Social Value Coordinator – Housing

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Social Value Coordinator - Housing
Contract / Temporary

Sunderland 2023 AGY 83

Posted: 17th November 2023 10:38
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  • Pay Rate:

    £16.26 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months


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Temporary Social Value Coordinator - Housing

Reference no: Sunderland 2023 AGY 83

Pay Rate: £16.26 per hour PAYE

35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 2 months


Remote working with a need to be in the office when face to face meetings are held

To support the development and implementation of Sunderland’s approach to Community Wealth Building, responsible for creating partnerships and coordinating mechanisms to bring forward social value opportunities, working with city partners and businesses, to enable social value resources to be accessed to support the capacity building of the Sunderland voluntary and community sector and wider communities.

Simplify the approach to Social Value matching up supply and demand targeting investment into communities, meeting identified community needs

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicate the aims and outcomes of the Sunderland partnership-led social value model and grant and wider support programme, to a wide variety of stakeholders and be passionate about realising life-changing opportunities for local people.
  • Work closely with Sunderland Voluntary Sector Alliance to analyse gaps in services and support available within communities
  • Set up and facilitate meetings with developers/investors in the city to identify and match up social value opportunities in a targeted way.
  • Be the contact point for Sunderland Voluntary Sector Alliance and stakeholders across the city to enable opportunities to be distributed to the Sunderland VCS.
  • Identify and maintain register of social value opportunities made available across the city and the difference they have made, including the production of an annual report and wider communications campaigns.
  • Support the development of social value applications
  • Monitor social value grant performance through effective performance and financial management, including evaluation and research to ensure the social value grant programme is fit for purpose and achieving outcomes.
  • Maintain a Community Assets database within Sunderland to connect social value opportunities with community asset funding requirements
  • Proactively ensuring funded projects meet contractual requirements. This will include review and follow up on monitoring returns, Data Input and evaluations, along with monitoring visits/teams calls and attendance at project steering group meetings where required.
  • Appraise project applications for social value Funding for distribution to the voluntary sector. To include scoring and assessment of project applications

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Hold a full UK driving licence and has access to a vehicle for use at work


  • Knowledge of community wealth, social value and maximising support for communities to local business and investors
  • Understands the corporate social responsibility world – and has perhaps worked in a corporate social responsibility role within the private sector where they have worked within their business to ensure the business delivered its corporate social responsibilities
  • Understand what refurbishments they require (should investment become available) and where the buildings would benefit from low carbon focused enhancement and digital connectively enhancement
  • An understanding of the role and responsibilities within the Area Arrangements Team and the development and delivery of Area Plans and Community Wealth Delivery plan from an operational level


  • Experience of working within a busy environment, often with conflicting deadlines and priorities
  • Experience of developing relationships with external groups & organisations and communicating effectively with customers and residents on a daily basis
  • Experience of coordinating management information
  • Experience to inform the development of a forward delivery plan for the council with key actions and recommendations to bring forward social value from businesses in the city and region for the charitable sector

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to connect to people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication, negotiating and advocacy skills
  • Ability to use computer software packages e.g. Microsoft Office as well as effectively communicate on social media platforms including Facebook and LinkedIN
  • Ability to provide detailed technical support to the wider team by way of information gathering, coordination research, analytical work
  • Ability to administer small scale funding programmes including developing ideas into applications and progress to decision.
  • Ability to think creatively and use your own initiative
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously, and work to deadlines
  • Ability to produce project specific financial and performance updates and reports, for Community Wealth Delivery Board and Area Committees
  • Ability to support project applications processes including the production of project briefs, arranging calls for project applications and supporting the completion of applications for social value Budgets and other funds administered by the team.


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Social Value Coordinator - Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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