Social Value Officer

  • Job Reference: 194143
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2022
  • Employer: Serco Limited
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  • Location: Lincolnshire (LN2 1DY), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description


Since the introduction of the Government's new Social Value Model from January 2021 for central government contracts, Social Value has come into sharp focus. It is now mandatory for central procurement to evaluate Social Value at 10% of the overall score. Resulting in a demand to create and deliver Social Value strategies.    Whilst Social Value has always been a key part of our business, the momentum has picked up due to an increase in business wins which requires delivery of their own specific strategy and commitments and to ensure our success we are now recruiting a Social Value Officer to join us on our journey!  


The Local Government Partnership (LGP) Social Value Officer will be key in creating and driving the Social Value Strategy for the partnership, incorporating the UK wide strategy and guidance where appropriate.


Using your ability to engage and influence, you will work collaboratively to establish relation with various organisations across Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, and Peterborough, with the aim of providing benefit to the local communities in which we operate. Working closely with the Social Value Champion Network and representatives from across all three contracts you'll identify Social Value opportunities and deliver programmes of social value. You'll support with the development and implementation of strategies that embed social value into LGP activities. You'll  develop ways of working that support the stakeholders and client to include social value in delivery through the life of the contract. Working with all contracts within the partnership you'll ensure positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes throughout our activities. 


This is a flexible home-working/office based role, with some requirement to travel.


What you'll need to do the role:

If you are already an experienced Social Value professional who is passionate and motivated by environmental and social issues and driving change through them then we want to hear from you! We are keen to hear from those who are passionate about environmental and social issues and driving change however this is not essential. Other requirements include:

  • Experience in monitoring and reporting measures to stakeholders
  • Understanding when to update measures to ensure fit for purpose.
  • Familiarisation with the new central government Social Value model would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Experience working within an organisation and be familiar with corporate social responsibility, governance, and processes.
  • Demonstrate track record of supporting/implementing new ideas in terms of communications tools and channels.
  • IT Literate - MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel


Why Serco?

  • Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives;
  • A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways;
  • Great people: We are a motivated and supportive workforce, who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment;


What we offer:

  • Salary from £25,800 plus pension (matched up to 6%)
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, Merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme, and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships;
  • The chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about environmental and social issues;  


If you think this role would suit you, working in an exciting and challenging environment with like-minded individuals, please apply now and upload a copy of your CV and covering letter. 



About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 



Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident level 3 employer and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.