Social Value Officer

Requisition ID: 56344

Domain: Support Services/Customer Services and Administration

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS are recruiting for a Social Value Officer to be based in Oldham and working across the Manchester City region . This is a permanent full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

General Overview

  • To co-ordinate and deliver Social Value outputs on multiple contracts in line with bid commitments and agreed timescales
  • To ensure Social Value commitments on all regional projects are effectively and accurately recorded and reported consistent with internal processes.
  • To promote SV activity internally and externally to support understanding and buy-in
  • To support with content for Bids and Tenders aligned to regional and client objectives and priorities.
  • To be a collaboration, open and supportive member of the North Social Value Team

Key Accountabilities

  • Coordinate and facilitate SV delivery, aligned to Covenants (eg EDAC, Care Leavers, Armed Forces), commitments on multiple projects such as site visits, work experience and Equans Engage Workshops
  • Support in the development of innovative programmes/workshops to address the needs of stakeholders and partners.
  • Attend and promote the company at employment and careers events.
  • Maximize internal and external awareness of SV successes (eg Social Media)
  • Produce high quality case studies for all SV activity to be used internally and externally.
  • Provide current and accurate information to the Social Value Manager aligned to Social Value commitments and identify risks and issues to the Social Value Manager in a timely manner.
  • Accurately record all activity on internal trackers and AIMS.
  • Produce high quality, accurate reports, aligned to internal requirements and deadlines for multiple projects.
  • Support on the production of bid content ensuring commitments are innovative, ambitious yet achievable
  • Develop and maintain effective networks with all relevant contacts to ensure the Social Value commitments are delivered in the most effective way.
  • Where required, represent the company on local focus groups in association to education, employment and skills developments and opportunities.
  • With the support of the Social Value Manager co-ordinate the full recruitment process for trainees, apprentices, and graduates (TAG’s)
  • In collaboration with TAG’s, their Mentors and Line Managers, support the Review Process to maximise successful completion study programs.
  • Maintain close relationships with all members of the SV Team across the North Region to promote collaboration, partnership working and sharing of good practice
  • Delivery against contractual SV commitments on all regional contracts in a creative, inclusive, and cost-effective way thereby raising the standard of operational delivery to our customers and communities
  • Timely and accurate recording to the Social Manager of all SV data and the production of internal and external reports
  • Raising and maintaining the profile of SV internally and externally
  • Understanding of clients and operational key aims and objectives.
  • Maintaining commitment to SV from key stakeholders within the business and externally
  • To be responsible with the support of the Social Value Manager for the delivery of agreed Social Value commitments on specific projects in the North.
  • With the support of the Social Value Manager identify and develop relationships with key stakeholders and partners to address Social Value commitments aligned to Client strategic objectives and priority groups (e.g. Hard to Reach Groups including Ex-Offenders, NEET, SEND, Ex-Military, BAME, Care Leavers, Women etc)
  • To ensure strong relationships are established and maintained internally and externally to support delivery of SV commitments.
  • Act as STEM Ambassador (STEM Ambassador Program) and Enterprise Advisor (Careers and Enterprise Company) aligning activity to SV commitments.
  • To be responsible for accurate and timely data capture, recording and reporting on specific projects in the North
  • To be a collaborative and supportive member of the North Social Value Team to promote excellence and innovation in Social Value delivery across the region

Key Relationships

  • Social Value Manager
  • North Social Value Team
  • Operational Teams on specific projects
  • Bid Development / Commercial Teams on specific projects.
  • Local partners / stakeholders (e.g., Educational and Third Sector organisations)

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes;

  • Pension Scheme
  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes

Who are we looking for?

Key Skills


  • Self-motivated but also able to work as part of a team.
  • Enthusiastic, Supportive, Empathic, Adaptable
  • Good at developing and maintaining relationships with wide range of stakeholders.
  • Confident communicator with ability to talk to people of various educational, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Confident in producing, analysing, and interpreting numerical data.
  • Strong literacy skills to support production of reports, case studies and social media posts.
  • Strong IT skills (all aspects of Microsoft Office Suite – Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Exceptional organizational / time management skills
  • Able to work independently on multiple projects prioritizing workload to meet deadlines.
  • Professional and Smart appearance
  • Experience of working with young people/apprentices


  • Experience of working with young people
  • Knowledge of TOM’s Framework
  • Knowledge of Social Value legislation in the UK
  • Knowledge of Apprenticeship Schemes


Who are we?

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.   

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables. 

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live. 

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company. 

What’s next? 

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.  

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements. 

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers. 

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.