Social Value Advisor


Elliot Barwick

Following growth across the group at GMI, we are looking to hire a Social Value Advisor to work out of either our Stockton-on-Tees office or Leeds office. In return we offer a competitive remuneration package alongside various other benefits detailed on the “What we offer” tab on our careers page.

The Role:

You will be responsible for coordinating and delivering Employment and Skills Plans (ESPs) in line with bid commitments and timescales, for the relevant sub-region within GMI Construction PLC .

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage a caseload of live projects, working with site teams to ensure that ESPs are delivered in line with bid and client commitments.
  • Coordinate ESP activities, including work experience, site visits, school workshops, careers fairs, liaising with internal and external stakeholders where applicable.
  • Develop & maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders. (schools/colleges/3rd sector organisations/clients) to support ESP delivery.
  • Regular reporting of progress against ESP targets to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with HR and L&D Departments to assist and facilitate Apprentice Recruitment Events.
  • Monitor, mentor all apprentices in the business starting from day one and carry out 12 weeks reviews.
  • Liaise with Colleges in collaboration with the L&D Department to ensure quarterly reviews are in place with the training provider.
  • Represent GMI on local committees and focus groups to promote education, employment, and skills development.
  • Attend and promote GMI at employment and careers events across the region.
  • Work with the GMI marketing team to identify PR opportunities in relation to employment and skills activities, producing case studies, reports, etc.


  • Previous experience in delivery and understanding social value, community engagement and societal issues.
  • Comfortable with delivering educational workshops.
  • Confident in analysing and interpreting numerical data.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Computer literate with the ability to use Microsoft office 365 packages i.e. Word, excel, outlook, & teams.
  • Strong communication & influencing skills.
  • Prior experience of managing / mentoring & supporting young people or apprentices.
  • Understanding TOM’s measuring tool.

Recruitment Agencies:

We do not accept unsolicited CVs from any source other than from the candidates themselves and we do not accept unsolicited communications from external recruiters. GMI Construction Group PLC has a Preferred Supplier List (PSL). Any agencies must have a current, signed agreement, to be invited to supply candidates for a specific vacancy with GMI before presenting any CVs.