Aramark UK are recruiting a Social Value Executive to join the business reporting to our ESG Manager. This is a brand-new opportunity for a talented individual to support us on our ESG journey and drive our social value and sustainability initiatives forward.

As Social Value Executive, you will integrate social responsibility and sustainability principles into Aramark’s operations, culture, and decision-making processes, ultimately contributing to positive social change and long-term business success.

To be successful for this position, you will have a passion for social change with a diverse skill set encompassing strategic thinking, stakeholder engagement, project management, and data analysis, to create meaningful impact.

This is a permanent and full-time role which will ideally be suited to a recent graduate or an individual with a passion for sustainability who may want to study an apprenticeship in corporate responsibility and sustainability with us.

Job responsibilities

  • Assesses the social impact of the organisation's activities, products, and services. This involves analysing how the company's operations affect various stakeholders, including employees, communities, customers, and the environment.
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to understand their needs, concerns, and expectations regarding social responsibility and sustainability. This may involve conducting surveys, hosting focus groups, and collaborating with community organisations, NGOs, and government agencies.
  • Based on social impact assessments and stakeholder input, develop a comprehensive social value strategy aligned with the organisation's mission, values, and business objectives. This strategy may include goals related to environmental sustainability, social equity, community development, and ethical business practices.
  • Oversee the implementation of social value initiatives and programs designed to achieve the organisation's goals. This may involve launching community engagement projects, diversity and inclusion initiatives, environmental conservation programs, philanthropic activities, and employee volunteer programs.
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships with external organisations, including nonprofits, government agencies, academic institutions, and other businesses, to collaborate on social value projects and leverage resources and expertise.
  • Develop metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness and impact of social value initiatives. Regular monitoring and evaluation enable the Social Value Executive to track progress, identify areas for improvement, and report on outcomes to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards related to social responsibility and sustainability is essential. The Social Value Executive stays informed about legal requirements, industry guidelines, and emerging trends to mitigate risks and uphold ethical standards.
  • Communicate social value initiatives and their importance to employees at all levels of the organisation. This may involve conducting training sessions, creating educational materials, and fostering a culture of social responsibility and sustainability within the company.
  • Seeks opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement in social value strategies and programs. This may involve exploring new technologies, partnerships, and approaches to maximize positive social impact and drive positive change.
  • Represent the organisation as a thought leader and advocate for social responsibility and sustainability in relevant forums, conferences, and industry associations. This may involve sharing best practices, insights, and success stories to inspire others and drive collective action.


  • A relevant degree in Environmental Science/Studies, Sustainability or CSR with a passion for social responsibility and sustainability
  • Appetite for further professional learning such as an apprenticeship- L4 apprenticeship in corporate responsibility and sustainability
  • An understanding of social and environmental issues, including poverty, inequality, climate change, and human rights
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build relationships, listen actively, and collaborate effectively
  • Strategic thinking skills to develop and implement long-term social value strategies
  • The ability to analyse data, identify trends, and make informed decisions
  • Effective project management skills are necessary for planning, organising, and executing social value initiatives within budget and timeline constraints
  • The ability to collect, analyse, and interpret data is essential for measuring the effectiveness and impact of social value initiatives

About Aramark

Aramark is a leading service and solutions provider in Northern Europe. We proudly support clients, partners and customers in food, facilities management, property services, and retail solutions. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you’re pursuing — a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work — our focus is helping you reach your full potential. 

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Aramark Northern Europe is an equal opportunities employer.