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Corporate Social Responsibility Manager

Application Reference Number: 0150
Function: Head Office
Location: Chelsea Bridge Wharf
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date: 20/11/2020
Job Purpose: To lead the development and implementation of key CSR inititaives within Berkeley St Edward (BSE) over a 14-month period, with specific focus on Diversity & Inclusion, Health & Wellbeing and Mental Health.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Work closely with existing Steering Group members to drive the D&I agenda at BSE, including the development of new actions and priority focus areas based on feedback received
  • Take responsibility for the organisation of Steering Group meetings and drive key actions to completion
  • Support the D&I calendar group in development of events
  • Actively engage with the D&I champions on our sites to ensure they are fulfilling their responsibility to drive the D&I agenda in their local office(s)
  • Be point of contact for all D&I-related queries (i.e. for the Steering Group, Champions, Working Groups and any other colleagues or stakeholders)
  • Assist the Head of People & Development in monitoring D&I data from staff engagement surveys and developing new actions from that data
  • Assist the Head of People & Development to deliver against recruitment and progression focused D&I objectives

Health and Wellbeing / Mental Health 

  • Deliver a series of H&W actions across BSE for 2021, including scoping out new initatives that will have a positive impact on the H&W of BSE employees
  • Deliver against our Mental Health Strategy and work to achieve more openness/ transparency around mental health while also promoting positive mental health within our workplace
  • Ensure regular communications are issued around H&W and Mental Health, including information on any new initiatives, as well as reminders about our existing offering
  • Promote Mental Health Awareness Week across BSE (May 2021)
  • Develop and implement a physical challenge for staff in 2021 (i.e. step challenge or other)
  • Develop one further event in the year focusing on another aspect of H&W
  • Use staff engagement data (for H&W and Mental Health) to steer communications or new initiatives
  • Engage with Britain's Healthiest Workplace and organise our participation in the survey for 2021
  • Assist the Head of People & Development to monitor site usage of our key services through BUPA feedback
  • Engage with our partner Mental Health charity and link staff to their support and resources
  • Monitor the impact of Mental Health training and work with L&D to develop further training modules as required
  • Manage our Headspace account and be a lead contact for Headspace
  • Engage with H&S to ensure mental health support is covered in our construction site inductions.


  • Work with our Operations Directors to develop our approach to Modern Slavery

Technical Competencies:

  • Experience in a similar role, with demonstrated experience in developing and delivering successful CSR initiatives
  • Strong ability to effectively lead campaigns and motivate others to advocate, and/or participate in, their successful delivery
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to work independently and deliver against a work plan
  • Ability to solve problems in a logical manner, and generally remain solutions-focussed even in the face of perceived adversity
  • Demonstrated experience fostering and maintaining productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to use raw information/data to produce reports, and effectively present information both verbally and through written documents
  • Strong ability to be responsive to stakeholders and beneficiaries both during work hours and (occasionally) outside them
  • Ability to solve practical problems and carry out responsibilities under general supervision
  • Enthusiastic about working in an organised, structured, efficient manner
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel (including demonstrable knowledge and understanding of intermediate to advanced Excel formulas (e.g. IF, COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, VLOOKUP)
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, both written and verbal

Person Specification:

  • Proactive, self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook
  • Passion for corporate responsibility
  • Keen to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Credible, and comfortable in dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Reliable, tolerant, and determined
  • Team player
  • Empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view 

Please note our standard working hours are 8am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 

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