ISG Vacancy for a Social Value Advisor

To be the dedicated Social Value Advisor for ISG Construction South covering projects in Wales. The role will be based between site and the ISG regional office in Cardiff. The role involves working in both a standalone capacity as well as being part of a team.

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ISG is a dynamic global construction services company.
We have had a hand in some of the world’s most impactful and recognisable places, but our legacy is about far more than buildings. Across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we deliver places where people and businesses make memories, forge new experiences, and reach their goals.
In short, we deliver the places that enable people and businesses to thrive.

Job Title: Social Value Advisor

Division: UK Construction / Construction South

Location: Cardiff

Reporting to:  Social Value Manager

Construction South is part of the UK Construction business and includes the Wales and West, and the South East . Projects on average range between £5 - £50 million and are primarily based in the Public Sector with some projects in the Private Sector. Sectors include Leisure, Justice, Defence, Education, Health and Commercial offices.

The opportunity

To be the dedicated Social Value Advisor for ISG Construction South covering projects in Wales. The role will be based between site and the ISG regional office in Cardiff. The role involves working in both a standalone capacity as well as being part of a team.

Key Accountabilities

  • Input on the design and delivery of the social value plan and how it will be achieved
  • Support project teams to implement social value initiatives (including work placements, apprenticeships, educational events, careers events, community initiatives, supply chain engagement and support)
  • Support projects in recording, reporting and achieving social value targets
  • Meet client, stakeholder, legislative, other third party and internal requirements on social standards
  • Advise the commercial team on securing supply chain involvement
  • Identify and liaise with relevant partner organisations, such as local schools, charities, employment and skills agencies
  • Monitor and review social value data to ensure accuracy and performance improvement

Key Deliverables - Project related

  • Support the production of exemplary bids for winning work
  • Liaise with the project site teams and supply chain on site and ensure that ISG, Client and   Stakeholder social value objectives are met within required timeframes
  • Develop, cultivate and maintain a culture whereby project teams self-deliver requirements with strategic support from the social value team
  • Increase the knowledge and capability of project-based staff to deliver social value
  • Increase the volume of social value activities in the North region
  • Deliver internal training to project teams and trade contractors where appropriate
  • Liaise with clients and professional teams via meetings and produce monthly project social value reports.
  • Supporting Project Managers to maintain strong relationships with particular clients, local authorities and frameworks and represent the business within those forums
  • Engage with the ISG Supply Chain and Procurement teams to drive continuous improvement against ISG objectives and client requirements
  • Develop communication tools, (e.g. guidance and training materials, project newsletters, intranet articles etc.) to inform ISG personnel and stakeholders about projects or initiatives
  • Capture ISG best practice and produce case studies to share information and improve performance
  • Collect data for social value KPI measures and evidence
  • Representing the business within relevant special interest groups (SIGs), and network meetings
  • Devise and run community/school engagement programmes across the business and on individual projects
  • Communicate social value issues and performance to site teams and senior management
  • Report centrally on a monthly basis on project social value performance

Skills & experience

  • Experience of delivering programmes/projects with schools and community groups
  • Community Benefits in Public Procurement awareness
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal confidently with colleagues, subcontractors and external consultants
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience and understanding of social value in construction

Personal attributes

  • Endorses and lives the ISG values
  • A clear, positive and effective communicator
  • Effective influencer and demonstrable achiever
  • Well organised individual, who is flexible, plans ahead and manages time effectively
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven ability to deliver quality work
  • Enthusiastic
  • Pleasant and confident manner
  • Admits mistakes and learns from them

Career progression and benefits

  • Potential to progress manager level with the associated management and leadership training and development
  • Potential to support and lead on regional social value strategy
  • Exposure to a wide variety of construction projects and techniques spanning all social value

What's in it for you?

  • Ongoing career development and accredited learning
  • Annual recognition and values awards
  • Global employee assistance program
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare including private GP service and mental health pathways
  • As part of our wellbeing offering, ISG offers a monthly wellbeing allowance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme
  • Industry-leading family friendly policies (39 weeks maternity leave and 8 weeks paternity at full pay)
  • Volunteer day
  • Discounts such as cinema to ensure you're still loving ISG even when you leave the office
  • Most Friday's are a 4 pm finish providing work is completed for the week
  • Your work-life balance really matters to us, so in addition to your holiday allowance we have a You Day to allow you to take an extra day off to celebrate a special event, spend time with your family or just do something that will make your life easier or more enjoyable
  • Thriving networks including I-NOW (Women's Network), Race and Faith, LGBTQIA+, Armed Forced Covenant and the menopause working group, everyone’s invited

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