Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have an exciting opportunity for a Social Value Manager to join our team within Vistry South London, at our office in Stratford. As our Social Value Manager, you will establish and promote the role of Vistry in generating social value and community benefits across all South London projects. This involves developing relationships with councils, local community groups, and stakeholders, and managing initiatives that provide a positive impact on our communities as outlined in project-specific social value strategies. These initiatives contribute to the overall business unit (BU) social value vision.


We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • Proven experience in managing social value and community engagement initiatives.
  • Strong relationship-building skills with councils, local community groups, and stakeholders.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage multiple initiatives within budget.
  • Familiarity with social value monitoring tools such as Social Value Portal/Sustain IQ.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Leadership experience with the ability to manage and develop team members.

More about the Social Value Manager role…

  • Develop and lead a vision for social value within the BU, influencing its integration as a core part of the business strategy.
  • Represent Vistry externally on matters of social value, participating in industry forums, conferences, and webinars to stay at the forefront of new thinking and innovation.
  • Develop, manage, and deliver a range of social value initiatives across projects that align with the broader BU social value vision.
  • Support and oversee current meanwhile initiatives, including a community garden and skills academy, ensuring their successful implementation and sustainability.
  • Ensure comprehensive engagement and communication with the community and partners during development projects, building effective links with local groups, schools, councils, and key stakeholders.
  • Develop relationships with partners and suppliers to deliver project-specific social impact initiatives, formalising these through Service Level Agreements where appropriate.
  • Assist the new land and business team with social value and community information during tender bids and submission stages.
  • Manage resources within allocated budgets, ensuring service delivery, funding processes, and project compliance. Manage Community Chest (grant funding) and associated governance procedures.
  • Use tools like Social Value Portal/Sustain IQ (or similar) to monitor and report on social value delivered through initiatives.
  • Contribute to Monthly Project Update Reports and prepare performance and evaluation information for the Board.
  • Attend and prepare for monthly/quarterly Council/Partner S106/Social Value monitoring meetings, providing necessary information and feedback on key issues.
  • Manage and coach the Skills and Employment Coordinator, ensuring their continuous development.
  • Work closely with the Skills and Employment Coordinator to align the delivery of Social Value and Skills and Employment Strategies where they overlap.
  • Support the Skills and Employment Coordinator in attending relevant events, such as job, careers, skills and training fairs, procurement local supplier/meet the buyer, and school events.
  • Capture and highlight achievements in social value initiatives to support work winning, marketing, and communications efforts, ensuring Vistry is recognised as a leader in the field.


Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.


Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Broadway Chambers,2 Broadway, London, E15 4QS

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