Social Value Manager

Posted 08/05/2024 by Willmott Dixon Group

Remote job
Exeter, Devon

Willmott Dixon is seeking a Social Value Manager to join its Sustainability Team for one year maternity cover supporting customers and construction projects in the southwest. You will play a lead role in organising and delivering community projects and supporting the delivery of careers and skills programmes across projects.

You will join our award-winning multidisciplinary Sustainability Team and report to the Regional Sustainability Lead for Wales and West. The successful candidate would be based in the southwest. It is a hybrid working role with a mix of time spent with project teams on site, visiting customers and working in our as well as working from home.

The role includes supporting the delivery of our ambitious Now or Never Sustainability Strategy as well as engaging with customers to understand and respond to their social value priorities.

This is an ideal role for someone highly motivated and looking to make a real difference in the communities where we work.

You will be a proactive self-starter, invigorated by challenges, and thrive in an empowered environment that values initiative and innovative thinking. Good communication and relationship management skills are a must, coupled with an energetic interest in social sustainability.


  • Research, plan, manage and deliver social value activities that are tailored to customer and business needs.
  • Collaborate with other business functions (supply chain, commercial teams) to ensure social value is delivered through our supply chain? partners effectively.
  • Support work winning activities through inputs to bids and tenders as well as attending customer events.
  • Work with and maintain trusted relationships with customers.
  • Monitor and report performance of projects against relevant KPIs and identify opportunities for continuous improvement and to embed best practice.

Essential and Desirable Criteria


  • Able to use Microsoft suite of office programmes including Excel, Word, Outlook and Project.
  • Good level of education including Maths and English (both written and spoken).
  • Full UK driving licence.


  • Degree educated.
  • Facilitation/Coaching experience or training.
  • Relevant CSCS card.
  • Social Sustainability related degree

In return

We reward our people generously with a competitive salary and a market-leading benefits package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes but is not limited to, an enhanced pension scheme, discounted or full private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus and a car scheme which will make us a market leader in sustainable company travel. Applicable roles will benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme.

About Us

With over 170 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive.

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths. Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!

Willmott Dixon was awarded No 1 in the Best "Big" Companies (2022) to work for and already holds the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022. We are the first major contractor and developer to win a King's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development.

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