Communications Manager (12 month Fixed Term) 🇳🇿

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Wellington, NZ, New Zealand

Posted on: 2024-06-18

Category: energy

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About the company:

We're on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally.

That means making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone.

We put customers at the heart of everything we do: with always-fair prices, transparency and outrageous customer service.

We drive system change: with transformative tech to make renewable energy the norm and end global reliance on fossil fuels.

Octopus Energy Group is made up of 10 businesses spanning 6 countries across 3 continents, including: Octopus Energy Retail, Kraken Technologies, Octopus Energy Generation, Kraken Flex, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Octopus Centre for Net Zero. More on OEG @

About Octopus Energy

Since 2016, Octopus has been on a mission to bring affordable, green energy to the world. Under its own retail brand, Octopus delivers world-class customer service and cutting edge energy products to 7.7 million households globally.

Our operations span 18 countries and the entire energy value chain. The group invests in, builds and flexibly manages renewable energy, operating a £7 billion portfolio of projects - one of Europe’s largest. Octopus has been operating in New Zealand since 2022 with the aim of making it easy for customers to access affordable power through market-leading innovation and technology.

More about the role

We are seeking a dynamic Communications Manager to join our team on a 12-month fixed term contract. This role offers flexibility with the potential to work 3-4 days a week or full-time, depending on your availability. We also have flexibility to consider contractor arrangements if necessary.  This role will be focussed on showcasing our innovative efforts and enhance our PR and storytelling initiatives. You’ll need to enjoy being on the tools/pen writing - everything from customer emails to press releases about electricity market issues. Your skills are needed to make the technical or complex understandable to 8 year olds and grandmas alike.This is a fantastic opportunity to make a significant impact through your communications expertise to help us tell our story and showcase our amazing innovations.

This means you will have:

  • A background in communications, media, writing, or marketing.
  • The ability to work at a fast pace with a high level of initiative and energy.
  • Strong commercial acumen and the ability to understand and drive business objectives.
  • A passion for writing, with skills in creating engaging content for various platforms.
  • Experience in managing projects/campaigns
  • The capability to bring fresh ideas and initiative to our communications strategies.
  • Willingness to be present in the office and collaborate closely with the team.
  • Key responsibilities

  • Craft compelling blogs, press releases, and other written content to demonstrate our innovative projects.
  • Manage and grow our social media presence to enhance our brand storytelling and PR efforts.
  • Oversee and project manage communications initiatives, ensuring they align with our strategic goals.
  • Write and distribute a monthly newsletter and other email communications to our awesome customers.
  • Draft targeted communications, including pointed letters or submissions to the government and other stakeholders.
  • Engage in essential tasks, such as writing emails to customers and creating content for internal use.
  • Report directly to senior management, providing regular updates on communications activities and outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the broader team to ensure cohesive and effective messaging across all channels.
  • What you will love about us

  • Our company culture - We are 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.
  • Flexible working environment - genuine work life balance here, we are in the top 5 companies in the UK, we treat you as a human, and do our best to make work and life merge smoothly together 
  • Huge focus on wellness - weekly yoga and massages, drinks, barista-style coffee machine, gym access, snacks from good-for and more
  • Equity Options Scheme - you own your own part of the business, share options in the whole Octopus Energy Group so we all work together towards success 
  • Office culture - have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it. Our offices are also stocked with fruit, breakfast, great coffee and soft drinks. Weekly on a Friday we all get together (this happens virtually too) for company updates and drinks - we call it Family Dinner 
  • Your development is important - we support and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study support etc, all bespoke to you 
  • Leaders that are trained in neurodiversity in the workplace
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