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A Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) coordinator acts as a company’s ‘conscience’, championing and developing the ethical, environmentally-friendly, and community-minded side of a business. The job involves creating links between a business and the community, raising positive awareness of the organisation's commitment to sustainable social responsibility.
There are several routes to becoming a CSR coordinator. You could complete a university or college course, an apprenticeship or apply directly to an employer for work.
You should explore these routes to becoming a CSR coordinator, to find out which is the right one for you. Although some of these options have certain qualification requirements, many employers are more interested in people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and can follow instructions.
You may need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to work on a construction site.
To become a CSR coordinator, you could complete an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline. Studying a relevant subject, such as human rights, international studies, law, politics, public relations, business or environmental management may improve your chances of securing a job in this field.
You could complete a college course to start you on your journey to becoming a CSR coordinator, such as business studies, geography, law or politics.
You’ll need up to 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent to enrol on a college course.
You could complete an apprenticeship to help you on your career path to becoming a CSR coordinator.
You could enrol on a business or law-based apprenticeship. This would not necessarily need to be with a construction company, as you could specialise in corporate social responsibility within the construction industry once you are qualified.
You’ll need up to 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent to become an apprentice.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you will be fully employed by your company and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and a college or training provider.
Depending on your experience and qualifications, you may be able to apply directly to an employer for a job as a CSR assistant, or similar. Your employer may offer training to help you progress in a coordinator role.
Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the construction industry. You could gain this at school, or by working weekends and holidays with a company or relative who works as a CSR coordinator. Potential employers will always be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV.
Desirable skills for a CSR coordinator include:
As a CSR coordinator you will be responsible for helping to develop policies relating to a variety of important factors such as the ethical and sustainabilty policies.
The job role of a CSR coordinator involves the following duties:
Angharad Rosser is a corporate social responsibility co-ordinator for Dawnus Construction, an international civil engineering and building company.
The expected salary for a CSR coordinator varies as you become more experienced.
Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.
* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019
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As these are external websites, the number of vacancies related to your preferred role may vary. New opportunities will be posted as they come up.
As a CSR coordinator, you could progress into a more senior managerial role within an organisation.
Alternatively, you could set yourself up as a self-employed consultant and offer advice to a range of businesses.