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We are currently hiring an Social Value Manager to join our New City Partnerships team on a permanent basis. Travel opportunities and a company car or car cash allowance are included to support your professional growth.

Here’s what you’ll be doing

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in communities? Do you have a knack for developing social value strategies and driving partnerships? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

At E.ON, we believe in creating sustainable and inclusive cities. As a Social Value Manager, you will play a crucial role in leading social value creation to support the growth of our new city partnerships. You will have the opportunity to develop comprehensive social value plans, engage with local authorities, and drive initiatives that address the needs of communities while aligning with our business objectives.


  • Lead and project manage social value initiatives to support the growth of new city partnerships.
  • Develop a deep understanding of social issues and skills gaps in target city regions, and identify and deliver opportunities that address these through the Social Value plan.
  • Collaborate with the Innovation and Propositions lead to develop offerings that have Social Value at the core of our City partnership proposition.
  • Co-create social value strategies with local authorities that meet community needs and business objectives.
  • Be a thought leader for E.ON in social value within the energy industry and coordinate across the Social Value community within E.ON.
  • Lead community engagement efforts, utilizing various platforms to gather insights and promote effective communication.
  • Support the bid writing process and take ownership of tender content related to social value.
  • Implement the Social Value Plan, involving key internal and external stakeholders and incorporating sustainability into business operations.
  • Develop and implement the Social Value Portal as a tool for monitoring and evaluating progress towards objectives.
  • Engage and influence key external stakeholders across target cities, as well as internal stakeholders within E.ON. – Report progress to relevant Steercos, including preparation for executive, board, and external stakeholder meetings.
  • Manage risks and issues, provide insights on lessons learned, and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Support the continuous improvement of the Social Value handbook and contribute to the E.ON UK-wide working group.
  • Collaborate with third parties on insight and research to inform broader activities across target cities.
  • Support the PR strategy to position E.ON as an industry leader for social value.

What we need from you

  • Demonstrable track record of social value delivery and leadership
  • A demonstrable understanding of, and passion for, all matters relating to social value and its importance in our commitment to delivering the energy transition
  • Ability to build strong relationships and motivate and influence stakeholders, including senior management level
  • Key influencer with the ability to network and negotiate at the highest levels of our business as well as those of our partners, advisors and clients to ensure strong cross-business and -functional collaboration, support and delivery
  • Strong negotiating, influencing, leadership and communication skills and an excellent awareness of the impact of your work
  • A desire for further development to broaden skills and experience into strategic social value development
  • Ability to present complex findings in concise and engaging manner to senior stakeholders

Here’s what you need to know

Our market-leading benefits package includes 26 days holiday + bank holidays, a generous pension scheme, life cover, bonus and the chance to choose from 20 flexible benefits with tax and/or NI savings. In fact, our benefits package recently won the Personnel Today Reward, Recognition and Benefits Award 2022!

As the only energy company to feature in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers (our 2022/23 ranking is 15th) we’ve proven that we’re committed to equal opportunities and actively promote a diverse and inclusive working environment, and fairness for everyone.

We realise the best people bring their energy at different times, so we’re happy to talk flexible working and offer a range of flexible working options, including full time, part time and job share.

As a Disability Confident Employer we interview every disabled applicant who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

We’ve exciting opportunities for everyone to develop their talent at E.ON. Our open access, inclusive talent networks provide networking, learning and development for all, building your skills, qualifications, and capabilities throughout your career.

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