Social Value Manager

Job Introduction

Social Value Manager Opportunity!

Colas are looking to recruit an experienced Social Value Manager to oversee delivery in the South of the UK. The candidate will be part of the busy and profitable Contracting team and will be responsible for the social value oversight of our offices in Solihull and Rowley Regis, as well as overseeing the work of project based coordinator staff at the existing sites in Dover, Kent and Swindon.

This is a permanent and full-time role and will be based in Colas’ Rowley Regis or Solihull offices at least 2 days a week.

Main Responsibility

This is a key role for Colas, spearheading the South regional social value activities. As such, the individual will be responsible for leading engagement with customers to identify and meet local needs, as well as supporting individual Business Units and sites to develop and deliver their social value commitments. The Social Value Manager will work extensively with all other areas of the business, developing key relationships with the Preconstruction, HR, Learning and Development, SHEQ and supply chain teams as well as the regional business units. 

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have experience in a Social Value specific role and be able to demonstrate that they have previously taken ownership of projects, enjoy client relationship management and have managed delivery plans, people and data. Construction/engineering industry sector experience is helpful, but is not necessary. Applications are welcomed from professionals in the social housing, local authority and major charities as well, among others.

Package Description

As well as a highly competitive salary, Colas offers some great benefits with this role, including:
• A generous pension contribution
• Life assurance cover (x4 basic salary)
• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (with the option to buy/sell more)
• Flexible working policy
• Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded
• Ongoing training and personal/professional development
• Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal

About the Company

Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people including over 1500 in the UK across multiple sites. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.


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