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Vacancy: Social Value Planning Advisor

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Social Value Planning Advisor


Social Value is now a key issue in the preparation and approval of new developments and a Social Value Statement is becoming a base requirement for all planning approvals.

Social Value Portal has been pioneering this new approach to understanding the broader contribution that a development makes to society and we are now looking for someone to join our expanding team to meet the growing demands of the sector.

In this role you will be involved in the following activities

  • Production of local needs analysis including geospatial mapping of Indices of Multiple Deprivation and quantitative data analysis
  • Development of a place-based social value strategy including community outreach programmes, links with schools and partnering with local voluntary organisation for the delivery of local services.
  • Community consultation including development of Community Charters and analysis of community surveys
  • Report writing and presenting research findings to clients

Your Experience

You will have a Degree and/or Masters in planning & sustainable development, urban master-planning or architecture. You could also have relevant work experience in planning or urban design.

You will be interested in community resilience and working with developers to maximise the social, economic and environmental value they can create for communities.

You must be computer literate and be able to use the following tools

  • Excel
  • Word
  • Geospatial mapping i.e. QGIS or ArcMap
  • In Design or similar


Start Date: July 2019

Pay rate: £24,000 – £30,000 dependent upon experience and knowledge

Hours per week: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Location: Social Value Portal offices, Vauxhall, London. Your job will include travel to meet customers around the UK.

Reports to: Senior Consultant

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to


About the Social Value Portal

Social value is about delivering economic, social and environmental sustainability to help create flourishing communities and places. The Social Value Portal has a suite of user-friendly, online collaboration tools that enable its clients in the public, private and community and voluntary sectors to work together to deliver social value.

The Social Value Portal is a young London-based Software as a Service (SaaS) business with nearly 20 people and we work with public and private sector clients across the UK. Our mission is to provide an evidence-based approach to measuring and delivering social value. There are three essential components to our business, which are underpinned by the National Social Value Measurement Framework:

Managing, monitoring and reporting social value using the online Portal;

Research & development of methodologies and products to support the Portal;

Consultancy and advisory work with clients to assist in the development of social value strategies and approaches

Social value is a rapidly developing agenda for addressing societal challenges using an integrated triple bottom line (economic / social / environment) approach. We are at the leading edge of developing social value methodologies and approaches to measuring and delivering social value and our clients need conceptual and strategic support and advice, as well as the tools that the Portal offers.

Our expanding client-base comes from a range of sectors, including central & local government, health, real estate and development, engineering & construction, nuclear and financial services, and the third sector.