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Social Value Executive, Birmingham

Last update 2024-06-21
Expires 2024-07-21
ID #2165894582
30,000 £
Social Value Executive, Birmingham
United Kingdom, West Midlands, Birmingham,
Modified May 23, 2024

Description

Aramark UK are recruiting a Social Value Executive to join the business reporting to our ESG Manager. This is a brand-new opportunity for a talented individual to support us on our ESG journey and drive our social value and sustainability initiatives forward.

As Social Value Executive, you will integrate social responsibility and sustainability principles into Aramark’s operations, culture, and decision-making processes, ultimately contributing to positive social change and long-term business success.

To be successful for this position, you will have a passion for social change with a diverse skill set encompassing strategic thinking, stakeholder engagement, project management, and data analysis, to create meaningful impact.

This is a permanent and full-time role which will ideally be suited to a recent graduate or an individual with a passion for sustainability who may want to study an apprenticeship in corporate responsibility and sustainability with us.

What’s in it for you:
£25,000- £30,000 salary dependant on experience
Permanent full time position based remotely
Generous annual leave that increases in line with service, with the opportunity to buy extra
Defined contribution pension scheme and life assurance benefits
Access to an employee benefit scheme that offers discounts across hundreds of retail and leisure providers
Employee Assistance Programme and in-house Mental Health Champions
FOOD! A plethora of opportunities to attend in-house events and try out the culinary genius of our teams (we are a food business after all!)

Roles and Responsibilities:
Assess the social impact of the organisation's activities, products, and services. This involves analysing how the company's operations affect various stakeholders, including employees, communities, customers, and the environment.
Engage with internal and external stakeholders to understand their needs, concerns, and expectations regarding social responsibility and sustainability. This may involve conducting surveys, hosting focus groups, and collaborating with community organisations, NGOs, and government agencies.
Based on social impact assessments and stakeholder input, develop a comprehensive social value strategy aligned with the organisation's mission, values, and business objectives.
Oversee the implementation of social value initiatives and programs designed to achieve the organisation's goals. This may involve launching community engagement projects, diversity and inclusion initiatives, environmental conservation programs, philanthropic activities, and employee volunteer programs.
Establish and maintain partnerships with external organisations, including nonprofits, government agencies, academic institutions, and other businesses, to collaborate on social value projects and leverage resources and expertise.
Develop metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness and impact of social value initiatives.
Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards related to social responsibility
Communicate social value initiatives and their importance to employees at all levels of the organisation. This may involve conducting training sessions, creating educational materials, and fostering a culture of social responsibility and sustainability within the company.
Seeks opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement in social value strategies and programs. This may involve exploring new technologies, partnerships, and approaches to maximise positive social impact and drive positive change.
Represent the organisation as a thought leader and advocate for social responsibility and sustainability in relevant forums, conferences, and industry associations. This may involve sharing best practices, insights, and success stories to inspire others and drive collective action.

You’ll be set up for success if you have:

A relevant degree in Environmental Science/Studies, Sustainability or CSR with a passion for social responsibility and sustainability
Appetite for further professional learning such as an apprenticeship- L4 apprenticeship in corporate responsibility and sustainability
An understanding of social and environmental issues, including poverty, inequality, climate change, and human rights
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build relationships, listen actively, and collaborate effectively
Strategic thinking skills to develop and implement long-term social value strategies
The ability to analyse data, identify trends, and make informed decisions
Effective project management skills are necessary for planning, organising, and executing social value initiatives within budget and timeline constraints
The ability to collect, analyse, and interpret data is essential for measuring the effectiveness and impact of social value initiatives

About Aramark UK

Our Mission
Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

About Aramark UK
Aramark is a leading service and solutions provider in the UK. We proudly support clients, partners and customers in food, facilities management, property services, and retail solutions. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you’re pursuing — a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work — our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://www.aramarkcareers.com
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Aramark UK is an equal opportunities employer.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Social value executive

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