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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) co-ordinator

A corporate social responsibility (CSR) co-ordinator is almost the conscience of a company – championing, developing and reporting on the ethical, environmentally-friendly and community-minded side of the business.


Average salaries are in the region of £19,000.00 to £40,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer

Career Profile

A corporate social responsibility (CSR) co-ordinator is almost the conscience of a company – championing, developing and reporting on the ethical, environmentally-friendly and community-minded side of the business.

What they do

Corporate social responsibility co-ordinators have the satisfying job of creating ways for a construction company to make a positive impact on its neighbours, employees and the environment. 

Socially responsible policies and events are partly for the greater good and partly to enhance a reputation for being an organisation that cares about people and the impact it can have on their lives.

CSR co-ordinators work in partnership with a range of people, including:

  • clients
  • employees
  • suppliers
  • charities and other groups 

They are responsible developing and actioning the company's social responsibility strategy, making sure it meets the legal and commercial needs.

They also organise events for employees, their communities and encourage links between the company and educational or charitable groups. This role is often combined with an employment and skills officer, spreading the word in schools and local organisations about the company and construction in general.

Salary

  • Newly trained CSR Coordinators can earn in the region of £20,000 - £30,000
  • Trained with experience CSR Coordinators can earn in the region of £30,000 - £50,000
  • Senior CSR Coordinators can earn in the region of £50,000 - £60,000

Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.


 

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Case Study

My role sees me working closely with local employment support groups and educational facilities, to support those looking to get back into work. One aspect of my role I enjoy is being an ambassador for encouraging more women into the industry. I also work with local charities and community groups to try to leave a positive impact in the areas that surround our on-going projects.

How did you get started?

In 2007 I was made redundant and a friend offered me a few weeks’ work on site assisting the engineer. I had no previous site experience or construction knowledge but decided to give it a go. A few weeks turned into a few months and then I was offered a position on a trainee programme with Stradform, which was then taken over by Vinci Construction.

I completed an HNC in building studies, which gave me a good understanding of the different aspects of construction, and I was able to relate what I learned to activities out on site.

I was an assistant engineer on a variety of projects and then I decided I’d like to move on to construction management.  My job involved inspecting the work of the sub-contractors, closing out any defects and then handing over the building to the client.

I got an opportunity to work as a community engagement officer with responsibility for organising site visits and work experience opportunities with local schools, colleges and universities. I really enjoyed this role so when the opportunity came up to do it full time with Dawnus I jumped at the chance.

What do you do day to day in your role?

I’ll be liaising with each of our sites and set up job starts and work experience opportunities to ensure that we hit or exceed the targeted recruitment & training requirements which are set out by the client. My role sees me closely with local employment support groups and educational facilities, to support those looking to get back into work.

One aspect of my role that I really enjoy is being an ambassador to encourage more women into the industry. I also work with local charities and community groups to try and leave a positive impact in the areas that surround our on-going projects.

What advice would you give someone thinking about a career in construction?

I feel that the construction industry is a good industry to work in as you are not stuck in one role. There is potential to learn different skills which can allow you to progress through your career. Whether you enjoy working outside or in the office, then there are plenty of options available for all.

The old stereotype of construction being a ‘man’s job’ is starting to disappear, and more and more women are choosing a long term, successful career in construction. 

Qualifications & Training

There are no specific entry requirements, although employers tend to prefer you to have a degree or equivalent if you’re an external candidate for a post.

It may be easier to take on the role if you already work in the organisation and have a background in education or community involvement.

Work experience or an internship with a charity, government or corporate organisation is one way to gain skills that can be used in a CSR role. 

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Career trends and forecasts

16,690 additional staff needed

According to the latest Construction Skills Network research, the UK construction industry will need an additional 16,690 non-construction professional, technical , IT and other office based staff (which includes CSR coordinators), between 2017 - 2021. The majority of this demand will be in the South West followed by a fairly even spread across East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, Scotland and Wales.

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