Social Impact Assistant
Midlands

Job reference: SIA-M-A22

Location: Midlands

Closing date: 20/05/2022

Salary: Negotiable

Department: Other

Hours per week: Not specified

​​​​At GRAHAM we are looking for an enthusiastic Social Impact Assistant to join our Building South Division to complement our existing Social Value team.

The main purpose of the role is to support the GRAHAM Regional Social Impact Business Partner (SIBP) in the delivery of project specific social value outcomes in the community across multiple projects including, but not limited to, employment & skills, engagement with schools and colleges and supporting local charities / community groups.

Given the nature of the role, the successful candidate will be required to travel regularly between relevant projects and must also be flexible to occasionally attend events outside normal hours.​​​​​​​

General

  • To support the SIBP in the delivery of project based social impact commitments across multiple projects ensuring effective delivery
  • Integrate with the project team(s) to add value to each project
  • Work collaboratively with our clients and key local stakeholders to ensure that our community activities and strategies are developed/delivered to meet their target expectations
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of best practice in conjunction with other team members and through engagement with external support organisations
  • Participate wherever necessary, with internal and external specialism forums, supporting collaborative partnerships and steering groups
  • Highlight activities to be showcased and shared as case studies and good news stories for internal and external promotion

Employment, Skills, Wider Social Value Targets & KPI’s

  • Support recruitment of new entrants and local people to meet project commitments and agreed targets
  • Engage with local schools, colleges and/or employability organisations aligned to project needs in relation to above
  • Attend and support curriculum support/themed or careers activities with schools and colleges
  • Engage with/research local external training and relevant funding provision for project supply chain/workforce upskilling
  • Engage with local charities and groups in relation to exploring social benefits which deliver lasting impact e.g. volunteering and benefit in kind works
  • Co-ordinate and engage with the supply chain to ensure appropriate contribution towards project targets and activities
  • Assist with the production of reports for project teams, management, and clients
  • Record and monitor overall statistics/ added value for group systems such as Impact Reporting

Other Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create/Suggest/Share relevant best practice ideas to assist Project Management teams for their community focused activities within CCS (Considerate Constructors Scheme) themes
  • Assist the SIBP with the promotion of any site-specific health and wellbeing activities/campaigns
  • Promote Fairness Inclusion & Respect practices on projects
  • Support the work winning process with local research exercises, including identifying relevant key local stakeholders for social value responses in relation to PQQs & tenders
  • Liaise with other departments including but not limited to; Marketing &Communications, Emerging Talent and Learning and Development, SHE, IT, HR to meet business needs as required
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    ​​​​​​​This job description is intended to give the post holder an appreciation of the role envisaged for the Social Impact Assistant and the range of duties to be undertaken.

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