Southern Water
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About Southern Water

Southern Water is a private utility company providing essential water services to 2.6 million customers, and wastewater services to more than 4.7 million customers across Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Who we are

We thrive on the passion and hard work of our 2,000+ employees, and many more through our supplier network. Together we serve more than 4.7 million customers across the South East. We provide water for life to enhance health and wellbeing, protect and improve the environment and sustain the economy – this is why we exist. It is our priority to ensure everyone has access to clean, safe and affordable water and effective and efficient wastewater services. It is our responsibility to help protect the water environment for future generations. This means not only looking after the environment but finding ways to leave it in a better state than we found it using nature-based solutions where possible, adapting to climate change and ensuring we manage our operations in a sustainable way.

Why work for us?

All of us rely on water for everything – from what we eat and drink, to the rivers, fields, forests and beaches that we love. Our population is growing fast, and climate change is bringing greater risk of drought and flooding. So, together with our customers and communities, we aim to provide a sustainable, high-quality water and wastewater service that helps us create a resilient future for water in the South East.

What we offer.

A career with us offers you the chance to develop your skills in a challenging, fast-paced business. As well as a competitive salary, we develop our people, recognise talent and reward hard work – and you’ll also enjoy a substantial list of benefits: - Career progression, training, development opportunities and annual performance review - Company and performance-related bonus - Generous pension with up to 9% company contribution - Life assurance payment equal to twice your annual salary - Private healthcare - Two paid community volunteering days a year - 25 days annual holiday - Occupational health service - Lifestyle discount scheme offering savings on shopping, entertainment and travel - Study support may be available for job-related qualifications We offer competitive maternity leave and flexible return to work options

Living in the South East

If you’re thinking about relocating to the South East, we couldn’t recommend it more highly. Our region includes: · Two National Parks, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a heritage coast and two UNESCO world-heritage biosphere reserves. · 83 designated bathing waters – with 62 currently classified as excellent. · 350+ Sites of Specific Scientific Interest; 38 Special Areas of Conservation; 17 Special Protection Areas and 13 Ramsar sites – these are wetland areas of international importance under the UNESCO Ramsar Convention, 1971. · Vibrant leisure destinations including Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton. · Heritage destinations including Canterbury, Arundel, Hastings, Winchester and Chichester. · Fantastic transport links across the region and to major airports and ferry terminals.