Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator
Location: National role, with travel required. The ideal candidate would be based in North / West London, or in the Midlands with ability to travel nationally
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 Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator to join us in this new role, to lead 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 public sector.
The overall aim of this position is to support the development and implementation of the Social Value project across UK services, through coordinating and supporting social values programmes and activities, and acting as Social Value Champion by promoting social values to stakeholders both internally and externally. Ultimately, you’ll support ensuring Kier Places are contributing and represented at Kier Group Level in respect of social value targets and strategy.
As a focused & passionate member of the team, ensuring you understand and keep abreast of National Themes, we will look to you to effectively coordinate our Client Social Value Charters across the business for alignment of initiatives, 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 the UK with the aim of providing tangible and measurable benefit to the local communities in which we operate; work closely with our clients and stakeholders to understand their Social Value requirements to deliver an engaging and meaningful programme of social value initiatives (e.g. increasing local employment opportunities, developing basic 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 internal & external focus groups and committees to promote Social Value work.
We will trust you to actively promote and communicate Social Values to all stakeholders (including encouraging colleague commitment) across the business & be responsible for managing & reporting on multiple high-profile social value plans across the UK, which will include budget management to provide the cost-effective delivery of initiatives, produce analytical reports on a variety of metrics relating to the business & social values, and produce & present reports for the Executive Board Committee on Social Value & EDI.
What do we need from you?
Do you have experience of sourcing and successfully securing additional external funding for social projects; have experience of promoting and championing initiatives, such as social value, to internal & external stakeholders; and have experience delivering Social Value outcomes in a fast-moving corporate environment?
Are you an engaging & confident self-starter, with excellent presentation skills to stakeholders of all corporate levels, and an excellent ambassador who can identify and develop key relationships?
If you are, then we want to see your application today!
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.
Ideally, your background will be from a similar role within an environment relating to construction, local authorities & social landlords, and it would advantageous, but not essential, if you have exposure to the TOMs (Theme, Outcomes & Measures) methodology or Social Value Portal.
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 company car, 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:
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.