About the Role
About the role
Here at Balfour Beatty, our work inspires communities and advances society. Our commitment to sustainability looks even further, generations further. As part of our Building New Futures Sustainability strategy, we have committed to positively impacting over 1 million people by 2040.
Working in our Customer and Social Value Team in Highways, you will supporting multiple Highways projects in the North West. You will be responsible for the co-ordination of the planning, delivery, and reporting of social value activity across our Highways business, as well as supporting cross-business initiatives.
What you'll be doing
Key Responsibilities include:
Engage and build positive relationships with clients including National Highways and local authorities to identify their social value aims
Develop social value plans that align with business and client requirements for our projects
Engage with and support our supply chain to align their social value delivery with our project objectives
Lead third sector engagement and build partnerships to deliver our commitments at a project and regional level
Collect projects social value and social sustainability outcomes and report these through internal and external systems
Monitor supply chain performance and ensure supply chain data and evidence collected is compliant with our standards and auditable
Design and co-ordinate cross business unit social value initiatives aligned to our Building New Futures Sustainability strategy
Raise money for charities and identify opportunities to maximise funding for them through for example, match funding or applying to social value funds
Coordinate community based volunteering
Develop education content and coordinate and deliver workshops within schools in areas of STEM and construction
Work collaboratively to ensure our social value activity is widely promoted internally and externally
Assist in the delivery of Equality Diversity & Inclusion strategies and plans
Support Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) audits on site.
What do we need from you? (qualities and experience)
Be able to demonstrate a passion for delivering social value in the areas within which we work and motivate others to do the same
Previous experience of delivering social value projects
Previous experience of leading community engagement activity
Able to collaborate with and build relationships with a range of stakeholders both internal and externally
Be able to proactively communicate social value activity via social media and other internal and external communications channels
Experience of project management, data collection and management
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and SharePoint
Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure whilst remaining calm and focused
Willingness to travel regionally and nationally as required
About the Company
At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at www.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone
To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.
As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.
Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/