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Senior Talent Manager, Coventry

Flexibility: Full or part time - various flexible options available (min 3 days a week)

Location: Coventry

Pay: £67,000 FTE

Ref: JN -012019-2917

At First Utility, we are a business with big plans and we’re looking for someone to help us nurture our talent for the future.  You will work with our Executives and HR colleagues to identify what skills we need to succeed, design and run our succession and talent reviews and help us attract and keep those great people who thrive in our environment.  This is a place where your ideas are welcome and where we work together to achieve great outcomes.
We are a challenger energy and broadband provider, operating as a wholly owned subsidiary group of the Shell Petroleum Company Limited (Shell). Here at First Utility we aim to provide a fresh approach to multi-utilities. Our goals are simple. We want to make the running of your home (managing energy, broadband and home-services) straightforward, painless and great value for money, for everyone.
You will have the autonomy to be creative in approaching projects, but will have the support of a collaborative team to help make these a success.
Your part in the team

  • Build an inclusive talent pool for senior and critical roles reflecting external best practice
  • Develop and run our talent reviews, assessments, career planning and succession management processes
  • Partner with our colleagues in accelerating our key talent and organisational priorities
  • Work with our Executive Team and Senior HR Business Partners in succession planning for leadership roles
  • Undertake market research to ensure that our talent approaches are best in class
  • Develop and communicate a process to achieve breakthrough performance
  • Lead specific talent initiatives and projects in line with resourcing plans and key business requirements

What you’ll need to help you make the best of the role

  • You will be a role model who can link talent goals to business goals and build effective plans
  • You will be an expert coach who can not only coach and support our Executive Leaders but can grow these skills in others
  • Have an analytical approach to consistent assessment of talent (internal or external)
  • Use key talent information to understand issues and opportunities for our business
  • Have a natural curiosity, in particular on emerging talent trends and can build these into plans now and for the future
  • Can shape and evolve our talent processes (e.g. talent reviews) with simplicity and fairness to give high quality insights about people
  • Adept at making connections between different information sources (both qualitative and quantitative) and use them to gain insights and make recommendations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and stakeholder engagement skills

What’s in it for you?
Family Friendly

  • Company maternity /adoption pay – 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks statutory pay for eligible employees.
  • Two weeks full paternity pay
  • BUPA Private Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working
  • Agile Working/Working from Home where appropriate
  • Staff Tariffs

Development Opportunities

  • Mentoring Scheme
  • Apprenticeship Schemes
  • Training and Coaching
  • Development Portal to access development material and share experiences


  • Exclusive Retail Discounts (from nearly 900 retailers)
  • 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays) and Holiday Trading Scheme
  • Quarterly Team Socials


  • Platform to access healthy meal ideas, exercise videos and mindfulness tips
  • Access to impartial financial advice
  • E-cards to share thanks with colleagues
  • A fresh start to the week with free fresh fruit, every Monday
  • Charity events to support our charity partner NSPCC
  • Trim Trail onsite


  • Ample free onsite parking
  • Modern, vibrant offices
  • Den with sofas, PS4 and table football
  • Onsite restaurant with hot and cold menu and pizza order service
  • Barista style coffee bar with hot and cold snacks
  • Smart/Casual Dress

Apply now
If you think you could be the one to help us grow our talent at First Utility, please email to apply or to find out more information.