Social Value Manager
Competitive Basic + Benefits

Social Value Manager

Ref: 212| Posted: 13th Sep 2021

Social Value Manager - Construction - West Midlands


What makes it great?

-One of the most stable pipeline of work in the construction industry.

-Very low staff turnover.

-Professional & friendly team environment 

-Excellent relationships and a prompt payer to subcontractors and suppliers.

-High standards of excellence  

-Big enough to keep you busy, but small enough to know your name, excellent option if you are fed up of being treated like just another number. 

-Excellent salary and benefits package including, car allowance / family healthcare / competitive pension /  bonus.


My client is one of the UK's busiest building contractors, with a busy and fast growing workload. 

Seeking an experienced social value practitioner  with a passion for collaborative working, you will lead the delivery of social value programmes and associated activities to achieve social value targets, alongside monitoring and reporting on performance and maintaining excellent working relationships across the initial Birmingham project, one of the UK’s most significant new manufacturing and logistics sites.

Local knowledge of the Birmingham and West Midlands Combined Authority area will be the key to success in this role combined with an understanding of national and local themes to ensure the social value deliverables are relevant and beneficial. An understanding of the construction sector and local employment and skills programmes would also be beneficial.



  • Advising on the design and delivery of the Social Value Plan and how it will be achieved.
  • Developing the Employment & Skills Methodology and Delivery/Action Plan.
  • Working with the commercial and operations teams on securing supply chain involvement and embedding social value into contract and project delivery.
  • Supporting the operations team with implementation of initiatives to ensure social value requirements are met.
  • Supporting and engaging the supply chain, advising them of the social value requirements and how they can be met.
  • Identifying, developing and maintaining relationships working closely with external partners and stakeholders e.g. schools, colleges, VCSEs, community organisations, employment and skills agencies, local authorities etc.
  • Oversight and management of an on-site training facility working with regional providers to deliver training and skills programmes.
  • Establishing and maintaining monitoring, measurement, analysis and reporting processes for social value in line with TOMs (Themes Outcomes Measures) National Social Value Measurement Framework (or other monitoring framework as agreed).
  • Ensuring appropriate evidence is captured to support social value reporting and maintaining accurate and up to date records.
  • Guiding on reporting within required timeframes internally and to clients, the local authority and stakeholders.
  • Representing the company on project related local forums, committees and groups.
  • Acting as a project social value champion.
  • Working with CSR colleagues within the company to support with knowledge transfer and developing experience.
  • Working with the marketing and communications team to produce case studies to promote social value activities externally.


To be considered for this Social Value Manager role you must meet the following criteria:

- Previous employment as a Social Value Manager, Social Value Officer or Social Value Champion or similar to be considered.  
- Ideally Previous Main Contractor employment  
- High level of communication skills. 
-Experience in a social value or CSR role within construction, civil engineering or training/skills background.

-Experience of developing social value delivery plans and understanding of social value methodologies.

-Experience of working with local partners to deliver local employment, training and skills and community engagement programmes and activities.

-A proven track record of engagement with regional training providers and a strong understanding of funding attached to training provision.

-Working knowledge of TOMs (Themes Outcomes Measures) or other Social Value monitoring frameworks.

-Strong analytical and data interpretation and management skills.

-Strong literacy skills and excellent attention to detail.

-Excellent communication, networking and relationship management skills.

-Ability to engage well with others and influence a range of key stakeholders.

-Confidence in meeting and working with a diverse range of people from a variety of backgrounds.

-Local knowledge of the West Midlands is advantageous.

-Flexibility and willingness to travel as part of the role.

LOCATION:  Birmingham / Flexible to visit sites nationwide


The successful Social Value Manager will receive:

*Competitive Basic (Dependant on experience)
*Car Allowance
*Pension (very competitive).

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

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