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Kickstart - Social Impact Research Co-ordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction


Please note that this vacancy is created through the Government's Kickstart Scheme so we can consider only candidates eligible for this programme. Candidates must be in receipt of Universal Credit and be between 16-24 years old

Please visit the official UK government website to find out the requirements for candidate

Please complete the below questions to apply for the position - we look forward to receiving your application


•Do you want to try something NEW and AMAZING 

•This is an amazing opportunity to join our market leading Social Value team where we will give you the tools and experience to support your future career development. 

•You will be able to access many different learning resources that will enable you to progress and update skills that you will be able to use moving forward. 

•See below some of our incredible work placements talking about their journey with Sodexo

Role Responsibility

Social Value is key to our company, this role will work in the Social Value team, to source the information & help us to understand how we need to change our business for the better. And deliver benefits for society and our environment.

We are looking for someone to support the Social Value team with research activity through a range of digital systems.

You will be expected to:

  • Be able to communicate effectively through digital channels.
  • Support activity to identify, gather and collate relevant data as directed; building on existing platforms/data portals
  • Agree how to prioritise data needs; exploring portals and sites to find data
  • Produce dashboards/reports as needed; support & guidance available
  • Engage with colleagues to optimise existing knowledge and insight
  • Work as a member of a team and on own initiative.
  • Be aware of Health & Safety and data protection regulations.


The Ideal Candidate

•Will be willing to learn new skills 

•Want personal and professional growth 

•We will support with building your confidence in a professional workplace

•Work with you to look at great communication skills so you can create rapport and work well with others

•Be able to take direction, share ideas and take feedback

•Be proactive, reliable, have a positive attitude and be self-motivated

•Computer literate – Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint

Employability Support that we will give you includes:

•Support with building and writing CV

•Learning about your own personal brand 

•Developing your interview skills

•Training to develop skills, such as teamwork and communication

Access to networks that will enhance your understanding, knowledge and career prospects

Package Description

The role is a 6 month contract, based remotely. At present, we can only accept applications from those who are currently unemployed be between 16-24 years old and receiving Universal credit

The role is 25 hours per week, based over Monday to Friday, working time and days will be discussed at the interview

To apply you must contact your work coach at the job centre plus and quote the vacancy ID 347764

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process


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