THE CONSIDERATE Constructors Scheme (CCS) is introducing a series of steps that aim to develop the Scheme over the next decade.
The Scheme intends to work with the industry to create a new focus on Social Value. It will also focus on driving further public engagement, a more focused strategy on consumer facing marketing and PR, a comprehensive programme of listening and partnership and an assessment of new technology.
The CCS also hopes to secure a new Chief Executive in the coming months as part of its development plans. CCS Executive Chairman, Isabel Martinson MBE commented: “The appointment of a new Chief Executive is part of our development. They will report directly to the Executive Chairman and the Board.
“They will support our networks, work with senior decision makers and creatively invigorate community engagement, business development and marketing, ensuring value for communities, contractors, clients, the supply chain, local authorities and the public. They will bring insights and perspectives that refresh our strategies and our approach to all stakeholders.”
Edward Hardy, who has been the Chief Executive of the CCS for the past 10 years, will step down at the end of 2019 when the new Chief Executive takes up the role.
A new delivery and service agreement
The CCS has a third-party delivery partner that manages the day to day operations and implementation of the Scheme. The signing of a new delivery and service agreement underscores the partnership that has been created by the CCS alongside the Scheme’s owners, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Construction Products Association (CPA).
The new Chief Executive will lead the strategic direction of the Scheme, how the Scheme works with communities, customers and with a range of organisations, interest groups, local and national government and other key stakeholders.
The Scheme also intends to develop new tools to better understand and measure social value. The development of the Schemes Ultra Sites programme; contractor and subcontractor registration; and an assessment of how it may be able to be more effective geographically will also be strengthened and improved. The Scheme will also review its marketing and communications strategy and how it might provide additional value to industry Public Affairs work.
“We are entering an exciting time for the Scheme,” Isabel continued. “We have a tremendous opportunity to focus on the key benefits demanded by the industry, to work on our consumer conversations, to engage with media and public interest groups, NGOs and other stakeholders. We have a unique delivery platform; the Considerate Constructors Scheme will become more accessible to the public, continue its effectiveness with the industry and broaden its outreach and messages.”