Thames Water are the UK’s biggest water and sewerage company for London and the Thames Valley. Servicing around 15 million customers across these regions, the work they do is massively impactful in ensuring their customers day to day lives run smoothly.
Having worked with VMA GROUP in the past, Thames Water called upon us to seek out an Employee Communications Executive to join their Internal Communications team. They were searching for an IC whizz capable of delivering effective internal communications advice, planning and activity to the company across different functions. With duties including creating content, developing comms and engagement strategies and creating and leading project groups, it was vital that the candidate had previous experience in communications channels and campaign handling.
Following a briefing call, it was our Internal Communications specialist consultant, Anna Newsome, who led the search to find the perfect new employee. After promoting the role to her network, Anna connected with an individual reconsidering her career prospects after being on maternity leave.
Having previously worked in a similar role, as well as within the logistics industry, this candidate was experienced in communicating with non-desk employees, a valuable skill to have, given the nature of working within a utilities company.
Anna supported and advised the candidate along the application process, who was then offered the position at Thames. Since beginning the role in May, the new employee has got stuck into their role and is an asset to the Internal Communications team and the wider company.
“Massive thanks to Anna from VMA GROUP for helping me find my new role. Anna’s support during the whole process was invaluable. She gave me some great tips and advice to help with the interview and kept me informed throughout. I feel like Anna went out of her way to help me and she was super friendly and easy to talk to. Thank you!”
Employee Communications Executive, Thames Water
“VMA GROUP are great to work with – each recruitment consultant is incredibly responsive, and sources a great list of clients. They are our go to agency when we need to recruit into our team.”
Head of Employee Communications & Engagement, Thames Water
VMA GROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, marketing, digital and change communities.
Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, brand, digital marketing and agency services.
We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications, marketing, digital and change industries, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.
In the UK, VMA GROUP has offices in London, Bristol and Manchester and in Europe, VMA GROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.
VMA GROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.