Senior Consultant Social Value & Sustainability

Zoek Pin Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Permanent (Unspecified)

Posted 7 days ago

A UK leading Consultancy part of a larger Group of Companies is seeking to recruit a Senior Consultant to join their existing team.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has a keen interest in social valuation and sustainability.

As the role works in a group of companies, you'll have access to a wide network of colleagues that also specialise in other areas of commerce that will further aid in your growth and development.

You can expect to have cross-enterprise and liaise with different teams to support business development including proposal writing, development of social, economic and environmental evaluations and facilitating stakeholder workshops.

The role plays a critical part in supporting and leading the delivery of consultancy projects. You'll use your strong quantitative, analytical and communication skills to deliver a range of consultancy services. This will range from bid support, policies and strategies, and forecast/evaluative calculations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support delivery of consultancy projects for a range of clients, including public sector, third sector, commercial, industry and finance
  • Lead high level social, environmental and economic impact calculations for a range of clients
  • Collating and preparing client data, assuring data quality
  • Utilise the internal software applications and conduct Excel-based calculations
  • Lead development of credible Social Value reports
  • Attend client meetings and liaise with clients at all levels, including supporting stakeholder engagement workshops
  • Support the delivery of Social Value policies and strategies for clients
  • Help build submissions regarding Social Value tenders
  • Help produce proposals for prospective clients
  • Research and develop social, environmental and economic valuations
  • Work with the development and design team to realise projects which intersect with consultancy projects
  • Assist the development team where necessary

Experience / Knowledge:

  • A strong interest in sustainability and making a difference for people and the environment
  • Good understanding of UK Social Value policy, the Sustainable Development Goals and responsible business
  • Knowledge of social evaluation, theories and methodologies, including Cost Benefit Analysis, Social Return on Investment (SROI) and Economic Appraisal
  • Knowledge of at least one of the following sectors: industry knowledge of construction/ infrastructure, professional services, public sector procurement, asset management
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one of the following areas: sustainability, corporate social responsibility (ESG), socially responsible investment, environmental impact assessment, environmental economics

Experience:

  • Research, data analysis and evaluation experience
  • Report and proposal writing
  • Communicating concepts and methodologies
  • Comfortable at giving presentations
  • Excellent organisational, planning, prioritising and time management skills
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills and be able to operate credibly at all levels
  • Analytical skills and ability to synthesise information and present it clearly in succinct reports and presentations
  • High level of accuracy and eye for detail
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic team as well as autonomously
  • Excellent IT and Microsoft Office Package skills
  • Drive, enthusiasm and an optimistic approach
  • Demonstrate flexibility and open-mindedness
  • Degree or certification in further study in Social Value and Sustainability would be advantageous

Package:

  • £45-50k
  • Plus Benefits
  • Occasional travel within the UK will be required
  • Normal office hours are - pm Monday-Friday with a 1-hour break for lunch

Elevation Recruitment Group's Procurement and Supply Chain division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions.
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