Social Value Coordinator Trainee

Type: Trainee
Region: South West

Job Title: Social Value Coordinator / Trainee

Location: Bristol

Salary: Competitive.

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time.

About Bowmer and Kirkland (B+K):

Established in 1923, B+K has grown to become one of the most successful privately-owned and family-run construction groups in the UK. Our Investors in People accreditation demonstrates our commitment to our staff and we are Partners of the Considerate Constructors Scheme – something which only a select number of high performing contractors achieve.

About the role:

We are looking for either a Social Value Coordinator or Social Value Trainee, to join our South West team and be based out of our Bristol office. As this is a new role, we are willing to exercise flexibility with the suitable candidate’s experience level and will focus on finding the right fit for our team.

There will be a need to travel to our sites across the South West as part of the role, at least 3 days per week. This is a permanent, full-time position.

Key role responsibilities:

  • Implement, coordinate and measure social value activities and contributions on our projects in the South West region
  • Support the pre-construction team with social value and CSR aspects for bids
  • Collaborate with clients, local authorities, third sector organisations, procurement teams and supply chain partners to support and deliver social value commitments
  • Develop and manage relationships and engagement opportunities with local schools, colleges and community groups
  • Facilitate work experience placements on site (e.g. T Levels)
  • Support and prepare sites for Considerate Constructors Scheme audits
  • Prepare regular internal and external social value reports
  • Devise communications (e.g. case studies, newsletters, social media)

Key skills and experience:

  • Prior experience in CSR, corporate responsibility, social value / impact, community investment, community / stakeholder engagement, sustainability etc. an advantage
  • Prior completion of a Bachelor’s degree an advantage (unrelated to corporate responsibility / sustainability is fine)
  • Excellent project/time management skills
  • Ability to build relationships internally and with external stakeholders
  • Proactive approach to managing workload and an ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written
  • Experience in managing databases, analysing data and producing reports
  • Efficient, enthusiastic and well-organised
  • Full driving licence and a willingness to travel

In return we offer:

  • Sponsorship through the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner (Level 4) Apprenticeship for the Social Value Trainee role
  • Training & Development Opportunities
  • Competitive salary, depending on experience
  • 25 days’ holiday per year (plus 8 bank holidays and Christmas Eve)
  • Entry into the Group Personal Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance (subject to a qualifying period)
  • Eye care voucher scheme

If you’re interested in the role and would like to put yourself forward, please hit APPLY and attach your CV and Cover Letter.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Social Value Trainee, Junior Social Value Coordinator, CSR, Social Value and Community Coordinator, may also be considered for this role.

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