Social Value Officer

  • Job Reference: 211915
  • Date Posted: 30 April 2021
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
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  • Location: Hammersmith and Fulham, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + benefits
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment, Community & Sport, Consulting & Corporate Strategy, Charity
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Social Value Officer

Location: Hammersmith & Fulham

Business Area: Kier Places

Contract: Permanent, full time

Thinking. Doing. Innovating. Delivering.

Kier Places provides a full range of property management services to clients in and around homes and workplaces across the UK. We provide specialist teams and technology solutions to help plan, manage and improve our clients' workplaces. This provides our clients with access to solutions not readily available in their own organisations. It also enables our clients to focus on their core business, while Kier takes care of the rest.

Part of our core Construction division, our Kier Places teams are experts at working in occupied properties to deliver maintenance, compliance, fire safety and refurbishment services, and help build lasting local legacies in the communities we serve.

Kier Places have an exciting opportunity to recruit for a Social Value Officer to join us in this new role, to support and deliver project activities related to Social Value and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) on a range of exciting, high profile projects, for customers in the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (LBHF). Ultimately, you'll support ensuring Kier Places are contributing and represented at Kier Group Level in respect of social value targets and strategy.

Key Responsibilities

As a focused & passionate member of the team, ensuring you understand and keep abreast of National Themes, we will look to you to support the coordination of our Client Social Value Charters across the business for alignment of initiatives, increase colleague commitment, and ensure Social Value & EDI activities are recorded and will support tender submissions and case studies.

Using your ability to engage & influence, you'll need to work collaboratively to establish relationships with various organisations across Hammersmith & Fulham with the aim of providing benefit to the local communities in which we operate; work closely with our clients and stakeholders to understand their Social Value requirements to deliver programmes of social value initiatives (e.g. increasing employment opportunities, developing work skills, environmental initiatives, educational programmes and local community engagement projects); work closely with our Bids team to advise and consult on Social Value deliverables for potential contracts; and participate in focus groups and committees to promote Social Value work within Hammersmith & Fulham.

We will trust you to support on the reporting on social value plans across the area, which will include budget management to provide the cost-effective delivery and analytical reports on a variety of metrics.

What do we need from you?

The ideal candidate would have previous experience of supporting the promotion and championing of initiatives, such as social value, to internal & external stakeholders; and have experience delivering Social Value outcomes in a corporate environment.

It would be advantageous if your background is from a similar role within an environment relating to construction, local authorities & social landlords; have experience of sourcing and successfully securing additional external funding for social projects; as well as have exposure to the TOMs (Theme, Outcomes & Measures) methodology or Social Value Portal.

Just as importantly, we're looking for someone who has good working knowledge of financial return on social value methodology, experience with social value calculator systems within the construction sector, experience with evidencing impact delivered to local communities, confidence in collating and interpreting data from multiple sources and generating board level reports.

Are you an engaging & confident self-starter, with excellent presentation skills to stakeholders of all levels, and who can be an excellent ambassador to Kier's values? If you are, then we want to see your application today to join us as a Social Value Officer!

In order to deliver our Social Value commitment to Hammersmith & Fulham Borough Council, we will ideally be looking for someone who lives within the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (LBHF) and may not be able to consider those who live outside of the Borough.

Let's shape a world, together. Delivering contracts. Creating communities. Developing careers.

What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days' annual leave + bank holidays (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday), two employee Share Scheme options (Sharesave and Share Incentive Plan), together with additional valuable benefits such as:

  • One professional membership fee reimbursement

  • Free Life Assurance + option for extra self-cover or for your partner

  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)

  • Critical Illness, Dental, Personal Accident, and Travel Insurance options

  • Health care cash plan

  • 24/7 Virtual GP Service, Wellbeing, and Employee Assistance Programme

  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers, including restaurants, travel providers, and supermarkets

  • Plus, many more benefits geared to your wellbeing

Pre-employment checks

It's worth remembering that if you are successful, we'll undertake the relevant / standard pre-employment checks after you have been offered a job. This includes taking up your references, verifying your right to work in the UK, verifying your driving licence (if applicable) and a health assessment.

Due to the nature of this role, you will also be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (applicants with criminal convictions will be treated on a case by case basis. We do not discriminate based on an applicant's criminal record or the details of any offences disclosed to us). Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is an inclusive employer.

In order to deliver our Social Value commitment to Hammersmith & Fulham Borough Council, we will ideally be looking for someone who lives within the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (LBHF) and may not be able to consider those who live outside of the Borough.