Social Impact Consultant, Principal, French speaking - Willow Shaw Ltd

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Job Details

Salary band: £60k - £70k
Salary Details: £50-70,000 plus benefits
Location: South Wales
Job type: Permanent
Company: Willow Shaw Ltd
Contact: Abi Hill
Sector: Commercial | Business Development | Consulting | Engineering | Environmental | Other
Job Categories: Environmental Jobs
Posted: 30/04/2012
Expires: 25/06/2012


Social Impact Consultant (French speaking) (Principal) – Mining specialism

South Wales + international travel

£50-70,000 plus great benefits


An independent consulting practice to the international mining industry is seeking a Principal Level Social Consultant to lead and carry out SIA and stakeholder liaison meetings on mining development projects throughout the world.




  • Project manage social and other specialist environmental studies
  • Manage the social and environmental aspects of mining project development studies
  • Business development with new and existing customers
  • Lead teams of consultant and senior level staff
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Socio-economic impact assessment
  • Corporate social responsibility due diligence
  • Social liabilities evaluation
  • Prepare socio-economic management, resettlement and community development plans
  • Review SIA reports and social management plans
  • Responsible for managing projects: information control, planning and programming of works, commercial and contractual control, procurement, ensuring progress meetings are undertaken, production of progress and financial reports, close liaison with the client and their representatives, safety and quality control
  • Report writing
  • Proposal preparation, identification of subcontractors, budget preparation and liaison with client representatives


Skills and Experience required:               


  • Degree or equivalent in a social discipline, preferably with a postgraduate degree in a social discipline
  • Fluency in French preferred as much of the work will be in Africa
  • International social project experience
  • Experience of creating large SIAs (internationally ideally) and contributing to project development studies
  • Knowledge of the Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards, plus other international best practice
  • Experience across various environmental disciplines including air, water, geochemistry, noise, biodiversity/ecology and awareness of how these relate to socio-economic situations
  • Excellent project management experience
  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills.  
  • Strong team leading experience
  • Business development experience and ability, as this is a major part of this role
  • Strong IT skills with MS office and other software packages
  • Ability and enthusiasm to travel extensively on an international basis


To apply, contact Abi at Willow Shaw quoting AH161REJ. Please include a cover letter addressing the points in the job spec to show your interest in and suitability for this position.