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Apprentice Social Impact Administrator

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Date: 07-Jun-2022

Location: Newbury, GB, RG14 2PZ

Company: Babcock

Social Value practitioners are found in all industries and are increasingly a key component of virtually all types of business models where profit and growth are a means to an even greater end such as protecting the environment and improving societal sustainability. The nuclear industry is no different.


The purpose of this apprenticeship is to develop the Social Value Practitioners of the future. In this role, you will be a key member of the PP&E programme team and will be supported to develop and apply academic knowledge of Social Value and Sustainability to support our deliverables for our customer AWE. The successful candidate will report to the Social Impact Manager with line management from the Programme Director.


PP&E is a huge framework of collaborative work with huge value that we have responsibility to ensure this value reaches into the communities of the site and AWE but also into more remote areas of the local and UK supply chain.


This role will ensure we keep the drumbeat of social value and creating impact for PP&E and a keynote case study for best practice for both Cavendish Nuclear but also the customer; helping innovate and drive ambitions for social change and make these a reality that are embedded and implemented across the organisation.


The role will span a number of different activities as detailed below.

  • The social impact administrator (SIA) in this occupation will interact with a variety of internal stakeholders and be responsible for supporting effective stakeholder management; facilitating change by helping others to understand how different roles fit within the strategy and how everyone’s contribution can impact the greater good.
  • Externally, the SIA will also have to collaboratively reach out into the community in order to understand the views of external organisations such as charities, social enterprises, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), or local and central government and how best the programme can support.
  • The SIA needs to be passionate about social and environmental change, and will strive to role model ethical behaviour and values. Key to this will be getting other stakeholders on board and demonstrating the value of Social Value to the business.


The apprenticeship will include practical and on the job training as well as the completion of the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Level 4 qualification.

This apprenticeship is ideal for individuals with no social value experience as well as individuals with experience of social value or community work, charity work or positions in local council. This 

apprenticeship will develop the core competencies for aspiring Social Value and Sustainability professionals to successfully forge a career in ESG.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Own and deliver initiatives and campaigns that contribute to the PP&E Programme Social Value Strategy.
  • Identify and build internal relationships to foster buy-in to existing and future Social Value initiatives with the aim of integrating ethical policies and behaviour into everyday programme practices
  • Act as a business contact by actively engaging with community organisations (charities etc.) in order to drive social impact
  • Contribute to regular communications to promote initiatives and update colleagues across the programme on Social Value best practice.
  • Collect and input CR&S data from across the programme in order to contribute said data to industry and mandatory reporting requirements
  • Help organise Social Value related events that engage internal and external stakeholders by owning the administrative and logistical aspects.
  • Keep abreast of developments to ensure the business is aware of current and future opportunities and challenges in relation to socio-economic issues by representing the business at Social Value events and conferences.
  • Monitor spend on Social Value activity in order to achieve targets within spend. Escalate budgetary risks to senior programme leaders.
  • Contribute towards the business submitting to industry/topic-specific rankings about the programme and relevant memberships to third-party accreditations which measure the social impact of the business.
  • Contribute Social Value information and news towards internal and external communication channels such as internal newsletters or social media posts



  • A Level Qualifications / or equivalent (no specific subjects are required)
  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade 4 (C) or above including English, Science, and Maths at Grade 5 (B) or above
  • Candidates must also be eligible to work in the UK on a permanent basis and satisfy Office for Nuclear Regulation(ONR) security clearance
  • Passion for social value
  • Whilst academic ability plays a part, we care as much about your attitude and desire to be part of our future at Cavendish Nuclear and we want to see evidence that you are genuinely interested in and enthusiastic about developing a career in Social Value  
  • A team player - an individual who thrives on working in a team environment
  • Reliable and good time keeping
  • Strong organisational traits and ability to meet deadlines
  • Eager to learn
  • Flexible with a passion for succeeding
  • Be able to work under pressure and to deadlines



Newbury (RG14 2PZ) or Warrington (WA3 6YD)


Further Information – Cavendish Nuclear & The Wider Nuclear Industry

We are Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group and the UK’s leading nuclear services company.

With a highly-skilled workforce we are located at offices and sites in the UK as well as internationally.

Our people innovate to make nuclear safer, faster, at lower cost and deliver across all aspects of the nuclear energy life-cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.

A career with us is hugely rewarding and exciting; one that stretches and challenges individuals to be the best they can be. When you join Cavendish Nuclear, you will have opportunities to work on projects that will have an impact on the future.

At Cavendish Nuclear we put people first. Work with us and you’ll discover that our focus on people is unique.





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