At Switchee, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a decent home and that the environments we inhabit have a massive influence on our ability to enjoy life and prosper.

One in five households in the UK live in social housing, a sector with the right values at its core but that has historically struggled to deploy innovations in the home. Many residents still can’t afford to heat their homes, and live in cold, mouldy properties they can’t be proud of.

We believe that radical innovation in internet-connected technology can ensure that every resident, every day, is living in a home that allows them to succeed. That’s why our products are built not just on great technology, but on an understanding of what people want from the space they live in.

This approach led us to reimagine the most mundane household object: the thermostat, into a product that automatically reduces energy bills, looks great, and offers control to those who want it. We are also revolutionising the way social landlords manage their housing stock with an obsessively tailored SaaS property dashboard and handy alerts on things like when the boiler is going to break.

Our goal is to perfect the ultimate connected hub for the social home. It’s going to revolutionise the way residents interact with their homes and landlords manage their properties.

The role

The Events Executive is an exciting new role within the Switchee marketing team, and you will play a pivotal role in delivering our events engagement strategy. Over the past 12 months Switchee’s Trusted Installer Network (STIN) has gone from strength to strength; unlocking the supply chain to install Switchee at scale. With large-scale projects being deployed across the UK there is a need to ensure our installer network is trained, upskilled and equipped to maintain high quality installations. Furthermore, in order for us to be successful in our mission, to improve the quality of life for people living in rented homes, we must ensure all residents who will use the device on a daily basis are engaged and educated about the product(s) being installed to ensure they realise the benefits of Switchee.

To drive this, Switchee has committed to invest in training and engagement assets that will be ready for deployment this summer. This role will see you set up and deliver a diverse outreach programme that will engage Housing Providers, our installer network and social housing residents. You will be expected to regularly on-the-ground managing the outreach events, talking to and engaging with residents. You will have the ability to grow and develop impactful relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to drive advocacy with the Switchee brand at all levels.

You’ll be an integral part of the marketing team, reporting to the Events Manager and working closely with our Commercial, Customer Success and Operations teams. You will also engage with various external companies and partners to create impactful and well attended outreach events.

At Switchee your growth and development will be the focal point for your quarterly performance and progression conversations with your manager. We will encourage you to reflect on our Career Development Framework to enable you to grow in line with your scope of role and responsibilities. Our CDF is divided into levels where a selection of expected behaviours describes your ability to move up on the career ladder for your role. We have had 20% promotions in the last 12 months, and our manager:employee ratio is 1:3.

What you'll do

  • Delivery of a series of outreach events for residents, customers and our installer network (including logistics, communications, on-the-ground management and post event evaluation)
  • Own, manage and develop the internal request process for outreach initiatives involving the Switchee van
  • Own the relationship with our external agency to ensure delivery of outreach initiatives including but not limited to; Switchee Van, event collateral and additional branding
  • Grow relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that all outreach initiatives are fully staffed and are driving impact and engagement with residents, customers and installers.
  • Create resident outreach communications plans, including invite emails, follow ups and post event surveys alongside the digital marketing team
  • Bring creative ideas to the table to drive engagement with these events
  • As this role is hybrid field and home based you be required to be on site delivering initiatives on average four days per month, these days may be consecutive and may be at short notice and will often require staying overnight.

Working with the Events Manager you will enable the events team to deploy it’s resident, installer and customer engagement activities to drive new levels of engagement and advocacy with the Switchee brand.

Your experience

We promote a diverse, inclusive and empowering culture at Switchee. The following qualities are ideal, but not essential, as we know some people are less likely to apply for the role unless they are 100% qualified. We do hope that these are qualities you’d be able to learn, nurture and develop with our support in the role:

  • Experience delivering community outreach or customer engagement events
  • Experience dealing with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong coordinator with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • An excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Must hold a full, clean driving licence and access to own vehicle.
  • Confident working independently and as part of a team.

Who you are

We are a diverse bunch of people at Switchee. That said, there are some characteristics we always look for:

  • The desire to build something revolutionary.
  • Care about the environment and are interested in energy efficiency.
  • Interested in technology and neat solutions to complex problems.
  • Biassed toward action.
  • You're open, positive, and straightforward.
  • We are not able to nurture success for those who don’t thrive on challenge and change.
  • We are not a team for people who believe in negative chatter and gossip.

Benefits

  • Unlimited holiday policy + Bank Holidays! No need to count those Winter break days anymore!
  • Everyone at Switchee enjoys flexible working hours and is the master of their own routine.
  • We have a remote-first Hybrid Working Model, with offices near London Bridge.
  • We will provide you with all the necessary equipment to work from home in a safe and enjoyable manner.
  • We host Quarterly offsites as an integral component of our Hybrid Working arrangements. These offsites are mandatory for all team members and serve as a vital opportunity to foster cohesion and collaboration within our diverse workforce.
  • We socialise together with regular outings in London and Birmingham.
  • We provide an L&D budget and access to our Switchee Library, where you can request new books monthly.
  • We provide access to ThanksBen - a platform with plentiful discounts and free virtual well-being sessions.
  • We offer Spill, a Mental Health app at your fingertips, where you can get in touch with a therapist in record time.

P.S Switchee is a Disability Confident Employer and we aim to provide reasonable adjustments for our new hires to ensure they are successful and supported in their roles. We also practice an anti-bias approach to recruitment. Read more about it here.

Application Process

  • Phone Screen - with Keziah (Talent Coordinator)
  • Technical Interview - with Will (Events Manager) & member of the Marketing team
  • Task & Role play - with Will and other members of the Marketing team
  • Culture Fit interview - with Olya (Head of People) & another person in the Marketing team

To prepare for the interview stages, review all the available information about Switchee online, and our careers website and most importantly, prepare real-life examples of having dealt with the responsibilities listed in the job description.

Our average time to hire is 24 days, this is from the moment we receive your CV to the offer letter sent.