Social Value Staff Survey 2022

Closed 29 Apr 2022

Opened 9 Mar 2022


What is Social Value?

Put simply, social value is an umbrella term for capturing the full net value an organisation provides to society. This can include how an organisation supports the local economy, for example by helping local people into employment or buying from other local businesses; or activities that provide other benefits, such as promoting opportunities for disadvantaged groups or reducing waste.

How do we measure social value?

We currently measure our social value using a web-based tool, however we are transitioning to the National TOMs – Themes, Outcomes and Measures. This is a robust, standardised framework for measuring social value which will allow us to track and report on the social value that we deliver to support the Levelling Up agenda and Essex County Council’s Everyone’s Essex Our Plan 2021-2025 (link to the Plan).

What is the purpose of the survey?

There are a number of Outcomes within the framework where we do not currently hold the data. The purpose of this survey is for us to collect some baseline data so that we can start measuring against these Outcomes. The survey is completely anonymous and consists of 12 questions relating to travel, disability and volunteering.

Your participation in completing the survey will enable us to have a clearer overview of where we stand as a Contract on social value. The data will also inform the social value projects that we undertake going forwards.

Thank you for your participation



  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Corporate operations