BES Careers

BES Utilities values its employees and places them at the heart of the company

BES Careers

BES Utilities values its employees and places them at the heart of the company

We are always on the look-out for new people to join our company and you could be that person. Take a look at the individual role descriptions below for each different team within the company and then apply if you think you could be part of this successful business;

Executive Business Partner

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within BES Utilities and the wider group for an experienced Executive Business Partner to join our dynamic team based in Fleetwood.

This is a very important and diverse role for the business to support an extremely busy Chairman and being an ambassador for the group.

The successful candidate will be a highly experienced Executive Business Partner who possesses a high degree of professionalism and a mature attitude with strengths including reliability, honesty, organisation, a meticulous attention to detail, coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

Role and Responsibilities

Main Responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Monitoring of deadlines for projects, Budgets, acquisitions and varying work streams.
  • Co-ordinate both professional and personal diary arrangements using initiative and judgement to proactively identify and resolve conflicting meeting arrangements, ensuring the most valuable use of Chairman’s time.
  • Creating PowerPoint presentations, market research and detailed Board packs.
  • Preparation of agendas, attend meetings, circulate minutes and log follow up actions for Senior Management Team meetings and board meetings either offsite or on-site.
  • Attend meetings in the Chairman’s absence when required.
  • Issue internal communications on behalf of the Chairman to all staff across the group of businesses.

Skills you need to excel in this position include: 

  • Strong communication and IT fluency  
  • Creative talents and the ability to solve tough problems 
  • Sales and utility experience at senior level would be advantageous 
  • The ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines 
  • Excellent time management an organsiation 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • The ability to solve problems under pressure 
  • Ability to provide quality leadership to a Senior Management team 
  • Excellent knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Driving license plus own transport is essential as travel will be required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Business Partner working for someone at a senior executive level ideally in a multi – site fast pace business

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Degree educated / strong academic background

Competencies & Behaviors

  • Self-starter and able to identify & develop solutions
  • Committed to professional development
  • Attention to detail
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Driven by a desire to make improvements
  • Able to work in fast pace environment

What you need to do now

If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV and a cover letter to advise why you should be considered for this role.

Please note if successful you will be required to attend an interview with the hiring manager within 1 week of the closing date.

If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Apprentice Office Administrator

Are you currently considering where to start your career and would like a fun, team environment with excellent progression available to match the hard work you put in?

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Office Administrator based in our offices in Fleetwood.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised, quick learner to join BES Utilities for a long-term career with us!
The Apprentice Office Administrator will be developing their administrative skills with us to provide support to the Operations Teams in delivering a high quality, customer focused service.

Our Company

BES Utilities is an independently owned company, based in Lancashire. It is comprised of BES Commercial Gas Ltd, established 2002, and BES Commercial Electricity Ltd, established 2009. It aims to be the lead supplier of gas and electricity to small and medium enterprises, providing first rate utility services across the UK.

Main Responsibilities (but are not limited to):

• Provide day to day administrative support across the operations teams, including photocopying, sending emails and checking relevant in-boxes, filing, message-taking, sorting and distributing.
• Meet & greet our visitors at BES with professionalism and communicate effectively with the relevant department.
• Carry out mail merge exercises and prepare welcome packs.
• Effectively use Microsoft office applications, including Word and Excel.

• Schedule meeting rooms using the meeting room system.

• Management and replenishment of the onsite vending machines.

• Carry out regular stock takes.

• Assist the teams at BES and provide support as required.

• Sort & distribute post.

• Order and distribute stationary.

• Assist on the dialler system to external customers.

Training and Development
You will be guided in your learning journey, helping develop your skills and industry knowledge. The company has successfully grown its work force through the Apprenticeship Scheme. Due to the nature of the apprenticeship full training and support will be provided over the 12-month course with the opportunity to further your career within the company afterwards.

Requirement to be considered:
• Minimum 5 GCSE’s (Grades 4 – 9) including Maths and English being essential (If school leaver we would need to see your expected grades and the role would be subject to achieving grades 4 – 9)
• As this is an apprenticeship no previous experience is required, however you will need to meet certain criteria in order to be eligible for the role.
• Whether you have recently left school or college and are looking for your first step on the career ladder or even an alternative to further education an apprenticeship offers an excellent career path.
• Previous experience in a sales / office / telephone-based role would be advantageous but not essential.

The closing date will be 7th June 2019.

If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

CRM Developer

The CRM Developer will be expected to have an understanding of the software development life cycle and project management methodology, and be able to demonstrate a systematic, disciplined approach to problem solving.

Vacancy Reference: CRM Developer
Location: Bispham
Employment Type: Full Time- Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Role and Responsibilities
  • Work with the business to identify technical solutions for business requirements
  • Develop, modify and maintain the internally developed applications across the business
  • Providing expert advice and support when systems are being upgraded or installed
  • Ensuring written technical documentation is created and maintained
  • To develop and maintain positive relationships with partners and stakeholders
  • To provide clear and cogent reports to required deadlines for the development team manager and key stakeholders as required
  Knowledge and skills  
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011+ – 3+ years’ experience customising and developing
  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM beneficial.
  • C#.Net – 1+ years’ experience
  • SQL (T-SQL) – 1+ years’ experience
  • SSIS – 1+ years’ experience
  • Microsoft Tools
    • Visual Studio 2013+
    • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Unit testing
  • High level of analytical and problem solving skills
  Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Degree educated or equivalent – Programming, Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years working as part of a development team in a Microsoft Dynamics role

Marketing Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen within BES Utilities and the wider group for an experienced Marketing Assistant to join our dynamic team based in Blackpool.

Vacancy Reference:Group Marketing Assistant
Location:Bispham
Employment Type:Full Time- Permanent
Salary:Competitive

Role and Responsibilities

  • Defining and managing the brands within the group of businesses across the finance, energy, sports and hospitality sectors.
  • Maintenance of company websites and ensuring they reflect the brand and drive sales.
  • Assisting with implementation of an annual online marketing strategy which prioritises the areas for focus and ensures the most effective use for the business via social media and other channels.
  • Keeping up to date with all developments in online marketing, outside the business in order to identify opportunities which will strengthen marketing and sales.
  • Identifying and investigating new opportunities for online marketing.
  • Assisting in the implementation of annual marketing plans, tracking the effectiveness of all marketing activity.
  • Day to day marketing admin duties including; scheduling of campaigns, creation and scheduling of social media posts, reporting on the success.
  • Producing marketing and promotional materials for print and online.
  • Creating Branded Content for the business websites.
  • Producing internal marketing communications.
  • Conducting customer and market research.
  • Liaising with third party services.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • GCSEs in English and Maths and proven IT skills

Required Skills

  • Abobe Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • MS Office Software

Desirable Skills

  • Data Analysis Experience (social media insights, Google Analytics)
  • WordPress – Front end design and development of websites on the WordPress platform

What you need to do now

If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.

Please note if successful you will be required to attend an interview with the hiring manager within 1 week of the closing date.

If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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