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Sustainability and Social Value Bid Writer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Founded in 1968 Griffiths are one of the leading civil engineering and construction organisations working in Wales, the English border counties, and the West of England.

We pride ourselves in providing the “personal touch” establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships at all levels within client organisations, throughout the supply chain and with stakeholders.

We are very proud of our history and what makes us the company we are today. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry we offer a range of career development opportunities as a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC. We are looking for people who share this passion, enthusiasm, and collaborative approach to join our team. As part of a global business in CRH, the career opportunities are limitless.

We are currently looking for a Sustainability & Social Value Bid Writer to join our ambitious team. This role reports to the Head of Pre-Construction.

We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.  We operate a flexible working policy but this role will be based our head office in Abergavenny.   

Role Responsibility

In this role you will be responsible for a number of tasks including:  

  • Working closely with Future Generations Manager, Social Value Manager, Pre-Construction Team and Operational Teams to support a number of project teams simultaneously to ensure that sustainability and social value requirements are central to our Work Winning activities.
  • Writing the Social Value and Sustainability section of tenders covering Social Value areas including the TOMs framework and Future Generations (Wales) Act. Producing tender specific Social Value project plans. 

  • Researching regional social value issues and create trend reports to relay back to the business. 

  • Guide bid teams and operational teams around the specific requirements of particular clients, local authorities, and frameworks. 

  • Support the Pre-Construction Director in exploring and researching future markets aligned with sustainable construction and the Net Zero Agenda. 

  • Working with the SHEQ Team to ensure our sustainability, social value and environmental targets (i.e. sustainable sourcing of materials, carbon reduction, circular economy, etc) are measured, recorded and align with the needs of our customers.  

  • Attend meetings as required with clients, stakeholders, legislative, other third party and internal requirements on sustainability and social standards, ensuring the business remains informed. 

  • Identify and liaise with relevant partner organisations, such as local schools, charities, employment and skills agencies during tender stage to ensure we offer genuine commitments within our bids. 

  • Capture best practice and produce case studies for use in bids and marketing materials 

  • Be proactively involved in industry forums and networks, updating the business with the latest knowledge and developments. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • The individual must have experience related to the construction industry, social value and sustainability 

  • Social value in public procurement awareness 

  • Strong communication skills including excellent written communication 

  • Ability to deal confidently with colleagues, subcontractors and external consultants 

  • Ability to work independently and use initiative whilst also able to work as part of a team 

  • Understanding of sustainability issues in construction 

  • Knowledge of the Future Generations Act, Public Services (Social Value) Act, Considerate Constructors Scheme, Social Value Portal, TOMs Framework, CEEQUAL, Welsh Government Community Benefits Measurement Tool 

  • A clear, positive and effective communicator with well-developed interpersonal skills

Why Tarmac

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Training and development opportunities

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

At Tarmac we are passionate that our workforce reflects the communities where we operate. Our ambition is that everyone regardless of level, role, or background will enjoy an environment of respect, inclusion and belonging. We actively remove barriers to ensure everyone is supported and can reach their potential with us. We take active steps to encourage people from a broad range of backgrounds to apply for jobs at Tarmac as we believe a diverse, inclusive company will enable everyone to thrive. We are a disability confident employer and will make reasonable adjustments as required. We are committed to support part-time and flexible working and believe getting the balance right is critical to personal and professional success.

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