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Senior Social Value Manager

Willmott Dixon
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

Job Details

Willmott Dixon is seeking a passionate and engaging social value lead to support our Construction and Interiors businesses. Leading a team of five social value professionals, you will drive social value delivery mostly in and around London, across our London and East Construction and Interiors businesses.

The role includes supporting the delivery of our ambitious Now or Never Sustainability Strategy and working closely with customers and our supply chain partners.

You will join our award-winning multidisciplinary Sustainability Team and report to the Regional Sustainability Lead. This role is flexible in location allowing you to be based near our Hitchin or London offices with hybrid working encouraged. The role will require occasional planned travel to our Birmingham Interiors' office.

To excel in the role, you will have an in-depth understanding of social value delivery (not necessarily in the construction industry) along with tender bidding and a customer focused approach to shaping and implementing social value solutions. You will also be a strategic and creative thinker. This position would suit someone who has experience in leading a team, delivering social value outcomes in a fast-paced environment, can inspire, loves networking, and has a passion to support the people and businesses in our communities to thrive.


  • Supports work winning through bid support, innovation, customer and sector insights.
  • Reinforces delivery of a customer first approach to social value planning and delivery across all projects.
  • Ensures achievement of project and Company social value targets.
  • Ensures internal and external compliance across all projects.
  • Proactively disseminates social value expertise and provide leadership, guidance, and training to key people.
  • Manages the marketing and communication of social value achievements.
  • Cultivates a culture with all our people so that they understand the role they need to play in leaving a legacy and harnessing their ideas into deliverables.
  • Identifies networking opportunities and play an active role in attending and presenting at an industry level to ensure we are seen to be market leaders.
  • Line management and leadership of the Social Value Team.
  • Manages the allocation of social value resources.

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

In return we offer

We reward our people generously with a competitive 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.



Willmott Dixon is the 2nd largest capital works, regeneration and support services. We pride ourselves on our long history, and in being a sustainable company which respects and care for people in the wider environment.

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