- £1,000 (net) work anniversary gift
- Option to buy additional annual leave
- Option to take out a personal loan
- Cycle-to-work scheme
- An in-house wellbeing programme, Thrive
- Free standard breakfast and healthy snacks are provided every day in the office to support a positive working environment
We work on behalf of government and the energy industry. We are helping to deliver a more flexible and efficient energy system which is fit for the 21st century.
This future energy system is a crucial element in helping Great Britain to achieve net zero. And without smart meters, reaching net zero will be more expensive, take longer and may even result in missed targets. That is why we are dedicated to our goal to ensure that everyone who is eligible for a smart meter has one installed by 2025.
Alongside this, we help consumers to better understand how getting a smart meter can benefit them, including those in vulnerable circumstances.
Our environmental commitments
We have partnered with Positive Planet in a voluntary but explicit commitment to measure and reduce our carbon footprint. Positive Planet verifies all of our data, analyses and advises on reducing our carbon footprint and will be supporting us to achieve Carbon Neutrality in the short-term and ultimately Net-Zero.
Our people strategy
Our people are key to the delivery of this mission. At Smart Energy GB, we strive for everyone to be fulfilled and challenged by their work. We are committed to providing our people with the means to help them grow in their roles, by enhancing their skill set and experience.
We will best thrive by fostering, celebrating, and always improving our diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage difference. We embrace it because it makes us better, it makes our work better and cultivates a community we can all be proud to be part of.
We take our role as an employer seriously and work hard to create a great place for people to work. But we also have an opportunity to support our employees outside work. In order to do so, we’ve rolled out Thrive; a programme to help our people live healthier, feel better and deal with life’s curveballs.
We’re all able to, anonymously and confidentially, access financial, medical and mental health advice if we would ever need it. We’ve even extended this offer to our employees’ immediate families. Throughout the year we also invite various experts, such as mental health wellbeing coaches to help us live life a little smarter.
Alongside this, we also have the ‘Thrive Room’ in our London office, which is used as a private and comfortable space. It can be used for people to take time out, meditate, pray, or for new mums returning to work who may be breastfeeding and need to express milk.
Smart Energy GB is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We use data to measure the effectiveness of our talent selection methods, to ensure that they are fair. We strive to ensure opportunities at Smart Energy GB are accessible to people from all backgrounds.
We actively encourage applications from currently under-represented groups. We have identified ethnic minorities, lower socioeconomic backgrounds, disabilities and genders as the key areas we would like to focus our recruitment efforts in.
All In Champions
We’re committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels like they belong. That’s why we’re proud to be one of the first organisations awarded All In Champion status, as part of the Advertising Association, ISBA and IPA’s initiative. To achieve this, we provided evidence that we have adopted the first six actions from the All In Action Plan – improving the experience and representation of:
- Black talent
- Disabled talent
- Working-class talent
- Asian talent
- Older talent
You can read more about how to become an All In Champion and what it means here.
Disability Confident Scheme
We want to make our recruitment practices as inclusive and fair as possible, and as part of that, we have joined the Disability Confident Scheme. Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to help us make the most of the talents of those with disabilities and/or health conditions in the workplace.
All applicants with a disability who meet the minimum requirements of the job as set out in the job description are guaranteed an interview.
We consider our commitment to the Disability Confident scheme in many aspects of our work life, including our offices. We moved to a new London office in September 2021, and having an accessible layout was a high priority in this search.
We are building a team that is able to understand the needs of and effectively communicate with the whole of our diverse nation. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the wider population. This includes the representation of people from ethnic minorities and lower socio-economic backgrounds. We apply the Rooney Rule to achieve this.
Subject to consent, out of the candidates who meet the essential selection criteria for the role and who are from ethnic minority or lower socio-economic backgrounds, at least one will be shortlisted for the next stage in the recruitment process, which is usually an interview.